NHL Injuries

OUT | Abdomen

Drysdale has resumed skating after undergoing surgery in April, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports Wednesday.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Upper Body

Meyer (upper body) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Lower Body

Stillman (lower body) agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on Wednesday.

Expected Return: Sep 24, 2024
OUT | Hip

Kane has been dealing with a hip issue but there has not yet been a decision on whether or not he'll need surgery, Jason Gregor of Sports 1440 Edmonton reports.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Ankle

Tanev (ankle) signed a six-year, $27 million contract with Toronto on Monday.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Ankle

Stetcher (ankle) signed a two-year, $1.575 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Shoulder

Lehkonen (shoulder) should be ready around the start of training camp, Corey Masisak of The Denver Post reports.

Expected Return: Sep 23, 2024
OUT | Illness

Boeser (illness) has resumed training and will be available for the start of training camp, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports Monday.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Upper Body

Trenin (upper body) signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Monday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Expected Return: Sep 21, 2024
OUT | Back

Woll (back) signed a three-year, $10.98 million contract with Toronto on Monday.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Undisclosed

MacDonald (undisclosed) signed a two-year, $1.55 million contract with Colorado on Monday, according to PuckPedia.

Expected Return: Sep 23, 2024
OUT | Hand

Bean (hand) agreed to terms on a two-year, $3.5 million contract with Calgary on Monday.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
IR-LT | Hip

Murray (hip) signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with Toronto on Monday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Lower Leg

Pesce (lower leg) inked a six-year, $33 million contract with New Jersey on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Knee

Hakanpaa (knee) signed a two-year, $3 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Hand

Dillon (hand) signed a three-year, $12 million contract with New Jersey on Monday, according to Sportsnet's Luke Gazdic.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Upper Body

The Senators traded Kastelic (upper body), Joonas Korpisalo and a 2024 first-round draft pick to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Linus Ullmark on Monday.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Finger

Lyon suffered a cut finger at the 2024 IIHF World Championship in May, per Sean Shapiro of EP Rinkside.

Expected Return: Sep 25, 2024
OUT | Upper Body

Larkin (upper body) has undergone offseason surgery, but he's expected to be fine for the start of training camp in September, Sean Shapiro of EP Rinkside reports.

Expected Return: Sep 25, 2024
OUT | Abdomen

Couturier said he's recovering from a "little sports hernia surgery, lower abs," Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports Thursday.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Ribs

Lindgren said Tuesday that he suffered a cracked rib in the New York Rangers' May 16 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Mollie Walker of the New York Post reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Shoulder

Vesey suffered a separated shoulder in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Florida Panthers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Undisclosed

Wheeler (undisclosed) is not at Saturday's morning skate ahead of Game 6 against the Florida Panthers, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Shoulder

Pospisil (upper body) will miss the remainder of the 2024 IIHF World Championship, per Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Hand

DeAngelo will require offseason hand surgery, according to Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Neck

Fast (neck) was still wearing a neck brace Saturday while he continues to undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury, Walt Ruff of the Carolina Hurricanes' official site reports.

Expected Return: Sep 24, 2024
OUT | Knee

Head coach Rick Tocchet said Demko (knee) will not play in Monday's Game 7 versus the Edmonton Oilers, Thomas Drance of The Athletic reports.

Expected Return: Sep 24, 2024
OUT | Knee

McMann was sidelined for the last nine games of the season due to an MCL sprain, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports Friday.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
DAY-TO-DAY | Upper Body

Stastney (upper body) was sent to AHL Milwaukee on Thursday.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Lower Body

Hague (lower body) won't play in Game 7 against the Dallas Stars on Sunday, Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Upper Body

Smith (upper body) will not play Friday against the Vancouver Canucks for Game 6.

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024
OUT | Hip

Raddysh was dealing with a hip pointer when the Bolts were eliminated from the postseason, Chris Krenn of the Tampa Bay Lightning's official site reports Wednesday.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Face

Namestnikov (face) won't play Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5, per Ken Wiebe of The Winnipeg Free Press.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Wrist

Chabot is slated to undergo offseason wrist surgery, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen reports Tuesday.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Lower Body

Martin (lower body) won't play in Game 5 against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, according to Andrew Gross of Newsday.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Lower Body

Barron (lower body) won't be available for Game 5 versus Colorado on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of The Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Upper Body

Van Riemsdyk (upper body) will not play in Game 4 against the New York Rangers on Sunday, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Shoulder

Meier will have arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder but is expected to be ready for training camp ahead of the 2024-25 campaign, the New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Undisclosed

Letang will get a second opinion to determine whether he'll need surgery to address his undisclosed injuries, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Undisclosed

Johansen (undisclosed) doesn't believe he's medically fit to play hockey, and GM Daniel Briere doesn't expect to get the 31-year-old forward back, Jon Bailey of Philly Hockey Now reports Friday.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Concussion

Bemstrom suffered a concussion which sidelined him for the season finale against the New York Islanders on Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of Tribune-Review Sports reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Illness

Zaitsev is questionable for Thursday's tilt against the Los Angeles Kings because of an illness, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Undisclosed

Murphy (undisclosed) will miss the season finale against LA on Thursday because he tweaked something during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Vegas, per Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Upper Body

Pezzetta (upper body) won't finish Tuesday's game versus the Detroit Red Wings.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
DAY-TO-DAY | Illness

Voronkov is under the weather and will miss the season finale against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

Expected Return: Sep 16, 2024
OUT | Personal

Jenner (personal) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Carolina, Jeff Svoboda of the Columbus Blue Jackets' official site reports.

Expected Return: Sep 15, 2024
OUT | Upper Body

Imama (upper body) will not be in action versus the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Expected Return: Sep 16, 2024
IR | Wrist

Expected Return: Sep 21, 2024
IR-NR | Suspension

Expected Return: Nov 15, 2024
OUT | Shoulder

Expected Return: Sep 22, 2024

For the latest news on NHL injuries by team, PuckPedia is your source. Stay up-to-date on your favorite NHL teams with information on player injuries and their status.

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).

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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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