Vegas Golden Knights 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 Thu Sep 15, 2022
Mark Stone - OUT - Back
Surgery
Thu May 19, 2022
Mark Stone | Stone has undergone a successful lumbar discectomy and is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2022-23 campaign.

Mon May 16, 2022
Mark Stone | Stone is "quite likely" to have back surgery Wednesday and should be healthy for training camp.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Robin Lehner - OUT - Shoulder
Tue May 3, 2022
Robin Lehner | Lehner will undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday and a timeline for his return is not yet clear, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Mon Apr 25, 2022
Robin Lehner | Lehner will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Keegan Kolesar - OUT - Undisclosed
Surgery
Thu Jun 16, 2022
Keegan Kolesar | Kolesar (undisclosed) recently underwent surgery and is now rehabilitating, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Tue Apr 26, 2022
Keegan Kolesar | Kolesar's undisclosed injury will keep him out for the remainder of the regular season, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Sun Apr 24, 2022
Keegan Kolesar | Kolesar (undisclosed) didn't finish Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Sharks, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Nolan Patrick - IR-LT - Undisclosed
Not Specified
Tue Apr 12, 2022
Nolan Patrick | Patrick (undisclosed) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Wed Apr 6, 2022
Nolan Patrick | Patrick (undisclosed) is not close to returning to the Golden Knights' lineup, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Sun Apr 3, 2022
Nolan Patrick | Patrick (undisclosed) will not play Sunday in Vancouver, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Fri Apr 1, 2022
Nolan Patrick | Patrick (undisclosed) will not play Friday against Seattle, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Wed Mar 30, 2022
Nolan Patrick | Patrick (undisclosed) is not available for Wednesday's game versus the Kraken, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Sat Mar 26, 2022
Nolan Patrick | Patrick (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against the Blackhawks on Saturday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Thu Mar 24, 2022
Nolan Patrick | Patrick (undisclosed) left Thursday's game versus the Predators in the first period, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Brett Howden - IR-LT - Upper Body
Wed Apr 6, 2022
Brett Howden | Howden (upper body) is not expected to return in the near term, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Sat Mar 26, 2022
Brett Howden | Howden (upper body) is expected to be out for a while after being stretched off the ice against the Predators on Thursday, per (NHL).com.
Thu Mar 24, 2022
Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) was stretchered off the ice in the first period of Thursday's game versus the Predators, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Thu Mar 24, 2022
Brett Howden | Howden (undisclosed) has full movement and has not suffered a neck or spine injury, per head coach Pete DeBoer.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Laurent Brossoit - IR-LT - Undisclosed
Surgery
Tue May 3, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) will need surgery during the offseason, coach Pete DeBoer told reporters Tuesday, per Jesse Granger of The Athletic.

Tue Apr 12, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Mon Apr 11, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) will not be a part of Vegas' upcoming road trip, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Wed Apr 6, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) is not close to returning, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Sun Apr 3, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) will not be available Sunday against Vancouver, per the (NHL)'s media site.
Fri Apr 1, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) will not be available Friday against the Kraken, per the (NHL)'s media site.
Wed Mar 30, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) is not available for Wednesday's game versus the Kraken, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Sat Mar 26, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup to face Chicago on Saturday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Thu Mar 24, 2022
Laurent Brossoit | Brossoit (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game versus Nashville, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Nicolas Hague - IR-LT - Lower Body
Tue Mar 29, 2022
Nicolas Hague | Hague is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Sat Mar 26, 2022
Nicolas Hague | Hague (undisclosed) will once again be out of action for Saturday's clash with Chicago, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Thu Mar 24, 2022
Nicolas Hague | Hague (undisclosed) remains out of the lineup Thursday versus the Predators, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Mon Mar 21, 2022
Nicolas Hague | Hague (undisclosed) isn't traveling with the team on its two-game road trip, Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Sat Mar 19, 2022
Nicolas Hague | Hague (undisclosed) won't play Saturday against the Kings, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Thu Mar 17, 2022
Nicolas Hague | Hague (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Panthers, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Reilly Smith - IR-LT - Knee
Not Specified
Mon Apr 18, 2022
Reilly Smith | Smith (knee) is slated to play during the postseason, assuming the Knights qualify, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports Monday.

Fri Mar 25, 2022
Reilly Smith | Smith (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve Friday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Mon Mar 14, 2022
Reilly Smith | Smith (knee) was designated for injured reserve Monday, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Thu Mar 10, 2022
Reilly Smith | Smith will not play in Thursday's game versus Buffalo due to an undisclosed injury, per David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Thu Mar 10, 2022
Reilly Smith | Smith is dealing with a knee injury and has traveled back to Vegas for further evaluation, per SinBin.vegas.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
- OUT - Head
Wed Feb 23, 2022
Rodion Amirov | The Maple Leafs announced Wednesday that Amirov was diagnosed with a brain tumor and will miss the rest of the 2021-22 KHL season, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Jake Bischoff - IR-NR - Undisclosed
Tue Oct 12, 2021
Jake Bischoff | Bischoff (undisclosed) was added to the Golden Knights' injured non-roster list Tuesday, Vegas Hockey Now reports.

Wed Sep 15, 2021
Jake Bischoff | Bischoff (undisclosed) is not expected to participate in training camp, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
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Expected Return Thu Sep 1, 2022
Shea Weber - IR-LT - Ankle
Not Specified
Thu Jun 16, 2022
Shea Weber | Weber (ankle) was traded from the Canadiens to the Golden Knights on Thursday in exchange for Evgenii Dadonov.

Thu Jul 22, 2021
Shea Weber | Weber (ankle) is expected to miss the upcoming season and has likely played his last (NHL) game. General manager Marc Bergevin told reporters, "Even missing a practice for him wasn't an option. He has a lot of mileage...he won't be back next season, and probably won't be back for his career," Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Wed Jul 14, 2021
Shea Weber | Weber, who played through a thumb injury in the playoffs, may miss the entirety of the upcoming season due to lingering foot and ankle issues, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Wed Jul 7, 2021
Shea Weber | Weber played through a thumb injury during the playoffs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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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