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).

Jeff Carter - Abdominal
Carter is sidelined due to a core injury. A timetable for his return has yet to be established.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-05-06 13:56:04
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-05-06 13:56:04
Ben Hutton - Illness
Hutton was held out of the last game with an illness, but he is expected to fight it off in time for Wednesday's matchup versus the Penguins.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 19:17:40
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 19:17:40
Alec Martinez - Coach's Decision
Martinez will not play Tuesday against the Jets as his name is being floated around in a potential trade.
out - Out Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 14:08:07
out - Out Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 14:08:07
Drew Doughty - Lower Body
Doughty has been held out of the past three games with a lower-body ailment, but it is expected that he will be available Tuesday against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-04 14:16:15
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-04 14:16:15
Derek Forbort - Undisclosed
Forbort sat out the last game due to an undefined injury, and it is unknown if he will lace up for Thursday's clash with the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-01-30 08:32:20
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-01-30 08:32:20
Derek Forbort - Undisclosed
Forbort has an unspecified injury, leaving his status in doubt against the Lightning on Wednesday.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2020-01-29 14:49:12
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2020-01-29 14:49:12
Blake Lizotte - Groin
Lizotte is expected to play Wednesday against the Lightning despite a groin injury.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-01-29 14:39:32
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-01-29 14:39:32
Joakim Ryan - Lower Body
Ryan has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury. It is anticipated that he will return for Wednesday's tilt versus the Lightning.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-01-29 14:17:10
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-01-29 14:17:10
Blake Lizotte - Lower Body
Lizotte is sidelined with a lower-body injury, and he will not return to the ice until at least the beginning of February.
out - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:34:17
out - Early Feb
Updated 2020-01-19 13:34:17
Trevor Lewis - Upper Body
Lewis has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury, and he is likely to return Monday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 14:02:23
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 14:02:23
Derek Forbort - Back
Forbort is expected to make his season debut against the Blue Jackets on Monday after healing from a back injury.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 12:40:19
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 12:40:19
Dustin Brown - Illness
Brown has missed the previous four games due to illness, but he is expected to return for Monday's matchup against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 11:43:59
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 11:43:59
Kurtis MacDermid - Suspension
MacDermid has been issued a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head. He will be permitted to return against the Stars on Wednesday.
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2020-01-05 10:35:27
out - Elig Wed
Updated 2020-01-05 10:35:27
Alec Martinez - Wrist
Martinez is recovering from surgery to repair a radial artery and two superficial radial nerves in his right wrist while on injured reserve. He is expected to be activated prior to Saturday's clash against the Predators.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-04 12:51:05
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-04 12:51:05
Dustin Brown - Illness
Brown is ailing from an illness, but he will be available for Thursday's battle against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-19 16:00:27
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-19 16:00:27
Trevor Lewis - Lower Body
Lewis has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, and he is likely to return Wednesday against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-11-27 14:06:34
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-11-27 14:06:34
Derek Forbort - Upper Body
Forbort is on long-term injured reserve due to an upper-body ailment. He has been sent to the minors on a conditioning assignment and is without a definitive timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-27 11:17:05
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-27 11:17:05
Jonathan Quick - Rest
Quick is not expected to take part in Monday's game versus the Coyotes due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-11-18 13:33:12
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-11-18 13:33:12
Carl Grundstrom - Oblique
Grundstrom was held out of the last game due to an oblique injury, and it has yet to be established if he will play Saturday against the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-07 16:42:12
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-07 16:42:12
Tyler Toffoli - Undisclosed
Toffoli sat out the last game due to an unspecified injury, and it remains to be seen if he will be in Saturday's lineup versus the Blackhawks.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-30 19:48:51
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-30 19:48:51
Jonathan Quick - Rest
Quick is not expected to take part in Sunday's game versus the Blackhawks due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-10-27 14:30:25
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-10-27 14:30:25
Kurtis MacDermid - Undisclosed
MacDermid has sat out the previous four games due to an unspecified injury, but it is likely that he will return Saturday against the Flames.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-19 17:34:23
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-19 17:34:23
Drew Doughty - Head
Doughty was forced from the previous game due to a head injury, but it is expected that he will lace up for Thursday's battle against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 13:31:52
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 13:31:52
Jonathan Quick - Rest
Quick is not expected to partake in Tuesday's contest against the Hurricanes due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-10-15 13:58:36
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-10-15 13:58:36
Derek Forbort - Back
Forbort is on injured reserve with a back injury, and there is no timetable for recovery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-30 14:52:06
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-30 14:52:06
