Buffalo Sabres 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).

Lawrence Pilut - Illness
Pilut is sidelined with an illness and will miss an undetermined length of time.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-09 15:44:11
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-09 15:44:11
Linus Ullmark - Lower Body
Ullmark is battling through a lower-body injury, but he is likely to be in Monday's lineup against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-03-09 13:03:34
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-03-09 13:03:34
Zemgus Girgensons - Lower Body
Girgensons is hampered by a lower-body injury, but he will be available for Saturday's matchup versus the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-03-07 15:56:51
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-03-07 15:56:51
Linus Ullmark - Leg
Ullmark has landed on the injured reserve list with a right leg injury. He will likely be activated prior to Saturday's contest against the Flyers.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-03-06 20:06:59
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-03-06 20:06:59
Victor Olofsson - Leg
Olofsson left the last game with a right leg injury, but he is likely to be active Tuesday against the Jets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-02 16:01:19
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-02 16:01:19
Dominik Kahun - Knee
Kahun was recently acquired via trade and is dealing with a left knee injury. It is expected that he will make his team debut Friday versus the Golden Knights.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-28 12:05:52
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-28 12:05:52
Colin Miller - Personal
Miller is tending to a personal matter, but he is expected to lace up for Wednesday's contest against the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 16:46:32
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 16:46:32
Wayne Simmonds - Acquired
Simmonds was acquired via trade, but it is expected that he will make his team debut against the Avalanche on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 13:07:56
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 13:07:56
Michael Frolik - Illness
Frolik has sat out the previous two games due to an illness, but it is expected that he will take part in Saturday's matchup versus the Penguins.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-21 11:18:43
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-21 11:18:43
Carter Hutton - Lower Body
Hutton is expected to lace up against the Penguins on Saturday despite a lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-21 07:52:12
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-21 07:52:12
Johan Larsson - Undisclosed
Larsson is tending to an unspecified ailment, but he is expected to face the Senators on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 16:42:19
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 16:42:19
Carter Hutton - Undisclosed
Hutton is tending to an undefined ailment, but he is expected to guard the crease versus the Maple Leafs on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-02-16 16:04:21
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-02-16 16:04:21
Marcus Johansson - Upper Body
Johansson missed the last game due to an upper-body injury, but he is expected to rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-02-16 08:43:13
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-02-16 08:43:13
Kyle Okposo - Upper Body
Okposo has been activated from the injured reserve list due after recuperating from ab upper-body ailment, and it is projected that he will return Thursday versus the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-13 15:31:44
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-13 15:31:44
Victor Olofsson - Lower Body
Olofsson has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, and it is likely that he will return against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-13 15:31:09
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-13 15:31:09
Marcus Johansson - Illness
Johansson missed the last game due to an illness, but it is expected taht he will be healthy enough to play Tuesday against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-11 09:49:20
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-11 09:49:20
Carter Hutton - Personal
Hutton missed the last game due to family circumstances, but it is projected that he will be ready to return Tuesday against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-11 09:48:55
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-11 09:48:55
Rasmus Dahlin - Upper Body
Dahlin shas at out the past two games due to an upper-body injury, but it is likely that he will play Friday against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-07 10:31:23
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-07 10:31:23
Johan Larsson - Lower Body
Larsson missed the last game due to a lower-body injury, but he is likely to face the Red Wings on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-05 12:52:19
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-05 12:52:19
Curtis Lazar - Illness
Lazar was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an illness. It is uncertain if the symptoms will subside in time for Thursday's contest against the Red Wings.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-02-04 16:14:59
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-02-04 16:14:59
Brandon Montour - Lower Body
Montour missed the last game with a lower-body injury. He is projected to face the Avalanche on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-03 14:15:53
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-03 14:15:53
Zach Bogosian - Illness
Bogosian missed the previous game with an illness, but he is likely to be available for Tuesday's matchup versus the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-03 14:15:25
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-03 14:15:25
Jeff Skinner - Shoulder
Skinner has landed on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury. He is expected to be activated prior to Tuesday's match versus the Senators.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-27 11:03:39
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-27 11:03:39
Vladimir Sobotka - Knee
Sobotka is on injured reserve due to right knee surgery. He is not expected to return this season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-01-27 08:18:59
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-01-27 08:18:59
Tage Thompson - Shoulder
Thompson has been designated for the injured reserve list while recovering from right shoulder surgery. He will miss the remainder of the season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-01-14 14:03:53
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-01-14 14:03:53
