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).
Expected Return Sun Dec 10, 2023Adin Hill - OUT - Lower Body
Mon Dec 4, 2023Adin Hill | Hill (lower body) won't suit up Monday against the St. Louis Blues, per Chris Gawlik of Vegas Hockey Now.
Mon Dec 4, 2023Adin Hill | Hill (lower body) -- who was already ruled out against the St. Louis Blues on Monday -- will not join the Vegas Golden Knights for their upcoming two-game road trip, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Sat Dec 2, 2023Adin Hill | Hill (lower body) won't be in the lineup Saturday against the Washington Capitals, per Jesse Granger of The Athletic.
Thu Nov 30, 2023Adin Hill | Hill will guard the road goal versus the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Thu Nov 30, 2023Adin Hill | Hill exited Thursday's game versus the Vancouver Canucks for precautionary reasons due to a lower-body injury, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Expected Return Sun Dec 17, 2023Shea Theodore - IR-LT - Upper Body
Wed Nov 29, 2023Shea Theodore | Vegas announced Wednesday that Theodore has undergone surgery in relation to his upper-body injury and is week-to-week.
Sat Nov 25, 2023Shea Theodore | Theodore (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes, according to Jesse Granger of The Athletic.
Expected Return Tue Dec 12, 2023Alec Martinez - IR - Lower Body
Sat Dec 2, 2023Alec Martinez | Martinez (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Mon Nov 27, 2023Alec Martinez | Martinez (lower body) is not expected to play during Vegas' three-game road trip, according to head coach Bruce Cassidy.
Sat Nov 25, 2023Alec Martinez | Martinez (lower body) won't be in the lineup Saturday versus the Arizona Coyotes, per Jesse Granger of The Athletic.
Wed Nov 22, 2023Alec Martinez | Martinez (lower body) won't play Wednesday versus the Dallas Stars.
Expected Return Tue Dec 12, 2023Isaiah Saville - IR-NR - Undisclosed
Expected Return Tue Dec 12, 2023Daniil Miromanov - IR-LT - Undisclosed
Thu Sep 21, 2023Daniil Miromanov | Miromanov is dealing with a long-term undisclosed injury, per Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Expected Return Mon Jan 1, 2024Robin Lehner - IR-LT - Hip
Thu Sep 21, 2023Robin Lehner | Lehner (hip) will begin the 2023-24 campaign on long-term injured reserve, Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon told Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Thursday.
Wed Sep 20, 2023Robin Lehner | Lehner (hip) is not listed on the Vegas Golden Knights' training camp roster.
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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