Kurtis MacDermid - Upper Body
MacDermid has missed the previous previous two games with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will be ready for puck-drop against the Golden Knights on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-05 19:10:40
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-05 19:10:40
Brendan Leipsic - Lower Body
Leipsic has been out of commission with a lower-body injury and is in jeopardy of missing the remainder of the season.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-01 11:29:23
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-01 11:29:23
Jonathan Quick - Rest
Quick is not expected to participate in Monday's matchup with the Flames as he is likely to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-03-25 11:46:24
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-03-25 11:46:24
Tyler Toffoli - Illness
Toffoli is battling an illness, leaving his status for Thursday's matchup versus the Sharks uncertain.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-03-20 10:32:12
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-03-20 10:32:12
Austin Wagner - Lower Body
Wagner has been held out of the previous four games with a lower-body injury but it is likely he will suit up for Thursday's clash against the Predators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-13 11:54:58
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-13 11:54:58
Alec Martinez - Illness
Martinez is battling an illness but is expected to face the Predators on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-13 11:54:21
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-13 11:54:21
Alec Martinez - Upper Body
Martinez is sidelined due to an upper-body injury but is projected to return to the lineup against the Canadiens on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 14:24:30
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 14:24:30
Ilya Kovalchuk - Upper Body
Kovalchuk was held out of the last game due to an upper-body injury but is expected to suit up against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-01 14:06:42
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-01 14:06:42
Jonathan Quick - Rest
Quick is not expected to participate in Monday's matchup against the Lightning as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-02-25 15:13:26
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-02-25 15:13:26
Jonny Brodzinski - Shoulder
Brodzinski has been activated from the injured reserve list after a shoulder injury but it is unclear if he will play Monday against the Lightning.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-02-23 14:16:54
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-02-23 14:16:54
Sean Walker - Face
Walker missed his second-consecutive game with a facial contusion but it is expected he will draw back into the lineup against the Predators on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-20 12:35:09
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-20 12:35:09
Jonathan Quick - Illness
Quick was unavailable for the last game due to an illness but it is not expected to affect his status Monday against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-18 12:48:39
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-18 12:48:39
Jeff Carter - Lower Body
Carter missed his fifth-straight game with a lower-body injury but is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-16 19:44:19
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-16 19:44:19
Trevor Lewis - Foot
Lewis is now off the injured reserve list after a fractured foot but it is unclear if he will hit the ice Monday against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-02-09 10:20:22
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2019-02-09 10:20:22
Nate Thompson - Illness
Thompson has missed the last two games due to the flu but it is expected he will suit up Tuesday against the Devils.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-05 10:18:34
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-05 10:18:34
Ilya Kovalchuk - Illness
Kovalchuk is battling an illness but will likely suit up for Saturday's game against the Islanders.
probable - Prob at
Updated 2019-02-02 14:27:12
probable - Prob at
Updated 2019-02-02 14:27:12
Anze Kopitar - Illness
Kopitar is battling an illness and it is unknown if he will play against the Islanders on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-02 08:58:10
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-02 08:58:10
Oscar Fantenberg - Lower Body
Fantenberg is sidelined with a lower-body injury but is likely to return to the lineup against the Islanders on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-27 12:58:49
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-27 12:58:49
Alec Martinez - Upper Body
Martinez has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury and is likely to draw back into the lineup Thursday against the Senators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-10 14:25:40
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-10 14:25:40
Carl Hagelin - Knee
Hagelin is on the injured reserve list due to an MCL sprain in his knee but it is likely he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Oilers.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-04 13:13:33
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-04 13:13:33
Jonathan Quick - Rest
Quick is not expected to play Tuesday against the Golden Knights as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-01-01 16:03:28
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-01-01 16:03:28
Dion Phaneuf - Upper Body
Phaneuf has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury but it is unknown if he will return Monday against the Avalanche.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-30 14:00:01
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-30 14:00:01
Jeff Carter - Upper Body
Carter missed the last game dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will be in the lineup Saturday against the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 20:19:56
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-27 20:19:56
Kyle Clifford - Upper Body
Clifford has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury it is uncertain if he will return to the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-12-23 18:21:43
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-12-23 18:21:43
Austin Wagner - Upper Body
Wagner missed the previous game with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will play Thursday against the Coyotes.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-12-23 18:18:54
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-12-23 18:18:54

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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