NHL Injuries

OUT | Upper Body

Trenin (upper body) signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Monday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Expected Return: Sep 21, 2024
OUT | Concussion

Johnson (concussion) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

Expected Return: Sep 21, 2024
OUT | Pectoral

Boyd (pectoral) penned a one-year, two-way contract with Minnesota on Monday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Expected Return: Sep 21, 2024
OUT | Abdomen

Foligno (abdomen) underwent core muscle surgery Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
IR-LT | Hip

Spurgeon is scheduled to undergo left hip surgery Feb. 6 followed by back surgery roughly four weeks later. He will miss the rest of 2023-24 but is expected to be ready for training camp.

Expected Return: Sep 1, 2024
OUT | Undisclosed

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024

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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).

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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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