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).

Nick Bjugstad - Back
Bjugstad will miss the remainder of the season after having a surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
out - out for season
Updated 2020-05-27 13:04:32
out - out for season
Updated 2020-05-27 13:04:32
Jake Guentzel - Shoulder
Guentzel has been placed on the injured reserve list after shoulder surgery. It is projected that he will be activated prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference qualifying round versus the Canadiens.
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:51:42
I-R - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-27 08:51:42
Dominik Simon - Shoulder
Simon opted to have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
out - out for season
Updated 2020-05-15 13:48:48
out - out for season
Updated 2020-05-15 13:48:48
Teddy Blueger - Undisclosed
Blueger exited Sunday's game with an unspecified injury, and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-08 12:59:50
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-08 12:59:50
Brandon Tanev - Illness
Tanev missed the last game with an illness, but the symptoms will likely subside in time for Thursday's tilt with the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-03-05 15:36:09
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-03-05 15:36:09
Jack Johnson - Personal
Johnson is away from the team for the birth of his child, but he is expected to be available for Thursday's battle with the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-03-05 15:35:49
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-03-05 15:35:49
Nick Bjugstad - Abdominal
Bjugstad has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from core muscle surgery, and he is expected to return Thursday against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-03-05 15:34:43
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-03-05 15:34:43
Anthony Angello - Upper Body
Angello will miss an extended period due to an upper-body injury.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-04 11:22:54
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-04 11:22:54
Brian Dumoulin - Ankle
Dumoulin has been taken off of the injured reserve list after recovering from surgery to repair lacerated tendons in his left ankle. He is expected to draw back into the lineup for Tuesday's contest versus the Senators.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 14:24:58
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 14:24:58
John Marino - Face
Marino has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from surgery to repair facial bone fractures. It is anticipated that he will return Tuesday versus the Senators.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 14:24:06
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-03-03 14:24:06
Jared McCann - Upper Body
McCann sat out the last game with an upper-body injury, and it is up in the air if he will play Friday against the Ducks.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-02-26 19:50:46
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2020-02-26 19:50:46
Patrick Marleau - Acquired
Marleau was recently acquired, but it is projected that he will make his team debut Wednesday against the Kings.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 06:01:47
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 06:01:47
Conor Sheary - Acquired
Sheary is expected to suit up for Wednesday's battle against the Kings despite recently being acquired by the team in a trade.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 06:01:23
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 06:01:23
Evan Rodrigues - Acquired
Rodrigues was recently traded for, but it is likely that he will make his team debut against the Kings on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 06:00:16
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2020-02-26 06:00:16
Dominik Kahun - Leg
Kahun has sat out the previous two games due to a left leg injury, and it is unclear if he will be in Wednesday's lineup versus the Kings.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2020-02-23 18:49:55
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2020-02-23 18:49:55
Evgeni Malkin - Illness
Malkin sat out the previous game due to an illness, but it is expected that he will suit up Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-20 08:59:20
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-20 08:59:20
Dominik Kahun - Concussion
Kahun is sidelined with a concussion, but he is likely to pass protocol in time for Tuesday's contest against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 15:29:38
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-18 15:29:38
Zach Aston-Reese - Lower Body
Aston-Reese is out of action due to a lower-body injury, and it is undetermined when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-02-18 12:38:57
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-02-18 12:38:57
Justin Schultz - Lower Body
Schultz has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, and he is expected to return to the lineup Friday against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-25 05:29:09
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-25 05:29:09
Dominik Simon - Lower Body
Simon exited the previous game with a lower-body injury, but it is not expected to impede his status against the Flyers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-20 11:12:16
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-20 11:12:16
Sidney Crosby - Hernia
Crosby has been activated from the injured reserve after core muscle surgery. It is expected that he will return to action Tuesday versus the Wild.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-14 16:11:26
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-14 16:11:26
Casey DeSmith - Personal
DeSmith has been unavailable due to a passport issue, and it is undetermined when he will be able to play again.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-12 15:46:53
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-12 15:46:53
Sam Lafferty - Illness
Lafferty has sat out the past two games due to illness, but he is expected to face the Golden Knights on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-07 18:35:53
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-01-07 18:35:53
Patric Hornqvist - Lower Body
Hornqvist has been activated from the injured reserve list after a lower-body injury. He is expected to make his return against the Predators on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-28 09:55:18
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-28 09:55:18
Bryan Rust - Illness
Rust is dealing with an illness but is likely to play against the Flames on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-17 17:38:53
