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Player   Status/Updated Notes
Ryan Getzlaf C Ques Sat - Upper Body - 2/22/19 Getzlaf missed the last game with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will be available versus the Oilers on Saturday.
Chad Johnson G Early March - Head - 2/21/19 Johnson has been placed on injured reserve after being struck in the head with a puck at practice. He is not expected to return to action until the start of March.
John Gibson G Out indefinitely - Back - 2/17/19 Gibson is on injured reserve with injuries to his back, neck and head. There is no timetable for return.
Ondrej Kase RW out for season - Shoulder - 2/2/19 Kase is on the long-term injured reserve list due to a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The timeline for his recovery is five-to-six months, effectively ending his season.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Kyle Capobianco D out for season - Lower Body - 2/9/19 Capobianco is on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Nick Schmaltz C out for season - Lower Body - 1/8/19 Schmaltz is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Michael Grabner RW Out indefinitely - Eye - 12/3/18 Grabner has been designated for the injured reserve list due to a left eye injury and will miss an undetermined length of time.
Antti Raanta G out for season - Lower Body - 12/10/18 Raanta is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a lower-body injury.
Jason Demers D Out indefinitely - Knee - 2/11/19 Demers has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a knee injury. Although it was initially diagnosed as season-ending, he has returned to practice quicker than expected and is eyeing a return sometime before the end of the season.
Dave Bolland C out for season - Back - 10/7/18 Bolland is sidelined with a back injury and has been placed on injured reserve. He is not expected to play during the 2018-19 season.
Christian Dvorak C Out indefinitely - Pectoral - 10/21/18 Dvorak has landed on injured reserve while recovering from pectoral surgery and is in danger of missing the entire 2018-19 season.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Peter Cehlarik LW Ques Sat - Lower Body - 2/21/19 Cehlarik has a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will play Saturday against the Blues.
David Pastrnak RW Early March - Thumb - 2/13/19 Pastrnak is on injured reserve recovering from a procedure on his left thumb and will and is expected to need at least two weeks to heal.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Marco Scandella D Out indefinitely - Upper Body - 2/19/19 Scandella is on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body ailment and his status going forward is on a week-to-week basis.
Kyle Okposo RW Out indefinitely - Concussion - 2/22/19 Okposo has been placed on the injured reserve list with a concussion and there is no timetable for return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Oliver Kylington D Ques Sun - Undisclosed - 2/22/19 Kylington missed the previous game with an unspecified injury leaving his status for Sunday's game against the Senators uncertain.
James Neal LW Out indefinitely - Lower Body - 2/20/19 Neal is sidelined due to a lower-body injury and is considered week-to-week.
Michael Stone D Out indefinitely - Arm - 11/22/18 Stone has been placed on injured reserve with a blood clot in his arm. There is no definitive timetable for his return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jordan Staal C Prob Sat - Upper Body - 2/22/19 Staal has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury but it is expected he will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Carl Dahlstrom D Ques Sun - Flu - 2/22/19 Dahlstrom missed the previous game with the flu and it is unknown if he will be ready for Sunday's tilt with the Stars.
Marcus Kruger C Ques Sun - Foot - 2/22/19 Kruger exited the last game with a foot injury and it is unknown if it will keep him from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Stars.
Brendan Perlini LW Ques Sun - Illness - 2/22/19 Perlini was absent from the lineup during the previous two games with an illness and it is undetermined if he will face the Stars on Sunday.
Brent Seabrook D Ques Sun - Abdominal - 2/22/19 Seabrook has been held out of the previous three games with an abdominal strain leaving his status for Sunday's game versus the Stars uncertain.
David Kampf C Early March - Foot - 2/13/19 Kampf is on injured reserve with a right foot injury and will likely require three-to-four weeks to properly heal.
Corey Crawford G Out indefinitely - Concussion - 12/17/18 Crawford has been designated for the injured reserve list with a concussion and it is undetermined how much time he will need to recover.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Colin Wilson C Out indefinitely - Upper Body - 2/13/19 Wilson has been designated for the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury and it is undetermined how long it will keep him out of the lineup.
Ian Cole D Out indefinitely - Face - 2/15/19 Cole has been placed on injured reserve due to a fractured orbital bone and there is no timetable for recovery.
Vladislav Kamenev C Out indefinitely - Shoulder - 12/11/18 Kamenev has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss an extended period of time after having shoulder surgery.
