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).

Patrice Bergeron - Lower Body
Bergeron sat out his second straight game due to a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will play against the Sabres on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-11-19 16:13:44
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-11-19 16:13:44
Torey Krug - Upper Body
Krug has been placed on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury. It is unclear if he will make his return Thursday versus the Sabres.
I-R - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-11-19 16:13:15
I-R - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-11-19 16:13:15
Karson Kuhlman - Shin
Kuhlman has suffered a hairline non-displaced fracture of his right tibia and is expected to be idle until at least the beginning of December while on the injured reserve list.
I-R - Early Dec
Updated 2019-11-19 16:12:50
I-R - Early Dec
Updated 2019-11-19 16:12:50
Kevan Miller - Knee
Miller is recovering from a fractured kneecap and has wound up on injured reserve. He is likely to be shelved until at least the early part of December.
I-R - Early Dec
Updated 2019-11-19 16:12:17
I-R - Early Dec
Updated 2019-11-19 16:12:17
John Moore - Shoulder
Moore has been placed on the injured reserve list with a broken humerus, and he is expected to be out until the start of December.
I-R - Early Dec
Updated 2019-11-19 16:11:51
I-R - Early Dec
Updated 2019-11-19 16:11:51
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
Brett Ritchie - Upper Body
Ritchie has missed the previous five games due to an upper-body injury, but he is expected to take the ice against the Devils on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 13:42:32
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 13:42:32
Zach Senyshyn - Lower Body
Senyshyn is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, and he is expected to miss at least four weeks of action.
I-R - Mid Dec
Updated 2019-11-14 09:11:43
I-R - Mid Dec
Updated 2019-11-14 09:11:43
Tuukka Rask - Lower Body
Rask is sidelined with an lower-body injury, and there is no timetable for recovery.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-12 14:14:54
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-12 14:14:54
David Backes - Upper Body
Backes has wound up on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain how much time he will need to heal.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-10 15:57:45
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-10 15:57:45
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to take part in Sunday's contest with the Flyers as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-11-10 10:47:41
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-11-10 10:47:41
Joakim Nordstrom - Elbow
Nordstrom has been taken off the injured reserve list after recuperating from an infection in his elbow, and he is likely to be in Sunday's lineup versus the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-11-10 10:43:46
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-11-10 10:43:46
Par Lindholm - Upper Body
Lindholm has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury. He is expected to be available Sunday against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-11-10 10:42:11
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-11-10 10:42:11
Charlie McAvoy - Upper Body
McAvoy left the last game with an upper-body injury, leaving his status for Tuesday's tilt with the Canadiens up in the air.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-11-04 19:40:22
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-11-04 19:40:22
Brett Ritchie - Infection
Ritchie is tending to an infected cut but is expected to face the Penguins on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-11-04 10:39:04
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-11-04 10:39:04
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to participate in Monday's game versus the Penguins as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-11-03 11:03:50
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-11-03 11:03:50
David Krejci - Upper Body
Krejci has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury, and it is projected that he will suit up against the Sharks on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 13:25:29
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 13:25:29
Chris Wagner - Lower Body
Wagner missed the last game due to a lower-body injury, and it is expected that he will participate in Tuesday's game versus the Sharks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 11:44:40
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 11:44:40
Joakim Nordstrom - Upper Body
Nordstrom has sat out the past two games due to an upper-body injury, but it is projected that he will suit up against the Blues on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-23 10:30:09
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-23 10:30:09
Par Lindholm - Undisclosed
Lindholm is nursing an unspecified injury, but he is likely to be in Tuesday's lineup versus the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-22 15:43:01
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-22 15:43:01
Patrice Bergeron - Lower Body
Bergeron is expected to lace up against the Maple Leafs on Saturday despite dealing with a lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-18 10:52:31
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-18 10:52:31
Tuukka Rask - Rest
Rask is not expected to participate in Monday's game versus the Ducks due to a day of rest.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-10-13 10:27:23
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-10-13 10:27:23
Tuukka Rask - Lower Body
Rask is dealing with a lower-body cramping, but he is expected to be available for Thursday's tilt with the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 17:57:31
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 17:57:31
Matt Grzelcyk - Leg
Grzelcyk exited the last game due to a left leg injury, but he is likely to suit up against the Avalanche on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 17:57:09
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 17:57:09
Joakim Nordstrom - Foot
Nordstrom has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a fractured foot. He is expected to make his season debut Thursday against the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 15:47:42
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 15:47:42
David Krejci - Lower Body
Krejci sat out the last game with a lower-body injury, and it is uncertain if it will impede his status for Saturday's contest against the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-03 17:50:29
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-03 17:50:29
Zdeno Chara - Elbow
Chara is on the mend from off-season elbow surgery, but he is expected to be available Thursday against the Stars.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-09-27 05:59:23
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-09-27 05:59:23
Patrice Bergeron - Groin
Bergeron has a groin injury but is likely to suit up against the Stars on opening night.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-09-27 05:59:05
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-09-27 05:59:05
Peter Cehlarik - Lower Body
Cehlarik is nursing a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will make his season debut Thursday versus the Stars.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-09-27 05:58:19
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-09-27 05:58:19
Anton Blidh - Shoulder
Blidh is recovering from shoulder surgery and is expected to miss four months.
out - Late Jan
Updated 2019-09-24 10:53:31
out - Late Jan
Updated 2019-09-24 10:53:31
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
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
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

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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