Carolina Hurricanes 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).

Brett Pesce - Shoulder
Pesce has landed on the injured reserve list due to right shoulder surgery. He is unlikely to return to the fold against the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
I-R - Doub Aug 1
Updated 2020-07-11 07:16:21
I-R - Doub Aug 1
Updated 2020-07-11 07:16:21
James Reimer - Knee
Reimer has a knee injury but is expected to return in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Rangers.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:06:19
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:06:19
Dougie Hamilton - Leg
Hamilton has been placed on the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a broken left fibula, but he is expected to be activated prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Rangers.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:39:57
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:39:57
Sami Vatanen - Leg
Vatanen is on the injured reserve list with a right leg contusion, but it is projected that he will be activated in time to face the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:38:45
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:38:45
Ryan Dzingel - Upper Body
Dzingel has an upper-body injury, and it has yet to be established if he will draw back into the lineup against the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:38:08
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:38:08
Petr Mrazek - Concussion
Mrazek is idle with a concussion, but he is anticipated to rejoin the lineup against the Red Wings on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-09 13:04:16
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-09 13:04:16
Vincent Trocheck - Acquired
Trocheck is expected to suit up Tuesday versus the Stars after being traded for by the organization.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 15:49:29
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 15:49:29
Brady Skjei - Acquired
Skeji was traded for, but it is likely that he will line up Tuesday versus the Stars.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 15:48:44
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 15:48:44
Haydn Fleury - Leg
Fleury exited the previous game due to a left leg injury, and it is unknown if he will bounce back in time for Friday's tilt against the Rangers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-02-20 19:25:15
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-02-20 19:25:15
Jordan Martinook - Upper Body
Martinook is sidelined with an upper-body injury. There is no indication as to when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-02-18 17:22:12
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-02-18 17:22:12
Ryan Dzingel - Undisclosed
Dzingel is tending to an unspecified injury but is expected to lace up against the Devils on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-13 10:34:22
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-13 10:34:22
Lucas Wallmark - Upper Body
Wallmark sat out the last game due to an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will play Thursday against the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-02-04 17:20:25
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-02-04 17:20:25
Brett Pesce - Wrist
Pesce left the last game with a wrist injury, and it is uncertain if he will play Tuesday against the Blues.
questionable - Out Tues
Updated 2020-02-02 12:59:58
questionable - Out Tues
Updated 2020-02-02 12:59:58
Justin Williams - Acquired
Williams recently signed with the organization, but he is expected to make his season debut Sunday versus the Islanders.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 11:09:58
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 11:09:58
Erik Haula - Knee
Haula is suffering from a a knee injury but is expected to play against the Panthers on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-21 11:03:43
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-21 11:03:43
Martin Necas - Lower Body
Necas has missed the past four games due to a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will return to the lineup against the Oilers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 12:13:14
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 12:13:14
Jordan Martinook - Abdominal
Martinook has been activated from injured reserve after surgery to repair a core muscle injury. He is expected to make his return against the Wild on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-15 10:10:29
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-15 10:10:29
Erik Haula - Knee
Haula is sidelined due to a knee injury, but it is expected that he will draw back into the lineup for Thursday's matchup versus the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-14 10:51:20
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-14 10:51:20
Brock McGinn - Undisclosed
McGinn is dealing with an undisclosed injury, and it is unclear if he play against the Senators on Monday.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-11-11 10:23:11
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-11-11 10:23:11
Erik Haula - Undisclosed
Haula is expected to lace up for Tuesday's contest versus the Flames despite dealing with an undefined ailment.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 08:55:39
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 08:55:39
Erik Haula - Upper Body
Haula sustained an upper-body injury in the previous game, but he is expected to play against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-24 12:45:33
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-24 12:45:33
Ryan Dzingel - Lower Body
Dzingel is dealing with a lower-body injury, and it is unclear if he will be available for the season opener against the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-03 16:19:19
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-03 16:19:19
Jake Gardiner - Hip
Gardiner has tightness in his hips, but he is likely to suit up against the Canadiens on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-02 18:09:42
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-02 18:09:42
Stelio Mattheos - Illness
Mattheos is on injured reserve for an extended period while he recovers from testicular cancer.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-18 23:17:19
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-18 23:17:19
Saku Maenalanen - Holdout
Maenalanen has yet to sign a new contract. Per league rules, he has until Dec. 1 to sign or else he will be forced to sit out the entire season.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-17 23:11:51
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-17 23:11:51
Trevor van Riemsdyk - Shoulder
van Riemsdyk has offseason shoulder surgery and is likely to be sidelined until at least the beginning of November.
