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).

Olli Juolevi - Knee
Juolevi is healing from major knee surgery and is not expected to be available until sometime in October.
out - Mid Oct
Updated 2019-09-18 17:45:17
out - Mid Oct
Updated 2019-09-18 17:45:17
Brock Boeser - Holdout
Boeser is unsatisfied how contract negotiations are going and will not report to the team until a new deal has been agreed upon. He has until Dec. 1 or else he will have to sit out the entire season.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-16 19:22:46
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-16 19:22:46
Antoine Roussel - Knee
Roussel is recovering from a knee injury that ended his 2018-19 season prematurely. It is unknown how long he will be on the shelf.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-12 19:27:55
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-09-12 19:27:55
Guillaume Brisebois - Hip
Brisebois has been out of commission with a hip injury and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-04 17:15:29
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-04-04 17:15:29
Jake Virtanen - Lower Body
Virtanen was absent from the lineup during the previous game with a lower-body injury but it is likely he will be available Thursday against the Predators.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 12:12:17
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-04-04 12:12:17
Brandon Sutter - Groin
Sutter has been placed on injured reserve as he is recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia on his right side. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-04-02 17:23:38
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-04-02 17:23:38
Ben Hutton - Foot
Hutton has been absent from the lineup due to a foot injury but is expected to draw back into the lineup against the Kings on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-28 12:15:28
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-28 12:15:28
Ryan Spooner - Groin
Spooner is sidelined with a groin injury but is likely to return against the Kings on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-28 12:14:47
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-28 12:14:47
Quinn Hughes - Ankle
Hughes has sat out the past three games with an ankle injury but is projected to make his season debut against the Kings on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-27 15:35:46
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-03-27 15:35:46
Josh Leivo - Illness
Leivo was absent from the lineup during the last game due to an illness but is likely to be a participant in Tuesday's matchup against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-26 18:58:11
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-03-26 18:58:11
Tyler Motte - Upper Body
Motte sustained an upper-body injury and is in jeopardy of missing the remainder of the season.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-03-26 13:13:17
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-03-26 13:13:17
Christopher Tanev - Lower Body
Tanev suffered a lower-body injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-24 18:26:08
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-24 18:26:08
Sven Baertschi - Concussion
Baertschi has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from post-concussion syndrome but is expected to return Sunday against the Blue Jackets.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-03-24 16:34:58
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-03-24 16:34:58
Jay Beagle - Illness
Beagle missed the previous game with an illness but it is not expected to keep him out of the lineup against the Stars on Sunday.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-03-17 12:31:54
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-03-17 12:31:54
- Ankle
Hughes has a deep bone bruise on his ankle and will be out of action until at least the end of March.
out - Late March
Updated 2019-03-14 07:55:25
out - Late March
Updated 2019-03-14 07:55:25
Antoine Roussel - Knee
Roussel is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-14 07:01:47
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-14 07:01:47
Elias Pettersson - Head
Pettersson was lifted from the previous game due to a head injury and his status for Friday's clash with the Devils is in question.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-03-13 21:43:02
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2019-03-13 21:43:02
Christopher Tanev - Ankle
Tanev is on the injured reserve list with a left ankle injury but is likely to be activated in time for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-13 13:42:56
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-03-13 13:42:56
Jake Virtanen - Ribs
Virtanen has been activated from the injured reserve list with a fractured rib and is expected to return for Saturday's game versus the Golden Knights.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-09 15:22:52
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-03-09 15:22:52
Jacob Markstrom - Rest
Markstrom is not expected to be available against the Oilers on Thursday as he is to be rested.
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 15:55:57
doubtful - Doub Thurs
Updated 2019-03-07 15:55:57
Adam Gaudette - Illness
Gaudette was absent from the lineup during the previous game with an illness but is likely to face the Coyotes on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-28 15:53:44
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-28 15:53:44
Alexander Edler - Concussion
Edler has been placed on the injured reserve with a concussion but is expected to return against the Coyotes on Thursday.
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-28 15:52:39
I-R - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-02-28 15:52:39
Thatcher Demko - Knee
Demko has landed on injured reserve due to a knee sprain but is expected to be activated in time for Monday's tilt against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-25 12:55:10
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-02-25 12:55:10
Jake Virtanen - Upper Body
Virtanen left Wednesday's game due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will return.
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-02-13 20:16:53
questionable - day-to-day
Updated 2019-02-13 20:16:53
Jacob Markstrom - Back
Markstrom sat out the last game with back spasms but it is likely he will be available Wednesday against the Ducks.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-13 09:08:41
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-02-13 09:08:41
Elias Pettersson - Knee
Pettersson is on the injured reserve list while recovering from a minor MCL sprain but is expected to be activated in time for Sunday's game against the Red Wings.
