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 Wed Sep 1, 2021
Dustin Brown - OUT - Upper Body
Fri May 7, 2021
Dustin Brown | Brown will miss the final five games of the season as a result of an upper-body injury.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Jonathan Quick - OUT - Shoulder
Surgery
Wed Jun 30, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick had a difficult season as the backup in Los Angeles, and his future is murky after undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason.

Tue May 18, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick is set to undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Thu May 13, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick (upper body) remains out of the lineup Thursday versus the Avalanche, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Wed May 12, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick (upper body) won't play Wednesday versus the Avalanche.
Mon May 10, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick (upper body) won't be an option for Monday's matchup with St. Louis, John Hoven of SiriusXM (NHL) Network Radio reports.
Sat May 8, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick (upper body) will sit out Saturday's game versus the Avalanche, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Fri May 7, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick (upper body) will not dress for Friday's game against the Avalanche, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Wed May 5, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick (upper body) is considered day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Arizona, (NHL).com reports.
Tue May 4, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick (upper body) continues to be evaluated by the team's medical staff ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Arizona, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Mon May 3, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick will get the starting nod for Monday's contest in Arizona on Monday, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
Mon May 3, 2021
Jonathan Quick | Quick (upper body) left Monday's game in Arizona and will not return.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Blake Lizotte - OUT - Knee
Sprain
Thu Jun 24, 2021
Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (knee) signed a one-year, $800,000 contract extension with the Kings on Thursday.

Tue May 18, 2021
Blake Lizotte | Lizotte is currently recovering from a knee sprain that forced him to miss the last nine games of the season, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Thu May 13, 2021
Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (upper body) will not play Thursday versus the Avalanche, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Wed May 12, 2021
Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (upper body) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's came versus the Avalanche.
Mon May 10, 2021
Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (upper body) will remain out of the lineup Monday against the Blues, as the Kings won't be making any changes to their group of skaters, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Mon May 3, 2021
Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (upper body) is not with the team for its two-game road trip to Arizona, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Thu Apr 29, 2021
Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (upper body) isn't expected to play Friday against Anaheim, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Johan Sodergran - OUT - Back

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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