Conor Timmins D Early March - Concussion - 2/21/19 Timmins has been designated for the non-roster injured reserve list due to concussion-like symptoms and will be held out of the lineup until at least the beginning of March.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Ryan Murray D Out indefinitely - Upper Body - 2/22/19 Murray is on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
Markus Hannikainen LW Ques Sat - Illness - 2/22/19 Hannikainen has landed on injured reserve due to an illness and it is unknown if he will return against the Sharks on Saturday.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Tyler Pitlick C Early April - Wrist - 2/5/19 Pitlick is on injured reserve after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his wrist. He is expected to need at least eight weeks to recover.
Martin Hanzal C Out indefinitely - Back - 12/28/18 Hanzal has landed on injured reserve with a back injury and it is unclear how long he will remain out of the lineup.
Marc Methot D out for season - Knee - 1/28/19 Method has been designated for the injured reserve list as he had season-ending surgery to fix a cartilage defect in his left knee.
Stephen Johns D Out indefinitely - Head - 11/8/18 Johns has been placed on injured reserve due to post traumatic headaches and it is unclear when he will make his season debut.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jimmy Howard G Ques Sun - Illness - 2/22/19 Howard missed the previous game with an illness and it is uncertain if he will be available for Sunday's game versus the Sharks.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Connor McDavid C Elig Wed - Poss. Suspension - 2/22/19 McDavid has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent. He will be allowed to return to the lineup on Wednesday versus the Maple Leafs.
Jujhar Khaira LW Out indefinitely - Lower Body - 2/18/19 Khaira has landed on injured reserve with an injury to his lower body and will miss an undetermined length of time.
Jesse Puljujarvi RW Out indefinitely - Lower Body - 2/22/19 Puljujarvi has been designated for the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury and it is uncertain when he will return to the lineup.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Mike Matheson D Ques Sat - Lower Body - 2/21/19 Matheson sat out the previous game due to a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will face the Kings on Saturday.
Colton Sceviour C Out indefinitely - Wrist - 2/13/19 Sceviour has landed on injured reserve with a wrist injury and is expected to miss multiple weeks.
Derek MacKenzie C Out indefinitely - Shoulder - 10/26/18 MacKenzie has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. It is undetermined when he will return to action.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jonny Brodzinski LW Ques Sat - Shoulder - 2/21/19 Brodzinski has been activated from the injured reserve list after healing from a shoulder injury. He has been recalled from a conditioning assignment but it is unknown if he will be activated prior to Saturday's game against the Panthers.
Alec Martinez D Early March - Upper Body - 2/16/19 Martinez is saddled by an upper-body injury and is expected to miss one-to-two weeks.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Victor Rask C Ques Sun - Lower Body - 2/22/19 Rask has landed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and it is uncertain if he will be activated in time for Sunday's game against the Blues.
Mikko Koivu C out for season - Knee - 2/12/19 Koivu has been placed on injured reserve due to a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee. He has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
Matt Dumba D Out indefinitely - Pectoral - 1/20/19 Dumba is on the injured reserve list and is in danger of missing the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Austin Watson LW Out indefinitely - Suspension - 1/29/19 Watson has been issued a suspension for an undetermined length of time as he has entered Stage Two of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Program of the NHL. He will not be allowed to return until he has received clearance from the program's officials.
Craig Smith RW Out indefinitely - Lower Body - 2/21/19 Smith has landed on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
Zac Rinaldo LW out for season - Shoulder - 2/6/19 Rinaldo is on the injured reserve list recovering from shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Miikka Salomaki RW Ques Sat - Upper Body - 2/21/19 Salomaki is on the injured reserve list due to an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Avalanche.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Miles Wood LW Prob Sat - Undisclosed - 2/22/19 Wood departed the last game due to an unspecified injury but is likely to suit up for Saturday's contest against the Rangers.
Pavel Zacha C Out Sat - Upper Body - 2/22/19 Zacha has been held out of the previous three games with an upper-body injury and will not face the Rangers on Saturday.
Sami Vatanen D Out indefinitely - Concussion - 1/31/19 Vatanen has been designated for the injured reserve list with a concussion and team officials have yet to provide a set date for his return to the lineup.
Stefan Noesen RW Ques Sat - Lower Body - 2/21/19 Noesen is on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury and it is unclear if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game with the Rangers.
Taylor Hall LW Out indefinitely - Lower Body - 1/30/19 Hall has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Linus Soderstrom G Out indefinitely - Shoulder - 9/27/18 Soderstrom has a shoulder injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
Thomas Hickey D Ques Sat - Upper Body - 2/21/19 Hickey has been placed on the long-term injured reserve list with an upper-body injury. He has returned from a conditioning assignment but it is unknown if he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Canucks.
