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).

Paul Byron - Suspension
Byron has been handed a three-game suspension for a high hit on an unsuspecting opponent but is expected to be reinstated in time for February 2 against the Devils.
out - Elig Feb 2
Updated 2019-01-16 14:26:26
out - Elig Feb 2
Updated 2019-01-16 14:26:26
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to play Tuesday against the Panthers as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-01-15 14:27:44
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-01-15 14:27:44
Shea Weber - Face
Weber is expected to suit up against the Blues on Thursday despite a facial injury.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-09 13:23:06
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-09 13:23:06
Shea Weber - Face
Weber was forced from the previous game due to a facial injury but will likely suit up for Tuesday's tilt against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 16:18:11
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 16:18:11
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to be available against the Red Wings on Tuesday as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 14:17:28
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-01-08 14:17:28
Carey Price - Head
Price exited practice early feeling light headed but is expected to play against the Predators on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-04 11:27:06
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-04 11:27:06
Andrew Shaw - Neck
Shaw is on the injured reserve list due to a neck injury and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-01-03 14:42:25
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-01-03 14:42:25
Joel Armia - Knee
Armia is on injured reserve with a right knee injury but it is likely he will return on Thursday against the Canucks.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-03 10:13:45
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-03 10:13:45
Carey Price - Lower Body
Price has been activated from injured reserve after healing from a lower-body injury and is likely to be available for Thursday's game against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-02 12:45:03
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-02 12:45:03
David Schlemko - Upper Body
Schlemko has been placed on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury and is likely to be sidelined until the middle of January.
I-R - Mid Jan
Updated 2018-12-31 15:40:04
I-R - Mid Jan
Updated 2018-12-31 15:40:04
Andrew Shaw - Personal
Shaw is dealing with a personal matter and it is unknown if he will be available for Friday's contest versus the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-28 08:08:21
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-28 08:08:21
Brendan Gallagher - Illness
Gallagher is battling an illness and it is unknown if he will participate in Friday's game against the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-28 07:58:59
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-12-28 07:58:59
Jordie Benn - Undisclosed
Benn is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will lace up for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-12-18 05:47:23
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-12-18 05:47:23
Jordie Benn - Undisclosed
Benn missed the last game due to an unspecified injury and it is unclear if he will play Wednesday against the Avalanche.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-12-17 16:51:08
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-12-17 16:51:08
Noah Juulsen - Face
Juulsen has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a facial fracture and is likely to return Tuesday versus the Wild.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-11 16:56:32
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-11 16:56:32
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to play Tuesday against the Wild as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2018-12-11 16:06:45
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2018-12-11 16:06:45
Paul Byron - Lower Body
Byron has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury and it is uncertain if he will return Saturday against the Rangers.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-29 09:26:20
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-29 09:26:20
Shea Weber - Foot
Weber has been activated from the injured reserve after recuperating from multiple surgeries to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and a torn tendon in his left foot. He is expected he expected to suit up Tuesday versus the Hurricanes.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-27 15:46:28
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-27 15:46:28
Nikita Scherbak - Lower Body
Scherbak has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and it is undetermined when he will return to the lineup.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-11-20 11:45:35
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-11-20 11:45:35
Carey Price - Rest
Price will receive a day of rest and is not expected to play against the Oilers on Wednesday.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-11-13 12:27:12
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-11-13 12:27:12
Noah Juulsen - Undisclosed
Juulsen is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will play Tuesday against the Oilers.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-10 16:25:57
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-10 16:25:57
Noah Juulsen - Undisclosed
Juulsen is dealing with an unspecified injury and will not lace up Thursday versus the Sabres.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2018-11-08 12:28:17
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2018-11-08 12:28:17
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to get the start in goal against the Islanders on Monday as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 11:10:54
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 11:10:54
Tomas Plekanec - Back
Plekanec is on the injured reserve with a back ailment and it is unknown if he will be available during the middle of November.
