Detroit Red Wings 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).

Justin Abdelkader - Abdominal
Abdelkader has been placed on injured reserve due to a mid-body injury, and it is unknown if he will be activated prior to Saturday's contest against the Penguins.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-04 07:54:52
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-04 07:54:52
Jimmy Howard - Lower Body
Howard has hit the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he is without a definitive timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-02 10:53:54
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-02 10:53:54
Danny DeKeyser - Ankle
DeKeyser has landed on injured reserve with an ankle injury and is without a clear timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-01 10:03:03
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-01 10:03:03
Patrik Nemeth - Undisclosed
Nemeth sat out the previous game due to an undefined injury, but it is likely that he will play against the Capitals on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-30 14:16:21
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-30 14:16:21
Mike Green - Upper Body
Green has been activated from the injured reserve list after an upper-body injury. It is projected that he will be available versus the Flyers on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-29 12:11:33
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-29 12:11:33
Jonathan Bernier - Illness
Bernier sat out the previous game with an illness, and it is uncertain if he will take part in Friday's matchup with the Flyers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-11-27 16:18:07
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-11-27 16:18:07
Adam Erne - Hand
Erne has missed the past three games with a hand injury, and he it is unknown if he will draw back into the lineup Friday against the Flyers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-11-27 16:17:31
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-11-27 16:17:31
Anthony Mantha - Lower Body
Mantha is on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, and he is not expected to return until at least the middle of December.
I-R - Mid Dec
Updated 2019-11-27 15:43:39
I-R - Mid Dec
Updated 2019-11-27 15:43:39
Darren Helm - Lower Body
Helm sat out the previous game due to a lower-body injury, and it is undetermined if he will line up against the Devils on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-21 16:18:10
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-21 16:18:10
Givani Smith - Undisclosed
Smith will spend an extended period on the injured reserve list due to an unspecified ailment.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-20 15:40:26
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-20 15:40:26
Patrik Nemeth - Illness
Nemeth is on the injured reserve list with an illness and a leg infection. It is uncertain if he will come off the IR in time for Saturday's game versus the Devils.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-20 12:42:05
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-20 12:42:05
Filip Hronek - Lower Body
Hronek has sat out the previous two games with a lower-body injury, but he is expected to play Tuesday against the Senators.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 16:21:35
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 16:21:35
Mike Green - Personal
Green sat out the previous game due to the birth of his child, but it is projected that he will play against the Senators on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 10:17:13
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 10:17:13
Luke Glendening - Upper Body
Glendening has been sidelined with an upper-body injury. He is expected to be activated from the injured reserve list in time to face the Sharks on Saturday.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-15 15:43:59
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-15 15:43:59
Mike Green - Illness
Green missed his third straight game with an illness, but it is likely that he will return to the ice Friday versus the Bruins.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-08 11:16:09
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-08 11:16:09
Frans Nielsen - Undisclosed
Nielsen is tending to an undefined injury, but it is likely that he will lace up against the Bruins on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-08 09:16:41
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-08 09:16:41
Trevor Daley - Lower Body
Daley has been designated for the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he will miss an extended period.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-05 14:11:54
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-05 14:11:54
Justin Abdelkader - Leg
Abdelkader is on injured reserve with a leg injury but is expected to be activated prior to Friday's contest against the HUrricanes.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-01 09:36:46
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-01 09:36:46
Dylan Larkin - Undisclosed
Larkin is tending to an unspecified injury but is expected to play against the Hurricanes on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-01 07:58:36
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-01 07:58:36
Adam Erne - Upper Body
Erne has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from an upper-body injury, and he is likely to dress against the Oilers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 14:22:03
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 14:22:03
Dennis Cholowski - Undisclosed
Cholowski sat out the previous game with an undefined injury, but he is expected to play Tuesday against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-22 16:03:19
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-22 16:03:19
Jonathan Ericsson - Back
Ericsson has been placed on the injured reserve list with injuries to his back, hips and groin. His status for Tuesday's game against the Canucks is unclear.
