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).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return Wed Apr 14, 2021
Carl Soderberg - OUT - Not Injury Related
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Carl Soderberg | Soderberg was acquired by the Avalanche from the Blackhawks in a swap for Josh Dickinson and Ryder Rolston on Monday.
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Expected Return Wed Apr 14, 2021
Patrik Nemeth - OUT - Undisclosed
Not Specified
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Patrik Nemeth | Nemeth (undisclosed) will not be available for Monday's game against Arizona.

Fri Apr 9, 2021
Patrik Nemeth | Detroit traded Nemeth (undisclosed) to the Avalanche for a 2022 fourth-round pick Friday.
Thu Apr 8, 2021
Patrik Nemeth | Nemeth (undisclosed) won't be available for Thursday's game versus the Predators.
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Expected Return Tue Apr 20, 2021
Logan O'Connor - IR - Lower Body
Not Specified
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Logan O'Connor | O'Connor (lower body) is out "long term," Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Fri Apr 2, 2021
Logan O'Connor | According to coach Jared Bednar, O'Connor (lower body) "will be out weeks," Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Wed Mar 31, 2021
Logan O'Connor | O'Connor was promoted to the active roster Wednesday.
Wed Mar 31, 2021
Logan O'Connor | O'Connor (lower body) was injured during Wednesday's game versus the Coyotes, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Sat Apr 24, 2021
Bowen Byram - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Apr 10, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (COVID-19 protocols) will need to quarantine for 10 days, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.

Fri Apr 9, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (upper body) was placed on the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Wed Apr 7, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (concussion) skated Wednesday, but he remains without an expected timetable for his return to action.
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (concussion) skated Tuesday and has a chance to play in Wednesday's game versus the Wild, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Mon Apr 5, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (upper body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Wild, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Fri Apr 2, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (upper body) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's game versus the Blues, (NHL).com reports.
Tue Mar 30, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (upper body) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Coyotes, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Mon Mar 29, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (upper body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Ducks, (NHL).com's Rick Sadowski reports.
Sat Mar 27, 2021
Bowen Byram | Byram (upper body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Golden Knights, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
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Expected Return Wed Apr 14, 2021
Matt Calvert - IR - Undisclosed
Not Specified
Fri Mar 26, 2021
Matt Calvert | Calvert is considered week-to-week with an undisclosed injury, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Thu Mar 25, 2021
Matt Calvert | Calvert will miss Thursday's clash with Vegas due to an undisclosed injury, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Sun May 9, 2021
Erik Johnson - IR-LT - Upper Body
Sat Apr 10, 2021
Erik Johnson | Johnson (upper body) is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Pavel Francouz - IR-LT - Lower Body
Sat Apr 10, 2021
Pavel Francouz | Francouz (lower body) isn't expected to return this season, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com 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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