Vancouver Canucks 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 Fri Jan 21, 2022
Bo Horvat - OUT - Covid-19
Tue Jan 18, 2022
Bo Horvat | Horvat entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.
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Expected Return Fri Jan 21, 2022
Conor Garland - OUT - Covid-19
Sun Jan 16, 2022
Conor Garland | Garland was designated for the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Sunday.
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Expected Return Fri Jan 21, 2022
Jaroslav Halak - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Jan 15, 2022
Jaroslav Halak | Halak will defend the net against Carolina on the road Saturday.

Sat Jan 15, 2022
Jaroslav Halak | Halak has entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols and won't start Saturday against Carolina, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
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Expected Return Thu Jan 27, 2022
Ashton Sautner - OUT - Covid-19
Not Specified
Wed Jan 12, 2022
Ashton Sautner | The Canucks placed Sautner in COVID-19 protocols Wednesday.
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Expected Return Thu Jan 27, 2022
Guillaume Brisebois - IR - Undisclosed
Mon Dec 27, 2021
Guillaume Brisebois | Brisebois (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

Thu Dec 16, 2021
Guillaume Brisebois | Brisebois was recalled from AHL Abbotsford on an emergency basis Thursday.
Thu Dec 16, 2021
Guillaume Brisebois | Brisebois (undisclosed) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Sharks.
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Expected Return Tue Feb 1, 2022
Travis Hamonic - IR-LT - Lower Body
Mon Jan 3, 2022
Travis Hamonic | Hamonic (lower body) is expected to skate with the team soon, Harman Dayal of The Athletic reports.

Tue Dec 14, 2021
Travis Hamonic | Hamonic (lower body) was shifted to long-term injured reserve Tuesday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Fri Dec 10, 2021
Travis Hamonic | Hamonic is expected to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with a lower-body injury, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Thu Dec 9, 2021
Travis Hamonic | Hamonic (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
Wed Dec 8, 2021
Travis Hamonic | Hamonic (lower body) won't return to Wednesday's game versus the Bruins.
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Expected Return Thu Jan 27, 2022
Brady Keeper - IR-LT - Leg
Mon Oct 11, 2021
Brady Keeper | Keeper (leg) was moved to long-term injured reserve Monday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

Mon Sep 27, 2021
Brady Keeper | Keeper, as suspected, suffered a broken leg in training camp and will be out indefinitely, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
Sat Sep 25, 2021
Brady Keeper | Keeper was taken off the ice on a stretcher Saturday during training camp after suffering a leg injury, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
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Expected Return Tue Feb 1, 2022
Brandon Sutter - IR-LT - Covid-19
Not Specified
Mon Oct 11, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter is facing an extended absence as a result of long-haul COVID-19 symptoms, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.

Sun Oct 3, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter is still suffering from fatigue and won't be ready for the start of the regular season, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
Wed Sep 22, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter (shoulder) is dealing with fatigue and may miss the first few days of Vancouver's training camp, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
Wed Jul 28, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter (shoulder) signed a one-year, $1.125 million contract with the Canucks on Wednesday.
Thu May 20, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter missed the last 11 games of the season with a shoulder injury.
Tue May 4, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus the Oilers, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Mon May 3, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter (upper body) will miss Monday's game against Edmonton, Farhan Lalji of TSN.ca reports.
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Expected Return Fri Sep 1, 2023
Micheal Ferland - IR-LT - Head
Not Specified
Mon Oct 11, 2021
Micheal Ferland | Ferland (head) was placed on long-term injured reserve Monday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

Wed Jul 28, 2021
Micheal Ferland | When asked about his future, Ferland (head) stated "I am feeling better, I wish I could come back, but I know where I'm at now health-wise. No I don't think I'll play professionally ever again. Definitely no contact ever again, I need to take care of myself," Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver 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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