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).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return Mon Apr 12, 2021
Sam Gagner - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Fri Apr 9, 2021
Sam Gagner | Gagner (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's clash with Carolina.
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Expected Return Thu Apr 15, 2021
Robby Fabbri - IR - Upper Body
Wed Apr 7, 2021
Robby Fabbri | Fabbri (upper body) won't be available for Thursday's game versus Nashville.

Tue Apr 6, 2021
Robby Fabbri | Fabbri (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Predators.
Sun Apr 4, 2021
Robby Fabbri | Fabbri (undisclosed) is out for Sunday's game against the Lightning.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Bobby Ryan - IR - Upper Body
Not Specified
Fri Apr 9, 2021
Bobby Ryan | Ryan (upper body) has missed six consecutive games and that is negatively affecting his trade value, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Fri Apr 9, 2021
Bobby Ryan | Ryan (upper body) will miss the rest of the 2020-21 campaign.
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Bobby Ryan | Ryan (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus Nashville, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
Sun Apr 4, 2021
Bobby Ryan | Ryan (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game against the Lightning.
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Bobby Ryan | Ryan (upper body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Lightning.
Thu Apr 1, 2021
Bobby Ryan | Ryan (upper body) won't play Thursday versus Florida, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Mon Mar 29, 2021
Bobby Ryan | Ryan (upper body) is day-to-day and won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Panthers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Sun Mar 28, 2021
Bobby Ryan | Ryan won't return to Sunday's game against the Blue Jackets after suffering an upper-body injury.
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Expected Return Thu Jul 1, 2021
Henrik Zetterberg - IR-NR - Back
Not Specified
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Expected Return Tue Apr 20, 2021
Tyler Bertuzzi - IR - Upper Body
Not Specified
Fri Apr 9, 2021
Tyler Bertuzzi | Bertuzzi (upper body) has yet to be cleared to practice, but the Red Wings are still hopeful he'll be able to return sometime this season, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Thu Apr 1, 2021
Tyler Bertuzzi | Bertuzzi (upper body) has been skating on his own of late, but he isn't close to returning to practice with his teammates, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Mon Mar 8, 2021
Tyler Bertuzzi | Bertuzzi is not close to returning from his upper-body injury, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
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Expected Return Mon May 3, 2021
Jared McIsaac - IR-NR - Shoulder
Surgery

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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