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).

NHL Injuries
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Expected Return Thu Apr 15, 2021
Anthony Angello - OUT - Upper Body
Thu Apr 8, 2021
Anthony Angello | Angello will miss the club's next three games after returning to Pittsburgh to be evaluated for an upper-body injury, Dave Molinari of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Expected Return Thu Apr 15, 2021
Brandon Tanev - IR - Upper Body
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Brandon Tanev | Tanev (upper body), as expected, was designated for injured reserve Tuesday.

Mon Apr 5, 2021
Brandon Tanev | Tanev is considered week-to-week after sustaining an upper-body issue against Boston on Saturday.
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Expected Return unknown
Kasperi Kapanen - IR - Lower Body
Sat Mar 27, 2021
Kasperi Kapanen | Kapanen (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Thu Mar 25, 2021
Kasperi Kapanen | Kapanen (lower body) is considered week-to-week, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Wed Mar 24, 2021
Kasperi Kapanen | Kapanen is being evaluated for a lower-body injury after leaving Wednesday's game versus the Sabres early.
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Expected Return unknown
Teddy Blueger - IR - Upper Body
Not Specified
Fri Apr 9, 2021
Teddy Blueger | Blueger (upper body) remains unfit to play ahead of Friday's game versus the Devils.

Thu Apr 8, 2021
Teddy Blueger | Blueger (upper body) won't play in Thursday's matchup with the Rangers. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Teddy will not play today. He continues to progress with the activity on the ice, but has not been cleared to play yet."
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Teddy Blueger | Blueger (upper body) remains out against the Rangers on Tuesday, Wes Crosby of (NHL).com reports.
Thu Apr 1, 2021
Teddy Blueger | Blueger (upper body) won't be an option against Boston on Thursday.
Mon Mar 29, 2021
Teddy Blueger | Blueger (upper body) joined the club for Monday's optional skate.
Thu Mar 18, 2021
Teddy Blueger | Blueger (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
Tue Mar 16, 2021
Teddy Blueger | Blueger (upper body) is expected to be out longer term, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Expected Return Thu Apr 15, 2021
Evgeni Malkin - IR-LT - Lower Body
Not Specified
Wed Apr 7, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (lower body), as expected, skated for the first time Wednesday, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Tue Apr 6, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (lower body) will skate on his own Wednesday, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Mon Mar 29, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday.
Sun Mar 28, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Head coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday that Malkin (lower body) has yet to begin skating again, Dave Molinari of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Fri Mar 19, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (lower body) is considered week-to-week but should be available before the end of the season.
Thu Mar 18, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, retroactive to Tuesday.
Thu Mar 18, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (lower body) will be unavailable versus New Jersey on Thursday, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports.
Tue Mar 16, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin (undisclosed) did not return to the Penguins' bench at the start of the second period of Tuesday's game versus the Bruins, Wes Crosby of (NHL).com reports.
Tue Mar 16, 2021
Evgeni Malkin | Malkin is being evaluated for a lower-body injury, Wes Crosby of (NHL).com reports.
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Expected Return unknown
Mark Friedman - IR - Upper Body
Not Specified
Thu Mar 18, 2021
Mark Friedman | Friedman (upper body) was cleared for contact Thursday but won't be in the lineup against New Jersey.

Mon Mar 8, 2021
Mark Friedman | Friedman (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday retroactive to March 4.

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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