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).

Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Concussion
Kotkaniemi left the last game with a concussion, and it is unknown if he will play Tuesday against the Penguins.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-12-06 16:42:09
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-12-06 16:42:09
Victor Mete - Ankle
Mete has been placed on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury, and he will need at lest two weeks to recover.
I-R - Mid Dec
Updated 2019-12-02 15:49:28
I-R - Mid Dec
Updated 2019-12-02 15:49:28
Jonathan Drouin - Wrist
Drouin is on injured reserve as he recovers from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist. He is expected to miss up to eight weeks.
I-R - Mid Jan
Updated 2019-12-01 09:54:46
I-R - Mid Jan
Updated 2019-12-01 09:54:46
Paul Byron - Knee
Byron has been designated for the injured reserve list and will be sidelined for until at least the middle of December while recovering from knee surgery.
I-R - Mid Dec
Updated 2019-12-01 09:51:39
I-R - Mid Dec
Updated 2019-12-01 09:51:39
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
Brendan Gallagher - Hand
Gallagher exited Tuesday's game with a left hand injury, and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-11-05 18:53:38
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-11-05 18:53:38
Jeff Petry - Ankle
Petry exited Tuesday's game with a right ankle injury, and his return is in question.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-11-05 17:50:11
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-11-05 17:50:11
Ryan Poehling - Head
Poehling left Tuesday's game due to a head injury, and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-11-05 17:48:24
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-11-05 17:48:24
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to take part in Thursday's game versus the Golden Knights as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-10-31 17:03:46
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-10-31 17:03:46
Jonathan Drouin - Lower Body
Drouin left the last game with a lower-body injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-24 19:45:03
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-24 19:45:03
Tomas Tatar - Foot
Tatar is tending to a foot injury, but it is likely that he will be available for Thursday's battle against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-24 10:53:33
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-24 10:53:33
Joel Armia - Lower Body
Armia has sat out the previous two games due to a lower-body injury, but he is expected to play Thursday against the Sharks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-23 12:37:40
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-23 12:37:40
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to take part in Sunday's game versus the Wild due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-10-20 12:41:06
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-10-20 12:41:06
Cale Fleury - Undisclosed
Fleury sat out the last game tending to an unspecified injury, and it is unknown if he will dress for Sunday's matchup against the Wild.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-10-19 12:07:32
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-10-19 12:07:32
Nick Cousins - Back
Cousins has missed the previous four games with a back injury, but it is projected that he will be available Thursday against the Wild.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 10:09:52
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-17 10:09:52
Paul Byron - Upper Body
Byron has an upper-body injury, but he is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Hurricanes.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-02 16:33:09
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-02 16:33:09
Noah Juulsen - Head
Juulsen is nursing headaches, and it is uncertain if he will make his season debut Thursday against the Hurricanes.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-09-29 17:58:57
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-09-29 17:58:57
Michael McCarron - Groin
McCarron suffered a groin injury and is projected to miss six weeks.
out - Early Nov
Updated 2019-09-29 17:58:13
out - Early Nov
Updated 2019-09-29 17:58:13
Ryan Poehling - Concussion
Poehling is sidelined due to a concussion, leaving his availability for the season opener against the Hurricanes in question.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-09-29 10:30:08
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-09-29 10:30:08
Paul Byron - Wrist
Byron is dealing with a wrist injury and will miss Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
out - Out Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 10:17:18
out - Out Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 10:17:18
Carey Price - Undisclosed
Price is dealing with an undetermined injury and it is unclear if he will play Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 10:16:46
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-04-06 10:16:46
Paul Byron - Concussion
Byron has been held out of the previous two games with concussion-like symptoms but it is likely he will be cleared in time for Tuesday's clash against the Lightning.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-02 09:12:33
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-02 09:12:33
Andrew Shaw - Head
Shaw left the last game with a head injury but is likely to play Sunday against the Hurricanes.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-03-24 13:46:23
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-03-24 13:46:23
Tomas Tatar - Illness
Tatar missed the last game with an illness but it is expected he will suit up for Tuesday's game against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-12 11:05:08
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-12 11:05:08
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to participate in Thursday's matchup against the Sharks as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 15:41:33
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 15:41:33
Carey Price - Flu
Price is ailing from a flu bug but it is not expected to hinder his availability against the Kings on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 13:39:40
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 13:39:40
Paul Byron - Illness
Byron is battling an illness and his availability for Friday's game against the Rangers is in question.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-28 10:36:28
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-02-28 10:36:28
Jonathan Drouin - Illness
Drouin sat out the last game with the flu but is projected to play Monday against the Devils.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-25 15:59:54
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-25 15:59:54
Phillip Danault - Personal
Danault missed the previous game due to the birth of his child but it is expected he will play against the Flyers on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 08:34:36
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 08:34:36
Jeff Petry - Undisclosed
Petry has an unspecified ailment but is projected to suit up Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-19 16:06:10
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-19 16:06:10
Paul Byron - Forearm
Byron has been activated from the injured reserve list after recuperating from a left forearm injury and is expected to be available for Tuesday's matchup with the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-19 16:02:38
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-02-19 16:02:38
Carey Price - Rest
Price is not expected to be available against the Panthers on Sunday as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-02-17 13:53:26
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-02-17 13:53:26
Andrew Shaw - Neck
Shaw is now off injured reserve after a neck injury and is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-09 08:44:16
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-09 08:44:16
Tomas Tatar - Illness
Tatar missed the last game battling an illness but it is expected he will play against the Jets on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-07 13:14:15
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-07 13:14:15
Victor Mete - Upper Body
Mete exited Sunday's game due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-02-03 11:15:35
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-02-03 11:15:35
Carey Price - Suspension
Price has been handed a one-game suspension for skipping the 2019 All-Star game but is expected to be reinstated in time for Sunday's matchup against the Oilers.
out - Elig Sun
Updated 2019-01-28 14:13:40
out - Elig Sun
Updated 2019-01-28 14:13:40
Paul Byron - Suspension
Byron has served his suspension and is expected to return against the Devils on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-27 08:18:16
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-27 08:18:16
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
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

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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