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).

Joakim Nordstrom - Foot
Nordstrom is healing from a fractured foot, and it is undetermined if he will bounce back in time for the season opener versus the Stars.
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2019-09-18 12:22:46
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2019-09-18 12:22:46
Brandon Carlo - Holdout
Carlo has until Dec. 1 to sign a new contract or else he will have to sit out the entire season, per league rules.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-16 19:24:23
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-16 19:24:23
Kevan Miller - Knee
Miller is recovering from a fractured kneecap and there is currently no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-15 18:36:20
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-15 18:36:20
Patrice Bergeron - Groin
Bergeron has a groin injury but is likely to suit up against the stars on opening night.
probable - Prob Oct 3
Updated 2019-09-11 20:52:51
probable - Prob Oct 3
Updated 2019-09-11 20:52:51
John Moore - Shoulder
Moore is recuperating from offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to be out until the end of November.
out - Late Nov
Updated 2019-09-09 14:41:59
out - Late Nov
Updated 2019-09-09 14:41:59
Zdeno Chara - Elbow
Chara is on the mend from off-season elbow surgery, and it is unknown if he will be available Oct. 3 against the Stars.
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2019-09-06 13:06:45
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2019-09-06 13:06:45
Chris Wagner - Forearm
Wagner is dealing with a right forearm injury and will not return against the Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.
out - Out Wed
Updated 2019-06-12 16:47:50
out - Out Wed
Updated 2019-06-12 16:47:50
Matt Grzelcyk - Concussion
Grzelcyk has been cleared from concussion protocol and is available to lace up for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blues.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-06-12 07:51:55
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-06-12 07:51:55
Zdeno Chara - Jaw
Chara sustained a broken jaw but is likely to draw back into the lineup against the Blues in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-06-06 16:41:41
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-06-06 16:41:41
Zdeno Chara - Mouth
Chara left Monday's game with a laceration to his mouth and it is unknown if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-06-03 18:31:04
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-06-03 18:31:04
Zdeno Chara - Forearm
Chara is expected to suit up for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blues despite a laceration on his left forearm.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-05-29 07:21:09
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-05-29 07:21:09
David Krejci - Illness
Krejci is likely to participate in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final despite an illness.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-05-23 18:23:45
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-05-23 18:23:45
Brad Marchand - Hand
Marchand is expected to play against the Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final despite left hand soreness.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-05-23 16:14:52
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-05-23 16:14:52
Zdeno Chara - Foot
Chara is nursing a right foot injury but it is not expected to impede his status for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final versus the Blues.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-05-22 10:19:59
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-05-22 10:19:59
Kevan Miller - Lower Body
Miller suffered a setback in his recovery from a lower-body injury and is unlikely to participate in the Stanley Cup Final.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-05-22 05:47:16
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-05-22 05:47:16
Noel Acciari - Upper Body
Acciari is dealing with an upper-body injury and will not face the Hurricanes in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
out - Out Tues
Updated 2019-05-14 11:12:53
out - Out Tues
Updated 2019-05-14 11:12:53
Charlie McAvoy - Suspension
McAvoy has served a one-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head and is expected to return for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Hurricanes.
probable - Elig Sun
Updated 2019-05-10 10:28:44
probable - Elig Sun
Updated 2019-05-10 10:28:44
Zdeno Chara - Foot
Chara exited Thursday's game due to a left foot injury, and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-09 17:46:56
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-09 17:46:56
John Moore - Upper Body
Moore has an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will participate in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Hurricanes.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-05-07 12:16:54
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-05-07 12:16:54
Charlie McAvoy - Foot
McAvoy is battling a foot injury but it is not expected to impede his status for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-05-05 14:59:23
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-05-05 14:59:23
David Backes - Jaw
Backes sustained a jaw injury in the previous game and it is unknown if he will be available for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Blue Jackets.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-05-04 07:40:25
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-05-04 07:40:25
David Backes - Head
Backes left Thursday's game due to a head injury and it is unknown if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-02 17:11:34
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-02 17:11:34
Matt Grzelcyk - Knee
Grzelcyk is dealing with a knee injury, and it is unlikely he will lace up for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Blue Jackets.