I-R - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-01-20 11:57:55
I-R - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-01-20 11:57:55
Bo Horvat - Lower Body
Horvat sustained a charley horse last game but is expected to suit up for Friday's contest versus the Sabres.
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-17 13:04:27
probable - Prob Fri
Updated 2019-01-17 13:04:27
Josh Leivo - Back
Leivo has been placed on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury but is expected to return Sunday against the Panthers.
I-R - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-01-13 13:52:12
I-R - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-01-13 13:52:12
Brandon Sutter - Shoulder
Sutter has been activated from injured reserve. He has been sidelined with a separated shoulder but is likely to return against the Canadiens on Thursday.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-03 13:17:15
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2019-01-03 13:17:15
Sven Baertschi - Concussion
Baertschi was on injured reserve with a concussion but has been activated for Saturday's game against the Flames.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-29 15:20:02
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-29 15:20:02
Troy Stecher - Concussion
Stecher sustained a concussion but is expected back Saturday against the Flames.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-29 15:19:12
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-12-29 15:19:12
Erik Gudbranson - Back
Gudbranson was held out of the previous two games with back spasms and it is undetermined if he will suit up against the Oilers on Sunday.
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2018-12-15 20:31:02
questionable - Ques Sun
Updated 2018-12-15 20:31:02
Adam Gaudette - Illness
Gaudette sat out his third-straight game due to an illness and it is unclear if he will return Saturday against the Flyers.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-13 17:16:07
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-12-13 17:16:07
Jay Beagle - Forearm
Beagle has landed on the injured reserve list due to a fractured forearm but will likely return to action Tuesday against the Wild.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-03 13:11:06
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-12-03 13:11:06
Erik Gudbranson - Neck
Gudbranson has been held out of the past three games with a neck injury and it is unknown if he will return to the ice Tuesday against the Wild.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-01 13:21:51
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-12-01 13:21:51
Antoine Roussel - Shoulder
Roussel missed the previous game with a shoulder injury and it is uncertain if he will play against the Stars on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-29 20:15:20
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-29 20:15:20
Brock Boeser - Groin
Boeser has been placed on injured reserve due to a groin injury but is expected to be activated prior to Tuesday's game against the Kings.
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-27 11:53:11
I-R - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-27 11:53:11
Alexander Edler - Knee
Edler has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a sprained MCL in his knee and it is unknown if he will come off it for Saturday's game against the Kings.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-23 18:13:22
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-11-23 18:13:22
Anders Nilsson - Finger
Nilsson has been designated for injured reserve due to a fractured finger but is likely to be available against the Ducks on Wednesday.
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-21 13:09:54
I-R - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-11-21 13:09:54
Christopher Tanev - Hip
Tanev has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from a hip contusion and is likely to suit up Tuesday against the Red Wings.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-06 14:59:32
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2018-11-06 14:59:32
Troy Stecher - Head
Stecher left the last game due to a head injury and it is uncertain if he will play against the Avalanche on Friday.
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-10-31 21:42:19
questionable - Ques Fri
Updated 2018-10-31 21:42:19
Elias Pettersson - Concussion
Pettersson has been placed on the injured reserve list with a concussion but it is likely he will return Saturday against the Penguins.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-27 19:09:25
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-27 19:09:25
Brock Boeser - Groin
Boeser has been held out of the previous two games due to a groin injury but it is expected he will be available against the Penguins on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-27 12:58:06
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2018-10-27 12:58:06
Antoine Roussel - Concussion
Roussel is on the injured reserve list with a concussion and it is unclear if he will make his season debut against the Panthers on Saturday.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-11 17:47:11
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-10-11 17:47:11
Jake Virtanen - Back
Virtanen is experiencing back spasms but is expected to play Wednesday against the Flames.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-03 15:42:07
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2018-10-03 15:42:07
Thatcher Demko - Concussion
Demko is on injured reserve due to a concussion and will miss an undetermined length of time.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 16:25:01
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-10-02 16:25:01
Derek Dorsett - Neck
Dorsett is on the long-term injured reserve list due to a career-ending neck injury.
I-R - out for season
Updated 2018-10-02 09:55:57
I-R - out for season
Updated 2018-10-02 09:55:57
Thatcher Demko - Concussion
Demko has a concussion and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-09-27 17:57:39
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-09-27 17:57:39
Loui Eriksson - Leg
Eriksson has a bone bruise in his leg, leaving his status for the season opener against the Flames in question.
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2018-09-20 13:12:43
questionable - Ques Oct 3
Updated 2018-09-20 13:12:43
Brendan Leipsic - Upper Body
Leipsic has been held out of the previous two games with an upper-body injury and it is uncertain if he will play Tuesday against the Ducks.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:18:44
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:18:44

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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