Los Angeles Kings 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 Thu Dec 9, 2021
Blake Lizotte - IR-NR - Covid-19
Sat Dec 4, 2021
Blake Lizotte | Lizotte entered the league's COVID-19 protocols Saturday.
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Expected Return Sat Dec 11, 2021
Brendan Lemieux - OUT - Suspension
Tue Nov 30, 2021
Brendan Lemieux | Lemieux was suspended for five games for biting the Senators' Brady Tkachuk.
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Expected Return Thu Dec 9, 2021
Andreas Athanasiou - IR-NR - Covid-19
Not Specified
Sun Dec 5, 2021
Andreas Athanasiou | Athanasiou (not injury related) will not suit up Sunday against the Oilers, per the (NHL) media site.

Fri Dec 3, 2021
Andreas Athanasiou | Athanasiou (not injury related) has cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols and practiced with the team Friday, John Hoven of SiriusXM (NHL) Network Radio reports.
Wed Nov 24, 2021
Andreas Athanasiou | Athanasiou was added to the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list Wednesday.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Sean Walker - IR - Knee
Surgery
Wed Oct 27, 2021
Sean Walker | Walker tore his ACL and MCL during Monday's loss to St. Louis and will miss the remainder of the season, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. The 26-year-old blueliner has been placed on injured reserve.

Mon Oct 25, 2021
Sean Walker | Walker (lower body) left Monday's game against St. Louis and will not return.

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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