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 Thu Sep 15, 2022
Mackenzie Entwistle - OUT - Shoulder
Mon Apr 25, 2022
Mackenzie Entwistle | Entwistle (shoulder) is poised to miss the Hawks' last three games of the season, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports Monday.

Mon Apr 18, 2022
Mackenzie Entwistle | Entwistle (shoulder) will not return to Monday's tilt with Calgary.
Mon Apr 18, 2022
Mackenzie Entwistle | Entwistle (shoulder) is not expected to join the Blackhawks on the upcoming three-game road trip, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Connor Murphy - IR - Concussion
Mon Apr 25, 2022
Connor Murphy | Murphy (concussion) is not expected to be back for Chicago's last three contests of the year, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Sat Mar 19, 2022
Connor Murphy | Murphy (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Tue Mar 15, 2022
Connor Murphy | Murphy (concussion) will be unavailable against Boston on Tuesday, Carter Baum of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Mon Mar 14, 2022
Connor Murphy | Murphy missed Monday's practice session after being placed in the (NHL)'s concussion protocols, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Sat Mar 12, 2022
Connor Murphy | Murphy (upper body) was stretchered off the ice in the first period of Saturday's game versus the Senators, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Sat Mar 12, 2022
Connor Murphy | Murphy (upper body) will return to Chicago with the Blackhawks after leaving Saturday's game versus the Senators, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jujhar Khaira - IR-LT - Back
Surgery
Wed Feb 23, 2022
Jujhar Khaira | Khaira (back) underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports Wednesday.

Wed Feb 16, 2022
Jujhar Khaira | Khaira (back) continues to undergo additional testing and surgery hasn't been ruled out yet, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Sat Jan 22, 2022
Jujhar Khaira | Khaira (back) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Monday on Saturday, Carter Baum of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Fri Jan 21, 2022
Jujhar Khaira | Khaira (undisclosed) did not participate in Friday's morning skate, 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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