New York Islanders 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 Mon Dec 27, 2021
Casey Cizikas - IR-NR - Covid-19
Not Specified
Wed Dec 8, 2021
Casey Cizikas | Cizikas (Covid-19) still isn't skating or traveling with the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Sat Nov 27, 2021
Casey Cizikas | Cizikas has tested positive for COVID-19, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
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Expected Return Mon Dec 27, 2021
Brock Nelson - IR - Lower Body
Wed Dec 8, 2021
Brock Nelson | Nelson (lower body) has started skating but his return is not imminent, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Tue Nov 23, 2021
Brock Nelson | Nelson (lower body) will be out for the next 2-4 weeks. In addition, Nelson has been placed on injured reserve, per the (NHL) media site.
Sun Nov 21, 2021
Brock Nelson | Nelson suffered a lower-body injury Sunday against Toronto, Brian Compton of (NHL).com reports.
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Expected Return Thu Dec 23, 2021
Ryan Pulock - IR-LT - Lower Body
Wed Nov 24, 2021
Ryan Pulock | Pulock (lower body) was moved from injured reserve to long-term injured reserve Wednesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Wed Nov 17, 2021
Ryan Pulock | Pulock is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.
Tue Nov 16, 2021
Ryan Pulock | Pulock (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus the Panthers.

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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