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).

Alex Belzile - Head
Belzile is battling a head injury, and it will impede his status against the Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
out - Out Mon
Updated 2020-08-03 11:27:10
out - Out Mon
Updated 2020-08-03 11:27:10
Christian Folin - Undisclosed
Folin is tending to an unspecified ailment, and it is unknown if he will join the lineup in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Penguins.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2020-08-01 17:42:10
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2020-08-01 17:42:10
Max Domi - Illness
Domi has Type-1 diabetes, and it remains to be seen if he will participate in Game 1 of the qualifying round against the Penguins.
questionable - Ques Aug 1
Updated 2020-07-14 14:39:02
questionable - Ques Aug 1
Updated 2020-07-14 14:39:02
Karl Alzner - Personal
Alzner has informed the team that he will sit out the remainder of the season due to a personal reason.
out - out for season
Updated 2020-07-12 08:44:48
out - out for season
Updated 2020-07-12 08:44:48
Victor Mete - Foot
Mete has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a fractured left foot. It is anticipated that he will be activated prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round against the Penguins.
I-R - Prob Aug 1
Updated 2020-07-11 07:18:42
I-R - Prob Aug 1
Updated 2020-07-11 07:18:42
Jonathan Drouin - Ankle
Drouin is on the mend from an ankle injury, and it is expected that he will return to action in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Penguins.
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:57:04
probable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:57:04
Charlie Lindgren - Upper Body
Lindgren is dealing with an upper-body injury, and it is unknown if he will be available against the Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:27:32
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 06:27:32
Tomas Tatar - Shoulder
Tatar is dealing with a shoulder injury, and it is undetermined if he will be good to go once the league starts back up.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-09 13:52:14
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-04-09 13:52:14
Brendan Gallagher - Flu
Gallagher was absent from the lineup during the previous game with flu-like symptoms, and it is unknown if he will participate in Saturday's contest versus the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-03-05 16:14:56
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-03-05 16:14:56
Tomas Tatar - Undisclosed
Tatar left Tuesday's game with an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will come back.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-03 16:32:01
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-03 16:32:01
Jeff Petry - Foot
Petry is nursing a foot injury, but it is projected that he will suit up against the Islanders on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 15:33:29
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 15:33:29
Xavier Ouellet - Concussion
Ouellet is on the injured reserve list with a concussion, and it is unknown when he will return to the fold.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-02-23 15:42:01
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-02-23 15:42:01
Brendan Gallagher - Lower Body
Gallagher sat out the previous game due to a lower-body injury, but it is likely that he will line up Thursday against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-20 10:47:10
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-20 10:47:10
Nate Thompson - Illness
Thompson sat out the previous game due to illness, but he is likely to line up versus the Red Wings on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 16:14:26
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 16:14:26
Paul Byron - Knee
Byron has been taken off of the injured reserve list after recovering from knee surgery. He is likely to draw back into the lineup against the Red Wings on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 15:47:37
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 15:47:37
Shea Weber - Ankle
Weber has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a sprained ankle, and it is likely that he will return to action Tuesday against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 15:46:43
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 15:46:43
Jonathan Drouin - Ankle
Drouin missed the last game with an ankle injury, but it is likely he will face the Red Wings on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-17 10:00:21
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-17 10:00:21
Jordan Weal - Flu
Weal has been sidelined due to flu-like symptoms, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-02-14 16:15:43
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-02-14 16:15:43
Nate Thompson - Illness
Thompson is battling an illness, but it is likely he will be available for Friday's contest against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-14 15:46:38
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-14 15:46:38
Tomas Tatar - Hand
Tatar is expected to face the Penguins on Friday despite a hand injury.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-13 06:07:21
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-02-13 06:07:21
Phillip Danault - Face
Danault left the previous game due to a facial injury, but it is likely that he will be in Wednesday's lineup versus the Bruins.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-11 09:47:58
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-11 09:47:58
Artturi Lehkonen - Wrist
Lehkonen exited Saturday's game with a wrist injury. His return is questionable.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-02-08 17:26:37
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-02-08 17:26:37
Jonathan Drouin - Wrist
Drouin has been activated from the injured reserve after recovering from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist. He will return Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-08 16:06:43
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-08 16:06:43
Victor Mete - Flu
Mete is battling the flu, leaving his availability against the Maple Leafs on Saturday uncertain.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-08 10:01:32
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-08 10:01:32
Tomas Tatar - Flu
Tatar is experiencing flu-like symptoms, and it has yet to be established if he will lace up against Maple Leafs on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-08 09:59:53
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-08 09:59:53
Ryan Poehling - Illness
