Nashville Predators 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
Mark Borowiecki - OUT - Undisclosed
Mon May 9, 2022
Mark Borowiecki | Borowiecki (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against Colorado on Monday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Sat May 7, 2022
Mark Borowiecki | Borowiecki (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day and won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Avalanche.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Juuse Saros - OUT - Ankle
Tue May 10, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros said he felt a pop when he injured his ankle versus the Flames on April 26, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Sun May 8, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros (lower body) won't be available for Game 4 against the Avalanche on Monday, per coach John Hynes, Nick Cotsonika of (NHL).com reports.
Fri May 6, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3 against the Avalanche, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Thu May 5, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros (lower body) could be cleared to play for Game 3 or 4 versus the Avalanche back in Nashville, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Mon May 2, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros (lower body) will be out for at least the first two games of the first-round series against Colorado, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Wed Apr 27, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros (lower body) won't be available for the final two regular-season games of the campaign.
Wed Apr 27, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros, who's dealing with a lower-body injury, may be in danger of missing time during Nashville's first-round playoff series, DailyFaceoff's Frank Seravalli reports.
Tue Apr 26, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros will patrol the crease during Tuesday's home game versus Calgary, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Tue Apr 26, 2022
Juuse Saros | Saros (lower body) limped to the locker room in the third period, Robby Stanley of (NHL).com reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
John Leonard - OUT - Lower Body
Fri Jul 8, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) was traded to Nashville along with a third-round pick in a deal for San Jose's Luke Kunin on Friday.

Tue Apr 26, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) is not expected to return this season, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Tue Apr 12, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) will not be in the lineup to face Nashville on Tuesday.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Flames, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Tue Apr 5, 2022
John Leonard | Leonard (lower body) won't return to Tuesday's game versus the Oilers, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

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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