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).

Torey Krug - Upper Body
Krug is hampered by an upper-body injury, and it remains to be seen if he will return to the lineup during the Eastern Conference round-robin game.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 13:24:05
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 13:24:05
Kevan Miller - Knee
Miller is recovering from a fractured kneecap and has wound up on injured reserve. He had a third surgery to correct a series of setbacks and will not suit up during the 2019-20 season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-05-15 05:47:23
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-05-15 05:47:23
Brandon Carlo - Head
Carlo has a head injury, and it is unknown if he will return once the league commences play.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 10:59:22
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 10:59:22
Connor Clifton - Upper Body
Clifton has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from an upper-body injury. It is anticipated that he will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-10 06:14:11
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-10 06:14:11
Ondrej Kase - Lower Body
Kase has a lower-body injury, leaving his status clouded for Saturday's matchup versus the Lightning.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-03-05 17:28:16
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-03-05 17:28:16
Brad Marchand - Illness
Marchand is ailing from an illness, but it is not expected to impede his status for Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 16:15:34
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 16:15:34
Chris Wagner - Upper Body
Wagner missed the last game due to an upper-body injury, but he is likely to play Tuesday against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 15:32:37
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 15:32:37
Ondrej Kase - Flu
Kase has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a flu bug, and it is projected that he will make his team debut Thursday against the Stars.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-27 15:36:17
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-27 15:36:17
Nick Ritchie - Acquired
Ritchie was recently traded for, but it is expected that he will make his team debut against the Flames on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 12:32:01
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 12:32:01
Jeremy Lauzon - Undisclosed
Lauzon has an injury to an undisclosed location, and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-22 17:03:32
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-22 17:03:32
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to take part in Sunday's game against the Rangers due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2020-02-16 12:30:37
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2020-02-16 12:30:37
Sean Kuraly - Upper Body
Kuraly exited Wednesday's game due to an upper-body injury, and his return is in question.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-02-12 18:14:29
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-02-12 18:14:29
Joakim Nordstrom - Illness
Nordstrom has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an allergy-related condition, but it is projected that he will return for Wednesday's battle with the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-12 15:33:16
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-12 15:33:16
Jeremy Lauzon - Suspension
Lauzon is serving a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head. He is likely to be reinstated in time for Saturday's tilt against Red Wings.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2020-02-12 13:13:47
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2020-02-12 13:13:47
Jaroslav Halak - Upper Body
Halak sat out the last game due to an upper-body injury, but he is likely to be available against the Canadiens on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-12 12:06:17
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-12 12:06:17
Jeremy Lauzon - Suspension
Lauzon has been given a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head, and he is likely to return Saturday against the Red Wings.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2020-02-09 10:56:14
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2020-02-09 10:56:14
Brandon Carlo - Personal
Carlo missed the last game tending to a personal matter, and it is unclear if he will lace up against the Red Wings on Sunday.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2020-02-08 12:43:19
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2020-02-08 12:43:19
Danton Heinen - Undisclosed
Heinen has missed the past three games for unspecified reasons, and it is unclear if it will impede his status for Saturday's clash with the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-05 17:18:30
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-05 17:18:30
Tuukka Rask - Concussion
Rask has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a concussion, and he is likely to return to the lineup Friday versus the Jets.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-25 05:27:18
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-25 05:27:18
Charlie McAvoy - Head
McAvoy is nursing a head injury, and it is unclear if he will face the Jets on Friday.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-01-25 05:26:55
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-01-25 05:26:55
Matt Grzelcyk - Arm
Grzelcyk has a left arm injury, and it is uncertain if he will be in the lineup Friday against the Jets.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-01-25 05:26:37
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-01-25 05:26:37
David Krejci - Upper Body
Krejci has been held out of the previous two games with an upper-body injury, but he is likely to draw back into the lineup Tuesday against the Golden Knights.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-21 15:40:42
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-21 15:40:42
Matt Grzelcyk - Lower Body
Grzelcyk departed the previous game due to a lower-body injury, but it is likely that he will be available for Monday's contest against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-13 10:56:44
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-13 10:56:44
Zdeno Chara - Jaw
Chara sat out the previous game from pain stemming from his recent jaw surgery. He is expected to lace up for Saturday's game against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-10 10:24:15
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-10 10:24:15
Zdeno Chara - Rest
Chara will not be in the lineup Thursday against the Jets as he will be given the night off to rest.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2020-01-09 16:20:17
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2020-01-09 16:20:17
Torey Krug - Flu
