Los Angeles Kings injuries

For the latest news on NHL injuries by team, PuckPedia is your source. Stay up-to-date on your favorite NHL teams with information on player injuries and their status.

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 Sep 15, 2022
Sean Durzi - OUT - Shoulder
Surgery
Thu May 26, 2022
Sean Durzi | Durzi underwent surgery on his shoulder Thursday.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Alex Turcotte - OUT - Concussion
Mon May 16, 2022
Alex Turcotte | Turcotte suffered a concussion during the AHL playoffs, which has raised concerns within the organization, John Hoven of SiriusXM (NHL) Network Radioreports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson - OUT - Back
Mon May 16, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson is expected to undergo surgery for a herniated disc Tuesday and is slated to miss 3-5 months, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.

Thu May 12, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (undisclosed) isn't expected to be available for Thursday's Game 6 versus Edmonton or Saturday's potential Game 7 against the Oilers, John Hoven of SiriusXM (NHL) Network Radio reports.
Tue May 10, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (undisclosed) is not expected to play against the Oilers on Tuesday, per (NHL).com.
Sat May 7, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's Game 4 against Edmonton, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Fri May 6, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (undisclosed) will not play Friday against the Oilers, per the (NHL)'s media site.
Wed May 4, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (undisclosed) won't play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Oilers, Tom Gazzola of TSN.ca reports.
Tue May 3, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (undisclosed) did not skate Tuesday but he hasn't been ruled out for Game 2 against Edmonton on Wednesday, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
Mon May 2, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (undisclosed) didn't skate Sunday or participate in Monday's morning skate, but coach Todd McLellan believes Arvidsson will suit up for Monday's Game 1 against the Oilers, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Mon May 2, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (undisclosed) is not expected to suit up for Game 1 against the Oilers on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Thu Apr 28, 2022
Viktor Arvidsson | Arvidsson (rest) won't play Thursday versus the Canucks, per the (NHL) media site.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Sean Walker - IR-LT - 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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