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).
Expected Return Thu Apr 15, 2021William Nylander - OUT - Covid-19
Fri Apr 9, 2021William Nylander | Nylander (COVID-19 protocols) will miss at least three more games, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports.
Wed Apr 7, 2021William Nylander | Nylander won't play in Wednesday's game against the Canadiens due to the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol.
Expected Return Mon May 10, 2021Riley Nash - IR-LT - Knee
Sat Apr 10, 2021Riley Nash | Nash (knee) was moved to long-term injured reserve Saturday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Fri Apr 9, 2021Riley Nash | Columbus traded Nash (knee) to the Maple Leafs for a 2022 seventh-round pick Friday.
Tue Apr 6, 2021Riley Nash | Nash suffered a sprained knee during Sunday's loss to the Panthers and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. The 31-year-old forward has also been placed on injured reserve.
Sun Apr 4, 2021Riley Nash | Nash (lower body) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Expected Return Tue Apr 13, 2021Frederik Andersen - IR-LT - Lower Body
Sat Apr 10, 2021Frederik Andersen | Andersen (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Saturday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Wed Apr 7, 2021Frederik Andersen | Per Jonas Siegel of The Athletic, Andersen (lower body) isn't on the ice for morning skate, indicating he won't be available for Wednesday's game versus Montreal.
Thu Apr 1, 2021Frederik Andersen | Andersen (lower body) will miss Toronto's next three games at a minimum, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Wed Mar 31, 2021Frederik Andersen | Andersen (lower body) isn't on the ice for morning skate ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Winnipeg, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Sat Mar 27, 2021Frederik Andersen | Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Saturday that Andersen (lower body) isn't close to returning, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Wed Mar 24, 2021Frederik Andersen | Andersen (lower body) is expected to be sidelined for three to six more days, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
Sat Mar 20, 2021Frederik Andersen | Andersen was unavailable to suit up Saturday due to a lower-body injury, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
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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