Detroit Red Wings injuries

For the latest news on NHL injuries by team, PuckPedia is your source. Stay up-to-date on your favorite NHL teams with information on player injuries and their status.

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 Thu Dec 9, 2021
Moritz Seider - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Tue Dec 7, 2021
Moritz Seider | Seider (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game versus the Predators and head coach Jeff Blashill had no update on his status after the game.
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Expected Return Thu Dec 16, 2021
Marc Staal - IR-NR - Covid-19
Mon Dec 6, 2021
Marc Staal | Staal was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Monday.
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Expected Return Thu Dec 9, 2021
Gustav Lindstrom - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Mon Dec 6, 2021
Gustav Lindstrom | Lindstrom (lower body) will not play in Tuesday's clash with Nashville, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Sat Dec 4, 2021
Gustav Lindstrom | Lindstrom (lower body) will not return to Saturday's game versus the Islanders.
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Expected Return Tue Dec 14, 2021
Tyler Bertuzzi - IR-NR - Covid-19
Wed Dec 1, 2021
Tyler Bertuzzi | Bertuzzi has been placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols.

Wed Dec 1, 2021
Tyler Bertuzzi | Bertuzzi (COVID-19 protocols) will miss at least 10 days, which will cost him five games, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Wed Feb 23, 2022
Mitchell Stephens - IR - Lower Body
Tue Nov 23, 2021
Mitchell Stephens | Stephens (lower body) will be out at least until Feb. 23, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Mon Nov 15, 2021
Mitchell Stephens | Stephens (lower body) was placed on IR on Monday.
Sat Nov 13, 2021
Mitchell Stephens | Stephens left Saturday's game against Montreal with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Sat Nov 13, 2021
Mitchell Stephens | Stephens (lower body) "will miss some time" after leaving Saturday's game against Montreal.
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Expected Return Wed Feb 23, 2022
Troy Stecher - IR - Wrist
Tue Nov 23, 2021
Troy Stecher | Stecher requires surgery on his wrist and will be out until at least Feb. 23, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

Thu Nov 11, 2021
Troy Stecher | Stecher will take the next few weeks to see how his undisclosed injury heals before deciding whether to undergo surgery, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Tue Nov 9, 2021
Troy Stecher | Stecher is set to meet with a specialist for an undisclosed injury, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Wed Feb 2, 2022
Jakub Vrana - IR - Shoulder
Surgery
Mon Oct 11, 2021
Jakub Vrana | Vrana (shoulder) was shifted to injured reserve Monday.

Thu Sep 30, 2021
Jakub Vrana | Vrana will undergo shoulder surgery that will sideline him for at least four months, the team announced Thursday.
Sun Sep 26, 2021
Jakub Vrana | Vrana is seeing a specialist Monday for further evaluation on his injured shoulder, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Sat Sep 25, 2021
Jakub Vrana | Vrana injured his shoulder in practice Saturday, Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now reports.
Wed Sep 22, 2021
Jakub Vrana | Vrana will miss the start of training camp due to a visa issue, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).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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