doubtful - Doub Sat
Updated 2019-04-26 09:33:59
doubtful - Doub Sat
Updated 2019-04-26 09:33:59
David Krejci - Upper Body
Krejci is tending to an upper-body injury and his status against the Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference second round is up in the air.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-25 19:27:19
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-25 19:27:19
- Upper Body
Clifton is hampered by an upper-body injury but is expected to be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-25 09:45:42
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-25 09:45:42
Chris Wagner - Head
Wagner is expected t return to the lineup for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Blue Jackets after recovering from a head injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-25 09:35:26
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-25 09:35:26
David Krejci - Undisclosed
Krejci is expected to suit up against the Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference first round despite missing practice due to maintenance purposes.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-22 11:18:49
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-22 11:18:49
Chris Wagner - Undisclosed
Wagner is bothered by an unlisted issue that provides an uncertain status against the Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference first round.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-04-22 08:24:27
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-04-22 08:24:27
Sean Kuraly - Hand
Kuraly is recovering from surgery to repair a right hand fracture. It is expected that he will return to action in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-19 08:56:16
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-19 08:56:16
John Moore - Upper Body
Moore is sidelined due to an upper-body injury but is likely to draw back into the lineup against the Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:27:22
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:27:22
Marcus Johansson - Flu
Johansson is battling a flu bug but it is not expected to interfere with his status for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:26:49
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:26:49
Jake DeBrusk - Undisclosed
DeBrusk is expected to take part in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs despite an unknown injury.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 11:32:03
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 11:32:03
Torey Krug - Upper Body
Krug left the last game with an upper-body injury but his availability for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs is expected to be a go.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 09:13:21
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-15 09:13:21
Jake DeBrusk - Undisclosed
DeBrusk is dealing with an unspecified ailment, making his status for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Maple Leafs clouded.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-13 09:13:20
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-13 09:13:20
Chris Wagner - Lower Body
Wagner has missed the previous two games with a lower-body injury but is likely to return to the lineup against the Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-08 18:28:01
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-08 18:28:01
Brad Marchand - Rest
Marchand is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday against the Lightning as he will likely be given the day off to rest.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 10:10:36
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 10:10:36
Patrice Bergeron - Rest
Bergeron is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday against the Lightning as he will likely be given the day off to rest.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 09:30:53
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 09:30:53
Danton Heinen - Illness
Heinen was absent from the lineup due to an illness but it is anticipated that he will take part is Thursday's contest against the Wild.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 17:03:11
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 17:03:11
Zdeno Chara - Rest
Chara will not be in Thursday's lineup versus the Wild as he is to be rested.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 13:33:57
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 13:33:57
David Krejci - Rest
Krejci will not be available against the Wild on Thursday as he is to be rested.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 13:33:29
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 13:33:29
Charlie McAvoy - Rest
McAvoy will receive a day of rest and will not play against the Wild on Thursday.
out - Out Turs
Updated 2019-04-04 13:31:06
out - Out Turs
Updated 2019-04-04 13:31:06
Brad Marchand - Rest
Marchand will not be in Thursday's lineup against the Wild as he will be given the day to rest.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 09:43:22
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 09:43:22
Patrice Bergeron - Foot
Bergeron is likely to suit up against the Wild on Thursday despite an injured foot.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-03 14:35:31
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-03 14:35:31
Chris Wagner - Lower Body
Wagner sat out the previous game with a lower-body injury but is projected to play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-02 14:46:32
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-02 14:46:32
Kevan Miller - Upper Body
Miller has been idle due to an upper-body injury but is expected to draw back into the lineup against the Red Wings on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-03-31 08:39:03
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-03-31 08:39:03
Matt Grzelcyk - Forearm
Grzelcyk is sidelined due to an injured forearm but it is expected that he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Panthers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-29 13:36:08
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-29 13:36:08
Marcus Johansson - Lung
Johansson is saddled with a lung contusion but it is likely he will return to action against the Rangers on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-27 09:45:53
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-27 09:45:53
Torey Krug - Concussion
Krug is sidelined with a concussion but it is expected he will be cleared in time for Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-27 09:24:14
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-27 09:24:14
Chris Wagner - Undisclosed
Wagner is likely to participate in Monday's tilt with the Lightning despite missing practice due to a maintenance day.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-24 16:05:21
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-24 16:05:21
David Pastrnak - Thumb
Pastrnak is on injured reserve while recovering from a procedure on his left thumb but it is likely he will return to action against the Islanders on Tuesday.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-19 10:42:43
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-19 10:42:43

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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