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).

Chad Ruhwedel - Arm
Ruhwedel has been held out of action due to a right arm injury and it is uncertain return to the lineup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round with the Islanders.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 16:48:27
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-04-16 16:48:27
Jared McCann - Upper Body
McCann missed the previous game with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will play against the Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-04-13 12:14:16
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-04-13 12:14:16
Erik Gudbranson - Lower Body
Gudbranson sustained a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will face the Islanders in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-10 19:57:33
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-10 19:57:33
Zach Aston-Reese - Lower Body
Aston-Reese has been out of commission with an injury to his lower body but is projected to suit up against the Islanders in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-10 16:28:10
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-10 16:28:10
Brian Dumoulin - Lower Body
Dumolin has sat out the last three games of the regular season with a lower-body injury but is likely to return for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round versus the Islanders.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-10 16:27:31
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-10 16:27:31
Evgeni Malkin - Upper Body
Malkin is sidelined due to an upper-body injury but is projected to return to action Thursday against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 15:35:41
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 15:35:41
Kris Letang - Upper Body
Letang has been held out of the previous four games with an upper-body injury but is likely to suit up Thursday against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 15:34:58
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 15:34:58
Olli Maatta - Upper Body
Maata has been activated from the injured reserve after recovering from a separated shoulder and it is unclear if he will return for Friday's contest against the Predators.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-03-29 15:00:36
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-03-29 15:00:36
Kris Letang - Upper Body
Letang has been idle with an upper-body injury and is also battling an illness. He is expected to return to action for Tuesday's game versus the Hurricanes.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-19 15:47:00
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-19 15:47:00
Bryan Rust - Lower Body
Rust has been held out action with a lower-body injury and it is undetermined if he will return to the lineup against the Flyers on Sunday.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-03-17 16:12:28
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2019-03-17 16:12:28
Zach Trotman - Upper Body
Trotman left the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will be out of commission Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-03-07 18:52:45
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-03-07 18:52:45
Patric Hornqvist - Undisclosed
Hornqvist missed practice as he took a maintenance day but is projected to be in Thursday's lineup against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 15:39:24
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 15:39:24
Brian Dumoulin - Concussion
Dumoulin was held out of the last two games with a concussion but is expected to be cleared in time for Tuesday's clash with the Panthers.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 15:48:59
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-05 15:48:59
Matt Murray - Rest
Murray is not expected to participate in Thursday's matchup against the Sharks as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 13:27:12
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 13:27:12
Justin Schultz - Leg
Schultz has been removed from injured reserve where he was recovering from a left lower-leg fracture. It is expected he will return Saturday against the Flames.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-16 05:56:05
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-02-16 05:56:05
Zach Aston-Reese - Upper Body
Aston-Reese has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury and is expected to draw back into the lineup against the Oilers on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-13 14:39:02
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-13 14:39:02
Evgeni Malkin - Suspension
Malkin has been suspended one game for high-sticking an opponent but is expected to be reinstated in time for Saturday's tilt against the Flames.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2019-02-13 05:37:16
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2019-02-13 05:37:16
Nick Bjugstad - Undisclosed
Bjugstad is battling an unspecified injury but is likely to face the Flyers on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-11 13:40:53
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-11 13:40:53
Evgeni Malkin - Lower Body
Malkin has been activated from the injured reserve list after recuperating from an upper-body injury and it is anticipated that he will be available for Monday's game against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-11 13:01:38
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-11 13:01:38
Matt Murray - Upper Body
Murray sat out the previous game with an upper-body ailment and it is undetermined if he will participate in Saturday's contest versus the Lightning.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-07 16:13:57
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-07 16:13:57
Derick Brassard - Upper Body
Brassard sat out the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Senators on Friday.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-01-30 17:13:26
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-01-30 17:13:26
Jack Johnson - Undisclosed
Johnson exited the previous game due to an unspecified injury but is expected to lace up for Wednesday's matchup with the Lightning.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-29 11:20:11
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-29 11:20:11
Patric Hornqvist - Concussion
Hornqvist suffered a concussion and it is unknown if he will return against the Golden Knights on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-01-19 07:32:46
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-01-19 07:32:46
Matt Murray - Rest
Murray is not expected to play Sunday against the Blackhawks as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-01-06 11:08:30
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-01-06 11:08:30
Bryan Rust - Lower Body
Rust was held out of the previous game due to a lower-body injury but is expected to play against the Rangers on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-02 15:53:28
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-02 15:53:28
Olli Maatta - Lower Body
Maatta has an injury to his lower body but is expected to participate in Monday's game against the Wild.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-31 14:58:08
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-31 14:58:08
Jamie Oleksiak - Concussion
Oleksiak has been suffering from concussion-like symptoms but is expected to be in the lineup Monday against the Wild.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-31 11:42:36
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-31 11:42:36
Jamie Oleksiak - Concussion
Oleksiak missed the last four games due to a concussion and his status Monday against the Wild is to be determined.
