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 Sat Jan 1, 2022
Nicholas Robertson - OUT - Leg
Fracture
Tue Oct 19, 2021
Nick Robertson | Robertson fractured his right leg and will be out for at least 10 weeks. He will not be undergoing surgery.
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Expected Return Wed Oct 27, 2021
Petr Mrazek - DAY-TO-DAY - Groin
Fri Oct 22, 2021
Petr Mrazek | Mrazek (groin) will travel with Toronto on their three-game road trip beginning Saturday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.

Sat Oct 16, 2021
Petr Mrazek | Mrazek (groin) won't be available for Saturday's game versus the Senators, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Sat Oct 16, 2021
Petr Mrazek | Mrazek (groin) will miss at least two weeks, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Thu Oct 14, 2021
Petr Mrazek | Mrazek (groin) was injured at the end of the second period of Thursday's game versus the Senators and will not return.
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Expected Return Sat Oct 30, 2021
Ian Scott - OUT - Undisclosed
Wed Oct 13, 2021
Ian Scott | Scott (undisclosed) has been designated as an injured non-roster player by Toronto, SB Nation reports.
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Expected Return Tue Dec 7, 2021
Ilya Mikheyev - IR-LT - Thumb
Surgery
Mon Oct 11, 2021
Ilya Mikheyev | Mikheyev suffered a broken thumb that will require surgery and is expected to miss at least eight weeks, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.

Sat Oct 9, 2021
Ilya Mikheyev | Mikheyev (hand) will not return to Saturday's game versus the Senators.
Sat Oct 9, 2021
Ilya Mikheyev | Mikheyev (hand) is expected to be out long term, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
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Expected Return Tue Nov 2, 2021
Alex Steeves - IR-NR - Shoulder
Wed Sep 22, 2021
Alex Steeves | Steeves entered training camp with a shoulder injury and will start the year on injured reserve, David Alter of The Hockey News 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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