Chicago Blackhawks 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).

Drake Caggiula - Suspension
Caggiula has been suspended one game for an illegal check to the head. He is expected to be activated in time for Game 2 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Oilers.
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2020-08-02 11:59:22
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2020-08-02 11:59:22
Connor Murphy - Groin
Murphy is hampered by a groin injury, and it remains to be seen if he will lace up for Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Oilers.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-07-29 20:45:36
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-07-29 20:45:36
Calvin de Haan - Shoulder
de Haan has been activated from the long-term injured reserve after healing from a shoulder surgery. He is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round versus the Oilers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-07-27 15:58:21
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-07-27 15:58:21
Corey Crawford - Illness
Crawford has rejoined the team after testing positive for COVID-19. It is uncertain if he will be available against the Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-07-26 08:17:19
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-07-26 08:17:19
Brent Seabrook - Shoulder
Seabrook has been sent to the long-term injured reserve after having surgeries on his right shoulder and right hip. He will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-07-24 12:16:51
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-07-24 12:16:51
Zack Smith - Back
Smith is working his way back after undergoing back surgery, but there is no timetable for recovery.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-07-13 09:22:30
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-07-13 09:22:30
Drake Caggiula - Hand
Caggiula is dealing with a hand injury, and it has yet to be determined if he will play versus the Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:21:45
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:21:45
Adam Boqvist - Concussion
Boqvist is battling a concussion, and it remains to be seen if he will pass protocol prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference qualifying round against the Oilers.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:53:51
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:53:51
Lucas Carlsson - Head
Carlsson has missed the last two games while going through the league's concussion protocol, and it is unknown if he will be cleared in time for Wednesday's tilt against the Sharks.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2020-03-08 17:13:03
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2020-03-08 17:13:03
Adam Boqvist - Wrist
Boqvist missed the last game with a wrist injury, but he is expected to return to the lineup Sunday versus the Blues.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-08 09:27:47
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-08 09:27:47
Andrew Shaw - Concussion
Shaw is on the long-term injured reserve due to a concussion. He will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-02-29 08:53:31
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-02-29 08:53:31
Malcolm Subban - Acquired
Subban has an undetermined status heading into Tuesday's contest against the Blues as he was recently acquired by the team in a trade.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 06:51:51
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 06:51:51
Erik Gustafsson - Undisclosed
Gustafsson will not participate in Sunday's battle with the Stars for precautionary reasons as the trade deadline approaches.
out - Out Sun
Updated 2020-02-22 11:31:25
out - Out Sun
Updated 2020-02-22 11:31:25
Adam Boqvist - Shoulder
Boqvist sat out the previous game due to a right shoulder injury, and it is unknown if he will be in Tuesday's lineup versus the Oilers.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-09 16:20:09
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-09 16:20:09
Dylan Strome - Ankle
Strome has landed on injured reserve with a right ankle injury, but it is projected that he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Coyotes.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-01 11:04:47
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-01 11:04:47
Brandon Saad - Ankle
Saad has been activated from the injured reserve list due to a twisted right ankle. It is expected that he will be available for Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 16:02:00
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-18 16:02:00
Robin Lehner - Knee
Lehner has sat out the previous three games with a right knee injury, and it is undetermined if he will be available for Saturday's matchup versus the Ducks.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-01-09 18:43:05
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-01-09 18:43:05
Drake Caggiula - Concussion
Caggiula has landed on the long-term injured reserve list due to a concussion, but he is projected to be activated prior to Thursday's matchup versus the Predators.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-09 10:59:27
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-09 10:59:27
Zack Smith - Personal
Smith was away from the team tending to a personal matter. He is expected to rejoin the team and be in the lineup Sunday against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-05 09:33:46
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-05 09:33:46
Adam Boqvist - Shoulder
Boqvist missed the previous game with a right shoulder injury, but he is likely to return for Sunday's matchup against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-29 12:36:18
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-29 12:36:18
Zack Smith - Flu
Smith is suffering from flu-like symptoms, but it is likely that he will be available for Wednesday's contest against the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-18 11:29:47
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-18 11:29:47
Duncan Keith - Groin
Keith has been designated for the injured reserve list with a groin injury. It is projected that he will return to the line up against the Avalanche on Wednesday.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-18 09:55:32
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-18 09:55:32
Olli Maatta - Flu
Maatta has sat out the previous four games with flu-like symptoms, and it is uncertain if he will draw back into the lineup against the Coyotes on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-12-10 19:14:42
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-12-10 19:14:42
Dylan Strome - Concussion
Strome has been held out of the previous four games due to a concussion, but it is likely that he will be cleared in time for Thursday's matchup versus the Bruins.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 16:14:35
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 16:14:35
Robin Lehner - Flu
