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).

Nathan MacKinnon - Shoulder
Mackinnon left Wednesday's game due to a right shoulder injury and it is unknown if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-08 18:28:38
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-08 18:28:38
Matt Calvert - Upper Body
Calvert has an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will return Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-08 18:12:31
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-08 18:12:31
Matt Calvert - Upper Body
Calvert is battling an upper-body injury but it is likley he will suit up for Game 4 of the Western Conference second round versus the Sharks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-05-02 12:02:46
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-05-02 12:02:46
Derick Brassard - Illness
Brassard is dealing with an illness but is expected to be available for Game 1 of the Western Conference second round against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-25 16:53:42
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-25 16:53:42
Samuel Girard - Shoulder
Girard is dealing with a shoulder injury but is likely to be ready for Game 1 of the Western Conference second round against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-25 16:53:10
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-04-25 16:53:10
Semyon Varlamov - Rest
Varlamov is not expected to participate in Game 4 of the Western Conference first round as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:24:02
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-04-17 13:24:02
Semyon Varlamov - Rest
Varlamov is not expected to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference first round against the Flames as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-11 13:27:56
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-11 13:27:56
Mikko Rantanen - Upper Body
Rantanen has been out of commission due to an upper-body injury but is expected to return to the lineup against the Flames in Game 1 of the Western Conference first round.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-08 16:21:18
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-08 16:21:18
Conor Timmins - Concussion
Timmins has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list due to concussion-like symptoms and will sit out the remainder of the season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-04-07 08:38:41
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-04-07 08:38:41
Vladislav Kamenev - Shoulder
Kamenev has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss an extended period after having shoulder surgery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-04 17:28:11
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-04 17:28:11
Gabriel Landeskog - Shoulder
Landeskog has a separated shoulder but it is expected that he will return to action against the Coyotes on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-03-29 13:35:43
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-03-29 13:35:43
Matt Nieto - Lower Body
Nieto is sidelined with a lower-body ailment but is expected to return for Wednesday's game versus the Golden Knights.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-26 12:31:09
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-26 12:31:09
Nikita Zadorov - Upper Body
Zadorov sat out the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will draw back into the lineup against the Sabres on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-03-07 17:54:41
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-03-07 17:54:41
Semyon Varlamov - Rest
Varlamov is not expected to play Sunday against the Ducks due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-03-03 12:49:22
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-03-03 12:49:22
Ian Cole - Face
Cole has been placed on injured reserve due to a fractured orbital bone and it is uncertain if he will return Friday against Sharks.
I-R - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-28 16:04:33
I-R - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-28 16:04:33
Colin Wilson - Upper Body
Wilson has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury and is likely to return Wednesday against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-27 15:43:29
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-27 15:43:29
Mark Barberio - Head
Barberio has been activated from the injured reserve and it is uncertain if he will return from a head injury Friday against the Blackhawks.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-20 17:47:26
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-20 17:47:26
Erik Johnson - Concussion
Johnson is experiencing concussion-like symptoms but is likely to return to action against the Canucks on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-02 12:45:17
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-02 12:45:17
Nathan MacKinnon - Foot
Mackinnon had an MRI conducted on his foot and it is undetermined if he will suit up Saturday against the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-01-27 12:57:50
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-01-27 12:57:50
Mikko Rantanen - Lower Body
Rantanen was removed from the last game as a precautionary measure for a lower-body injury. He is likely to play Monday against the Predators.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-01-20 11:23:53
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-01-20 11:23:53
Nikita Zadorov - Lower Body
Zadorov is sidelined with a lower-body injury but is projected to return to the lineup against the Maple Leafs on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-01-14 11:09:29
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-01-14 11:09:29
Mark Barberio - Upper Body
Barberio is on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury but is expected to return against the Canadiens on Saturday.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 14:39:44
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 14:39:44
Colin Wilson - Shoulder
Wilson is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury but it is expected he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Canadiens.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 10:50:47
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 10:50:47
Semyon Varlamov - Lower Body
Varlamov has sat out the previous two games due to a lower-body injury but is likely to be available against the Jets on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 14:36:03
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 14:36:03
Semyon Varlamov - Illness
Varlamov missed the previous game due to illness but will likely be available Thursday against the Golden Knights.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 14:34:14
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 14:34:14
Alexander Kerfoot - Upper Body
Kerfood has missed the last three games with an upper-body ailment but is expected to return Wednesday against the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-18 13:29:09
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-18 13:29:09
Tyson Barrie - Lower Body
Barrie sat out his fourth-consecutive game with a lower-body injury but is likely to return Tuesday against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-03 13:11:37
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-03 13:11:37
Matt Nieto - Lower Body
Nieto missed his second-straight game with a lower-body injury but is likely to play Wednesday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-21 17:19:42
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-21 17:19:42
Colin Wilson - Lower Body
Wilson sat out the previous game due to a lower-body injury but is likely to be in Wednesday's lineup against the Kings.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-20 15:09:51
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-20 15:09:51
Sven Andrighetto - Lower Body
Andrighetto is on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury. He has resumed practicing but is unlikely to be available Friday against the Capitals.
