Pittsburgh Penguins 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).
Expected Return Sat Dec 16, 2023Rickard Rakell - IR-LT - Upper Body
Tue Nov 21, 2023Rickard Rakell | Rakell is expected to be sidelined long-term due to an upper-body injury, Pens Inside Scoop reports Tuesday.
Tue Nov 21, 2023Rickard Rakell | Rakell (upper body) was designated for injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site.
Expected Return Thu Nov 30, 2023Chad Ruhwedel - IR - Lower Body
Tue Nov 21, 2023Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel (lower body) is considered week-to-week according to coach Mike Sullivan, Pens Inside Scoop reports Tuesday.
Tue Nov 21, 2023Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site.
Sun Nov 19, 2023Chad Ruhwedel | Ruhwedel left Sunday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Expected Return Thu Nov 30, 2023Pierre-Olivier Joseph - IR - Lower Body
Tue Nov 21, 2023Pierre-Olivier Joseph | Joseph (lower body) has no clear recovery timeline and will be sidelined indefinitely, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports Tuesday.
Sat Nov 18, 2023Pierre-Olivier Joseph | Joseph won't be available for Saturday's contest against the Carolina Hurricanes due to a nagging lower-body injury, Michelle Crechiolo of the Pittsburgh Penguins' official site reports.
Sat Nov 18, 2023Pierre-Olivier Joseph | Joseph (lower body) was put on the injured reserve list Saturday, per the NHL media site.
Expected Return Wed Dec 6, 2023Samuel Poulin - OUT - Lower Body
Wed Nov 1, 2023Samuel Poulin | Poulin (lower body) is considered week-to-week for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Taylor Haase of DKPittsburghSports.com 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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