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-29 17:09:41
questionable - Ques Mon
Updated 2018-12-29 17:09:41
Dominik Simon - Lower Body
Simon has landed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury but is expected to be activated in time for Thursday's tilt against the Wild.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-20 14:30:15
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-20 14:30:15
Patric Hornqvist - Upper Body
Hornqvist has been placed on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury and it is likely he will return against the Capitals on Wednesday.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-19 12:11:31
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-19 12:11:31
Kris Letang - Lower Body
Letang missed the last game with a lower body injury but is expected to suit up Monday against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-17 15:34:11
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-12-17 15:34:11
Matt Cullen - Lower Body
Cullen has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury and is likely to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-12 16:07:36
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-12 16:07:36
Matt Murray - Lower Body
Murray has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a lower-body ailment and is expected to get back to minding the cage in time for Wednesday's matchup against the Blackhawks.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-12 13:31:29
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-12-12 13:31:29
Patric Hornqvist - Concussion
Hornqvist has missed the previous three games with a concussion but it is likely he will return to action against the Flyers on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-30 10:20:27
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-30 10:20:27
Derek Grant - Undisclosed
Grant is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will be available for Wednesday's clash against the Avalanche.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-11-28 09:04:53
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2018-11-28 09:04:53
Derek Grant - Undisclosed
Grant missed the last two games with an unspecified injury and his status for Tuesday's game against the Jets is unknown.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-24 17:35:53
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-24 17:35:53
Sidney Crosby - Upper Body
Crosby will likely return for Wednesday's contest against the Stars after missing three games with an upper-body injury.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-21 08:20:23
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-21 08:20:23
Derick Brassard - Lower Body
Brassard is on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury but it is likely he will return Saturday against the Senators.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-17 09:49:09
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-17 09:49:09
Matt Murray - Rest
Murray is not expected to play against the Devils on Tuesday as he is to be rested.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-13 13:19:25
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-13 13:19:25
Evgeni Malkin - Poss. Suspension
Malkin is facing possible discipline from the league for an illegal hit on an unsuspecting opponent. It is unknown if he will play against the Coyotes on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-07 18:46:34
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-07 18:46:34
Phil Kessel - Undisclosed
Kessel is expected to play Monday against the Devils despite not practicing due to a maintenance day.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 11:19:59
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2018-11-05 11:19:59
Kris Letang - Lower Body
Letang was held out of the previous game with a lower-body injury but is expected to suit up against the Islanders on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-01 15:57:13
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-01 15:57:13
Matt Murray - Rest
Murray is not expected to get the start in net Tuesday against the Canucks as he will likely be given the day to rest.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-16 09:34:01
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-16 09:34:01
Matt Murray - Concussion
Murray is dealing with a concussion and it is unclear if he will be available for Saturday's contest against the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-12 10:15:50
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-12 10:15:50
Tristan Jarry - Leg
Jarry has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list due to a leg injury but is expected to be activated prior to Thursday's game against the Golden Knights.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-11 16:48:23
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-11 16:48:23
Justin Schultz - Hand
Schultz is bothered by a hand injury but is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Capitals on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:37:28
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:37:28
Daniel Sprong - Knee
Sprong has a knee injury but is likely to be available against the Capitals on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:37:03
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:37:03
Brian Dumoulin - Upper Body
Dumoulin is dealing with an upper-body injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Capitals.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:36:35
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-04 16:36:35
Tristan Jarry - Leg
Jarry is on the non-roster injured reserve due to a leg injury and there is no timetable for return.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 16:53:21
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 16:53:21
Riley Sheahan - Lower Body
Sheahan is battling a lower-body injury but will likely be available for the season opener against the Capitals on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:36:29
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-09-28 06:36:29

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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