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).

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 2019-06-24 18:13:15
out - Late Nov
Updated 2019-06-24 18:13:15
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
Brendan Perlini - Concussion
Perlini has missed the past three games due to concussion and is it uncertain if he will be cleared in time for Saturday's game against the Wild.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-01 16:10:02
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-01 16:10:02
Gustav Forsling - Upper Body
Forsling has been removed from the injured reserve list where he was recovering from an upper-torso injury. It is expected he will draw back into the lineup for Friday's game against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-01 11:34:53
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-01 11:34:53
Duncan Keith - Illness
Keith is battling an illness but it is expected he will be available against the Golden Knights on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 09:34:00
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 09:34:00
Brent Seabrook - Illness
Seabrook sat out the previous game due to an illness but is expected to be back in the lineup against the Golden Knights on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-11 10:05:40
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-11 10:05:40
Drake Caggiula - Personal
Caggiula has been placed on injured reserve as he is dealing with visa issues. It is unknown when he will receive clearance to play.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-01-01 18:36:48
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-01-01 18:36:48
Jason Garrison - Illness
Garrison missed the last two games due to illness and it is unknown if he will play Tuesday against the Bruins.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-30 14:52:03
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-30 14:52:03
Brent Seabrook - Illness
Seabrook has an illness but it is likely he will lace up for Saturday's contest against the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-29 08:28:25
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-29 08:28:25
Connor Murphy - Nose
Murphy left the last game due to nose injury and it is unclear if he will play Friday against the Avalanche.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-20 20:07:52
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-20 20:07:52
Marcus Kruger - Concussion
Kruger has been placed on injured reserve due to a concussion and it is undetermined when he will return to the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-19 09:12:58
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-19 09:12:58
Gustav Forsling - Shoulder
Forsling is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury but is likely to lace up for Tuesday's game versus the Predators.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-18 11:01:08
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-18 11:01:08
Artem Anisimov - Concussion
Anisimov was placed on injured reserve due to a concussion but is expected to return Tuesday against the Predators.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-18 11:00:10
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-18 11:00:10
Erik Gustafsson - Illness
Gustafsson has been held out of the previous two games due to an illness but it is expected he will play against the Jets on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-14 10:01:54
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-14 10:01:54
Connor Murphy - Back
Murphy is sidelined with an injured back but is expected to return for Sunday's game versus the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 11:28:58
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-09 11:28:58
Henri Jokiharju - Illness
Jokiharju has been absent from the lineup during the past two games with an illness but it is expected the symptoms will subside in time for Saturday's tilt against the Predators.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-01 11:06:09
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-01 11:06:09
Brandon Davidson - Knee
Davidson has landed on injured reserve after having right knee surgery and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.
I-R - Late Jan
Updated 2018-11-27 17:02:51
I-R - Late Jan
Updated 2018-11-27 17:02:51
Marcus Kruger - Leg
Kruger has been activated from injured reserve due to a left leg injury but it is likely he will return on Friday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-16 13:34:03
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-16 13:34:03
Brandon Saad - Arm
Saad missed the past two games while recovering from an injury to his right arm but is expected to be available against the Blues on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-14 16:47:09
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-14 16:47:09
Artem Anisimov - Personal
Anisimov is expected to suit up against the Hurricanes on Thursday despite a personal matter.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-08 10:18:06
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-08 10:18:06
Brandon Saad - Mouth
Saad had a dental procedure conducted and his status for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes is up in the air.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-11-07 13:12:08
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-11-07 13:12:08
Patrick Kane - Illness
Kane was held out of the previous game due to an illness but is expected to suit up Thursday against the Oilers.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-01 16:28:43
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-01 16:28:43
Andreas Martinsen - Back
Martinsen has missed the last three games due to a back injury and it is unclear if he will return Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-18 17:52:07
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-18 17:52:07
Corey Crawford - Concussion
Crawford is still feeling lingering effects from vertigo and other concussion-like symptoms that plagued him for most of the 2017-18 season. He is on injured reserve but is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Coyotes.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-14 15:52:00
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-14 15:52:00
Henri Jokiharju - Illness
Jokiharju is ailing from an illness and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Wild on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 14:21:22
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 14:21:22
Anton Forsberg - Undisclosed
Forsberg missed the last game with an unspecified injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Blues on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-04 17:45:35
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-04 17:45:35
Gustav Forsling - Wrist
Forsling is on injured reserve due to a wrist ailment and will likely be out until the beginning of November.
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2018-10-03 13:22:40
I-R - Early Nov
Updated 2018-10-03 13:22:40
Brent Seabrook - Illness
Seabrook is battling an illness but it is expected he will participate Thursday against the Senators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-03 09:58:25
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-03 09:58:25
Alex Debrincat - Illness
Debrincat is ailing from an illness but is expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Senators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-02 16:05:26
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-02 16:05:26
Brent Seabrook - Abdominal
Seabrook is dealing with an injured abdomen but is expected to be available for the season opener against the Senators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:30:19
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:30:19
Connor Murphy - Back
Murphy is sidelined with a back injury and is expected to be held out of action for 8-to-12 weeks.
out - Early Dec
Updated 2018-09-19 17:56:05
out - Early Dec
Updated 2018-09-19 17:56:05
Gustav Forsling - Wrist
Forsling had offseason surgery to repair a right wrist injury and is expected to miss 14 weeks.
out - Early Nov
Updated 2018-07-31 15:46:40
out - Early Nov
Updated 2018-07-31 15:46:40
Jonathan Toews - Upper Body
Toews has sat out the previous two games with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Sharks.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 23:43:18
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 23:43:18
Anthony Duclair - Lower Body
Duclair suffered a lower-body injury and is targeting a return in the early part of April.
out - Early April
Updated 2018-03-21 19:31:02
out - Early April
Updated 2018-03-21 19:31:02
Brandon Saad - Face
Saad suffered a facial injury in the previous game and it is undetermined if he will suit up Thursday against the Jets.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-03-15 02:06:28
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-03-15 02:06:28
Jan Rutta - Upper Body
Rutta is on the injured reserve list with an upper-body ailment but will likely be activated for Friday's contest against the Sharks.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-02-23 20:59:04
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-02-23 20:59:04
Corey Crawford - Concussion
Crawford has been placed on injured reserve as he is dealing with vertigo and post-concussion symptoms. He is in jeopardy of missing of the remainder of the season.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-22 03:05:29
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-22 03:05:29
Connor Murphy - Illness
Murphy sat out the last game with an illness and it is unknown if he will be available for Thursday's tilt against the Stars.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-02-07 02:42:40
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-02-07 02:42:40

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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