Toronto Maple Leafs 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 Mon Feb 22, 2021
Joe Thornton - IR-LT - Ribs
Fracture
Fri Jan 22, 2021
Joe Thornton | Thornton will be sidelined for at least a month with a rib fracture, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.

Thu Jan 21, 2021
Joe Thornton | Thornton (upper body) will miss at least Friday's clash with Edmonton, David Alter of The Hockey News reports. Additionally, the veteran is expected to undergo an MRI on Thursday, per Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Joe Thornton | Thornton exited in the third period of Wednesday's game against the Oilers with an upper-body injury, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Wed Jan 20, 2021
Joe Thornton | Coach Sheldon Keefe said following Wednesday's win over the Oilers that Thornton (undisclosed) is expected to miss time, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Mon Feb 15, 2021
Nicholas Robertson - IR-LT - Knee
Thu Jan 21, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve Thursday.

Mon Jan 18, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson (knee) will miss at least four weeks after getting back the results of the MRI on his injury, per coach Sheldon Keefe, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson was promoted from the taxi squad Saturday, David Alter of The Canadian Press reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson will suit up in Saturday's game versus the Senators, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game versus the Senators.
Sat Jan 16, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson (knee) is set to get an MRI to determine how severe the knee injury he suffered in Saturday's game versus the Senators is, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Feb 4, 2021
Ian Scott - IR-NR - Hip

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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