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).

Chris Wagner - Illness
Wagner is battling an illness but it is likely he will be available for Wednesday's contest versus the Flyers.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-16 09:32:26
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-16 09:32:26
Jake DeBrusk - Lower Body
DeBrusk has a lower-body injury but is expected to lace up for Wednesday's game against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-16 09:30:50
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-16 09:30:50
Joakim Nordstrom - Leg
Nordstrum is on the injured reserve list due to a non-displaced fibula fracture in his leg and will be out of action for at least three weeks.
I-R - Late Jan
Updated 2019-01-13 12:05:08
I-R - Late Jan
Updated 2019-01-13 12:05:08
Charlie McAvoy - Lower Body
McAvoy is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. He has returned to practice and is lining up to return Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-10 16:10:28
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-10 16:10:28
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to play Thursday against the Capitals as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-01-09 13:25:59
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-01-09 13:25:59
David Backes - Suspension
Backes has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head. He is expected to be reinstated in time for Saturday's game against the Sabres.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-30 13:53:04
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-30 13:53:04
Brad Marchand - Upper Body
Marchand missed the last game with an upper-body injury but it is not expected to impede his status for Tuesday's matchup against the Blackhawks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-30 12:46:27
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-30 12:46:27
Urho Vaakanainen - Concussion
Vaakanainen is on the injured reserve list due to a concussion and the flu. It is unclear if he will return against the Sabres on Saturday.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 17:24:02
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 17:24:02
Jake DeBrusk - Concussion
Debrusk has cleared the concussion protocol and is likely to be on the ice for Thursday's matchup with the Devils.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:37:22
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:37:22
Kevan Miller - Throat
Miller has been activated from the injured reserve and it is likely he will return Thursday against the Devils.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:36:16
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:36:16
Zdeno Chara - Knee
Chara has been activated from the injured reserve after recovering from an injury to his left MCL. He is expected to return to the lineup against the Devils on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:33:48
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 11:33:48
Patrice Bergeron - Shoulder
Bergeron is on injured reserve with a rib and sternoclavicular injuries. He has practiced with the team but it is expected he will return to action against the Predators on Saturday.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-22 09:56:41
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-22 09:56:41
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask will not play Thursday against the Ducks as he is to be rested.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2018-12-20 14:52:55
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2018-12-20 14:52:55
Sean Kuraly - Nose
Kuraly is recovering from a minor nose surgery but is likely to be back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-13 11:37:15
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-13 11:37:15
David Backes - Face
Backes sustained a facial laceration is the previous game and it is unknown if he will play against the Penguins on Friday.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-11 20:00:13
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-11 20:00:13
Charlie McAvoy - Upper Body
McAvoy left Tuesday's game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-12-11 16:19:45
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-12-11 16:19:45
Charlie McAvoy - Upper Body
McAvoy is dealing with an upper-body injury but is likely to face the Senators on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 13:06:39
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 13:06:39
Charlie McAvoy - Concussion
McAvoy has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from a concussion. He is expected to play Thursday against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-06 12:52:38
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-06 12:52:38
Torey Krug - Undisclosed
Krug missed practice due to general maintenance but is expected to suit up against the Panthers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-03 11:31:31
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-03 11:31:31
Brandon Carlo - Shoulder
Carlo has landed on injured reserve due to a shoulder and collarbone injury but it is expected that he will return to action against the Red Wings on Saturday.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-01 13:11:05
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-01 13:11:05
Jake DeBrusk - Head
DeBrusk is expected to be in Thursday's lineup against the Islanders despite a head injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-28 12:56:21
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-28 12:56:21
John Moore - Lower Body
Moore missed his last three games with a lower-body injury but it is likely he will play against the Penguins on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-23 10:39:57
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-23 10:39:57
Kevan Miller - Hand
Miller is on injured reserve due to a hand injury but is likely to return Wednesday against the Red Wings.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-19 11:17:16
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-19 11:17:16
Tuukka Rask - Personal
Rask is away from the team dealing with a personal matter and is unlikely to return Wednesday against the Avalanche.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2018-11-13 12:29:13
