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).

Jeff Skinner - Undisclosed
Skinner is dealing with an undefined injury but it is expected he will play against the Canucks on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-18 12:23:02
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-18 12:23:02
Jack Eichel - Upper Body
Eichel has landed on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will be activated in time for Friday's game against the Hurricanes.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-11 11:27:46
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-11 11:27:46
Zemgus Girgensons - Upper Body
Girgensons has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury and is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the Devils.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 15:47:22
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 15:47:22
Sam Reinhart - Illness
Reinhart is ailing from an illness but it is expected that the symptoms will subside in time for Tuesday's clash with the Devils.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 15:35:54
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 15:35:54
Jack Eichel - Upper Body
Eichel left the previous game due to an upper-body injury and his status for Thursday's clash against the Panthers is in doubt.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-01-02 14:24:11
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-01-02 14:24:11
Jack Eichel - Undisclosed
Eichel is dealing with an unspecified injury but is projected to play Monday against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-31 14:41:46
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-31 14:41:46
Linus Ullmark - Illness
Ullmark is battling an illness that kept him out of the last game. He is likely to be available Monday against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-30 12:35:05
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-30 12:35:05
Jason Pominville - Upper Body
Pominville has landed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will return against the Bruins on Saturday.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-29 11:48:17
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-29 11:48:17
Nathan Beaulieu - Upper Body
Beaulieu has sat out the past five games with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Bruins.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 17:47:56
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 17:47:56
Jake McCabe - Upper Body
McCabe has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from an upper-body injury. He will likely return to the lineup for Friday's contest against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-21 15:11:00
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-21 15:11:00
- Lower Body
Pilut has been activated from the injured reserve after recovering from a lower body ailment. He is expected to lace up for Friday's contest against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-21 15:09:58
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-21 15:09:58
Scott Wilson - Lower Body
Wilson has been placed on injured reserve while recovering from surgery to repair a fractured ankle and is expected to be held out of action until at least the middle of January.
I-R - Mid Jan
Updated 2018-12-20 11:32:49
I-R - Mid Jan
Updated 2018-12-20 11:32:49
Matt Hunwick - Neck
Hunwick has recovered from a neck injury and is expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-16 12:31:03
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-16 12:31:03
Marco Scandella - Illness
Scandella is recovering from a case of vertigo leaving his status for Sunday's game against the Bruins unclear.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2018-12-16 09:16:46
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2018-12-16 09:16:46
Marco Scandella - Head
Scandella has been activated from the injured reserve for vertigo-like symptoms and is expected to be available for Saturday's matchup against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-15 14:21:05
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-15 14:21:05
Patrik Berglund - Suspension
Berglund has been suspended for failing to report to the team. It is undetermined how much time he will miss.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-15 09:39:55
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-15 09:39:55
Rasmus Ristolainen - Undisclosed
Ristolainen is battling an undefined injury but is expected to be in Thursday's lineup against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 13:28:28
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 13:28:28
Kyle Okposo - Undisclosed
Okposo is likley to play against the Coyotes on Thursday despite an unspecified injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 13:27:33
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 13:27:33
Carter Hutton - Upper Body
Hutton sat out the last game dealing with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will play Tuesday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-11 12:33:38
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-11 12:33:38
Casey Nelson - Upper Body
Nelson has been placed on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 15:07:55
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-07 15:07:55
Jason Pominville - Upper Body
Pominville has missed the past two games due to an upper-body injury but it is likely he will be available against the Flyers on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-06 09:44:48
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-06 09:44:48
Conor Sheary - Lower Body
Sheary has been placed on the inured reserve list with a lower-body injury but is expected to be activated in time for Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-04 16:24:04
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-04 16:24:04
Patrik Berglund - Upper Body
Berglund has been activated from the injured reserve with an upper-body injury and may return Friday against the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-11-30 15:27:57
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-11-30 15:27:57
Marco Scandella - Foot
Scandella sat out the last game due to a foot injury and it is undetermined if he will play Friday against the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-11-21 16:48:42
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-11-21 16:48:42
Rasmus Dahlin - Foot
Dahlin left the previous game with a foot injury but is likely to suit up Sunday against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-11-03 17:36:42
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-11-03 17:36:42
Evan Rodrigues - Personal
Rodrigues has missed the last two games as he is away from the team tending to a person matter and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Senators on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-01 16:46:44
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-01 16:46:44
Jake McCabe - Upper Body
McCabe sat out the previous game due to an upper-body injury but it is likely he will play Thursday against the Senators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-01 11:39:53
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-01 11:39:53
Sean Malone - Knee
Malone is on the injured reserve list with a knee injury and will be held out of action until the middle of November.
