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).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return Tue Oct 19, 2021
Devin Shore - IR - Undisclosed
Sat Oct 16, 2021
Devin Shore | Shore (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Fri Oct 15, 2021
Devin Shore | Shore (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against Calgary on Saturday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Wed Oct 13, 2021
Devin Shore | Shore (undisclosed) won't play Wednesday versus Vancouver, Tony Brar of Oilers TV reports.
Tue Oct 12, 2021
Devin Shore | Shore (undisclosed) tweaked something during Tuesday's practice, leaving him questionable for Wednesday's regular-season opener versus Vancouver, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
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Expected Return Tue Oct 19, 2021
William Lagesson - IR - Undisclosed
Not Specified
Mon Oct 11, 2021
William Lagesson | Lagesson (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
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Expected Return Mon Nov 15, 2021
Josh Archibald - IR-LT - Chest
Inflammation
Wed Oct 13, 2021
Josh Archibald | Archibald (chest) was officially designated for long-term injured reserve Wednesday.

Sun Oct 3, 2021
Josh Archibald | Archibald has been diagnosed with myocarditis and is considered out indefinitely, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
Wed Sep 29, 2021
Josh Archibald | Archibald has undergone a battery of tests in an attempt to diagnose an uncertain medical issue. Coach Dave Tippet told reporters, "He's not feeling like he should be," Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Mon Sep 27, 2021
Josh Archibald | Archibald will once again miss practice due to an undisclosed injury, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
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Expected Return Mon Nov 1, 2021
Dmitri Samorukov - OUT - Jaw
Fracture
Wed Sep 22, 2021
Dmitri Samorukov | Samorukov suffered a broken jaw in a rookie game versus the Flames and will miss the start of training camp, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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Expected Return Fri Jul 1, 2022
Alex Stalock - IR - Chest
Inflammation
Wed Sep 22, 2021
Alex Stalock | Stalock is dealing with a possible heart condition that is expected to sideline him for the entire 2021-22 season.
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Expected Return Thu Dec 16, 2021
Dylan Holloway - OUT - Wrist
Surgery
Wed Sep 15, 2021
Dylan Holloway | Holloway had surgery on his wrist and will be sidelined for a minimum of three months, the team announced Wednesday.
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Expected Return Tue Mar 1, 2022
Oscar Klefbom - IR - Shoulder
Surgery
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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