Edmonton Oilers 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).

Milan Lucic - Lower Body
Lucic will not play in Saturday's game against the Flames due to a lower-body injury.
out - Out Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 18:47:41
out - Out Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 18:47:41
Kyle Brodziak - Undisclosed
Brodziak has sat out the last two games due to an unspecified ailment and will not play Saturday against the Flames.
out - Out Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 11:59:23
out - Out Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 11:59:23
Jujhar Khaira - Undisclosed
Khaira missed the previous game due to an unspecified injury, leaving his availability against the Sharks on Thursday clouded.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-02 18:13:04
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-02 18:13:04
Jujhar Khaira - Foot
Khaira has been absent from the lineup during the past five games with a sore foot and it is unknown if he will return against the Ducks on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-03-28 18:18:25
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-03-28 18:18:25
Milan Lucic - Hip
Lucic missed his second-consecutive game due to a hip injury but is expected to return Wednesday against the Devils.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-13 18:53:31
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-13 18:53:31
Oscar Klefbom - Groin
Klefbom left the last game with a groin injury but is projected to play against the Devils on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-13 13:52:08
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-13 13:52:08
Jujhar Khaira - Foot
Khaira is nursing a foot injury, leaving his status up in the air for Wednesday's contest versus the Devils.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-12 18:14:48
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-12 18:14:48
- Illness
Koskinen missed the last game due to illness but is likely to be available for Monday's contest against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-11 12:41:04
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-11 12:41:04
Anthony Stolarz - Illness
Stolarz is bogged down by an illness and it is unclear if he will face the Canucks on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 18:23:14
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 18:23:14
Jujhar Khaira - Lower Body
Khaira has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an injury to his lower body and is likely to return Thursday against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 13:09:53
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 13:09:53
Jesse Puljujarvi - Hip
Puljujarvi has been designated for the injured reserve list as he underwent season-ending surgery on both hips.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-03-04 14:25:07
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-03-04 14:25:07
Connor McDavid - Suspension
McDavid has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent. He is eligible to return to the lineup on Wednesday versus the Maple Leafs.
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2019-02-23 05:49:10
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2019-02-23 05:49:10
Connor McDavid - Illness
McDavid was held out of the previous game with an illness but it likely he will suit up Thursday against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 11:11:07
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 11:11:07
Matt Benning - Upper Body
Benning has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury and is likely to be in Tuesday's lineup against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-19 13:13:55
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-19 13:13:55
Andrej Sekera - Achilles
Sekera has been activated from the injured reserve list as he has recovered from offseason surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon and is likely to make his season debut Tuesday against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-18 11:18:49
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-18 11:18:49
Jujhar Khaira - Foot
Khaira is expected to play against the Penguins on Wednesday despite a foot injury.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-12 21:57:38
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-12 21:57:38
Ty Rattie - Lower Body
Rattie left the last game with a lower body injury but it is expected he will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-12 10:29:13
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-12 10:29:13
Oscar Klefbom - Hand
Klefbom has been activated from the injured reserve list with a hand injury and is expected to return to action Tuesday against the Blackhawks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-05 17:13:55
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-05 17:13:55
Jujhar Khaira - Lower Body
Khaira exited Sunday's game due to a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-02-03 12:33:17
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-02-03 12:33:17
Alexander Petrovic - Concussion
Petrovic has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a concussion and is likely to be available for Tuesday's game against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-22 15:17:42
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-22 15:17:42
Kailer Yamamoto - Upper Body
Yamamoto has been placed on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury but it is likely he will return Wednesday against the Canucks.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-15 12:47:40
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-15 12:47:40
Connor McDavid - Illness
McDavid is battling an illness but his availability for Monday's tilt against the Sabres is likely.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-01-14 08:25:41
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-01-14 08:25:41
Jujhar Khaira - Undisclosed
Khaira has an unspecified injury and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Sabres on Monday.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-01-13 12:45:54
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-01-13 12:45:54
Matt Benning - Personal
Benning has missed the past three games due to a personal matter and it is unclear if he will return to the lineup against the Panthers on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-01-08 19:49:35
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-01-08 19:49:35
Kris Russell - Lower Body
Russell has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury and is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-01-06 12:21:15
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-01-06 12:21:15
