Montreal Canadiens 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 Tue Oct 26, 2021Ryan Poehling - OUT - Head
Tue Oct 19, 2021Ryan Poehling | Poehling sustained a head injury during an AHL game Saturday and is being evaluated for a concussion, Arpon Basu and Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic report.
Expected Return Sun Oct 31, 2021Josh Brook - IR-NR - Knee
Expected Return Sun Oct 31, 2021Joel Teasdale - IR-NR - Knee
Expected Return Tue Nov 2, 2021Joel Edmundson - IR - Undisclosed
Sat Oct 23, 2021Joel Edmundson | Edmundson (undisclosed) has finished attending to a personal matter but isn't expected to join the Canadiens on their upcoming road trip, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Wed Oct 20, 2021Joel Edmundson | Edmundson is currently away from the team to deal with a family matter according to coach Dominque Ducharme, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Wed Oct 6, 2021Joel Edmundson | Edmundson will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with an undisclosed injury, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Thu Sep 30, 2021Joel Edmundson | Edmundson (undisclosed) remains out despite initial indications he would return to practice by Wednesday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Expected Return Tue Oct 26, 2021Mattias Norlinder - IR-NR - Undisclosed
Mon Oct 11, 2021Mattias Norlinder | Norlinder (undisclosed) was placed on the non-roster injured reserve Monday, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Fri Oct 1, 2021Mattias Norlinder | Norlinder (undisclosed) will have an MRI on his undisclosed injury Friday, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Wed Sep 29, 2021Mattias Norlinder | Norlinder picked up a minor injury in Monday's preseason clash with Toronto and is considered day-to-day.
Expected Return Thu Dec 30, 2021Paul Byron - IR-LT - Hip
Tue Oct 12, 2021Paul Byron | Byron (hip) skated with a member of the Canadiens' training staff Monday, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Fri Jul 30, 2021Paul Byron | Byron is expected to miss five months after undergoing hip surgery.
Expected Return Tue Nov 9, 2021Carey Price - IR-LT - Knee
Thu Oct 7, 2021Carey Price | Price (knee) will be stepping away from the team while taking part in the (NHL)/(NHL)PA player assistance program.
Wed Oct 6, 2021Carey Price | Per coach Dominic Ducharme, Price (knee/illness) won't be able to practice with the Canadiens before the regular season starts, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Mon Oct 4, 2021Carey Price | Price (knee) -- who was expected to get on the ice Monday but came down with an illness -- seems poised to miss Opening Night against Toronto on Oct. 13. Coach Dominique Ducharme told reporters, "The more we go along, we're starting to have less confidence he'll be ready for Game 1. If he's not, it won't be long after that," Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Fri Oct 1, 2021Carey Price | Price (knee) is set to return to the ice and start fielding shots Monday, but it's still too early to tell if he'll be ready for Montreal's Opening Night matchup with Toronto on Oct. 13, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Thu Sep 23, 2021Carey Price | Price (knee) is expected to miss the entirety of Montreal's training camp.
Fri Jul 23, 2021Carey Price | Price underwent successful knee surgery Friday and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season.
Thu Jul 22, 2021Carey Price | Price (knee) is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, though that timeline remains uncertain according to general manager Marc Bergevin, Mike Zeisberger of (NHL).com reports.
Wed Jul 21, 2021Carey Price | Price (knee) will not be selected by Seattle in Wednesday night's Expansion Draft, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Sun Jul 18, 2021Carey Price | Price will visit a doctor in New York this week regarding knee and hip issues, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Expected Return Thu Sep 1, 2022Shea Weber - IR-LT - Ankle
Thu Jul 22, 2021Shea Weber | Weber (ankle) is expected to miss the upcoming season and has likely played his last (NHL) game. General manager Marc Bergevin told reporters, "Even missing a practice for him wasn't an option. He has a lot of mileage...he won't be back next season, and probably won't be back for his career," Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Wed Jul 14, 2021Shea Weber | Weber, who played through a thumb injury in the playoffs, may miss the entirety of the upcoming season due to lingering foot and ankle issues, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Wed Jul 7, 2021Shea Weber | Weber played through a thumb injury during the playoffs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca 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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