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).

Frans Nielsen - Upper Body
Nielsen sat out the previous game with an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up Jan. 31 against the Rangers.
questionable - Ques Jan 31
Updated 2020-01-22 17:16:22
questionable - Ques Jan 31
Updated 2020-01-22 17:16:22
Jonathan Ericsson - Nose
Ericsson has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a fractured nose , but it is uncertain when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-22 13:39:38
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-22 13:39:38
Anthony Mantha - Ribs
Mantha has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a rib injury, and he is not expected to return until at least the early part of March.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2020-01-22 08:58:42
I-R - Early March
Updated 2020-01-22 08:58:42
Mike Green - Upper Body
Green is sidelined with an upper-body injury, and he is expected to miss at least two weeks.
out - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-21 11:35:57
out - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-21 11:35:57
Valtteri Filppula - Lower Body
Filppula exited the last game with a lower-body injury, but he is expected to be available Monday against the Avalanche.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 11:56:13
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-20 11:56:13
Andreas Athanasiou - Lower Body
Athanasiou is on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury and is expected to be out of commission until at least the beginning of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:33:24
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:33:24
Jonathan Bernier - Lower Body
Bernier has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury. He is expected to be held out of action until at least the start of February.
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:32:57
I-R - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:32:57
Trevor Daley - Lower Body
Daley has been held out of the previous four games due to a lower-body injury, but it is likely that he will play against the Penguins on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-17 11:34:08
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-17 11:34:08
Frans Nielsen - Illness
Nielsen is ailing from an illness but is expected to lace up against the Sabres on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-11 11:39:13
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-01-11 11:39:13
Frans Nielsen - Illness
Nielsen is ailing from an illness, but it is likely that he will play against the Senators on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-10 10:22:32
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-10 10:22:32
Mike Green - Lower Body
Green left Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-01-07 17:02:27
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-01-07 17:02:27
Mike Green - Personal
Green was held out of the previous game due to family matter, but it is likely that he will suit up against the Stars on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-02 10:49:12
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-02 10:49:12
Valtteri Filppula - Upper Body
Filppula sat out the last game with an upper-body injury, but he is projected to be active Tuesday versus the Sharks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-31 16:29:28
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-31 16:29:28
Jonathan Bernier - Groin
Bernier has sat out the previous two games due to a groin injury, but he is expected to be available against the Lightning on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-29 11:07:00
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-29 11:07:00
Adam Erne - Undisclosed
Erne missed the last game due to unspecified injury, and it is undetermined if he will suit up Saturday versus the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-22 16:25:04
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-22 16:25:04
Frans Nielsen - Illness
Nielsen sat out the previous game due to an illness, but he is expected to play against the Coyotes on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-22 14:15:34
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-22 14:15:34
Jimmy Howard - Groin
Howard has been activated from the long-term injured reserve list after healing from a groin injury. He is expected to return against the Coyotes on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-22 12:49:12
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-22 12:49:12
Danny DeKeyser - Back
DeKeyser has landed on injured reserve due to back surgery. He has suffered a setback in his recovery and is likely to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-12-17 09:49:30
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-12-17 09:49:30
Trevor Daley - Lower Body
Daley is likely to play against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday despite leaving the last game to rest a recent lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-16 17:19:35
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-16 17:19:35
Jonathan Ericsson - Undisclosed
Ericsson sat out the last game due to an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will play against the Kings on Sunday.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-12-14 16:19:40
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-12-14 16:19:40
Patrik Nemeth - Illness
Nemeth is ailing from an illness, leaving his status against the Canadiens on Saturday hazy.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-14 08:45:01
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-14 08:45:01
Andreas Athanasiou - Undisclosed
Athanasiou has been absent from the lineup during the previous two games with an unspecified injury, but it is projected that he will play against the Canadiens on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-14 08:28:19
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-14 08:28:19
Anthony Mantha - Knee
Mantha is on the injured reserve list due to a knee injury, but it is projected that he will be activated prior to Saturday's contest against the Canadiens.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 12:49:04
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 12:49:04
Dylan Larkin - Illness
Larkin is ailing from an illness, and it remains to be seen if he will suit up for Saturday's matchup versus the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 10:28:20
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-12-13 10:28:20
Dylan Larkin - Illness
Larkin is ailing from an illness, but he is likely to lace up against the Jets on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 16:07:03
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-12 16:07:03
Justin Abdelkader - Abdominal
Abdelkader is expected to return against the Jets on Tuesday after spending an extended absence on the injured reserve list due to a mid-body injury.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 15:41:20
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 15:41:20
Trevor Daley - Lower Body
Daley has been activated from the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, and he is likely to be in Tuesday's lineup against the Jets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 15:40:21
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 15:40:21
Tyler Bertuzzi - Lower Body
Bertuzzi left the last game with a lower-body injury. It is anticipated that he will be available for Tuesday's matchup against the Jets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-08 14:58:15
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-08 14:58:15
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
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
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

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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