Edmonton Oilers 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).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return Sat Jul 1, 2023
Mike Smith - OUT - Undisclosed
Wed Jul 13, 2022
Mike Smith | Smith (undisclosed) is unlikely to play in 2022-23, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jesse Puljujarvi - OUT - Shoulder
Tue Jul 26, 2022
Jesse Puljujarvi | Puljujarvi (shoulder) penned a one-year, $3 million contract with Edmonton on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Wed Jun 8, 2022
Jesse Puljujarvi | Puljujarvi is facing a 4-6 week recovery period due to a shoulder injury general manager Ken Holland told reporters Wednesday, per Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - OUT - Shoulder
Wed Jun 8, 2022
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins | Nugent-Hopkins played through a shoulder injury during the playoffs, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Darnell Nurse - OUT - Hip
Mon Jun 6, 2022
Darnell Nurse | Nurse played through a torn hip flexor this postseason, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Kailer Yamamoto - OUT - Concussion
Wed Aug 3, 2022
Kailer Yamamoto | Yamamoto (concussion) signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Oilers on Wednesday.

Wed Jun 8, 2022
Kailer Yamamoto | Yamamoto missed the last two games of Edmonton's Western Conference Finals loss to the Avalanche due to a concussion, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Mon Jun 6, 2022
Kailer Yamamoto | Yamamoto (upper body) will miss out versus Colorado on Monday, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Sat Jun 4, 2022
Kailer Yamamoto | Yamamoto (upper body) is unlikely to play in Game 3 on Saturday against the Avalanche, per Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic.
Thu Jun 2, 2022
Kailer Yamamoto | Yamamoto (upper body) won't finish Thursday's Game 2 versus the Avalanche, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Calvin Pickard - OUT - Undisclosed
Wed Jul 13, 2022
Calvin Pickard | Pickard (undisclosed) signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Oilers on Wednesday.

Fri Apr 29, 2022
Calvin Pickard | Pickard (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Friday's season finale against the Devils.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
Calvin Pickard | Pickard (undisclosed) remains out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Jets.
Tue Mar 29, 2022
Calvin Pickard | Pickard (undisclosed) won't be available Wednesday versus the Rangers, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Sun Mar 27, 2022
Calvin Pickard | Pickard (undisclosed) left during the third period of Sunday's game against the Penguins, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Expected Return Sat Jul 1, 2023
Oscar Klefbom - IR-LT - Shoulder
Surgery
Wed Jun 8, 2022
Oscar Klefbom | Klefbom (shoulder) isn't expected to play again with general manager Ken Holland telling reporters Wednesday, "I'm not expecting Klef to play," per Tom Gazzola of TSN.ca.

Mon Jul 12, 2021
Oscar Klefbom | Klefbom (shoulder) has a "very slim chance" at playing during the 2021-22 season, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Thu Mar 11, 2021
Oscar Klefbom | Klefbom will undergo surgery on his injured shoulder in late March, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.

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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