Seattle Kraken 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 Sep 15, 2022
Ryan Winterton - OUT - Undisclosed
Wed Jul 13, 2022
Ryan Winterton | Winterton (undisclosed) signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kraken on Wednesday.

Wed Jun 29, 2022
Ryan Winterton | Winterton played through an undisclosed injury during the Memorial Cup, and OHL Hamilton head coach Jay McKee described the forward's health as "pretty bad," Scott Wheeler of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Andre Burakovsky - OUT - Hand
Not Specified
Wed Jul 13, 2022
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (hand) signed a four-year, $22 million contract with the Kraken on Wednesday.

Sun Jun 26, 2022
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (hand) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Lightning, per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet.
Sun Jun 26, 2022
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (hand) will not play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday in Tampa Bay, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Sat Jun 25, 2022
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (hand) traveled with the Avalanche to Tampa Bay and could be an option for Game 6 against the Lightning, per Mike Zeisberger of (NHL).com.
Fri Jun 24, 2022
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (hand) won't play Friday in Game 5 versus the Lightning, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Tue Jun 21, 2022
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (hand) remains back in Colorado and won't be available versus the Lightning on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Mon Jun 20, 2022
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (undisclosed) was labeled day-to-day by coach Jared Bednar ahead of Monday's matchup with Tampa Bay, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Sat Jun 18, 2022
Andre Burakovsky | Burakovsky (undisclosed) will need further evaluation after leaving Saturday's Game 2 versus the Lightning in the second period, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Tue Feb 7, 2023
Chris Driedger - OUT - Knee
Surgery
Tue Jun 7, 2022
Chris Driedger | Driedger has undergone surgery to repair a torn right ACL he suffered during the third period of Team Canada's Gold Medal match versus Finland during the IIHF World Championship and is expected to be sidelined for 7-9 months.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Vince Dunn - OUT - Upper Body
Not Specified
Tue May 17, 2022
Vince Dunn | Dunn (upper body) finished 2021-22 with 35 points (seven goals, 28 assists) in 73 contests.

Fri Apr 29, 2022
Vince Dunn | Dunn (upper body) will not play Friday against the Sharks, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Wed Apr 27, 2022
Vince Dunn | Dunn (upper body) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Kings, per the (NHL) media site.
Tue Apr 26, 2022
Vince Dunn | Dunn (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus the Canucks, Bob Condor of the Kraken's official site reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jesper Froden - OUT - Lower Body
Wed Jul 13, 2022
Jesper Froden | Froden (lower body) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Kraken on Wednesday.

Mon Apr 18, 2022
Jesper Froden | Froden is dealing with a lower-body injury and it was announced Monday that he won't travel with the Bruins for their upcoming two-game road trip, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jaden Schwartz - OUT - Upper Body
Tue May 3, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz (upper body) is expected to be ready for training camp next season, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Sat Apr 16, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz (upper body) did not partake in Saturday's morning skate, Mike Benton of 93.3 KJR reports.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz (upper body) won't play Saturday versus the Flames, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz (upper body) did not travel with the Kraken for their two-game road trip, Andy Strickland of Bally Sports Midwest reports.
Sun Apr 3, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz (upper body) will not play Sunday against Dallas, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Fri Apr 1, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz (upper body) is not in Friday's lineup against the Golden Knights, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Wed Mar 30, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz (upper body) isn't expected to play Wednesday versus the Golden Knights, Mike Benton of 93.3 KJR reports.
Mon Mar 28, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz (upper body) will not suit up Monday against Los Angeles, per the (NHL)'s media site.
Sat Mar 26, 2022
Jaden Schwartz | Schwartz is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and won't be in the lineup against Los Angeles on Saturday, Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Brandon Tanev - OUT - Knee
Surgery
Tue May 3, 2022
Brandon Tanev | Tanev (knee) is expected to return in time for the start of training camp, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Mon Dec 27, 2021
Brandon Tanev | Tanev (knee) will undergo ACL surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
Sat Dec 18, 2021
Brandon Tanev | Tanev left Saturday's game versus the Oilers late in the third period with a lower-body injury, and head coach Dave Hakstol didn't have an update on his status after the game, Marisa Ingemi of The Seattle Times 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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