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 Thu Sep 15, 2022
Patrice Bergeron - OUT - Elbow
Surgery
Sun Jun 5, 2022
Patrice Bergeron | Bergeron underwent elbow surgery May 31 and is expected to recover in around 10 weeks, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 1, 2022
Mike Reilly - OUT - Ankle
Surgery
Fri Jun 3, 2022
Mike Reilly | Reilly underwent ankle surgery Friday and is expected to miss the next three months.
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Expected Return Thu Dec 1, 2022
Charlie McAvoy - OUT - Shoulder
Surgery
Fri Jun 3, 2022
Charlie McAvoy | McAvoy underwent shoulder surgery Friday and is expected to miss approximately six months.
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Expected Return Thu Dec 1, 2022
Brad Marchand - OUT - Hip
Surgery
Fri May 27, 2022
Brad Marchand | Marchand underwent successful surgery on both hips Friday and will be out approximately six months.

Wed May 18, 2022
Brad Marchand | Marchand may need to undergo offseason hip surgery, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
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Expected Return Tue Nov 1, 2022
Matt Grzelcyk - OUT - Shoulder
Surgery
Fri Jun 3, 2022
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelyck had surgery on his shoulder Friday and is expected to miss the next five months.

Mon May 16, 2022
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk will undergo shoulder surgery and is expected to miss the start of the 2022-23 campaign, Amalie Benjamin of (NHL).com reports.
Sat May 14, 2022
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's Game 7 against Carolina, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Thu May 12, 2022
Matt Grzelcyk | Grzelcyk (undisclosed) won't play in Thursday's Game 6 against the Hurricanes, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jesper Froden - OUT - Lower Body
Mon Apr 18, 2022
Jesper Froden | Froden is dealing with a lower-body injury and it was announced Monday that he won't travel with the Bruins for their upcoming two-game road trip, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jakub Zboril - IR - Knee
Surgery
Mon May 16, 2022
Jakub Zboril | Zboril (knee) agreed to terms on a two-year, $2.275 million contract with Boston on Monday.

Tue Dec 21, 2021
Jakub Zboril | Zboril underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL on Dec. 16 and will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign, the team announced Tuesday.
Tue Dec 7, 2021
Jakub Zboril | Zboril (lower body) will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Sat Dec 4, 2021
Jakub Zboril | Zboril (lower body) will be reevaluated "in the days to come," Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Thu Dec 2, 2021
Jakub Zboril | Zboril (lower body) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Predators.

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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