St. Louis Blues 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
Nathan Walker - OUT - Wrist
Surgery
Thu Jul 14, 2022
Nathan Walker | Walker (wrist) re-signed with St. Louis on a one-year contract Thursday.

Sat Jul 2, 2022
Nathan Walker | Walker underwent a small "tidy-up" surgery on his wrist recently, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Expected Return Thu Dec 1, 2022
Alexei Toropchenko - OUT - Shoulder
Surgery
Fri Jul 1, 2022
Alexei Toropchenko | Toropchenko had shoulder surgery and will be out until at least December, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jordan Binnington - OUT - Knee
Not Specified
Tue May 31, 2022
Jordan Binnington | Binnington will not require surgery on his injured knee, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports Tuesday.

Sun May 22, 2022
Jordan Binnington | Binnington (knee) will not play against Colorado in Round 2 but could be available for Round 3, if the Blues advance, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Sat May 21, 2022
Jordan Binnington | Binnington will guard the home goal Saturday versus the Avalanche in Game 3, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Sat May 21, 2022
Jordan Binnington | Binnington (undisclosed) suffered an injury in Saturday's Game 3 versus the Avalanche, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Sat May 21, 2022
Jordan Binnington | Binnington is being evaluated for a lower-body injury, Lou Korac of (NHL).com reports.
Sat May 21, 2022
Jordan Binnington | Binnington is dealing with a suspected knee sprain, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Torey Krug - OUT - Lower Body
Thu May 26, 2022
Torey Krug | Krug (lower body) is unlikely to return for Game 6 on Friday or Game 7 on Sunday (if necessary) against Colorado, per Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic.

Mon May 23, 2022
Torey Krug | Krug (lower body) was on the ice for Monday's game-day skate, just the second time the blueliner has skated during his recovery, Lou Korac of (NHL).com reports.
Tue May 17, 2022
Torey Krug | According to coach Craig Berube, Krug (lower body) will go to Denver "for rehab purposes," Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Sat May 7, 2022
Torey Krug | According to coach Craig Berube, Krug (lower body) "will be out a bit," Lou Korac of (NHL).com reports.
Fri May 6, 2022
Torey Krug | Krug (lower body) left Friday's game against Minnesota and will not return.

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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