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).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return unknown
Mike Matheson - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Fri Dec 9, 2022
Mike Matheson | Matheson (undisclosed) is not at practice Friday, according to Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca.
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Expected Return unknown
Sean Monahan - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Tue Dec 6, 2022
Sean Monahan | Monahan (lower body) will not play Tuesday in Seattle.

Mon Dec 5, 2022
Sean Monahan | Monahan (undisclosed) will not return to Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.
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Expected Return unknown
David Savard - DAY-TO-DAY - Upper Body
Tue Dec 6, 2022
David Savard | Savard (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Seattle Kraken.

Mon Dec 5, 2022
David Savard | Savard will sit out Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks with an upper-body injury.
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Expected Return Mon Dec 19, 2022
Brendan Gallagher - IR - Lower Body
Mon Dec 5, 2022
Brendan Gallagher | Gallagher (lower body) will be out of action for at least two weeks.

Sat Dec 3, 2022
Brendan Gallagher | Gallagher (lower body) won't play Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers.
Thu Dec 1, 2022
Brendan Gallagher | Gallagher (lower body) will not be in the lineup Thursday against the Calgary Flames, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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Expected Return Wed Dec 14, 2022
Jonathan Drouin - IR - Upper Body
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Expected Return unknown
Mike Hoffman - IR - Lower Body
Thu Dec 1, 2022
Mike Hoffman | Hoffman (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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Expected Return unknown
Paul Byron - IR-LT - Hip
Not Specified
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Expected Return Wed Dec 28, 2022
Carey Price - IR-LT - Knee

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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