Jake McCabe - Upper Body
McCabe missed the previous game with an upper-body injury, but it is likely that he will play Saturday against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-10 15:06:47
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-10 15:06:47
Michael Frolik - Personal
Frolik is tending to an immigration matter, but it is likely that he will be available for Thursday's battle versus the Blues.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-08 13:08:18
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-08 13:08:18
Marco Scandella - Illness
Scandella has sat out the past two games with an illness. He is expected to play Tuesday against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-29 16:21:02
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-29 16:21:02
Johan Larsson - Upper Body
Larsson missed the previous game with an upper-body injury, but he is projected to play Sunday against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-29 11:07:41
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-29 11:07:41
Kyle Okposo - Illness
Okposo missed the last game while suffering from an illness but is expected to be healthy enough to play the Bruins on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-27 13:25:28
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-27 13:25:28
Evan Rodrigues - Lower Body
Rodrigues sat out the previous game with a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will play against the Senators on Monday.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-12-21 10:23:28
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-12-21 10:23:28
Jack Eichel - Upper Body
Eichel has an upper body injury and did not play in the previous game. HIs status is clouded for Saturday against the Kings.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-19 16:27:41
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-19 16:27:41
Rasmus Dahlin - Concussion
Dahlin has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a concussion, and it is anticipated that he will return Thursday versus the Predators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:38:29
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 15:38:29
Kyle Okposo - Concussion
Okposo has been sent to the injured reserve list with a concussion. His recovery is progressing well and is expected to be activated for Saturday's tilt versus the Canucks.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-07 11:53:09
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-07 11:53:09
Marcus Johansson - Upper Body
Johansson has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury, and he is expected to be available for Wednesday's game versus the Flames.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-11-27 15:40:21
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-11-27 15:40:21
Evan Rodrigues - Lower Body
Rodrigues will miss an undetermined period due to lower-body injury.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-27 09:17:33
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-27 09:17:33
Zach Bogosian - Hip
Bogosian has been activated from the injured reserve list after offseason hip surgery, and it is projected that he will play against the Panthers on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-11-22 09:20:17
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-11-22 09:20:17
Johan Larsson - Upper Body
Larsson is tending to an upper-body injury, but it is projected that he will play against the Bruins on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-20 11:53:45
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-20 11:53:45
Marco Scandella - Lower Body
Scandella has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury. He is expected to be available for Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-14 15:43:20
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-14 15:43:20
Brandon Montour - Hand
Montour has been activated from the injured reserve after recovering from a hand injury, and it is projected that he will play in Saturday's game against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-02 10:31:38
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-02 10:31:38
Jimmy Vesey - Upper Body
Vesey sustained an upper-body injury, and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-31 13:05:22
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-31 13:05:22
Conor Sheary - Upper Body
Sheary is dealing with an upper-body injury, but he is expected to return Thursday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 19:09:46
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 19:09:46
Conor Sheary - Lower Body
Sheary is nursing a lower-body injury, but he is slated to be available for Thursday's matchup against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-03 15:16:12
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-03 15:16:12
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen - Hip
Luukkonen has landed on injured reserve while recuperating from offseason hip surgery. He is likely to be sidelined until at least the start of November.
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-01 14:02:18
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2019-10-01 14:02:18
Matt Hunwick - Neck
Hunwick is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season while on the injured reserve list due to a neck injury.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-10-01 14:01:22
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-10-01 14:01:22
Johan Larsson - Upper Body
Larsson is hampered by an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will face the Penguins on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-09-29 10:20:29
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-09-29 10:20:29
Jake McCabe - Upper Body
McCabe is tending to an upper-body injury but is expected to be available for the season opener against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-09-27 05:59:42
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-09-27 05:59:42
Lawrence Pilut - Shoulder
Pilut had offseason shoulder surgery and is expected to be idle until at least the middle of October.
out - Mid Oct
Updated 2019-09-09 15:47:32
out - Mid Oct
Updated 2019-09-09 15:47:32
Dylan Cozens - Thumb
Cozens is recovering from thumb surgery, it is unknown if he will be ready for the season opener against the Penguins.
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2019-08-21 14:47:58
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2019-08-21 14:47:58
Dylan Cozens - Thumb
Cozens is recovering from thumb surgery and is expected to miss two to three months of action.
out - Early Oct
Updated 2019-07-06 08:22:54
out - Early Oct
Updated 2019-07-06 08:22:54

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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