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 Mon Apr 19, 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 Mon Apr 19, 2021
Matthew Highmore - OUT - Not Injury Related
Mon Apr 12, 2021
Matthew Highmore | Highmore was traded to Vancouver from Chicago on Monday in a swap for Adam Gaudette, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Nate Schmidt - OUT - Covid-19
Wed Apr 7, 2021
Nate Schmidt | Schmidt was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Nils Hoglander - OUT - Covid-19
Mon Apr 5, 2021
Nils Hoglander | Hoglander was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Monday, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Marc Michaelis - OUT - Covid-19
Sun Apr 4, 2021
Marc Michaelis | Michaelis was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Sunday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Jalen Chatfield - OUT - Covid-19
Sun Apr 4, 2021
Jalen Chatfield | Chatfield was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Sunday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Tyler Motte - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Tyler Motte | Motte was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Tyler Myers - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Tyler Myers | Myers was added to the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Bo Horvat - OUT - Covid-19
Not Specified
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Bo Horvat | Horvat was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Jayce Hawryluk - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Jayce Hawryluk | Hawryluk was one of seven Canucks added to the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Travis Boyd - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Travis Boyd | Boyd was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Thatcher Demko - OUT - Covid-19
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Thatcher Demko | Demko was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Braden Holtby - OUT - Covid-19
Fri Apr 2, 2021
Braden Holtby | Holtby was listed on the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol list Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Antoine Roussel - OUT - Covid-19
Fri Apr 2, 2021
Antoine Roussel | Roussel was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Alexander Edler - OUT - Covid-19
Fri Apr 2, 2021
Alexander Edler | Edler was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Zack MacEwen - OUT - Covid-19
Fri Apr 2, 2021
Zack MacEwen | MacEwen surfaced on the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol list Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Quinn Hughes - OUT - Covid-19
Fri Apr 2, 2021
Quinn Hughes | Hughes entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Jake Virtanen - OUT - Covid-19
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Jake Virtanen | Virtanen was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Tuesday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.

Tue Mar 30, 2021
Jake Virtanen | Virtanen missed Tuesday's practice with a non-COVID-19 illness.
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Expected Return Wed Apr 28, 2021
- OUT - Thumb
Fracture
Sat Mar 27, 2021
Dylan Holloway | Holloway suffered a broken thumb during the Big 10 tournament, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Brandon Sutter - OUT - Covid-19
Not Specified
Sat Apr 3, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.

Wed Mar 24, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter (undisclosed) did not take part in warmups and is not expected to play Wednesday versus the Jets, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Mon Mar 22, 2021
Brandon Sutter | Sutter (undisclosed) is not on the ice for warmups and is expected to miss Monday's game against Winnipeg, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
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Expected Return Mon Apr 19, 2021
Tanner Pearson - IR - Lower Body
Thu Apr 8, 2021
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (lower body) signed a three-year contract extension worth $3.25 million annually with the Canucks on Thursday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Fri Mar 19, 2021
Tanner Pearson | Pearson will be sidelined for at least four weeks with a lower-body injury.
Wed Mar 17, 2021
Tanner Pearson | Pearson (undisclosed) exited Wednesday's game versus the Senators in the third period, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Jay Beagle - IR-LT - Covid-19
Sun Apr 11, 2021
Jay Beagle | Beagle was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Sunday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

Sat Mar 27, 2021
Jay Beagle | Beagle (undisclosed) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Flames.
Mon Mar 22, 2021
Jay Beagle | Beagle (undisclosed) practiced in a no-contact sweater Monday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Tue Mar 16, 2021
Jay Beagle | Beagle (undisclosed) isn't on the Canucks' current four-game road trip, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
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Expected Return Wed Sep 15, 2021
Justin Bailey - IR-LT - Shoulder
Surgery
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 Thu Jul 15, 2021
Micheal Ferland - IR-LT - Head
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Expected Return Fri Apr 16, 2021
Elias Pettersson - IR - Upper Body
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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