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-17 17:38:53
Evgeni Malkin - Illness
Malkin has sat out the previous two games due to an illness, but he is projected to suit up Tuesday versus the Flames.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-16 15:08:24
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-16 15:08:24
Chad Ruhwedel - Illness
Ruhwedel if fighting off an illness, but the symptoms will likely subside in time for Tuesday's tilt against the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 15:46:28
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 15:46:28
Matt Murray - Rest
Murray is not expected to partake in Tuesday's game versus the Canadiens as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 14:33:11
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 14:33:11
Bryan Rust - Lower Body
Rust has missed the previous three games due to a lower-body injury, but he is expected to suit up against the Coyotes on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-06 14:54:56
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-06 14:54:56
Jack Johnson - Illness
Johnson was held out of the last game with an illness, but it is likely that he will be in Friday's lineup versus the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-06 10:37:58
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-06 10:37:58
Justin Schultz - Lower Body
Schultz has been activated from the injured reserve list after a lower-body ailment, and it is projected that he will play against the Coyotes on Friday.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-06 08:55:03
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-12-06 08:55:03
Zach Aston-Reese - Illness
Aston-Reese is battling an illness, but he is likely to suit up Wednesday versus the Blues.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-04 15:16:46
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-12-04 15:16:46
Matt Murray - Rest
Murray is not expected to partake in Monday's game versus the Flames as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-11-25 14:22:59
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-11-25 14:22:59
Kris Letang - Lower Body
Letang has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, and he is expected to return to the ice Monday versus the Flames.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-11-25 13:33:02
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-11-25 13:33:02
Patric Hornqvist - Leg
Hornqvist has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a leg injury. It is anticipated that he will return against the Islanders on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-21 13:48:16
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-11-21 13:48:16
Brian Dumoulin - Personal
Dumoulin is expected to play Monday against the Bruins despite the birth of his child.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-11-04 15:45:16
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-11-04 15:45:16
Evgeni Malkin - Leg
Malkin has been activated from the injured reserve list after a soft tissue injury to his leg. It is likely that he will return to action Saturday against the Oilers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-01 12:33:47
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-01 12:33:47
Alex Galchenyuk - Lower Body
Galchenyuk has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a lower-body injury. He is likely to be available for Tuesday's game versus the Flyers.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 13:27:24
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 13:27:24
Brian Dumoulin - Lower Body
Dumoulin has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury, and he is expected to return against the Flyers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 13:26:40
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 13:26:40
Sidney Crosby - Face
Crosby will lace up against the Stars on Tuesday despite a facial contusion.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 10:38:00
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 10:38:00
Adam Johnson - Upper Body
Johnson has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will face the Flyers on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-26 17:30:15
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-26 17:30:15
Bryan Rust - Hand
Rust is on injured reserve with a right hand injury, and it is likely that he will be activated in time for Saturday's game versus the Oilers.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-26 15:48:20
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-26 15:48:20
Nick Bjugstad - Lower Body
Bjugstad has hit the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury. It is likely that he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-26 15:47:40
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-26 15:47:40
Kris Letang - Arm
Letang exited Wednesday's game due to a left arm injury, and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-10-23 17:59:03
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-10-23 17:59:03
Zach Trotman - Hernia
Trotman has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a sports hernia, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-22 15:40:23
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-10-22 15:40:23
Jared McCann - Lower Body
McCann missed the previous game due to a lower-body injury, but he is expected to play against the Panthers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:21:13
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-21 11:21:13
Jared McCann - Lower Body
McCann missed the last game due to a lower-body injury, and it is unknown if he will play against the Stars on Friday.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-16 16:15:30
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-16 16:15:30
Matt Murray - Rest
Murray is not expected to take part in Sunday's game versus the Jets as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-10-13 15:31:08
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-10-13 15:31:08
Adam Johnson - Upper Body
Johnson left the last game due to an upper-body injury, and it is unclear if he will play Saturday versus the Wild.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-10 18:44:58
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-10-10 18:44:58
Patric Hornqvist - Lower Body
Honqvist exited the previous game due to a lower-body injury, but he is expected to suit up against the Ducks on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 15:42:13
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 15:42:13

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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