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-10-31 18:29:48
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-10-31 18:29:48
Nathan Beaulieu - Upper Body
Beaulieu has sat out the previous four games with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will return Tuesday against the Flames.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-27 16:08:36
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-27 16:08:36
Patrik Berglund - Undisclosed
Berglund missed the last game with an undefined injury and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Kings.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-18 19:47:46
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-18 19:47:46
Zach Bogosian - Lower Body
Bogosian has been activated from injured reserve as he has recovered from a lower-body injury and is expected to make his season debut against the Golden Knights on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-16 15:14:15
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-16 15:14:15
Vladimir Sobotka - Upper Body
Sobotka has sat out the previous three games with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will suit up against the Coyotes on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-13 14:11:20
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-13 14:11:20
Matt Hunwick - Neck
Hunwick has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list with a neck injury and it is unknown if he will make his season debut against the Avalanche on Thursday.
I-R - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-08 13:14:13
I-R - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-08 13:14:13
Johan Larsson - Foot
Larsson is on the injured reserve list due to a foot injury and it is uncertain how much he will be forced to miss.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-07 15:44:21
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-07 15:44:21
Conor Sheary - Upper Body
Sheary suffered an upper-body injury but it is not expected to impede his status for the season opener against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:51:21
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:51:21
Marco Scandella - Undisclosed
Scandella is dealing with an unspecified ailment but is expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:50:10
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:50:10
Sean Malone - Knee
Malone is on injured reserve while nursing a knee injury and will likely need six weeks to recover.
I-R - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-03 13:58:32
I-R - Late Oct
Updated 2018-10-03 13:58:32
Jack Eichel - Undisclosed
Eichel is dealing with an unspecified injury but is expected to lace up against the Bruins in the season opener.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:28:19
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:28:19
Jacob Josefson - Lower Body
Josefson has sat out the previous four games with an injury to his lower body and it is uncertain if he will return Monday against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:36:25
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:36:25
Chad Johnson - Head
Johnson missed the last two games with a head injury and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:35:50
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:35:50
Kyle Criscuolo - Shoulder
Criscuolo suffered a left shoulder injury and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-22 21:32:08
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-22 21:32:08
Linus Ullmark - Personal
Ullmark is away from the team to be with his wife for the birth of their child and it is unknown if he will available Saturday against the Blackhawks.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-16 00:22:13
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-16 00:22:13
Seth Griffith - Upper Body
Griffith has sat out the last three games with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-16 00:21:49
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-16 00:21:49
Jack Eichel - Ankle
Eichel is on the injured reserve list with a high-ankle sprain. He has returned to practice but is unlikely to be activated before the end of March.
I-R - Late March
Updated 2018-03-16 00:21:06
I-R - Late March
Updated 2018-03-16 00:21:06
Evan Rodrigues - Upper Body
Rodrigues missed his fifth-straight game with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will partake in Thursday's contest against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-03-10 19:34:50
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-03-10 19:34:50
Kyle Okposo - Concussion
Okposo has been diagnosed with a concussion and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-10 02:09:20
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-10 02:09:20
Kyle Okposo - Personal
Okposo has briefly left the team to be with his wife for the birth of their child and it is unclear if he will be available Friday against the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-03-01 01:14:48
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-03-01 01:14:48
Jake McCabe - Shoulder
McCabe is on inured reserve after undergoing surgery to repair his shoulder and is likely to be out of action for four-to-six months, ending his season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2018-02-20 23:32:14
I-R - out for season
Updated 2018-02-20 23:32:14
Robin Lehner - Upper Body
Lehner is dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will be available Thursday against the Red Wings.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-02-20 03:24:24
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-02-20 03:24:24
Johan Larsson - Suspension
Larsson has been suspended two games for cross-checking an opponent in the face. He will be available to play Thursday against the Islanders.
out - Elig Thurs
Updated 2018-02-02 22:58:41
out - Elig Thurs
Updated 2018-02-02 22:58:41

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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