Colorado Avalanche 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).

Conor Timmins - Upper Body
Timmins is managing an upper-body injury, and he will not lace up for Game 7 of the Western Conference first round versus the Stars.
out - Out Fri
Updated 2020-09-04 13:12:00
out - Out Fri
Updated 2020-09-04 13:12:00
Pavel Francouz - Undisclosed
Francouz is battling an injury to an unannounced location, and he will not be available for Game 7 of the Western Conference first round against the Stars.
out - Out Fri
Updated 2020-09-04 13:11:37
out - Out Fri
Updated 2020-09-04 13:11:37
Gabriel Landeskog - Knee
Landeskog is bothered by a right knee laceration, and he will not take on the Stars in Game 7 of the Western Conference second round.
out - Out Fri
Updated 2020-09-04 13:10:55
out - Out Fri
Updated 2020-09-04 13:10:55
Joonas Donskoi - Undisclosed
Donskoi is nursing an undefined ailment, and he is not expected to return to action for the foreseeable future.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-08-31 12:31:02
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-08-31 12:31:02
Matt Calvert - Undisclosed
Calvert has an unspecified injury, and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-08-31 12:30:11
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-08-31 12:30:11
Nikita Zadorov - Undisclosed
Zadorov is dealing with an ailment to an unlisted area, but he is expected to be available for Game 4 of the Western Conference second round versus the Stars.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-08-30 11:50:11
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-08-30 11:50:11
Nikita Zadorov - Undisclosed
Zadorov is dealing with an ailment to an unlisted area, leaving his availability for Game 4 of the Western Conference second round versus the Stars hazy.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-08-26 21:20:16
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-08-26 21:20:16
Philipp Grubauer - Groin
Grubauer sustained a groin injury that will keep him out of action for the remainder of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2020-08-25 10:51:17
out - out for season
Updated 2020-08-25 10:51:17
Erik Johnson - Knee
Johnson is out of commission with a right knee injury, and he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2020-08-25 10:20:15
out - out for season
Updated 2020-08-25 10:20:15
Vladislav Namestnikov - Concussion
Namestnikov is experiencing concussion-like symptoms, but it is projected that he will return for Game 1 of the Western Conference second round versus the Stars.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-08-22 11:20:01
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-08-22 11:20:01
Andre Burakovsky - Foot
Burakovsky is tending to a foot injury but is projected to lace up for Game 5 of the Western Conference versus the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-08-18 11:05:22
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-08-18 11:05:22
Joonas Donskoi - Undisclosed
Donski is dealing with an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will lace up for Game 3 of the Western Conference first round against the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-08-14 13:04:05
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-08-14 13:04:05
Cale Makar - Undisclosed
Makar is dealing with an unspecified injury, and it is up in the air if he will lace up for the Western Conference round robin versus the Blues.
questionable - Ques Aug 2
Updated 2020-07-21 13:39:41
questionable - Ques Aug 2
Updated 2020-07-21 13:39:41
Colin Wilson - Lower Body
Wilson has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-07-13 09:21:17
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-07-13 09:21:17
Matt Calvert - Lower Body
Calvert has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, but he will likely return to the ice as soon as the league deems it safe to play.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:11:23
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:11:23
Nazem Kadri - Ankle
Kadri is on the injured reserve list due to an ankle injury. He is likely to return to the lineup when the league starts back up.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:10:37
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:10:37
Mikko Rantanen - Collarbone
Rantanen has been designated for the injured reserve list with a broken collarbone. It is anticipated that he will return to the fold in time for when the league reconvenes.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:06:41
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 15:06:41
Philipp Grubauer - Groin
Grubauer has landed on injured reserve with a groin injury, but he is expected to be activated once the league ends its hiatus.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-04 15:53:46
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-04 15:53:46
Joonas Donskoi - Head
Donskoi exited the previous game due to a head injury. It is undetermined if he will take part in game action after the league declares it safe to play.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-15 11:41:05
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-15 11:41:05
Nathan MacKinnon - Lower Body
MacKinnon is out of commission due to a lower-body injury, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:44:13
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:44:13
Cale Makar - Upper Body
Makar is laid up due to an upper-body injury. He is expected to return to action Thursday versus the Rangers.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-03-11 12:41:08
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-03-11 12:41:08
Nikita Zadorov - Undisclosed
Zadorov missed the previous game due to an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Kings.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2020-03-08 19:15:48
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2020-03-08 19:15:48
Andre Burakovsky - Illness
Burakovsky is sidelined due to a lower-body injury, and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-07 06:59:55
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-07 06:59:55
Valeri Nichushkin - Hand
Nichushkin is dealing with a hand injury, and he will not play against the Red Wings on Monday.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2020-03-02 16:42:42
out - Out Mon
Updated 2020-03-02 16:42:42
Andre Burakovsky - Upper Body
Burakovsky has missed the past two games due to an illness and an upper-body injury. It is unknown if he will suit up for Friday's tilt against the Hurricanes.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-02-27 14:33:22
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-02-27 14:33:22
Matt Nieto - Upper Body
Nieto is nursing an upper-body injury, but he is expected to partake in Wednesday's matchup with the Sabres.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 17:07:15
