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).
Expected Return Thu Dec 7, 2023Blake Lizotte - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Tue Dec 5, 2023Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday versus Columbus, according to Zach Dooley of the Los Angeles Kings' official site.
Wed Nov 29, 2023Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (undisclosed) won't play Wednesday versus the Washington Capitals, Zach Dooley of the Los Angeles Kings' official site reports.
Sat Nov 25, 2023Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (undisclosed) won't play Saturday versus the Montreal Canadiens, per Zach Dooley of the Los Angeles Kings' official site.
Fri Nov 24, 2023Blake Lizotte | Lizotte (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Friday versus Anaheim, according to Zach Dooley of the Los Angeles Kings' official site.
Mon Nov 20, 2023Blake Lizotte | Lizotte is dealing with an undisclosed injury and won't be available versus Arizona on Monday, Zach Dooley of the Los Angeles Kings' official site reports.
Expected Return Sat Dec 30, 2023Viktor Arvidsson - IR-LT - Back
Sat Oct 14, 2023Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson is considered month-to-month with a back injury, Austin Stanovich of The Hockey News reports.
Thu Oct 12, 2023Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (lower body) was put on the long-term injured reserve list Thursday.
Wed Oct 11, 2023Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (lower body) will not be available to face Colorado on Wednesday, Zach Dooley of the Los Angeles Kings' official site reports.
Wed Oct 11, 2023Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson will not be back for "a while" according to head coach Todd McLellan, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports.
Tue Oct 10, 2023Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (lower body) is considered questionable for Wednesday's season opener versus Colorado, Russell Morgan of Hockey Royalty 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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