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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).

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
- 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
Mark Fistric - 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
- 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
Austin Wagner - Concussion
Wagner suffered a hard hit to the head during Sunday's game and is currently in concussion protocol.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-12-22 14:09:45
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2018-12-22 14:09:45
Jack Campbell - Knee
Campbell has landed on injured reserve due to a knee injury that will keep him out until the beginning of January.
I-R - Early Jan
Updated 2018-12-20 17:12:52
I-R - Early Jan
Updated 2018-12-20 17:12:52
- Ankle
Kovalchuk has landed on the injured reserve list after having an ankle bursectomy procedure conducted but is expected to return Saturday against the Sharks.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-19 13:36:48
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-19 13:36:48
Drew Doughty - Upper Body
Doughty exited the previous game with an upper-body injury but it is not expected to interfere with his status for Thursday's clash against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 14:22:53
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 14:22:53
Nikita Scherbak - Lower Body
Scherbak has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a lower-body injury but is currently dealing with visa issues. It is uncertain if he will be available against the Golden Knights on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-06 19:43:16
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-06 19:43:16
Derek Forbort - Undisclosed
Forbort is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is expected he will play Thursday against the Devils.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-06 07:32:00
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-06 07:32:00
Adrian Kempe - Upper Body
Kempe missed the last game with an upper-body injury but is likely to suit up Tuesday against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-04 15:58:58
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-04 15:58:58
Jonathan Quick - Knee
Quick has been activated from the injured reserve list after recuperating from surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his knee but it is unknown if he will return Tuesday against the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-27 13:57:25
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-27 13:57:25
Adrian Kempe - Lower Body
Kempe injured his lower body in the last game, leaving his status up in the air Saturday against the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-22 07:24:54
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-22 07:24:54
Peter Budaj - Illness
Budaj is battling an unspecified illness and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday's game versus the Predators.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-17 06:42:21
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-17 06:42:21
Peter Budaj - Illness
Budaj is battling an undefined illness and it is unknown if he will play against the Blackhawks on Friday.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-11-16 12:44:57
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-11-16 12:44:57
Paul LaDue - Upper Body
LaDue is sidelined with an upper-body injury and it is uncertain as to when he will return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-11-13 19:46:09
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-11-13 19:46:09
Dustin Brown - Finger
Brown has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a broken finger and is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-10-28 09:27:45
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-10-28 09:27:45
Anze Kopitar - Illness
Kopitar sat out the last game due to illness but is expected to suit up against the Sabres on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-19 14:39:34
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-19 14:39:34
Jonathan Quick - Lower Body
Quick has been activated from the injured reserve list as he has recovered from a lower-body injury and is expected to be available for Thursday's game against the Islanders.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-18 15:13:42
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-18 15:13:42
Gabriel Vilardi - Back
Vilardi is on the non-roster injured reserve list with a back injury and it is uncertain when he will get back into the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 15:53:50
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 15:53:50
Derek Forbort - Back
Forbot has a back injury but is likely to be well enough to play in the season opener against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-09-29 07:32:42
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2018-09-29 07:32:42
- Concussion
Strand is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and it is unclear if he will play in the season opener against the Sharks.
questionable - Ques Oct 5
Updated 2018-09-13 16:28:12
questionable - Ques Oct 5
Updated 2018-09-13 16:28:12
Trevor Lewis - Upper Body
Lewis is on injured reserve with an upper-body ailment. He is progressing in his recovery but it is unknown if he will return against the Blackhawks on Saturday.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-02 04:43:06
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-02 04:43:06
Jeff Carter - Ankle
Carter is on injured reserve after having surgery to repair a lacerated left ankle tendon. He has returned to practice but is not expected to be activated for Saturday's game against the Oilers.
I-R - Doub Sat
Updated 2018-02-23 22:03:44
I-R - Doub Sat
Updated 2018-02-23 22:03:44
Alec Martinez - Lower Body
Martinez sat out the last game with a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Oilers on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-02-04 04:53:20
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-02-04 04:53:20

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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