Alex Chiasson - Knee
Chiasson has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from a knee injury. He is likely to return Saturday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-04 15:58:24
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-04 15:58:24
Jason Garrison - Illness
Garrison missed the last two games due to illness and it is unknown if he will play Monday against the Jets.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-29 13:10:20
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-29 13:10:20
Drake Caggiula - Illness
Caggiula missed the last game due to illness but is likely to be in the lineup Saturday against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-28 15:45:52
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-28 15:45:52
Jujhar Khaira - Suspension
Khaira has been handed a two-game suspension for cross checking an unsuspecting opponent but is expected to be reinstated in time for Saturday's matchup against Sharks.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 18:40:53
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 18:40:53
Adam Larsson - Foot
Larsson is dealing with a foot injury but is expected to be in Saturday's lineup against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-20 13:11:52
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-20 13:11:52
Tobias Rieder - Upper Body
Rieder has been designated for the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury but is expected to be activated prior to Thursday's matchup against the Jets.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 14:22:21
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 14:22:21
Drake Caggiula - Hand
Caggiula has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a hand injury and is likely to return against the Jets on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-12 13:24:36
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-12 13:24:36
Valentin Zykov - Personal
Zykov is dealing with visa issues but they are expected to be cleared up in time for Friday's game against the Wild.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-06 18:33:50
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-12-06 18:33:50
Ryan Spooner - Illness
Spooner sat out the last game with an illness but is expected to play against the Blues on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-05 10:36:12
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-05 10:36:12
Connor McDavid - Illness
McDavid was held out of the previous game due to an illness but it is not expected to impede his status for Wednesday's tilt against the Blues.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-04 14:43:32
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-04 14:43:32
Milan Lucic - Poss. Suspension
Lucic is facing potential league discipline for a hit on an opponent. His availability against the Panthers on Thursday has yet to be established.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-11-07 08:51:53
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-11-07 08:51:53
Ty Rattie - Upper Body
Rattie has been activated from the injured reserve list as he has recovered from a mid-body injury and is expected to return Tuesday against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-06 16:16:45
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-06 16:16:45
Matt Benning - Concussion
Benning has been activated from the injured reserve as he has been cleared of a concussion and is expected to return Sunday against the Blackhawks.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-10-28 14:09:40
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-10-28 14:09:40
Zack Kassian - Neck
Kassian is battling a neck injury and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday's game versus the Predators.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-26 07:45:33
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-26 07:45:33
Alex Chiasson - Ear
Chiasson is likely to play Thursday against the Capitals despite an ear injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-24 13:11:02
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-24 13:11:02
Drake Caggiula - Lower Body
Caggiula has been held out of the past two games with a lower-body injury and will it is uncertain if he will be available Thursday against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-23 18:11:42
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-23 18:11:42
Ty Rattie - Undisclosed
Rattie exited Thursday's game due to an undefined injury and it is unknown if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-10-18 20:27:03
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-10-18 20:27:03
Kris Russell - Undisclosed
Russell is on injured reserve with an unspecified injury but is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Devils.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-06 10:01:24
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-06 10:01:24
Adam Larsson - Back
Larsson is dealing with a tight back. His status for the regular-season opener against the Devils is unknown.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-09-30 15:41:55
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-09-30 15:41:55
Ty Rattie - Undisclosed
Rattie is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will miss Saturday's preseason finale against the Flames.
out - Out Sat
Updated 2018-09-28 16:53:37
out - Out Sat
Updated 2018-09-28 16:53:37
Kris Russell - Undisclosed
Russell is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will miss Saturday's preseason finale against the Flames.
out - Out Sat
Updated 2018-09-28 16:53:07
out - Out Sat
Updated 2018-09-28 16:53:07
Drake Caggiula - Illness
Caggiula is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will be available against the Devils on October 6.
questionable - Ques Oct 6
Updated 2018-09-14 13:27:20
questionable - Ques Oct 6
Updated 2018-09-14 13:27:20
Michael Cammalleri - Shoulder
Cammalleri was held out of the previous game with a shoulder injury and is his status for Tuesday's contest against the Blue Jackets is up in the air.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:43:39
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:43:39
Al Montoya - Undisclosed
Montoya missed the last game due to an unspecified injury and it is uncertain if he will be available Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:42:55
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:42:55
Zack Kassian - Head
Kassian has sat out the previous five games with a head injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:42:18
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 02:42:18

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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