Tampa Bay Lightning 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).

Victor Hedman - Lower Body
Hedman suffered a lower-body injury, and it is yet to be determined if he will play when the league gets back into full swing.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-13 21:14:51
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-05-13 21:14:51
Steven Stamkos - Abdominal
Stamkos has undergone core muscle surgery, and it has yet to be established be ready for when the league announces it is coming back.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-15 11:28:19
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2020-03-15 11:28:19
Jan Rutta - Lower Body
Rutta has been placed on the injured reserve list and will miss an extended period due to a lower-body injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:53:05
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-03-12 12:53:05
Ryan McDonagh - Lower Body
McDonagh has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, but he is likely to return Sunday against the Red Wings.
I-R - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-08 13:13:24
I-R - Prob Sun
Updated 2020-03-08 13:13:24
Pat Maroon - Lower Body
Maroon was absent from the lineup during the previous game due to a lower-body injury, but he is projected to lace up against the Flames on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-29 13:03:29
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-29 13:03:29
Blake Coleman - Personal
Coleman missed the last game due to the birth of his child, and it is unknown if he will be in Saturday's lineup versus the Flames.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-27 16:12:34
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-02-27 16:12:34
Erik Cernak - Lower Body
Cernak exited the last game due to a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will take the ice versus the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 16:09:19
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 16:09:19
Barclay Goodrow - Acquired
Goodrow has an undetermined status heading into Tuesday's clash with the Maple Leafs as he was recently acquired by the team in a trade.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 07:06:14
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-25 07:06:14
Cedric Paquette - Lower Body
Paquette was held out of the last game with a lower-body injury, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-24 18:01:27
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-24 18:01:27
Mitchell Stephens - Lower Body
Stephens missed the last game with a lower body injury, and it is unclear if he will be in the lineup versus the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-22 17:38:43
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2020-02-22 17:38:43
Brayden Point - Flu
Point was held out of the previous game due to flu-like symptoms, but it is expected his symptoms will subside in time for Saturday's matchup versus the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-21 14:16:23
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-21 14:16:23
Braydon Coburn - Lower Body
Coburn missed the last game with a lower-body injury, but he is expected to partake in Thursday's matchup against the Golden Knights.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-20 14:04:36
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-02-20 14:04:36
Anthony Cirelli - Lower Body
Cirelli missed the last game with a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will be in Saturday's lineup versus the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-15 13:02:07
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-15 13:02:07
Steven Stamkos - Lower Body
Stamkos has been held out of the past three games with a lower-body injury, but it is likely that he will return to action Saturday against the Flyers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-15 13:01:39
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-15 13:01:39
Nikita Kucherov - Lower Body
Kucherov sat out the previous game due to a lower-body injury, but it is expected that he will draw back into the lineup against the Flyers on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-15 12:58:51
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-15 12:58:51
Tyler Johnson - Undisclosed
JOhnson is dealing with an unspecified injury, but it is likely that he will lace up against the Flyers on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-15 07:01:19
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2020-02-15 07:01:19
Pat Maroon - Arm
Maroon has missed the last three games with an injured arm, but he is expected to return Friday against the Jets.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-17 14:52:10
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2020-01-17 14:52:10
Ryan McDonagh - Upper Body
McDonagh is sidelined with an upper-body injury, but he is expected to return for Thursday's matchup against the Wild.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-16 10:06:32
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-16 10:06:32
Ondrej Palat - Knee
Palat sat out the last game due to a knee injury, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Devils on Sunday.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2020-01-11 17:33:18
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2020-01-11 17:33:18
Pat Maroon - Face
Maroon exited the previous game with a facial contusion, and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday's contest against the Flyers.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-01-10 09:55:51
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2020-01-10 09:55:51
Jan Rutta - Lower Body
Rutta will miss an undetermined length of time due to a lower-body injury.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-02 15:53:43
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2020-01-02 15:53:43
Mikhail Sergachev - Hand
Sergachev has a left hand injury, but it is projected that he will be in Thursday's lineup versus the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 09:17:47
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-02 09:17:47
Braydon Coburn - Lower Body
Coburn has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury. It is anticipated that he will return to the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-29 16:09:06
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-29 16:09:06
Tyler Johnson - Lower Body
Johnson missed the last game with a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will be active Saturday against the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-28 09:51:17
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-28 09:51:17
Nikita Kucherov - Shin
Kucherov exited the last game due to a shin injury, but he is expected to be available against the Senators on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-17 15:35:29
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-17 15:35:29
Tyler Johnson - Lower Body
