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 - Concussion
Timmins has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list due to concussion-like symptoms and will be held out of the lineup until at least the start of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2019-01-20 11:39:15
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2019-01-20 11:39:15
Erik Johnson - Concussion
Johnson is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and it is unclear if he will return following the All-Star break.
out - Early Feb
Updated 2019-01-20 11:38:48
out - Early Feb
Updated 2019-01-20 11:38:48
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
Vladislav Kamenev - Shoulder
Kamenev has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss an extended period of time after having shoulder surgery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-11 11:36:33
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-11 11:36:33
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
Jonathan Bernier - Infection
Bernier is battling an infection from a cut he received and it is unclear if he will be available for Monday's contest against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:18:13
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-24 20:18:13
Colin Wilson - Concussion
Wilson suffered a concussion and it is uncertain how much time he will need to recover.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-16 01:23:20
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-16 01:23:20
Vladislav Kamenev - Arm
Kamenev has been activated from injured reserve with a broken arm and has been sent on a conditioning stint in the minor's. It is unknown if he will return Friday against the Predators.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-03-16 01:22:40
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-03-16 01:22:40
Jonathan Bernier - Neck
Bernier is dealing with a neck injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-13 17:58:09
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-13 17:58:09
Erik Johnson - Shoulder
Johnson has landed on the injured reserve list with a separated shoulder and it is undetermined when he will draw back into the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-28 15:42:14
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-28 15:42:14
Jonathan Bernier - Concussion
Bernier has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion and it is uncertain when he will return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-27 23:51:07
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-27 23:51:07
Anton Lindholm - Upper Body
Lindholm will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time while on the injured reserve list after suffering an upper-body injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-21 01:49:04
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-21 01:49:04
Nathan MacKinnon - Upper Body
MacKinnon has been placed on injured reserve due to an injury to his upper body. He has returned to practice and it is undetermined if he will be activated prior to Sunday's game against the Oilers.
I-R - Out Fri
Updated 2018-02-16 00:43:03
I-R - Out Fri
Updated 2018-02-16 00:43:03
Blake Comeau - Lower Body
Comeau missed his third-straight game with an injury to his lower body and it is unclear if he will take part in Friday's matchup against the Jets.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-02-15 03:56:46
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-02-15 03:56:46
Mikko Rantanen - Upper Body
Rantanen was held out of the previous game with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will take part in Thursday's matchup against the Blues.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-02-07 03:18:15
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-02-07 03:18:15
Sven Andrighetto - Leg
Andrighetto has been designated for injured reserve due to a leg injury and it is undetermined when he will return to the ice.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-02 03:17:55
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-02-02 03:17:55
Mark Barberio - Lower Body
Barberio is on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury and is without a definitive timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-01-30 23:24:05
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-01-30 23:24:05
Sergei Boikov - Shoulder
Boikov dislocated his shoulder and will be out for an unknown length of time while on the injured reserve list.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2017-10-09 21:36:11
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2017-10-09 21:36:11

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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