Lehner sat out the last game with flu-like symptoms, but it is expected that he will take part in Thursday's contest versus the Bruins.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 10:29:02
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 10:29:02
Andrew Shaw - Hip
Shaw is tending to a right hip injury, but it is expected that he will be available for Thursday's contest against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-20 12:03:28
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-20 12:03:28
Ryan Carpenter - Personal
Carpenter has been placed on injured reserve due to a personal matter, and it is unknown when he will rejoin the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-14 16:38:00
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-14 16:38:00
Connor Murphy - Groin
Murphy is on the injured reserve list with a groin injury but is projected to be activated prior to Saturday's battle versus the Predators.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-13 19:23:41
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-13 19:23:41
Ryan Carpenter - Personal
Carpenter missed the last game due to a personal matter, but it is likely that he will play Wednesday against the Golden Knights.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-11-13 13:00:30
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-11-13 13:00:30
Corey Crawford - Concussion
Crawford left the last game to be evaluated for a concussion, and it is unclear if he will be available against the Ducks on Sunday.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-11-03 14:27:46
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-11-03 14:27:46
Calvin de Haan - Shoulder
de Haan is recovering from surgery to repair his right shoulder and is also nursing a groin injury. It is likely that he will be available for Saturday's contest against the Jets.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-12 15:11:28
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-12 15:11:28
Connor Murphy - Groin
Murphy has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a groin injury. He is likely to make his season debut Thursday against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 11:15:19
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 11:15:19
Zack Smith - Back
Smith is battling a lower-back injury but is expected to lace up for Friday's matchup against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-10-04 08:29:29
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-10-04 08:29:29
John Quenneville - Hip
Quenneville has been placed on the injured reserve list with a hip injury, and there is no timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-01 18:02:08
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-01 18:02:08
Kirby Dach - Concussion
Dach suffered a concussion, and it is unclear if he will suit up for the season opener versus the Flyers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-09-28 07:08:15
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-09-28 07:08:15
Robin Lehner - Hip
Lehner has a hip injury, and his availability for the season opener against the Flyers is up in the air.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-09-28 07:07:42
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-09-28 07:07:42
Robin Lehner - Hip
Lehner is nursing a hip injury, and it is unknown if he will face the Flyers on Oct. 4.
questionable - Ques Oct 4
Updated 2019-09-25 09:19:15
questionable - Ques Oct 4
Updated 2019-09-25 09:19:15
Corey Crawford - Groin
Crawford exited the previous game with a groin injury and is unlikely to play in Saturday's game versus the Predators.
doubtful - Doub Sat
Updated 2019-04-05 19:17:56
doubtful - Doub Sat
Updated 2019-04-05 19:17:56
David Kampf - Face
Kampf has sat out the last two games with a facial injury and it is unclear if it will prevent him from playing Friday against the Stars.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-03 17:33:23
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-03 17:33:23
Drake Caggiula - Concussion
Caggiula has been sidelined due to concussion but is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-30 14:40:23
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-30 14:40:23
Corey Crawford - Flu
Crawford exited the previous game due to a flu bug but it is expected the symptoms will subside in time for Saturday's clash with the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-15 10:25:06
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-15 10:25:06
Cam Ward - Knee
Ward sustained a right knee injury but it is expected he will return against the Canadiens on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-14 12:19:28
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-14 12:19:28
David Kampf - Foot
Kampf is on injured reserve with a right foot injury but it is likely he will return the lineup against the Sabres on Thursday.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 10:21:02
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 10:21:02
Brendan Perlini - Illness
Perlini has been absent from the lineup during the previous four games with an illness and it is undetermined if he will face the Kings on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-27 19:23:54
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-27 19:23:54
Corey Crawford - Concussion
Crawford has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a concussion and is likely to return Wednesday against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-25 11:56:36
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-25 11:56:36
Carl Dahlstrom - Flu
Dahlstrom has missed the past two games with the flu and it is unknown if he will be ready for Wednesday's contest against the Ducks.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-02-24 12:24:04
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-02-24 12:24:04
Marcus Kruger - Foot
Kruger exited the last game with a foot injury and it is unknown if it will keep him from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Stars.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-02-22 18:40:09
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-02-22 18:40:09
Brent Seabrook - Abdominal
Seabrook has been held out of the previous three games with an abdominal strain leaving his status for Sunday's game versus the Stars uncertain.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-02-22 16:46:51
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-02-22 16:46:51
Drake Caggiula - Eye
Caggiula was forced from the last game due to an eye injury and his availability for Friday's clash versus the Avalanche is clouded.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-20 19:22:06
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-20 19:22:06
Brendan Perlini - Concussion
Perlini missed the last game with a concussion and it is unknown if he will be cleared for action in time for Thursday's matchup with the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-02-05 18:53:11
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-02-05 18:53:11

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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