Montreal Canadiens injuries

For the latest news on NHL injuries by team, PuckPedia is your source. Stay up-to-date on your favorite NHL teams with information on player injuries and their status.

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 Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jan Mysak - OUT - Undisclosed
Wed Jun 29, 2022
Jan Mysak | Mysak played through an undisclosed injury during the Memorial Cup with OHL Hamilton, Scott Wheeler of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Carey Price - OUT - Knee
Fri Jun 24, 2022
Carey Price | Price (knee) underwent a "small procedure" on his knee recently, and the Canadiens are waiting to see how he responds to it, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Tue May 31, 2022
Carey Price | Price met with a specialist in Pittsburgh regarding his knee following the season, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Sam Montembeault - OUT - Wrist
Surgery
Mon May 9, 2022
Sam Montembeault | Montembeault underwent surgery on his wrist Friday. He's expected to be ready for training camp.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Paul Byron - OUT - Lower Body
Not Specified
Fri Apr 29, 2022
Paul Byron | Byron (lower body) will not play Friday against Florida, per the (NHL)'s media site.

Wed Apr 20, 2022
Paul Byron | Byron (lower body) won't play Thursday against Philadelphia.
Tue Apr 19, 2022
Paul Byron | Byron (lower body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Wild.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jake Allen - OUT - Groin
Tue Apr 12, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen will miss the remainder of the campaign with a groin injury.

Mon Apr 11, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen (lower body) won't be available against Winnipeg on Monday and his recovery timeline remains undetermined, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen will guard the road cage during Saturday's matchup with the Maple Leafs, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen (undisclosed) left Saturday's game in the first period.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Jake Allen | Allen suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs, and he will not return.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Justin Barron - OUT - Ankle
Not Specified
Tue Apr 12, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron won't require surgery on his injured ankle but will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Mon Apr 11, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron (leg) is not available Monday against the Jets, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron (leg) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron scored his first (NHL) goal but later limped off the ice with a leg injury in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Ottawa, Erik Leijon of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
Justin Barron | Barron (leg) won't travel with the team for its upcoming two-game road trip.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jonathan Drouin - IR-LT - Wrist
Surgery
Tue Apr 12, 2022
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin (wrist) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, per PuckPedia.

Sat Apr 9, 2022
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin underwent wrist surgery Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Sat Mar 26, 2022
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin (wrist) will undergo season-ending surgery, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Sat Mar 26, 2022
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin (wrist) will seek a second opinion regarding his wrist injury, Arpon Basu of The Athletic
Fri Mar 25, 2022
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin will be sidelined indefinitely due to an upper-body injury, the team announced Friday.
Thu Mar 24, 2022
Jonathan Drouin | Drouin was sent home Thursday because he was in contact with someone who texted positive for COVID-19.

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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