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 - 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
Louis Domingue - Lower Body
Domingue has been absent from the lineup during the previous four games due to a lower-body injury. It is anticipated that he will suit up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-08 13:27:00
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-08 13:27:00
Victor Hedman - Upper Body
Hedman sustained an upper body injury but is likely to return to action versus the Blue Jackets in Game 1 of Eastern Conference first round.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-08 11:12:58
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-04-08 11:12:58
Dan Girardi - Lower Body
Girardi is bothered by a lower-body issue. His status for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is unclear.
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-04-08 08:33:50
questionable - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-04-08 08:33:50
Dan Girardi - Lower Body
Girardi has been sidelined with a lower-body injury but is expected to rejoin the team for Saturday's matchup against the Bruins.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-04-05 12:32:36
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-04-05 12:32:36
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Rest
Vasilevskiy is unlikley to take part in Tuesday's game against the Canadiens as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-04-02 15:49:05
doubtful - Doub Tues
Updated 2019-04-02 15:49:05
Anton Stralman - Lower Body
Stralman has been out of commission due to a lower-body injury but is expected to return Tuesday against the Canadiens.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-02 15:18:13
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-04-02 15:18:13
Erik Cernak - Upper Body
Cernak is dealing with upper-body injury but is likely to suit up against the Senators on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-31 09:24:47
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-31 09:24:47
Ondrej Palat - Upper Body
Palat departed the previous game due to an upper-body injury but is expected to play against the Capitals on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-30 06:56:31
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-30 06:56:31
Yanni Gourde - Suspension
Gourde has been suspended for two games due to an illegal check to the head. He is expected to return Saturday against the Capitals.
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2019-03-25 13:32:18
out - Elig Sat
Updated 2019-03-25 13:32:18
Adam Erne - Upper Body
Erne missed the last game with an upper-body injury but is expected to get back on the ice against the Maple Leafs on Monday.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-11 11:26:17
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-03-11 11:26:17
Steven Stamkos - Upper Body
Stamkos is nursing an upper-body injury, leaving his status in question for Tuesday's tilt with the Jets.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-03-03 08:55:17
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-03-03 08:55:17
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Rest
Vasilevskiy is not expected to play Thursday against the Bruins as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-02-28 15:16:07
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-02-28 15:16:07
Victor Hedman - Lower Body
Hedman was held out of the previous game due to a lower-body injury but it is not expected to impede his status for Thursday's matchup against the Sabres.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:06:16
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-21 16:06:16
Brayden Point - Disciplinary
Point missed the last game due to a disciplinary matter but is projected to suit up against the Sabres on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-19 19:35:39
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-19 19:35:39
Erik Cernak - Lower Body
Cernak has been absent from the lineup during the past two games due to a lower-body injury and it is uncertain if he will face the Canadiens on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-14 16:50:11
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-02-14 16:50:11
Ondrej Palat - Upper Body
Palat has been held out of the previous two games with an upper-body injury but is likely to suit up Thursday against the Stars.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-14 16:01:07
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-14 16:01:07
Mathieu Joseph - Undisclosed
Joseph is dealing with an unspecified ailment and will not play against the Flames on Tuesday.
out - Out Tues
Updated 2019-02-12 10:28:43
out - Out Tues
Updated 2019-02-12 10:28:43
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Rest
Vasilevskiy is not expected to be available against the Panthers on Sunday as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-02-10 14:32:06
doubtful - Doub Sun
Updated 2019-02-10 14:32:06
Brayden Point - Lower Body
Point is suffering from a lower body injury and it is unknown if he will participate in Tuesday's matchup with the Golden Knights.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-02-03 08:40:35
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-02-03 08:40:35
Tyler Johnson - Lower Body
Johnson missed the previous game due to a lower-body injury but is expected to play Wednesday against the Penguins.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-28 08:29:44
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-01-28 08:29:44
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

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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