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-11-04 10:58:09
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-11-04 10:58:09
Brendan Gallagher - Undisclosed
Gallagher is expected to partake in Thursday's game against the Capitals after receiving treatment for an unknown ailment.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-31 13:34:38
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-31 13:34:38
Noah Juulsen - Upper Body
Juulsen has missed the past two games due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will suit up Thursday against the Capitals.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-30 16:53:33
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-10-30 16:53:33
Victor Mete - Hand
Mete sat out the last two games due to a hand injury but it is expected he will play Tuesday against the Flames.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-23 09:17:04
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-10-23 09:17:04
Andrew Shaw - Illness
Shaw has missed the previous two games with an illness but is expected back against the Senators on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-20 14:36:50
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-20 14:36:50
Nicolas Deslauriers - Face
Deslauriers is on the injured reserve list due to a facial fracture but is expected to make his season debut against the Senators on Saturday.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-20 12:01:47
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-20 12:01:47
Carey Price - Flu
Price missed the last game battling the flu but is expected to be back in nets for Wednesday's contest versus the Blues.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-17 06:50:32
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-17 06:50:32
Jacob De La Rose - Heart
De La Rose is on injured reserve due to a cardiac episode he sustained at the beginning of the season. It is uncertain if he will be available against the Blues on Wednesday.
I-R - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-15 17:46:16
I-R - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-10-15 17:46:16
Carey Price - Flu
Price is dealing with the flu and is not expected to be available for Monday's game against the Red Wings.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 17:13:57
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2018-10-15 17:13:57
Andrew Shaw - Knee
Shaw is recuperating from offseason knee surgery but is expected to play Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-03 17:13:13
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-03 17:13:13
Matthew Peca - Groin
Peca is likely to participate in Wednesday's game against the Maple Leafs despite a groin injury.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-03 14:14:41
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-03 14:14:41
Tomas Plekanec - Undisclosed
Plekanec will not be available for the season opener against the Maple Leafs due to undisclosed reasons.
out - Out Wed
Updated 2018-10-03 09:52:53
out - Out Wed
Updated 2018-10-03 09:52:53
David Schlemko - Knee
Schlemko has been placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury and will be held out of the lineup for six weeks.
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-10-02 16:01:09
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-10-02 16:01:09
Paul Byron - Shoulder
Byron had offseason shoulder surgery last April but is expected to be completely healed in time for the season opener against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:54:25
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-09-27 06:54:25
Max Domi - Poss. Suspension
Domi is facing a possible suspension for his actions during a preseason game and his status for the season opener against the Maple Leafs is up in the air.
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2018-09-19 22:14:58
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2018-09-19 22:14:58
Andrew Shaw - Head
Shaw has been held out of the past six games with a head injury and it is unknown if he will play Monday against the Red Wings.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:23:12
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-03-25 02:23:12
Max Pacioretty - Lower Body
Pacioretty suffered a knee injury and is expected to be out of the lineup for the remainder of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-22 21:33:03
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-22 21:33:03
Phillip Danault - Head
Danault has been held out of action due to a head injury and it is unclear how much time he will need to recuperate.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-22 00:18:16
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-22 00:18:16
Rinat Valiev - Lower Body
Valiev is sidlined due to a lower-body injury and will miss an undetermined length of time.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-22 00:17:36
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-22 00:17:36
Carey Price - Concussion
Price is on injured reserve with a concussion and remains without a definitive timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-15 22:44:21
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-15 22:44:21
Shea Weber - Foot
Weber is on injured reserve and after having season-ending surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2018-03-14 01:08:23
I-R - out for season
Updated 2018-03-14 01:08:23
Victor Mete - Finger
Mete is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a fractured finger.
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-05 21:43:57
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-05 21:43:57
Andrew Shaw - Lower Body
Shaw is on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury. He has been cleared for contact and will likely return to game action during the beginning of March.
I-R - Early March
Updated 2018-02-23 20:59:55
I-R - Early March
Updated 2018-02-23 20:59:55
Phillip Danault - Head
Danault is on injured reserve due to concussion-like symptoms and it is unknown if he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Golden Knights.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-02-16 03:12:52
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-02-16 03:12:52
Ales Hemsky - Concussion
Hemsky has landed on injured reserve due to a concussion and is without a clear timetable for recovery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-01-18 01:47:14
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-01-18 01:47:14

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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