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 Thu Sep 15, 2022
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - OUT - Foot
Sat May 28, 2022
Oliver Ekman-Larsson | Ekman-Larsson suffered a fractured foot during the IIHF World Hockey Championship that is expected to keep him sidelined for 4-6 weeks, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jaroslav Halak - OUT - Hand
Not Specified
Sat Apr 23, 2022
Jaroslav Halak | When asked if Halak, who's dealing with a hand injury, is done for the year Saturday, coach Bruce Boudreau said "I got the report from the other day, and it didn't look good," Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.

Tue Apr 19, 2022
Jaroslav Halak | Halak (hand) exited Tuesday's game after the first period, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Tue Apr 19, 2022
Jaroslav Halak | Halak (hand) won't travel with the Canucks on their upcoming two-game road trip, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Tue Apr 19, 2022
Jaroslav Halak | Halak will start Tuesday against visiting Ottawa, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Bo Horvat - OUT - Leg
Not Specified
Fri Apr 29, 2022
Bo Horvat | Horvat (leg) will miss Friday's season finale against the Oilers, Canucks reporter Jeff Paterson reports.

Fri Apr 15, 2022
Bo Horvat | Horvat (lower body) won't be available for Monday's game against the Stars, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Fri Apr 15, 2022
Bo Horvat | Horvat (lower body) will be re-evaluated in two weeks after suffering an injury Thursday against Arizona.
Thu Apr 14, 2022
Bo Horvat | Horvat (lower body) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Coyotes.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Tanner Pearson - OUT - Upper Body
Fri Apr 29, 2022
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (upper body) won't play Friday's season finale in Edmonton, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

Tue Apr 26, 2022
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (upper body) might be available for the regular-season finale versus Edmonton on Friday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Wed Apr 20, 2022
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (upper body) won't travel for Vancouver's upcoming two-game road trip, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
Mon Apr 11, 2022
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (upper body) is expected to miss at least a week according to coach Bruce Boudreau, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Sat Apr 9, 2022
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (upper body) won't play Saturday versus the Sharks, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Thu Apr 7, 2022
Tanner Pearson | Pearson is considered day-to-day after leaving Thursday's game versus the Coyotes with an upper-body injury, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
Thu Apr 7, 2022
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (undisclosed) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Coyotes.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Tucker Poolman - IR-LT - Upper Body
Not Specified
Tue Apr 26, 2022
Tucker Poolman | Poolman (upper body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday.

Tue Apr 5, 2022
Tucker Poolman | According to coach Bruce Boudreau, Poolman (upper body) is likely done for the season, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
Sun Apr 3, 2022
Tucker Poolman | Poolman (illness) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.
Sun Apr 3, 2022
Tucker Poolman | Poolman (upper body) will not return to Sunday's game against Vegas.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Nils Hoglander - IR - Groin
Fri Apr 15, 2022
Nils Hoglander | Hoglander underwent core muscle/groin surgery Friday and will not return this season.

Tue Apr 5, 2022
Nils Hoglander | Per coach Bruce Boudreau, Hoglander (groin) is likely done for the year, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
Wed Mar 30, 2022
Nils Hoglander | Hoglander (groin) will continue to be sidelined long term for the Canucks, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
Tue Mar 22, 2022
Nils Hoglander | Hoglander (groin) will stay back in Vancouver during the club's upcoming four-game road trip, David Quadrelli of Sportsnet650 reports. Additionally, Hoglander has been placed on injured reserve, per the (NHL) media site.
Sun Mar 20, 2022
Nils Hoglander | Hoglander (groin) will not be available Sunday against Buffalo, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Sat Mar 19, 2022
Nils Hoglander | Hoglander (groin) will not play Saturday against Calgary, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Thu Mar 17, 2022
Nils Hoglander | Hoglander (groin) won't play Thursday versus the Red Wings, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Brady Keeper - IR-LT - Leg
Not Specified
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 Thu Sep 15, 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
Wed Jun 1, 2022
Micheal Ferland | According to his agent Jason Davidson, Ferland's (head) No. 1 priority is his health and he has no desire to return to the game of hockey, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

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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