Columbus Blue Jackets 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 Gerbe - Undisclosed
Gerbe is tending to an unspecified injury, and it is unknown if he will be active for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first round versus the Lightning.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-08-19 09:35:16
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-08-19 09:35:16
Cam Atkinson - Undisclosed
Atkinson is dealing with an unspecified ailment, but he is likely to lace up against the Lightning in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-08-17 11:47:17
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-08-17 11:47:17
Josh Anderson - Shoulder
Anderson has been sent to the injured reserve list after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his left shoulder. He is expected to be on the IR until at least the latter part of August.
I-R - Late Aug
Updated 2020-08-10 15:48:52
I-R - Late Aug
Updated 2020-08-10 15:48:52
Elvis Merzlikins - Undisclosed
Merzlikins will miss an extended period due to an unspecified injury.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-08-10 11:36:57
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-08-10 11:36:57
Zach Werenski - Upper Body
Werenski is tending to an upper-body injury, but will be good to go for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Maple Leafs unclear.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-08-09 09:35:59
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-08-09 09:35:59
Dean Kukan - Upper Body
Kukan is nursing an upper-body injury, but it is likely that he will play against the Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-08-07 13:22:57
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-08-07 13:22:57
Alexandre Texier - Back
Texier has been activated from the injured reserve list after a lumbar stress fracture. It is likely that he will suit up in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Maple Leafs.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-30 08:30:06
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-30 08:30:06
Dean Kukan - Knee
Kukan has been activated from injured reserve after a medial meniscus tear and articular cartilage injury in his left knee. It is unclear if he will be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-18 11:24:56
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-18 11:24:56
Seth Jones - Ankle
Jones has been activated from the injured reserve list after ankle surgery. It has yet to be determined if he will lace up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Maple Leafs.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-18 11:23:42
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-06-18 11:23:42
Brandon Dubinsky - Wrist
Dubinsky is on the injured reserve list due to a chronic wrist condition. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-05-27 14:52:54
I-R - out for season
Updated 2020-05-27 14:52:54
Nathan Gerbe - Groin
Gerbe is recovering from a groin strain and is expected to return in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Maple Leafs.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:26:57
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 09:26:57
Oliver Bjorkstrand - Lower Body
Bjorkstrand is sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a sprain and hairline fracture of his ankle. It is up in the air if he will return in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Maple Leafs.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:15:51
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:15:51
Cam Atkinson - Ankle
Atkinson has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a sprained ankle. It is likely that he will be available when the league finishes its hiatus.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 15:37:05
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-12 15:37:05
Ryan Murray - Back
Murray missed the last game due to back spasms, but he is expected to be available for Sunday's clash with the Canucks.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-08 18:08:42
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-08 18:08:42
Elvis Merzlikins - Concussion
Merzlikins is likely to be available for Sunday's game versus the Canucks despite a concussion.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-08 12:52:04
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-08 12:52:04
Elvis Merzlikins - Concussion
Merzlikins will miss an undetermined length of time due to a concussion.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-01 15:07:44
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-01 15:07:44
Ryan Murray - Lower Body
Murray has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, and he is expected to return Sunday against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-01 14:08:33
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-01 14:08:33
Alexander Wennberg - Upper Body
Wennberg has been activated from the injured reserve list after an upper-body injury. He is expected to return for Friday's battle with the Wild.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-28 09:44:25
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-28 09:44:25
Riley Nash - Upper Body
Nash was held out of the last game due to an upper-body injury, but it is projected that he will play Friday versus the Wild.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-28 09:12:28
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-28 09:12:28
Devin Shore - Acquired
Shore was traded for, and it is uncertain if he will line up Tuesday versus the Wild.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 06:54:01
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 06:54:01
Joonas Korpisalo - Knee
Korpisalo has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He is likely to return Monday versus the Senators.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-02-23 11:17:25
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-02-23 11:17:25
David Savard - Personal
Savard is away from the team due to the birth of his child and will not play Thursday against the Sabres.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2020-02-12 16:50:28
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2020-02-12 16:50:28
Eric Robinson - Lower Body
Robinson is dealing with a lower-body ailment, and it is unlikely that he will be available against the Red Wings on Friday.
doubtful - Doub Fri
Updated 2020-02-07 14:30:35
doubtful - Doub Fri
Updated 2020-02-07 14:30:35
Sonny Milano - Personal
Milano sat out the last game due to a personal matter, and it is uncertain if he will rejoin the lineup in time for Saturday's matchup against the Sabres.
