Toronto Maple Leafs injuries

For the latest news on NHL injuries by team, PuckPedia is your source. Stay up-to-date on your favorite NHL teams with information on player injuries and their status.

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 Wed Sep 15, 2021
Jake Muzzin - OUT - Lower Body
Mon May 31, 2021
Jake Muzzin | Muzzin (lower body) will be out for at least three weeks according to coach Sheldon Keefe, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.

Sat May 29, 2021
Jake Muzzin | Muzzin (lower body) will not return to Saturday's Game 6 versus the Canadiens.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
John Tavares - OUT - Concussion
Thu Jul 22, 2021
John Tavares | Tavares (concussion) has been cleared for all on-ice activities and appears to be on track to be ready for training camp in September, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.

Mon May 31, 2021
John Tavares | Tavares (concussion) -- who was originally labeled out indefinitely -- is 11 days into an expected two-week absence, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Thu May 27, 2021
John Tavares | Tavares (concussion) took the ice for about 20 minutes ahead of Thursday's game-day skate, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Sat May 22, 2021
John Tavares | Per Mark Masters of TSN.ca, Tavares has been cleared of all structural damage to his head, neck and spine, but he's still considered out indefinitely with a concussion. In addition, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the 30-year-old pivot also suffered a knee injury that will keep him sidelined for at least two weeks.
Fri May 21, 2021
John Tavares | Tavares is out indefinitely after being dismissed from the hospital Friday morning, per the team's release. He is at home recovering and being monitored by team medical personnel. Coach Sheldon Keefe confirmed Tavares did suffer a concussion, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
Thu May 20, 2021
John Tavares | Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Tavares' (head) initial tests have come back clear and the center is communicating well and conscious, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Thu May 20, 2021
John Tavares | Tavares was stretched off the ice after a hard collision in Thursday's Game 1 versus the Canadiens, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Ben Hutton - OUT - Undisclosed
Not Specified
Mon May 31, 2021
Ben Hutton | Hutton (undisclosed) will remain sidelined for Monday's Game 7 matchup with Montreal, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.

Thu May 27, 2021
Ben Hutton | Hutton (undisclosed) will stay on the shelf for Thursday's Game 5 against Montreal, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports.
Tue May 25, 2021
Ben Hutton | Hutton (undisclosed) isn't in the lineup Tuesday against Montreal in Game 4, Kevin McGran of The Toronto Star reports.
Mon May 24, 2021
Ben Hutton | Hutton (undisclosed) is not in Monday's Game 3 lineup against Montreal, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Sat May 22, 2021
Ben Hutton | Hutton (undisclosed) remained out of the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 versus the Canadiens.
Thu May 20, 2021
Ben Hutton | Hutton (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Montreal, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports.
Sun May 16, 2021
Ben Hutton | Hutton missed practice Sunday, per David Alter of The Hockey News. As such, he is presumably dealing with an undisclosed injury.

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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