NHL Injuries

IR | Groin |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Logan Couture | Couture (groin) is feeling better and hopes to resume skating in July, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

DAY-TO-DAY | Undisclosed |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Jacob MacDonald | MacDonald (undisclosed) will miss the final two games of the 2023-24 season, according to Max Miller of The Hockey News.

DAY-TO-DAY | Undisclosed |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Mike Hoffman | Hoffman will miss the final two games of the season due to an undisclosed injury, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

DAY-TO-DAY | Undisclosed |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Kevin Labanc | Labanc didn't travel with the team for its two-game road trip due to an undisclosed injury, ending his 2023-24 campaign, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports Monday.

DAY-TO-DAY | Undisclosed |
Expected Return
Sep 15, 2024

Jan Rutta | Rutta (undisclosed) will miss the final two games of the regular season, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

DAY-TO-DAY | Undisclosed |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Mackenzie Blackwood | Blackwood (undisclosed) did not accompany the San Jose Sharks on the team's two-game road trip, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

DAY-TO-DAY | Lower Body |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Filip Zadina | Zadina (lower body) isn't with the San Jose Sharks for their two-game road trip, ending his 2023-24 campaign, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports Monday.

DAY-TO-DAY | Lower Body |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Alexander Barabanov | Barabanov (lower body) will miss San Jose's last two games of the season, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

IR | Lower Body |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Ty Emberson | Emberson (lower body) is not expected to play again this season after head coach David Quinn told reporters Monday, "Probably not with where we're at, but you never know. Stranger things have happened," per Max Miller of The Hockey News.

IR | Lower Body |
Expected Return
Sep 16, 2024

Vitek Vanecek | Vanecek (lower body) and a seventh-round pick were traded to San Jose from New Jersey in exchange for Kaapo Kahkonen on Friday, per Jeff Marek of Sportsnet.

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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).

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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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