out - Mid Feb
Updated 2020-02-01 09:32:44
out - Mid Feb
Updated 2020-02-01 09:32:44
Oliver Bjorkstrand - Ribs
Bjorkstrand has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from rib cartilage contusion and an oblique strain. He is likely to return Sunday against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 11:03:38
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-19 11:03:38
Zach Werenski - Lower Body
Werenski left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury, and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-01-16 16:28:46
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-01-16 16:28:46
Cam Atkinson - Ankle
Atkinson has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from a sprained ankle. He will likely suit up for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-15 09:12:11
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-15 09:12:11
Emil Bemstrom - Ribs
Bemstrom has been activated from the injured reserve list after a dislocated rib and broken cartilage. It is anticipated that he will make his return against the Kings on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 18:23:01
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 18:23:01
Markus Nutivaara - Upper Body
Nutivaara has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury, and he is likely to return Monday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-05 13:48:32
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-05 13:48:32
Sonny Milano - Concussion
Milano is sidelined with a concussion, but he is expected to make his return against the Bruins on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 09:17:10
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 09:17:10
Alexander Wennberg - Face
Wennberg is likely to take part in Thursday's clash with the Bruins despite a right upper-cheek injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-01 14:20:38
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-01 14:20:38
Scott Harrington - Illness
Harrington missed his third straight game with an illness, and it is undetermined if he will play Thursday against the Bruins.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-12-31 16:13:27
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-12-31 16:13:27
David Savard - Illness
Savard has missed the last two games due to illness, but he is expected to be healthy enough to play against the Islanders on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-23 14:40:53
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-23 14:40:53
Andrew Peeke - Finger
Peeke will miss four to six weeks due to a broken finger and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2019-12-19 11:27:07
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2019-12-19 11:27:07
Zach Werenski - Shoulder
Werenski has been activated from the injured reserve list after recuperating from a shoulder injury, and he will likely draw into the lineup Tuesday versus the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-17 09:00:45
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-17 09:00:45
Andrew Peeke - Face
Peeke left the previous game with a facial injury, and it is up in the air if he will face the Red Wings on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-12-16 19:03:43
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-12-16 19:03:43
Kole Sherwood - Oblique
Sherwood has landed on injured reserve and is expected to be out of action until at least the end of December due to a torn oblique.
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:56:01
I-R - Late Dec
Updated 2019-12-10 15:56:01
Scott Harrington - Undisclosed
Harrington will not be available for Thursday's contest against the Rangers due to an undefined ailment.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 10:41:56
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 10:41:56
Ryan Murray - Knee
Murray missed the last game with a knee contusion, but he is expected to lace up for Tuesday's tilt against the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 10:28:21
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 10:28:21
Nick Foligno - Suspension
Foligno has been handed a three-game suspension by the NHL for elbowing an unsuspecting opponent. He is likely to be reinstated in time for Thursday's battle versus the Red Wings.
out - Elig Thurs
Updated 2019-11-15 05:49:06
out - Elig Thurs
Updated 2019-11-15 05:49:06
Ryan Murray - Hand
Murray has been activated from the injured reserve list after a broken hand. He is projected to lace up against the Canadiens on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-12 11:45:16
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-12 11:45:16
Alexandre Texier - Knee
Texier has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a knee injury, and he is likely to return Thursday against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-07 14:25:03
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-07 14:25:03
Markus Nutivaara - Lower Body
Nutivaara has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will play against the Oilers on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-10-29 08:25:08
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-10-29 08:25:08
Pierre-Luc Dubois - Undisclosed
Dubois is tending to an unspecified injury but is expected to take the ice against the Hurricanes on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-22 07:52:33
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-22 07:52:33
Ryan Murray - Upper Body
Murray sat out the previous game due to an upper-body injury, but it is anticipated that he will suit up against the Maple Leafs on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 15:58:02
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 15:58:02
Josh Anderson - Upper Body
Anderson has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from an upper-body injury, and he is likely to dress against the Maple Leafs on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 10:46:17
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-21 10:46:17
Liam Foudy - Upper Body
Foudy is expected to miss four to six weeks due to an upper-body injury.
out - Late Oct
Updated 2019-09-30 18:25:28
out - Late Oct
Updated 2019-09-30 18:25:28
Josh Anderson - Head
Anderson left Monday's game due to a head injury and it is uncertain if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-06 17:50:25
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-05-06 17:50:25
Riley Nash - Upper Body
Nash is battling an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will participate in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Bruins.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-05-06 16:14:39
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-05-06 16:14:39
Markus Nutivaara - Upper Body
Nutivaara is nursing an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference second round.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-05-06 16:14:15
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-05-06 16:14:15

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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