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).

Brandon Sutter - Upper Body
Sutter has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury, and he is projected to return Thursday against the Coyotes.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-16 15:54:31
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-16 15:54:31
Elias Pettersson - Illness
Pettersson is ailing from an illness, but the symptoms will likely subside in time for Thursday's game versus the Blackhawks.
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-01 14:21:03
probable - Prob Thurs
Updated 2020-01-01 14:21:03
Alexander Edler - Upper Body
Edler has been added to the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury. He is expected to be activated for Monday's game against the Oilers.
I-R - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-23 12:46:12
I-R - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-12-23 12:46:12
Thatcher Demko - Concussion
Demko has been designated for the injured reserve list with a concussion, and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-22 15:45:04
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-22 15:45:04
Josh Leivo - Knee
Leivo has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a fractured kneecap. He is expected to be sidelined for two to three months.
I-R - Late March
Updated 2019-12-22 10:44:36
I-R - Late March
Updated 2019-12-22 10:44:36
Tyler Motte - Upper Body
Motte has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from an upper-body injury. He is expected to return Sunday versus the Golden Knights.
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-15 12:42:37
probable - Prob Sun
Updated 2019-12-15 12:42:37
Brandon Sutter - Groin
Sutter has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a groin strain. It is expected he will be activated in time for Saturday's game versus the Sharks.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-14 15:59:23
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-14 15:59:23
Micheal Ferland - Upper Body
Ferland has landed on long-term injured reserve due to an upper-body injury, and it is uncertain how much time he will need to heal.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-14 14:31:15
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-14 14:31:15
Jordie Benn - Illness
Benn is ailing from an illness, but it is expected that he can fight it off in time for Tuesday's matchup versus the Maple Leafs.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 12:13:48
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-10 12:13:48
Micheal Ferland - Concussion
Ferland has landed on injured reserve while going through the concussion protocol. It is expected that he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Sabres.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-07 11:41:10
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-07 11:41:10
Jay Beagle - Lower Body
Beagle has been designated for the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will dress for Saturday's matchup against the Sabres.
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-07 11:40:36
I-R - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-07 11:40:36
Jacob Markstrom - Personal
Markstrom is away from the team due to a death in the family, but it is projected that he will return to the crease against the Sabres on Saturday.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-03 19:32:50
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-12-03 19:32:50
Antoine Roussel - Knee
Roussel has been activated from the injured reserve list after recovering from ALC surgery. He has been recalled from a conditioning assignment, and it is expected that he will make his season debut Tuesday against the Senators.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-03 15:44:41
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-12-03 15:44:41
Jake Virtanen - Illness
Virtanen is battling an illness, and it is unknown if he will lace up against the Senators on Tuesday.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-12-03 11:55:38
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-12-03 11:55:38
Tyler Graovac - Lower Body
Graovac has hit the injured reserve list for an extended period due to a lower-body injury.
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-02 15:51:56
I-R - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-12-02 15:51:56
Jacob Markstrom - Illness
Markstrom missed the previous game due to an illness, and it is uncertain if he will be available against the Oilers on Saturday.
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-27 16:21:52
questionable - Ques Sat
Updated 2019-11-27 16:21:52
Alexander Edler - Upper Body
Edler was forced from the last game with an upper-body injury, but he is likely to suit up for Monday's battle versus the Flyers.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-11-25 10:44:33
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-11-25 10:44:33
Jay Beagle - Lower Body
Beagle has sat out the previous three games with a lower-body injury, but it is projected that he will play against the Stars on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 09:22:33
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-19 09:22:33
Christopher Tanev - Upper Body
Tanev left the last game due to an upper-body injury, and it is unlikely that he will be available Friday versus the Jets.
doubtful - Doub Fri
Updated 2019-11-08 10:30:49
doubtful - Doub Fri
Updated 2019-11-08 10:30:49
Ashton Sautner - Upper Body
Sautner missed the last game with an upper body injury, and it is unclear if he will be ready for Thursday's matchup against the Blackhawks.
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-11-05 19:34:42
questionable - Ques Thurs
Updated 2019-11-05 19:34:42
Quinn Hughes - Ankle
Hughes missed the last game with a twisted ankle, but he is likely to be available against the Blues on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-05 14:34:02
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-11-05 14:34:02
Oscar Fantenberg - Illness
Fantenberg has recovered from his illness and has returned from his conditioning assignment. It is uncertain when he will return to the lineup.
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-03 15:48:41
out - Out indefinitely
Updated 2019-11-03 15:48:41
Jacob Markstrom - Rest
Markstrom is not expected to take part in Monday's game versus the Panthers due to a day of rest.
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-10-28 11:49:46
doubtful - Doub Mon
Updated 2019-10-28 11:49:46
Oscar Fantenberg - Illness
Fantenberg is ailing from an illness and has been activated from the injured reserve list. He is likely to make his season debut Monday against the Panthers.
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-27 15:35:57
probable - Prob Mon
Updated 2019-10-27 15:35:57
Jacob Markstrom - Personal
Markstrom has been granted a leave of absence to tend to a family matter, but he is expected to rejoin the lineup in time for Saturday's matchup with the Devils.
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-17 17:10:47
probable - Prob Sat
Updated 2019-10-17 17:10:47
Tyler Motte - Upper Body
Motte has been activated from injured reserve after recovering from an upper-body injury. He is expected to make his season debut against the Red Wings on Tuesday.
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-15 15:42:00
probable - Prob Tues
Updated 2019-10-15 15:42:00
Oscar Fantenberg - Concussion
Fantenberg has sat out the last four games even though he has cleared the league's concussion protocol. It is unclear if he will be available Tuesday against the Red Wings.
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-14 12:18:49
questionable - Ques Tues
Updated 2019-10-14 12:18:49
Brock Boeser - Concussion
Boeser suffered a concussion, but it is likely that he will make his season debut Wednesday versus the Oilers.
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-09-30 12:22:05
probable - Prob Wed
Updated 2019-09-30 12:22:05
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
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

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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