Krug is battling the flu, and it is unknown if he will be available for Thursday's contest against the Jets.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-01-09 09:44:35
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-01-09 09:44:35
Joakim Nordstrom - Illness
Nordstrom was absent from the lineup during the previous game due to an illness, and it is uncertain if he will be in Thursday's lineup versus the Jets.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-01-07 17:15:13
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-01-07 17:15:13
Matt Grzelcyk - Illness
Grzelcyk sat out the previous game with an illness, but he is expected to be available against the Predators on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-07 14:25:38
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-07 14:25:38
Charlie McAvoy - Lower Body
McAvoy is expected to suit up against the Blue Jackets on Thursday after being activated from the injured reserve list where he was dealing with a lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 15:40:38
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 15:40:38
Torey Krug - Upper Body
Krug has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury. He is expected to return Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 15:39:46
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 15:39:46
David Krejci - Lower Body
Krejci missed the previous game with a lower-body injury, but it is expected that he will play against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 09:10:40
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 09:10:40
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to take part in Tuesday's matchup with the Devils as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-12-30 10:31:38
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-12-30 10:31:38
Zdeno Chara - Jaw
Chara missed the last game while attending a scheduled jaw surgery. He is expected to be ready to return to the lineup Friday against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-23 16:30:27
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-23 16:30:27
John Moore - Illness
Moore has sat out the previous two games due to an illness, and it is unclear if he will be available for Monday's clash against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-12-21 16:19:27
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-12-21 16:19:27
Karson Kuhlman - Shin
Kuhlman has suffered a hairline non-displaced fracture of his right tibia and is expected to be idle until the beginning of January while on the injured reserve list.
I-R - Early Jan
Updated 2019-12-21 09:57:47
I-R - Early Jan
Updated 2019-12-21 09:57:47
Torey Krug - Undisclosed
Krug has an unspecified injury, but he is likely to be in Thursday's lineup versus the Lightning.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:48:17
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:48:17
Zach Senyshyn - Lower Body
Senyshyn is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, and he is expected to be sidelined until at least the latter part of December.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:54:22
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:54:22
Patrice Bergeron - Lower Body
Bergeron has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury. It is anticipated that he will be available for Monday's contest against the Senators.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-09 15:54:46
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-09 15:54:46
Brett Ritchie - Infection
Ritchie has landed on injured reserve due to the effects of an infection to his lower-body. He is expected to return to the lineup Saturday versus the Avalanche.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-07 11:42:15
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-07 11:42:15
John Moore - Shoulder
Moore has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a broken humerus, and he is expected to make his season debut Thursday versus the Blackhawks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 15:37:26
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 15:37:26
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is unlikely to partake in Tuesday's game versus the Hurricanes due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-12-03 12:44:53
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-12-03 12:44:53
David Backes - Upper Body
Backes has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury, and he is projected to suit up against the Canadiens on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-01 15:32:52
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-01 15:32:52
Brad Marchand - Illness
Marchand is battling an illness, but it is expected that he will be available against the Canadiens on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-01 09:01:28
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-01 09:01:28
Jaroslav Halak - Illness
Halak missed his last start due to an illness, but he is likely to return to the crease Tuesday against the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-25 14:01:45
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-25 14:01:45
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to participate in Tuesday's game versus the Canadiens due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-11-25 14:01:26
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-11-25 14:01:26
Par Lindholm - Upper Body
Lindholm sat out the previous game due to an upper-body laceration, but he is expected to play against the Canadiens on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-25 10:45:46
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-25 10:45:46
Brett Ritchie - Infection
Ritchie sat out the previous game with an infection from a previous injury, but it is expected that he will be available for Saturday's tilt versus the Wild.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-23 08:37:58
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-23 08:37:58
Torey Krug - Upper Body
Krug has been placed on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury. It is expected that he will return Saturday versus the Wild.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-22 10:58:54
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-22 10:58:54
Patrice Bergeron - Lower Body
Bergeron sat out his second straight game due to a lower-body injury, but he is expected to suit up against the Sabres on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-20 07:06:27
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-20 07:06:27
Jake DeBrusk - Lower Body
DeBrusk has been activated from the injured reserve list after recuperating form a lower-body injury, and he is likely to be available for Tuesday's game versus the Devils.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 15:39:31
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 15:39:31

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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