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 17:07:15
Vladislav Namestnikov - Acquired
Namestnikov was traded for, but he is expected to line up Wednesday versus the Sabres.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 14:19:24
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 14:19:24
Michael Hutchinson - Acquired
Hutchinson was recently acquired via trade, but he is likely to play against the Sabres on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 14:19:05
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 14:19:05
Samuel Girard - Hand
Girard is suffering from a hand injury, but it is likely that he will be a participant in Saturday's matchup against the Kings.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-22 11:29:37
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-22 11:29:37
Joonas Donskoi - Concussion
Donskoi has missed the past five games with a concussion, but it is projected that he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-31 07:25:26
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-31 07:25:26
Andre Burakovsky - Illness
Burakovsky is battling an illness, but it is projected that he will be available for Tuesday's contest against the Stars.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-14 18:54:06
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-14 18:54:06
Valeri Nichushkin - Illness
Nichushkin missed the last game with an illness, but he is expected to be healthy enough to return Monday against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 10:53:56
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 10:53:56
Cale Makar - Upper Body
Makar has been designated for the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, but it is projected that he will return to the lineup for Friday's matchup against the Wild.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-27 11:08:13
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-27 11:08:13
Erik Johnson - Lower Body
Johnson has been added to the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will return to face the Blackhawks on Thursday.
I-R - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-12-18 10:55:25
I-R - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-12-18 10:55:25
Pavel Francouz - Illness
Francouz is likely to be available against the Blues on Monday despite an illness.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-15 11:32:33
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-15 11:32:33
Philipp Grubauer - Hamstring
Grubauer has been held out of the past two games with a hamstring injury, but he is expected to play against the Devils on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-12 13:30:54
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-12 13:30:54
Nazem Kadri - Lower Body
Kadri has sat out the past three games due to a lower-body injury, but it is likely that he will return Wednesday against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-10 13:00:10
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-10 13:00:10
Matt Calvert - Personal
Calvert missed the last game due to a personal matter, but he is likely to play Monday against the Flames.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-09 12:26:33
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-09 12:26:33
Vladislav Kamenev - Illness
Kamenev has been absent from the lineup during the past three games with an illness. It is unclear if the symptoms will subside in time for Monday's contest versus the Flames.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-12-07 16:56:22
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-12-07 16:56:22
Gabriel Landeskog - Leg
Landeskog has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a right lower-leg injury, and he is likely to return for Thursday's tilt with the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 15:39:40
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 15:39:40
Andre Burakovsky - Upper Body
Burakovsky has sat out the previous three games with an upper-body injury, but he is expected to draw back into the lineup against the Canadiens on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 14:23:54
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 14:23:54
Matt Calvert - Head
Calvert has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a head injury. He is projected to make his return against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-04 15:52:00
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-04 15:52:00
Mikko Rantanen - Ankle
Rantanen has wound up on the injured reserve list with a left ankle injury, but he is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Blackhawks.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-29 13:02:51
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-29 13:02:51
Tyson Jost - Upper Body
Jost sat out his third straight due to an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will draw back into the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-21 17:15:18
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-21 17:15:18
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Illness
Bellemare is battling an illness, but it is anticipated that he will play against the Flames on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 17:49:09
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 17:49:09
Philipp Grubauer - Lower Body
Grubauer has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, and it is likely that he will return to the crease Tuesday against the Flames.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 12:39:42
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 12:39:42
Pavel Francouz - Concussion
Francouz has been held out of the last two games with a concussion, but he is projected to be available against the Flames on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 12:39:04
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 12:39:04
Nikita Zadorov - Jaw
Zadorov has been activated from injured reserve after a fractured jaw. It is likely that he will return to the lineup against the Canucks on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-16 13:18:21
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-16 13:18:21
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Concussion
Bellemare sat out the previous game due to a concussion, and it is unknown if he will pass protocol prior to Thursday's contest against the Oilers.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-11-12 17:26:19
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-11-12 17:26:19
Nathan MacKinnon - Upper Body
MacKinnon left the last game with an upper-body injury but is likely to suit up for Saturday's tilt versus the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-08 12:36:00
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-08 12:36:00

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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