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).

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
Jacob De La Rose - Heart
De La Rose is out of commission with an accelerated heartbeat and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-03-20 17:23:31
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-03-20 17:23:31
Dylan Larkin - Neck
Larkin is sidelined with a soft-tissue injury in his neck but it is likely he will return to action Tuesday against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-16 09:40:39
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-16 09:40:39
Jimmy Howard - Rest
Howard is not expected to participate in Tuesday's contest against the Avalanche as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 13:38:22
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 13:38:22
Thomas Vanek - Hip Flexor
Vanek is dealing with a hip flexor but it is likely he will be available to partake in Tuesday's tilt with the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 12:55:31
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 12:55:31
Trevor Daley - Upper Body
Daley was held out of the previous two games due to an upper-body injury but it is expected he will play against the Avalanche on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 12:55:07
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 12:55:07
Dylan Larkin - Undisclosed
Larkin is dealing with general soreness but is expected to be available against the Coyotes on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-02 06:16:35
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-02 06:16:35
Anthony Mantha - Illness
Mantha is battling an illness and it is unclear if he will play against the Coyotes on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-03-01 12:14:39
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-03-01 12:14:39
Mike Green - Illness
Green is battling an illness but it is likely he will play against the Coyotes on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-01 11:35:06
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-01 11:35:06
Jimmy Howard - Illness
Howard missed his second-straight game with an illness, but is expected to be available for Tuesday's tilt versus the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-26 11:47:25
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-26 11:47:25
Darren Helm - Lower Body
Helm has a lower-body injury after being struck by a puck at practice but it is likely he will be available for Friday's game against the Wild.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-22 08:34:02
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-22 08:34:02
Justin Abdelkader - Illness
Abdelkader is battling the flu but it is likely he will participate against the Wild on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-22 08:32:56
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-02-22 08:32:56
Jonathan Bernier - Upper Body
Bernier left the last game due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will be available for Wednesday's contest against the Blackhawks.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-02-18 08:23:15
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-02-18 08:23:15
Gustav Nyquist - Illness
Nyquist was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an illness but is expected to suit up against the Blackhawks on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-17 19:41:21
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-17 19:41:21
Jimmy Howard - Rest
Howard is not expected to participate in Sunday's contest with the Flyers as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-02-17 14:37:59
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-02-17 14:37:59
Frans Nielsen - Illness
Nielsen sat out the last game dealing with a stomach virus but is expected to be ready to return in time for Sunday's game against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-02-17 08:30:42
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-02-17 08:30:42
Tyler Bertuzzi - Upper Body
Bertuzzi has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury but it is expected he will lace up for Saturday's contest against the Flyers.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-15 11:35:34
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-15 11:35:34
Trevor Daley - Foot
Daley is on injured reserve with a broken foot but is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the Predators.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-12 12:02:42
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-12 12:02:42
Dylan Larkin - Oblique
Larkin is sidelined due to a strained oblique but is expected to return to action against the Golden Knights on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-07 16:30:04
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-07 16:30:04
Michael Rasmussen - Hamstring
Rasmussen has returned from a conditioning stint in the minors after a hamstring injury. It is likely he will be activated from injured reserve in time for Thursday's game against the Golden Knights.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-07 10:53:33
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-07 10:53:33
Luke Glendening - Undisclosed
Glendening is dealing with an unspecified injury but is likely to be available Tuesday versus the Oilers.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-22 11:34:07
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-22 11:34:07
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
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

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.

PuckPedia is a reliable source for a complete, up-to-date NHL injury report. Never miss the latest details on which players have recently been injured and which team’s performance is affected by their injuries. Find all of this and more, right here, at PuckPedia!