I-R - Doub Fri
Updated 2018-11-14 19:17:55
I-R - Doub Fri
Updated 2018-11-14 19:17:55
Tyson Jost - Head
Jost has landed on the injured reserve list with a head injury but it is likely he will return to the ice against the Jets on Friday.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-09 11:44:45
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-09 11:44:45
J.T. Compher - Concussion
Compher has been placed on the injured reserve list with a concussion and there is no timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-17 16:28:28
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-17 16:28:28
Sven Andrighetto - Lower Body
Andrighetto is on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury but is expected to make his season debut Thursday against the Devils.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-17 14:22:21
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-17 14:22:21
Vladislav Kamenev - Lower Body
Kamenev is hampered by a lower-body injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-11 07:14:42
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-11 07:14:42
Patrik Nemeth - Shoulder
Nemeth has sat out the past two games due to a shoulder injury but it is not expected to impede his status for Thursday's contest against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 15:53:35
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 15:53:35
Gabriel Landeskog - Lower Body
Landeskog is hampered by a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will participate Thursday against the Sabres.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 06:45:09
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 06:45:09
Gabriel Landeskog - Lower Body
Landeskog is battling a lower-body injury but it is likely he will suit up against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-09 11:29:00
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-09 11:29:00
Tyson Barrie - Undisclosed
Barrie is dealing with an unspecified injury but is expected to suit up for Saturday's game against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-06 13:01:37
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-06 13:01:37
J.T. Compher - Undisclosed
Compher is battling an undefined injury but it is not expected to affect his status for Thursday's game against the Wild.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 19:05:19
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 19:05:19
Nikita Zadorov - Undisclosed
Zadorov is dealing with an unspecified injury but is expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Wild.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 19:04:49
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 19:04:49
Matt Calvert - Undisclosed
Calvert is likely to partake in Thursday's game against the Wild despite a muscle strain to an unlisted area.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 14:11:55
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 14:11:55
Nathan MacKinnon - Upper Body
MacKinnon is hampered by a upper-body injury but is expected to be available against the Wild on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-03 18:36:27
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-03 18:36:27
Anton Lindholm - Upper Body
Lindholm has landed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. There is no timetable for his return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 15:07:43
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 15:07:43
Conor Timmins - Concussion
Timmins is dealing with concussion-like symptoms and has been placed on injured reserve. It is unclear when he will rejoin the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 12:44:47
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 12:44:47
Vladislav Kamenev - Lower Body
Kamenev has a lower-body injury and has landed on the injured reserve list. It is undetermined when he will return to the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 12:42:53
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 12:42:53
Nikita Zadorov - Shoulder
Zadorov had offseason shoulder surgery and it is unknown if he will play in the season opener against the Wild.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:31:34
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:31:34
Patrik Nemeth - Shoulder
Nemeth underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason, leaving his status in question against the Wild on October 4.
questionable - Ques Oct 4
Updated 2018-07-08 13:43:24
questionable - Ques Oct 4
Updated 2018-07-08 13:43:24
Andrew Hammond - Concussion
Hammond is going through the league-mandated concussion protocol but has been activated from the injured reserve list. It is unclear when he will be available to return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 22:49:43
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 22:49:43
Sven Andrighetto - Lower Body
Andrighetto has a lower body injury leaving his status for Monday's game against the Golden Knights up in the air.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:13:51
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 16:13:51
Colin Wilson - Lower Body
Wilson missed the last game with a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will play in Monday's game against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:56:28
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:56:28

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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