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 Wed Sep 15, 2021
Tanner Pearson - OUT - Personal
Tue May 18, 2021
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (personal) will not play in Wednesday's regular-season finale versus the Flames, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Zack MacEwen - OUT - Illness
Tue May 18, 2021
Zack MacEwen | MacEwen (illness) won't play Tuesday against Calgary, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Brandon Sutter - OUT - Shoulder
Not Specified
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 Wed Sep 15, 2021
Tyler Motte - OUT - Undisclosed
Thu May 6, 2021
Tyler Motte | Motte (undisclosed) won't play Thursday versus Edmonton.

Tue May 4, 2021
Tyler Motte | Motte (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday versus the Oilers, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Mon May 3, 2021
Tyler Motte | Motte (undisclosed) isn't in Vancouver's projected lineup Monday against the Oilers, Thomas Drance of The Athletic reports.
Sat May 1, 2021
Tyler Motte | Motte (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Saturday versus Toronto, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
Thu Apr 29, 2021
Tyler Motte | Motte (undisclosed) will not return to Thursday's game versus the Maple Leafs.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Madison Bowey - OUT - Not Injury Related
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Madison Bowey | Bowey and a 2021 fifth-round pick were acquired by Vancouver from Chicago on Monday in a swap for a 2021 fourth-round selection.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Justin Bailey - IR-LT - Shoulder
Surgery
Wed Jul 28, 2021
Justin Bailey | Bailey (shoulder) penned a one-year, two-way contract with Vancouver on Wednesday.

Mon Mar 29, 2021
Justin Bailey | Bailey underwent season-ending shoulder surgery Monday, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
Wed Mar 17, 2021
Justin Bailey | Bailey (upper body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday, Patrick Johnston of Province Sports reports.
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Expected Return Fri Sep 1, 2023
Micheal Ferland - IR-LT - Head
Not Specified
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.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Elias Pettersson - IR - Wrist
Wed Jul 14, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (wrist) has resumed shooting pucks and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

Thu May 13, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) won't be available for Vancouver's final five games of the campaign, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Fri Apr 16, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) remains without a timetable for his return to action, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) is expected to meet with a specialist Tuesday or Wednesday, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
Fri Apr 9, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) is scheduled to meet with his doctors at some point over the next few days, which means the Canucks should be releasing an update on his status sometime soon.
Sat Mar 27, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game versus the Flames.
Mon Mar 22, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) won't return to the lineup this week, Brian Munz of Hockey Canada reports.
Fri Mar 19, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) was shifted to long-term injured reserve Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Mon Mar 15, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) didn't join the Canucks for their four-game road trip, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Tue Mar 9, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Head coach Travis Green said Tuesday that Pettersson (upper body) will miss at least one more week, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
Mon Mar 8, 2021
Elias Pettersson | Pettersson (upper body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Canadiens.

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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