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).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Brett Connolly - OUT - Concussion
Not Specified
Sat May 8, 2021
Brett Connolly | Connolly (concussion) will miss Chicago's last two games of the season, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Thu May 6, 2021
Brett Connolly | Connolly (upper body) will not return to Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes.
Thu May 6, 2021
Brett Connolly | Connolly was diagnosed with a concussion after Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Kirby Dach - OUT - Wrist
Thu May 6, 2021
Kirby Dach | Dach (wrist) won't play in the Blackhawks' final three games of the season.

Tue May 4, 2021
Kirby Dach | Dach will sit out Tuesday's game in Carolina due to right wrist scar tissue aggravation.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 1, 2021
Ryan Carpenter - DAY-TO-DAY - Concussion
Mon May 10, 2021
Ryan Carpenter | Carpenter (concussion) will not play Monday against Dallas, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Mon May 3, 2021
Ryan Carpenter | Carpenter (concussion) isn't listed among the expected lineup changes for Monday's game against the Hurricanes, so he'll remain sidelined, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Tue Apr 27, 2021
Ryan Carpenter | Coach Jeremy Colliton told reporters Monday that Carpenter (concussion) will "likely miss some time," (NHL).com reports.
Mon Apr 26, 2021
Ryan Carpenter | Carpenter (concussion) isn't practicing Monday.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 1, 2021
Calvin de Haan - DAY-TO-DAY - Hip
Not Specified
Mon May 3, 2021
Calvin De Haan | De Haan (hip) isn't listed among the expected lineup changes for Monday's game against the Hurricanes, so he'll remain sidelined, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Mon Apr 26, 2021
Calvin De Haan | De Haan (hip) isn't practicing Monday.
Fri Apr 23, 2021
Calvin De Haan | De Haan (hip) won't play Friday against the Predators, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Thu Apr 22, 2021
Calvin De Haan | De Haan (hip) is considered day-to-day, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Wed Apr 21, 2021
Calvin De Haan | De Haan (hip) won't return to Wednesday's game against the Predators.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 8, 2021
Chad Krys - OUT - Shoulder
Surgery
Thu Mar 11, 2021
Chad Krys | Krys underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair his chronically unstable right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery in 5-7 months, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 1, 2021
Zack Smith - IR - Back
Not Specified
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Jonathan Toews - IR-LT - Illness
Not Specified
Wed Jun 30, 2021
Jonathan Toews | Toews -- who acknowledged he was sidelined with CERS -- has begun preparing for the 2021-22 season and fully intends on returning to action, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.

Wed May 12, 2021
Jonathan Toews | When asked about Toews (undisclosed) on Wednesday, general manager Stan Bowman said "I talked to Jonathan a couple weeks ago. He's doing well. We talked for 15-20 minutes about our team and non-hockey stuff... We're hopeful he'll be back, but we're going to let it play out and we'll see. It's unchartered waters here," Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Wed Apr 21, 2021
Jonathan Toews | Toews (undisclosed) isn't expected to return this season, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

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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