Andrew Ladd LW Ques Sat - Leg - 2/21/19 Ladd has been placed on the long-term injured reserve list due to a right leg injury and it is unclear if he will return Saturday against the Canucks.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Adam McQuaid D Ques Sat - Upper Body - 2/22/19 McQuaid left the last game due to an upper-body injury and his status is hazy for Saturday's contest against the Devils.
Brett Howden C Early March - Knee - 2/21/19 Howden has landed on injured reserve. He is likely to be sidelined until the early part of March due to an MCL sprain in his knee.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Mark Borowiecki D Early March - Foot - 2/21/19 Borowiecki has been placed on the injured reserve with a foot injury and is expected to be held out of action until at least the beginning of March.
Marian Gaborik RW Out indefinitely - Back - 10/4/18 Gaborik is dealing with a back injury and has been placed on injured reserve. There is no definitive timetable for his return.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Radko Gudas D Elig Tues - Suspension - 2/20/19 Gudas has been suspended two games for high-sticking an opponent. He will be allowed to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sabres.
Michal Neuvirth G Out indefinitely - Lower Body - 1/14/19 Neuvirth has landed on the injured reserve list with a lower-body injury and it is unknown when he will return to the crease.
Samuel Morin D Early March - Knee - 2/21/19 Morin has been placed on injured reserve while he recovers from a torn ACL. He has been sent on a conditioning assignment and is expected to be sidelined until sometime in March.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Olli Maatta D Mid March - Upper Body - 2/12/19 Maata is on injured reserve with a separated shoulder and is expected to need at least one month to recuperate.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Brayden Schenn C Ques Sat - Upper Body - 2/21/19 Schenn was held out of the previous game with an upper-body injury and his availability is uncertain for Saturday's contest versus the Bruins.
Erik Foley LW out for season - Concussion - 2/1/19 Foley is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and will sit out the rest of the season.
Carl Gunnarsson D Out indefinitely - Upper Body - 2/16/19 Gunnarsson is on the injured reserve due to an upper-body injury and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.
David Perron LW Out indefinitely - Upper Body - 2/12/19 Perron has landed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and there is no timetable for recovery.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jake Gardiner D Ques Sat - Undisclosed - 2/22/19 Gardiner is dealing with an unspecified ailment and his status for Saturday's contest against the Canadiens is unknown.
Nazem Kadri C Out Sat - Concussion - 2/22/19 Kadri sat out the last game due to a concussion and will not be cleared in time for Saturday's contest against the Canadiens.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Christopher Tanev D Out indefinitely - Ankle - 2/14/19 Tanev is on the injured reserve list with a left ankle injury and will miss an undetermined length of game action.
Jake Virtanen RW Mid March - Ribs - 2/19/19 Virtanen has been placed on the injured reserve due to a fractured rib and is likely to miss one month of action.
Brandon Sutter C Early March - Groin - 2/14/19 Sutter has been placed on injured reserve due to a groin injury and is likely to sit out at least two weeks.
Thatcher Demko G Early March - Knee - 2/21/19 Demko has landed on injured reserve due to a knee sprain but is expected to recover before the early part of March.
Sven Baertschi LW Out indefinitely - Concussion - 2/14/19 Baertschi has been designated for the injured reserve due to post-concussion syndrome and there is no timetable for return.
Alexander Edler D Early March - Concussion - 2/21/19 Edler has been placed on the injured reserve with a concussion and will be out of action until at least the beginning of March.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
William Carrier LW Out indefinitely - Upper Body - 2/19/19 Carrier sustained an upper-body ailment and is likely to miss multiple weeks.
Ryan Carpenter C Out indefinitely - Upper Body - 2/9/19 Carpenter has been designated for the injured reserve with an upper-body injury and it is unclear when he will return to action.
Erik Haula LW Out indefinitely - Knee - 11/14/18 Haula has landed on injured reserve due to a right knee injury and is expected to miss an extended period of time.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.
Player   Status/Updated Notes
Blake Wheeler RW Prob Fri - Undisclosed - 2/21/19 Wheeler is expected to suit up Friday against the Golden Knights despite missing practice due to an unspecified reason.
Dmitry Kulikov D Ques Fri - Upper Body - 2/21/19 Kulikov is dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will suit up for Friday's contest against the Golden Knights.
Dustin Byfuglien D Early March - Lower Body - 2/21/19 Byfuglien is sidelined due to a lower-body injury but is likely to return by the early part of March.
Joe Morrow D Early March - Lower Body - 2/16/19 Morrow is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss two-to-three weeks.
Nikolaj Ehlers LW Prob Fri - Shoulder - 2/22/19 Ehlers is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury but it is expected he will return to action against the Golden Knights on Friday.