out - Early Nov
Updated 2019-09-15 13:55:36
out - Early Nov
Updated 2019-09-15 13:55:36
Stelio Mattheos - Illness
Mattheos will spend an undetermined length of time on the injured reserve list while recovering from testicular cancer.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-15 12:32:20
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-15 12:32:20
Calvin de Haan - Shoulder
de Haan underwent surgery to repair his right shoulder and is expected to be sidelined until the end of November.
out - Late Nov
Updated 2019-06-13 15:11:48
out - Late Nov
Updated 2019-06-13 15:11:48
Jordan Martinook - Lower Body
Martinook is dealing with a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will return for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Bruins.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-05-16 17:13:42
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-05-16 17:13:42
Saku Maenalanen - Hand
Maenalanen has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from surgery to repair a right hand injury. He is likely to return to action against the Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-05-14 16:49:20
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-05-14 16:49:20
Jordan Martinook - Lower Body
Martinook is expected to play against the Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals despite a lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-05-12 11:10:07
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-05-12 11:10:07
Petr Mrazek - Leg
Mrazek is nursing a right leg injury but it is unlikely to impede his status for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-05-07 12:59:00
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-05-07 12:59:00
Micheal Ferland - Upper Body
Ferland is dealing with an upper-body injury but is likely to return to action against the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-05-07 12:17:56
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-05-07 12:17:56
Jordan Martinook - Lower Body
Martinook is expected to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Bruins despite a lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-05-07 12:17:19
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-05-07 12:17:19
Trevor van Riemsdyk - Shoulder
van Riemsdyk had surgery on his left shoulder and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-05-04 07:44:05
out - out for season
Updated 2019-05-04 07:44:05
Jordan Martinook - Lower Body
Martinook is battling a lower-body injury but it is not expected to affect his status against the Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference second round.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-05-01 16:04:49
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-05-01 16:04:49
Andrei Svechnikov - Concussion
Svechnikov has cleared the league-mandated concussion protocol and is expected to return for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-05-01 16:04:20
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-05-01 16:04:20
Jordan Martinook - Lower Body
Martinook is dealing with a lower-body injury but is expected to face the Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-24 13:02:33
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-24 13:02:33
Jordan Martinook - Leg
Martinook is battling a lower right leg injury but is expected to be available for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-22 15:58:52
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-04-22 15:58:52
Warren Foegele - Poss. Suspension
Foegele is facing possible league discipline for hitting a player from behind. His availability against the Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round is clouded.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-18 20:10:51
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-18 20:10:51
Calvin de Haan - Wrist
de Haan is sidelined due to a right wrist injury but is expected to return for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-18 15:53:51
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-18 15:53:51
Calvin de Haan - Eye
de Haan suffered an eye injury but is likely to return for Thursday's matchup versus the Lightning.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-21 15:42:40
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-21 15:42:40
Micheal Ferland - Upper Body
Ferland sat out his second-straight game with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will play Friday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-03-15 10:59:39
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-03-15 10:59:39
Micheal Ferland - Upper Body
Ferland left the last game due to an upper-body injury but is likely to play against the Jets on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-03-08 15:30:08
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-03-08 15:30:08
Calvin de Haan - Upper Body
de Haan has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury but is expected to be available against the Bruins on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 15:54:58
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 15:54:58
Justin Faulk - Upper Body
Faulk was forced from the last game with an injury to his upper body but it is likely he will draw back into the lineup against the Blues on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-03-01 11:12:54
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-03-01 11:12:54
Micheal Ferland - Upper Body
Ferland exited the previous game due to an upper-body injury but is expected to suit up Friday against the Blues.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-27 13:33:14
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-27 13:33:14
Jordan Staal - Upper Body
Staal has been activated from injured reserve where he was recovering from an upper-body injury. It is expected he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-23 08:35:07
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-23 08:35:07
Micheal Ferland - Undisclosed
Ferland is dealing with general body soreness but is likely to play against the Senators on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-11 15:10:57
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-11 15:10:57
Micheal Ferland - Upper Body
Ferland sat out the previous game with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will be available against the Golden Knights on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-01 13:04:43
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-01 13:04:43

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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