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2018-11-13 12:29:13
Matt Grzelcyk - Lower Body
Grzelcyk has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury but is likely to play Monday against the Stars.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 15:39:45
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 15:39:45
Chris Wagner - Lower Body
Wagner is likely to participate in Monday's game against the Stars despite a lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 11:13:38
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 11:13:38
David Backes - Upper Body
Backes has sat out the past five games due to an upper-body injury but it is likely he will return Saturday against the Predators.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-01 10:22:11
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-01 10:22:11
Torey Krug - Ankle
Krug is on the injured reserve list with a left ankle injury but is expected to be activated in time for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-28 11:49:29
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-28 11:49:29
David Backes - Head
Backes left Thursday's game due to a head injury and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-10-18 20:24:10
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-10-18 20:24:10
Charlie McAvoy - Foot
McAvoy exited Thursday's game due to a left foot injury and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-10-04 18:45:35
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-10-04 18:45:35
Matt Grzelcyk - Lower Body
Grzelcyk is hampered by a lower-body injury but it is likely he will be available for the season opener against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-02 12:54:15
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-02 12:54:15
Noel Acciari - Hernia
Acciari is recovering from groin surgery to repair a hernia. It is unclear if he will be available against the Capitals for the season opener.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:53:31
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:53:31
Joakim Nordstrom - Undisclosed
Nordstrom has an unspecified injury, leaving his availability against the Capitals in the season opener in question.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:52:35
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:52:35
Patrice Bergeron - Groin
Bergeron had offseason groin surgery but is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:52:11
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:52:11
Ryan Fitzgerald - Undisclosed
Fitzgerald is dealing with a minor undisclosed injury but is expected to participate on Wednesday against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:51:47
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:51:47
Rick Nash - Upper Body
Nash missed his fourth-straight game due to an upper-body injury and it is undetermined if he will suit up for Tuesday's contest against the Jets.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:45:23
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:45:23
David Backes - Leg
Backes sat out his fourth-consecutive game due to a laceration that required 18 stitches above his right knee and it is unknown if he will return against the Jets on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:44:31
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:44:31
Zdeno Chara - Upper Body
Chara has been held out of action with an upper-body injury and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-26 00:43:27
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-26 00:43:27
Jake DeBrusk - Upper Body
DeBrusk suffered an injury to his upper body and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-19 01:51:13
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-19 01:51:13
Torey Krug - Undisclosed
Krug exited the last game with an undefined injury and his status for Thursday's game against the Panthers is in question.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-03-14 03:11:45
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-03-14 03:11:45
Patrice Bergeron - Foot
Bergeron has a right foot fracture and is expected to be out of action until at the latter part of March.
out - Late March
Updated 2018-03-11 21:48:40
out - Late March
Updated 2018-03-11 21:48:40
Charlie McAvoy - Knee
McAvoy sprained the MCL in his left knee and will need a minimum of four weeks to recover.
out - Early April
Updated 2018-03-06 16:37:42
out - Early April
Updated 2018-03-06 16:37:42
Patrice Bergeron - Foot
Bergeron was seen wearing a walking boot on his right foot following the last game and it is unclear if he will play against the Sabres on Sunday.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2018-02-25 05:11:30
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2018-02-25 05:11:30
Anders Bjork - Shoulder
Bjork has been designated for injured reserve due to season-ending shoulder surgery.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2018-02-22 22:33:29
I-R - out for season
Updated 2018-02-22 22:33:29
Kevan Miller - Upper Body
Miller is on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain when he will return to the ice.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-22 02:44:15
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-22 02:44:15
Frank Vatrano - Lower Body
Vatrano has been placed on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury and there is no definitive timetable on when he will return to the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-17 19:40:15
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-17 19:40:15
Brad Marchand - Suspension
Marchand has been issued a five-game suspension for elbowing an opponent but is expected to return against the Rangers on Wednesday.
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2018-02-01 06:37:42
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2018-02-01 06:37:42
Noel Acciari - Lower Body
Acciari has landed on injured reserve due to a lower-body ailment and it is unclear when he will be ready to rejoin the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-01-31 18:28:54
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-01-31 18:28:54

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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