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).

Sven Baertschi - Concussion
Baertschi has been designated for the injured reserve list due to post-concussion syndrome and it is unclear if he will return Wednesday against the Senators.
I-R - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-18 18:03:07
I-R - Ques Wed
Updated 2019-03-18 18:03:07
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
Christopher Tanev - Lower Body
Tanev is suffering from a lower-body injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-16 06:14:49
out - out for season
Updated 2019-03-16 06:14:49
- 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
Ryan Spooner - Groin
Spooner is sidelined with a groin injury but is likely to return during the latter part of March.
out - Late March
Updated 2019-03-13 14:51:03
out - Late March
Updated 2019-03-13 14:51:03
Ben Hutton - Foot
Hutton has been absent from the lineup due to a foot injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-03-13 14:50:18
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-03-13 14:50:18
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
Brandon Sutter - Groin
Sutter has been placed on injured reserve 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 2019-03-05 13:57:09
I-R - out for season
Updated 2019-03-05 13:57:09
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
Ben Hutton - Foot
Hutton has sat out the past five games with a foot infection and it is unknown if he will return against the Ducks on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:18:09
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2018-03-26 00:18:09
Christopher Tanev - Knee
Tanev has a knee injury and there is no timetable for return.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 21:54:48
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2018-03-25 21:54:48
Markus Granlund - Ankle
Granlund is on the injured reserve list due to an ankle ailment and is expected to be absent from the lineup until the beginning of April.
I-R - Early April
Updated 2018-03-21 19:49:02
I-R - Early April
Updated 2018-03-21 19:49:02
Brendan Gaunce - Foot
Gaunce has landed on injured reserve with a foot injury and is expected to be out of action until the early part of April.
I-R - Early April
Updated 2018-03-21 19:46:33
I-R - Early April
Updated 2018-03-21 19:46:33
Erik Gudbranson - Shoulder
Gudbranson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-21 01:02:10
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-21 01:02:10
Christopher Tanev - Leg
Tanev has been placed on injured reserve with a leg injury and it is unclear if he will be activated prior to Saturday's game against the Sharks.
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-15 03:21:32
I-R - Ques Sat
Updated 2018-03-15 03:21:32
Loui Eriksson - Ribs
Eriksson is expected to miss the rest of the 2017-18 season due to a fractured rib.
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-11 23:44:19
out - out for season
Updated 2018-03-11 23:44:19
Brock Boeser - Back
Boeser has been diagnosed with a soft tissue injury and a non-displaced fracture of the transverse process in his lower back. He will miss four-to-six weeks of action.
out - Early April
Updated 2018-03-07 16:54:56
out - Early April
Updated 2018-03-07 16:54:56

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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