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).

Tyler Johnson - Lower Body
Johnson missed the previous game due to a lower-body injury and a return January 30 against the Penguins is uncertain.
questionable - Ques Jan 30
Updated 2019-01-19 16:12:38
questionable - Ques Jan 30
Updated 2019-01-19 16:12:38
Victor Hedman - Upper Body
Hedman left the previous game due to an upper-body injury but is expected to suit up for Tuesday's matchup against the Stars.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-15 12:34:30
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-15 12:34:30
Anton Stralman - Rest
Stralman is unlikely to play Saturday against the Sabres as he will be given the night off.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 14:40:51
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 14:40:51
J.T. Miller - Upper Body
Miller is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury but it is expected he will return to the lineup for Saturday's matchup versus the Sabres.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 09:32:07
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 09:32:07
Ryan Callahan - Upper Body
Callahan has sat out the previous two games with an upper-body injury but it is likely he will suit up against the Sabres on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 08:03:51
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-01-12 08:03:51
Braydon Coburn - Upper Body
Coburn missed the last game with an upper body injury but is expected to play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-07 10:22:55
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-01-07 10:22:55
Brayden Point - Undisclosed
Point is dealing with an unspecified injury and it is unclear if he will play against the Kings on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-02 14:36:32
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-02 14:36:32
Mikhail Sergachev - Knee
Sergachev exited the previous game with a knee injury and it is unknown if he will take the ice on Saturday against the Canadiens.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-28 08:12:09
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-28 08:12:09
Ryan Callahan - Upper Body
Callahan has been held out of the previous two games due to an upper-body injury but is expected to return Saturday against the Oilers.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-22 14:39:26
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-22 14:39:26
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Rest
Vasilevskiy will not play Thursday against the Flames due to a day of rest.
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2018-12-20 14:34:42
out - Out Thurs
Updated 2018-12-20 14:34:42
Mathieu Joseph - Lower Body
Joseph is on injured reserve with an injury to his lower body and there is no timetable for recovery.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-16 14:40:00
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-12-16 14:40:00
Anton Stralman - Upper Body
Stralman has been activated from the injured reserve and is expected to return to action Sunday against the Jets.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-16 10:35:49
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2018-12-16 10:35:49
Adam Erne - Illness
Erne has been sidelined due to illness but is expected to return to the lineup against the Maple Leafs on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 16:10:43
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-13 16:10:43
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Foot
Vasilevskiy has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from a left foot fracture and is likely to return Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-11 15:41:29
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-12-11 15:41:29
Ryan McDonagh - Upper Body
McDonagh exited the previous game due to an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Panthers on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-29 19:21:29
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-29 19:21:29
Dan Girardi - Lower Body
Girardi left the last game due to a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will be a participant in Saturday's matchup against the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-29 19:20:59
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-29 19:20:59
Ondrej Palat - Lower Body
Palat has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a lower-body injury and is expected to return to action against the Sabres on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-29 16:12:25
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-11-29 16:12:25
Steven Stamkos - Upper Body
Stamkos suffered an upper-body injury in the last game but is expected to suit up Tuesday against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-26 12:26:48
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-26 12:26:48
Cedric Paquette - Undisclosed
Paquette missed the last game with an unspecified injury but it is likely he will be a participant in Wednesday's tilt against the Panthers.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-21 09:38:23
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-21 09:38:23
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Rest
Vasilevskiy is not expected to play Tuesday against the Sabres as he is to be rested.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-13 14:17:33
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-13 14:17:33
Adam Erne - Upper Body
Erne has suffered an an upper-body injury and may not be ready to hit the ice Tuesday against the Sabres.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-10 16:07:41
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-10 16:07:41
Victor Hedman - Upper Body
Hedman is on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury but it is likely he will be activated prior to Saturday's game against the Senators.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-10 10:06:29
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-11-10 10:06:29
Brayden Point - Upper Body
Point left the previous game due to an upper-body injury and his status for Tuesday's matchup against the Oilers is clouded.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-04 18:29:00
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-11-04 18:29:00
Ryan Callahan - Shoulder
Callahan is on injured reserve while recovering from a surgery to repair a shoulder injury but is likely to return Thursday against the Red Wings.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-18 14:27:41
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-18 14:27:41
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Rest
Vasilevskiy is not expected to start Tuesday against the Hurricanes as he will likely be given the day to rest.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-16 09:33:39
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-10-16 09:33:39
Cedric Paquette - Hand
Paquette is dealing with a hand injury but it is unlikely to impede his status for Thursday's game against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 14:22:01
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 14:22:01
Tyler Johnson - Upper Body
Johnson is nursing an upper-body injury but is expected to be avaialble for Thursday's contest against the Canucks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 14:03:18
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2018-10-10 14:03:18
Ryan Callahan - Shoulder
Callahan has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list as he is dealing with a shoulder injury.
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-10-04 11:20:28
I-R - Mid Nov
Updated 2018-10-04 11:20:28
J.T. Miller - Illness
Miller is ailing from an illness and it is uncertain if he will play against the Panthers on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-02 17:25:59
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-02 17:25:59
Nikita Kucherov - Lower Body
Kucherov is suffering from a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will be available for the season opener against the Panthers.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-09-30 15:44:03
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-09-30 15:44:03
Daniel Walcott - Shoulder
Walcott is expected to miss five-to-six months due to a substantial shoulder injury.
out - Late March
Updated 2018-09-23 11:29:59
out - Late March
Updated 2018-09-23 11:29:59
- Lower Body
Lynch has a lower-body injury and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.
out - Early Nov
Updated 2018-09-23 11:29:16
out - Early Nov
Updated 2018-09-23 11:29:16
Ryan Callahan - Shoulder
Callahan is recovering from offseason surgery to repair his right shoulder and is expected to miss the first month of the 2018-19 season.
out - Early Nov
Updated 2018-08-15 15:37:50
out - Early Nov
Updated 2018-08-15 15:37:50
Ryan Callahan - Upper Body
Callahan sustained an upper-body injury and will miss an undetermined period of time.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-22 15:48:26
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-22 15:48:26
Ondrej Palat - Lower Body
Palat has landed on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury and is expected to be out of action until the latter part of March.
I-R - Late March
Updated 2018-03-11 21:50:48
I-R - Late March
Updated 2018-03-11 21:50:48
Nikita Kucherov - Upper Body
Kucherov was held out of the previous two games due to an upper-body injury and his status is unknown against the Flyers on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-02 02:42:45
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-02 02:42:45
Peter Budaj - Leg
Budaj has been placed on the injured reserve list with a left leg injury and is expected to be sidelined until the middle of March.
I-R - Mid March
Updated 2018-03-01 20:19:52
I-R - Mid March
Updated 2018-03-01 20:19:52
Ryan McDonagh - Upper Body
McDonagh is sidelined with an upper-body injury but is slated to return March 6 against the Panthers.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-01 20:19:06
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-01 20:19:06
Dan Girardi - Lower Body
Girardi has missed the past three games due to a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will return to the lineup Thursday against the Canucks.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-02-06 03:18:29
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2018-02-06 03:18:29

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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