Poehling was held out of the last game due to an illness, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-06 16:14:23
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-06 16:14:23
Tomas Tatar - Flu
Tatar is suffering from flu-like symptoms, and it is undetermined if he will be available for Thursday's tilt with the Ducks.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-02-06 08:54:18
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-02-06 08:54:18
Carey Price - Flu
Price sat out the previous game with flu-like symptoms, but he is expected to guard the crease Thursday against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-05 13:25:29
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-05 13:25:29
Victor Mete - Illness
Mete was held out of the last game due to an illness, and it is uncertain if he will play against the Ducks on Thursday.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-02-04 16:20:36
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2020-02-04 16:20:36
Artturi Lehkonen - Illness
Lehkonen is battling an illness, but it is not expected to impede his status for Thursday's matchup against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-30 15:47:58
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-30 15:47:58
Marco Scandella - Lower Body
Scandella is dealing with a lower-body injury, but he is likely to suit up against the Sabres on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-30 15:47:21
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-30 15:47:21
Max Domi - Illness
Domi is ailing from an illness, but it is likely that he will lace up against the Sabres on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-30 09:44:49
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-30 09:44:49
Brendan Gallagher - Head
Gallagher is sidelined with headaches, but it is likely that he will return Thursday to face the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-29 09:06:33
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-29 09:06:33
Marco Scandella - Lower Body
Scandella is dealing with a lower-body injury, and is unlikely to play against the Capitals on Monday.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2020-01-27 09:20:51
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2020-01-27 09:20:51
Joel Armia - Upper Body
Armia has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper body injury, and he is expected to return Thursday against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-16 15:50:43
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-16 15:50:43
Ben Chiarot - Lower Body
Chiarot missed the previous game due to a lower-body injury, but it is expected that he will lace up for Monday's game against the Flames.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-13 08:18:53
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-13 08:18:53
Matthew Peca - Knee
Peca has been added to the injured reserve list with a knee injury, but is expected to be activated prior to Saturday's contest against the Senators.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-11 10:34:52
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-01-11 10:34:52
Brendan Gallagher - Concussion
Gallagher has been placed on the injured reserve list with a concussion, but it is expected that he will return Thursday against the Oilers.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-09 09:42:38
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-09 09:42:38
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to take part in Tuesday's game against the Red Wings as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2020-01-07 14:22:26
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2020-01-07 14:22:26
Nick Suzuki - Concussion
Suzuki left Monday's game to be evaluated for a possible concussion, and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-01-06 16:40:30
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-01-06 16:40:30
Ilya Kovalchuk - Personal
Kovalchuk missed the last game due to a visa issue, but he is likely to make his debut against the Jets on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 10:51:20
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2020-01-06 10:51:20
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to take part in Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-12-31 12:29:32
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-12-31 12:29:32
Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Concussion
Kotkaniemi has landed on injured reserve with a concussion, but it is projected that he will be activated in time for Saturday's clash with the Lightning.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-28 09:19:12
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-28 09:19:12
Victor Mete - Ankle
Mete has been placed on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury, but he is expected to return to the lineup Monday against the Jets.
I-R - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-23 14:47:29
I-R - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-23 14:47:29
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to take part in Wednesday's game versus the Senators due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-12-11 14:21:08
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-12-11 14:21:08
Christian Folin - Conditioning
Folin has been sent to the minors to work on his conditioning. A timeline for his return to the lineup has yet to be announced.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-27 07:46:42
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-27 07:46:42
Jonathan Drouin - Undisclosed
Drouin exited Friday's game and it is unknown if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-11-15 17:38:49
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-11-15 17:38:49
Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Groin
Kotkaniemi has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a groin injury, and it is unknown if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Devils.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-15 16:44:05
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-15 16:44:05
Shea Weber - Illness
Weber is ailing from an illness, and it is likely that the symptoms will subside in time for Tuesday's tilt with the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-12 08:12:09
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-12 08:12:09
Brendan Gallagher - Hand
Gallagher is dealing with a left hand contusion but is expected to lace up against the Flyers on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-07 08:58:56
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-07 08:58:56

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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