Boston Bruins injuries

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When a player is injured, his team can either retain him on their active roster, counting towards the 23-man active roster limit, or place him on the Injured Reserve List (IR).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return Sun Apr 18, 2021
Kevan Miller - OUT - Undisclosed
Fri Apr 16, 2021
Kevan Miller | Miller (undisclosed) won't play Friday night against the Islanders.

Thu Apr 15, 2021
Kevan Miller | Coach Bruce Cassidy announced that Miller (undisclosed) will miss Thursday night's game against the Islanders.
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Expected Return Tue Apr 20, 2021
Trent Frederic - OUT - Illness
Fri Apr 16, 2021
Trent Frederic | Frederic (illness) isn't in line to play Friday night against the Islanders.

Tue Apr 13, 2021
Trent Frederic | Frederic (illness) skated with the Bruins' taxi squad Tuesday , Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Sun Apr 18, 2021
Matt Grzelcyk - OUT - Upper Body
Not Specified
Fri Apr 16, 2021
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) won't play Friday night against the Islanders.

Thu Apr 15, 2021
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) remains sidelined heading into Thursday's game against the Islanders.
Tue Apr 13, 2021
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) won't play Tuesday night against the Sabres, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Sun Apr 11, 2021
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Sat Apr 10, 2021
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk left Saturday's game against the Flyers with an upper-body injury and will not return.
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Expected Return Sun Apr 18, 2021
Jaroslav Halak - IR - Covid-19
Tue Apr 13, 2021
Jaroslav Halak | Halak (COVID-19 protocol) remains out Tuesday night against the Sabres, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.

Tue Apr 6, 2021
Jaroslav Halak | Halak, who was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Monday, won't be available for Tuesday night's game against the Flyers.
Mon Apr 5, 2021
Jaroslav Halak | Halak was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Monday, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
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Expected Return Thu Apr 22, 2021
Brandon Carlo - IR - Upper Body
Fri Apr 16, 2021
Brandon Carlo | Carlo (upper body) remains week-to-week, according to coach Bruce Cassidy.

Thu Apr 8, 2021
Brandon Carlo | The upper-body injury Carlo is currently dealing with is not related to the concussion that caused the blueliner to miss 10 games last month, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Brandon Carlo | Carlo (upper body) is considered week-to-week by the Bruins.
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Brandon Carlo | Carlo (upper body) is now considered week-to-week, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Fri Apr 2, 2021
Brandon Carlo | Carlo is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Thu Apr 1, 2021
Brandon Carlo | Carlo (upper body) will not return to Thursday's game against the Penguins.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
John Moore - IR - Hip
Surgery
Sat Mar 27, 2021
John Moore | Moore underwent a hip arthroscopy and labral repair March 22 and is expected to make a full recovery in 5-6 months, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.

Tue Mar 23, 2021
John Moore | Head coach Bruce Cassidy said Tuesday that Moore underwent an unspecified surgery this week, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Tue Apr 20, 2021
Ondrej Kase - IR - Upper Body
Not Specified
Wed Mar 10, 2021
Ondrej Kase | GM Don Sweeney acknowledged Wednesday that "there's zero timetable" for when Kase (upper body) will return to action, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.

Mon Mar 8, 2021
Ondrej Kase | Kase (upper body) continues to skate on his own, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.

Injured Reserve List (IR)

If a team opts to put their player on the Injured Reserve List, the following requirements must to be met:

  • First, a team may place a player on the Injured Reserve List if the said player has been injured, incapacitated, or ill and will not be able to perform his duties as a hockey player after having passed the team’s preliminary physical examination for that season.
  • Second, a player with an injury that prevents him from playing for at least seven days from the date the injury was incurred can be placed on the team’s Injured Reserve List. Once a player is placed on the IR list, the team may replace said player on its NHL roster with a player from the minors.
  • Third, a player who has been placed on the Injured Reserve List will not be eligible to compete in NHL games for a period of no less than seven days.

Players on the Injured Reserve List may attend team meetings and meals, travel with the team, and join their practice sessions.

Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR)

If a player has an injury that will prevent him from playing for at least 10 NHL games and 24 days in the NHL season, the team may place him on Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR), which can be used to exceed the salary cap.

Once a player is put on LTIR, the player’s cap hit stays on the team’s cap payroll. The club will not be given additional cap-space savings to be saved for use in the future. However, LTIR offers relief in case the club's averaged salary, or payroll, starts to go over the upper limit. How much relief the club will get is computed based on the date the player is put on LTIR.

Three equations can be used to decide how much LTIR relief will be given. The first, or basic equation, is used during the season and the off-season, while the second is the training-camp equation, which is used on the last day of the off-season in order to prepare for the first day of the following season. The third equation is used if the player is already on LTIR.

Once a player is cleared to play again, the team activates the player.

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