Johnson is dealing with a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will return Tuesday against the Senators.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-17 11:42:18
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-17 11:42:18
Alex Killorn - Lower Body
Killorn has sat out the previous two games due to a lower-body injury, but he is likely to be available for Thursday's contest against the Wild.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 15:58:48
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-12-05 15:58:48
Steven Stamkos - Lower Body
Stamkos sat out his third consecutive game due to a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will return to action Friday versus the Capitals.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-29 08:05:52
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-29 08:05:52
Erik Cernak - Suspension
Cernak has been suspended two games by the NHL for elbowing a player. He is likely to be reinstated in time for Saturday's matchup with the Hurricanes.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2019-11-26 15:39:46
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2019-11-26 15:39:46
Nikita Kucherov - Upper Body
Kucherov sat out the previous game with an upper-body injury, but it is expected that he will draw back into the lineup Saturday against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-23 10:08:35
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-11-23 10:08:35
Steven Stamkos - Undisclosed
Stamkos is expected to be available for Tuesday's game versus the Blues despite an undefined injury.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 12:05:07
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 12:05:07
Victor Hedman - Lower Body
Hedman is expected to return to action Friday versus the Sabres after being activated from the injured reserve list where he was recovering from a lower-body injury.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-07 15:40:09
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-07 15:40:09
Pat Maroon - Upper Body
Maroon has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury, and he is likely to take part in Friday's matchup against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-07 15:39:19
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-11-07 15:39:19
Erik Cernak - Lower Body
Cernak sat out the last game with a lower-body injury, and it has yet to be established if he will play Friday against the Islanders.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-30 16:15:47
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-10-30 16:15:47
Anthony Cirelli - Upper Body
Cirelli was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an upper-body injury, but he is likely to be available against the Devils on Wednesday.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-10-30 16:07:13
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-10-30 16:07:13
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Rest
Vasilevskiy is not expected to take part in Wednesday's contest with the Devils as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-10-30 15:45:30
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-10-30 15:45:30
Brayden Point - Undisclosed
Point is tending to an unspecified ailment, but he is expected to lace up against the Rangers on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 16:05:49
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-29 16:05:49
Cedric Paquette - Arm
Paquette has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a right arm injury, and he is expected to be available for Wednesday's contest against Penguins.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-10-23 15:39:20
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-10-23 15:39:20
Brayden Point - Hip
Point is expected make his season debut Thursday against the Maple Leafs after having sat out the previous two games while healing from offseason hip surgery.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 08:47:54
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-10 08:47:54
Victor Hedman - Undisclosed
Hedman is nursing an undefined injury, and it is not expected to impede his status for opening night against the Panthers.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-01 15:07:42
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-10-01 15:07:42
Tyler Johnson - Undisclosed
Johnson suffered an unspecified injury but is likely to play in the season opener against the Panthers on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-09-30 11:51:33
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-09-30 11:51:33
Brayden Point - Holdout
Point has yet to sign a new contract. Per league rules, he has until Dec. 1 to sign or else he will be forced to sit out the entire season.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-17 23:12:09
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-17 23:12:09
Brayden Point - Holdout
Point has yet to sign a new contract. Per league rules, he has until Dec. 1 to do so or else will have to sit out the entire season.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-16 19:21:31
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-16 19:21:31
Ryan Callahan - Back
Callahan has been diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine. He is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season while on the long-term injured reserve.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-06-21 12:40:13
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-06-21 12:40:13
Victor Hedman - Upper Body
Hedman has an upper-body ailment and it is unknown if he will return for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-16 16:18:14
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-16 16:18:14
Anton Stralman - Lower Body
Stralman is dealing with a lower-body injury and his availability for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is uncertain.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-16 16:17:45
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-04-16 16:17:45
Alex Killorn - Leg
Killorn has a leg injury but it is not expected to affect his status for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-16 16:01:52
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-16 16:01:52
Ryan Callahan - Undisclosed
Callahan sat out the previous two games with an unspecified injury, but is expected to suit up against the Blue Jackets for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-04-14 09:33:16
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-04-14 09:33:16
Nikita Kucherov - Suspension
Kucherov is serving a one-game suspension for boarding. He will not be available for Game 3 against the Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference first round.
out - Out Sun
Updated 2019-04-13 10:14:18
out - Out Sun
Updated 2019-04-13 10:14:18
Ryan Callahan - Upper Body
Callahan left the last game with an upper-body injury and it is unlikely he will be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-04-09 11:36:59
doubtful - Doub Wed
Updated 2019-04-09 11:36:59

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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