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).

Michael Rasmussen - Lower Body
Rasmussen has landed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and there is no timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-01-15 16:43:30
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-01-15 16:43:30
Danny DeKeyser - Hand
DeKeyser has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a hand injury and is slated to return Tuesday against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-15 16:25:00
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-15 16:25:00
Mike Green - Ankle
Green is on injured reserve with an ankle injury but it is likely he will be activated in time for Friday's game against the Jets.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-10 10:37:11
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-10 10:37:11
Anthony Mantha - Hand
Mantha is on the injured reserve list with a broken hand but it is likely he will be activated in time for Friday's contest against the Predators.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-03 10:15:30
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-03 10:15:30
Trevor Daley - Foot
Daley is on injured reserve with a broken foot and is expected to miss three-to-five weeks of action.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2019-01-02 10:12:55
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2019-01-02 10:12:55
Darren Helm - Shoulder
Helm has been designated for the injured reserve list with a substantial shoulder injury but is expected to be activated in time for Wednesday's game against the Flames.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-01 13:52:21
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-01 13:52:21
Andreas Athanasiou - Upper Body
Athanasiou has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury but is expected to return against the Penguins on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 14:48:36
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-27 14:48:36
Jimmy Howard - Back
Howard sat out the last game due to a back injury but is expected to be available against the Hurricanes on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-19 15:00:13
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-19 15:00:13
Jonathan Ericsson - Undisclosed
Ericsson is dealing with an unspecified injury but is likely to play Friday against the Senators.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-14 14:52:42
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-14 14:52:42
Trevor Daley - Lower Body
Daley has been activated from the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury and is expected to return Monday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-10 11:57:14
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-10 11:57:14
Tyler Bertuzzi - Suspension
Bertuzzi has been issued a two-game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct and roughing an opponent. He is expected to be reinstated for Saturday's matchup against the Islanders.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-06 16:12:31
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-06 16:12:31
Jonathan Ericsson - Lower Body
Ericsson has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from a lower-body injury but it is unknown if he will return to the lineup against the Blues on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-11-27 17:46:52
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-11-27 17:46:52
Thomas Vanek - Lower Body
Vanek is on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury but is likely to return Wednesday against the Bruins.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-20 10:50:26
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-20 10:50:26
Jacob De La Rose - Upper Body
De La Rose has missed the past three games due to upper-body injury but it is likely he will return against the Devils on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-17 08:51:54
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-17 08:51:54
Andreas Athanasiou - Leg
Athanasiou has missed the previous three games due to a leg injury but is likely to return for Friday's contest against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-09 11:46:48
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-09 11:46:48
Dylan Larkin - Undisclosed
Larkin is projected to be in Friday's lineup against the Rangers despite missing practice due to an unspecified reason.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-08 13:06:55
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-08 13:06:55
Frans Nielsen - Concussion
Nielsen is working his way through the league-mandated concussion protocol but is expected to return Friday against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-07 18:01:16
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-11-07 18:01:16
Danny DeKeyser - Hand
DeKeyser is on the injured reserve list due to a hand injury but it is likely he will return Saturday against the Oilers.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-03 07:34:00
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-03 07:34:00
Jacob De La Rose - Heart
De La Rose has been activated from the injured reserve list as he has recovered from a heart condition and is expected to be available for Friday's tilt against the Jets.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-10-25 13:10:49
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-10-25 13:10:49
Mike Green - Virus
Green has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a virus that was attacking his liver and causing fatigue. He is expected to be activated in time for Friday's game against the Stars.
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-10-24 09:02:04
I-R - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-10-24 09:02:04
Jonathan Ericsson - Upper Body
Ericsson is on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury but is expected to be available for Saturday's game versus the Panthers.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-19 14:41:44
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-19 14:41:44
Trevor Daley - Upper Body
Daley is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will return against the Lightning on Thursday.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-17 11:27:42
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-17 11:27:42
Evgeny Svechnikov - Knee
Svechnikov has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list after having right knee surgery to repair his ACL and is expected to miss five-to-six months.
I-R - Mid April
Updated 2018-10-16 17:05:55
I-R - Mid April
Updated 2018-10-16 17:05:55
Dennis Cholowski - Upper Body
Cholowski was held out of the last two games with an upper-body injury but is likely to return to the lineup against the Canadiens on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 12:17:53
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 12:17:53
Niklas Kronwall - Upper Body
Kronwall is on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury and it is expected he will be available for Thursday's matchup against the Maple Leafs.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 12:09:18
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 12:09:18
Brian Lashoff - Knee
Lashoff has landed on the non-roster injured reserve list with a knee injury and will miss an undetermined length of time.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-09 18:10:13
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-09 18:10:13
Niklas Kronwall - Undisclosed
Kronwall is on the injured reserve list with an unspecified injury and it is unclear if he will return during the middle of October.
I-R - Mid Oct
Updated 2018-10-07 15:46:27
I-R - Mid Oct
Updated 2018-10-07 15:46:27
Trevor Daley - Lower Body
Daley sustained a lower-body injury but is expected to be available for the season opener against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-02 15:28:47
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-02 15:28:47
Brian Lashoff - Undisclosed
Lashoff is expected to miss an extended period of time while on the non-roster injured reserve list with an unspecified injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-01 18:23:40
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-01 18:23:40
Evgeny Svechnikov - Undisclosed
Svechnikov is on the non-roster injured reserve list with an undefined injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-01 18:23:20
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-01 18:23:20
Danny DeKeyser - Upper Body
DeKeyser injured his upper body but is expected to play in the season opener against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:33:04
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:33:04
Martin Frk - Back
Frk is battling a back injury and is without a definitive timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-09-19 14:18:26
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-09-19 14:18:26
Henrik Zetterberg - Back
Zetterberg is dealing with a back injury and it is unknown if he will be available for the 2018-19 season.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-07-23 19:25:35
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-07-23 19:25:35
Mike Green - Spine
Green is expected to miss the remainder of the season as he will have surgery to repair his cervical spine.
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-23 00:11:05
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-23 00:11:05
Frans Nielsen - Upper Body
Nielsen is sidelined with an upper-body injury but is expected to return Thursday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-03-14 22:25:39
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-03-14 22:25:39
Mike Green - Neck
Green has been sidelined due to a sore neck and it is unknown if he will be available Friday against the Jets.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-03-01 23:09:01
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-03-01 23:09:01
Anthony Mantha - Face
Mantha suffered a facial injury after getting struck by a puck but is expected to play Saturday against the Hurricanes.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-02-23 20:58:03
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-02-23 20:58:03
Andreas Athanasiou - Illness
Athanasiou was absent from the lineup during the last game with an illness and it is uncertain if he will be available Saturday against the Predators.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-02-16 01:52:46
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-02-16 01:52:46

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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