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-18 19:08:00
I-R - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-18 19:08:00
Adam Erne - Upper Body
Erne has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will get back on the ice Friday against the Oilers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-17 18:16:23
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-17 18:16:23
Patrik Nemeth - Illness
Nemeth is ailing from an illness, but the symptoms are expected to subside in time for Thursday's contest versus the Flames.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 15:39:44
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 15:39:44
Danny DeKeyser - Abdominal
Dekeyser sat out the previous game with an mid-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will play against the Flames on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 11:39:47
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 11:39:47
Trevor Daley - Lower Body
Daley has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from a lower-body injury, and is likely to be activated prior to Tuesday's game against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-15 19:01:24
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-15 19:01:24
Frans Nielsen - Face
Nielsen has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a facial injury. He is expected to return against the Canucks on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-15 13:38:06
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-15 13:38:06
Filip Hronek - Undisclosed
Hronek is dealing with an undisclosed injury, and it is uncertain if he will take the ice Saturday versus Toronto.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-11 15:16:15
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-11 15:16:15
Jimmy Howard - Rest
Howard is not expected to be available against the Canadiens on Thursday as he is to be rested.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 13:14:21
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 13:14:21
Johan Franzen - Concussion
Frazen has hit the injured reserve list due to a concussion, and he will miss the entire 2019-20 season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-10-08 17:26:24
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-10-08 17:26:24
Henrik Zetterberg - Back
Zetterberg has been added to the injured reserve list with a degenerative back condition that has effectively ended his career.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-10-08 17:26:01
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-10-08 17:26:01
Andreas Athanasiou - Lower Body
Athanasiou has been activated from injured reserve after healing from a lower-body injury. He is likely to be available for Tuesday's game against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-08 15:33:57
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-08 15:33:57
Frans Nielsen - Lower Body
Nielsen has a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will suit up for the season opener versus the Predators.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-05 13:23:34
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-05 13:23:34
Dylan Larkin - Upper Body
Larkin has an upper-body injury, but he is likely to be available for the season opener against the Predators.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-03 18:00:04
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-03 18:00:04
Jacob De La Rose - Lower Body
De La Rose is dealing with a lower-body injury, and his status for Saturday's game against the Predators is clouded.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-09-30 11:56:46
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-09-30 11:56:46
Jonathan Ericsson - Knee
Ericsson has been held out of the last four games due to a knee injury and is unlikely to draw back into the lineup against the Sabres on Saturday.
doubtful - Doub Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 14:19:00
doubtful - Doub Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 14:19:00
Justin Abdelkader - Leg
Abdelkader suffered a hairline fracture to his lower-leg and is expected to miss at least three to four weeks, likely ending his season.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-04-04 17:08:12
out - out for season
Updated 2019-04-04 17:08:12
Danny DeKeyser - Lower Body
DeKeyser missed his second-straight game with a lower-body injury and it is uncertain if he will face the Sabres on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-04 16:21:12
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-04 16:21:12
Jonathan Bernier - Upper Body
Bernier has been absent from the lineup during the past three games with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will be available for Saturday's clash with the Sabres.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-04 16:20:37
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-04 16:20:37
Thomas Vanek - Abdominal
Vanek has been idle due to a mid-body injury and will miss an extended period.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-04 16:19:29
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-04 16:19:29
Luke Witkowski - Undisclosed
Witkowski is dealing with an unspecified ailment and his status for Thursday's game against the Penguins is in doubt.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 15:01:17
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 15:01:17
Luke Glendening - Lower Body
Glendening is sidelined due to a lower-body injury and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-02 18:37:30
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-02 18:37:30
Mike Green - Virus
Green is on the injured reserve list due to a virus and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-04-02 16:40:06
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-04-02 16:40:06
Frans Nielsen - Concussion
Nielsen is sidelined due to a concussion and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-04-02 11:21:10
out - out for season
Updated 2019-04-02 11:21:10
Michael Rasmussen - Upper Body
Rasmussen is sidelined with an upper body issue and is likely to the remainder of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-31 18:51:21
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-31 18:51:21
Anthony Mantha - Undisclosed
Mantha is dealing with an unspecified ailment but is likely to lace up against the Sabres on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-27 13:15:55
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-27 13:15:55
Jimmy Howard - Rest
Howard is unlikely to take part in Monday's game versus the Sharks as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-03-25 12:41:23
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-03-25 12:41:23
Jonathan Ericsson - Lower Body
Ericsson has been absent from the lineup during the last five games due to a lower-body injury but is projected to return Monday against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-25 12:32:31
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-25 12:32:31
Libor Sulak - Illness
Sulak sat out the previous two games with an illness and it is unclear if he will be in Monday's lineup versus the Sharks.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-03-23 19:40:32
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-03-23 19:40:32
Trevor Daley - Back
Daley is likely to miss the remainder of the season due to a back injury.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-21 15:12:08
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-21 15:12:08

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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