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Kevin Bieksa | Defenseman | #3

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 197
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (151) / VAN
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Kevin Bieksa recorded an assist in the Ducks' 3-2 win over the Blues on Wednesday.
It was Bieksa's first point since Oct. 20. He now has three assists in 19 games this season. There was a time when Bieksa could get 30-plus points in a campaign, but that was a while ago. The 36-year-old defenseman shouldn't be counted on to do much offensively at this stage of his career. Nov 30 - 8:47 AM

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Kevin Bieksa (hand) will make his return to the lineup on Friday night.

Bieksa missed Anaheim's last four games because of the injury. The veteran has two assists in seven contests this season.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 3 - 10:11 PM

Kevin Bieksa (hand) won't make his return on Wednesday.

It will be Bieksa's fourth straight game on the sidelines. He has two assists in seven games this season.
Nov 1 - 3:06 PM

Kevin Bieksa (hand) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Bieksa has missed the last three games with a hand injury. Coach Randy Carlyle has hinted that the injury isn't as bad as initially thought, but it's unclear when Bieksa will be ready to return.
Oct 31 - 2:26 PM

Kevin Bieksa will have his hand injury re-examined on Monday.

After that happens, the Ducks might have a timetable for his return to disclose. For now all we know for certain is that he won't play on Saturday or Sunday.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 27 - 5:29 PM

Kevin Bieksa's initially undisclosed issue is an injury to his left hand.

Bieksa has been ruled out for the final three games of Anaheim's road trip. After that he'll be re-evaluated by the Ducks. It's not clear exactly how long he'll be sidelined for, but the Ducks are saying it will be an "extended period of time." He has three assists and 29 penalty minutes in seven contests.
Oct 26 - 12:58 PM

Kevin Bieksa missed Wednesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury.

Bieksa was apparently hurt while fighting Philadelphia's Radko Gudas on Tuesday. The Ducks didn't go into detail about Bieksa's problem other than to say he's being evaluated and it's not a hand injury.
Oct 26 - 8:58 AM

Kevin Bieksa picked up a couple of assists and 16 penalty minutes in a 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Bieksa picked up a game misconduct for giving a couple of punches to Andrew Shaw while it appeared that the Canadiens forward wasn't looking. Bieksa was never much of a point producer and should not be owned in any formats. The two assists were his first points of the season and they came on goals by Brandon Montour and Dennis Rasmussen.
Oct 21 - 8:56 AM

Kevin Bieksa will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Avalanche.

Bieksa played in each of Anaheim's first four games, but he's only been averaging 16:37 of ice time. Jared Boll will also watch the game from the press box. Neither player will carry any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Oct 13 - 8:55 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) missed Thursday's preseason contest.

This comes after Bieksa left Wednesday's practice due to the ailment. He might still be ready for the start of the regular season, but we don't know what the chances of that happening are.
Sep 29 - 4:04 AM

Kevin Bieksa left Wednesday's practice due to a lower-body injury.

No word yet on the severity of the issue. Bieksa had three goals and 14 points in 81 contests last season.
Sep 28 - 9:31 AM

According to reports, Kevin Bieksa was not asked to waive his no-movement clause.

It's believed that Anaheim has a deal worked out with the Vegas Golden Knights to keep some of their talented blueliners on the roster. Bieksa has been mentioned as a potential buyout candidate, but that may not be necessary now either.
Jun 13 - 12:09 PM

Kevin Bieksa was expected to be asked to waive his no-movement clause, so that he can be exposed at the expansion draft.

However, the Ducks did not comment and Bieksa's agent, Kurt Overhardt, would not confirm what happened prior to Monday's deadline. The Ducks would like to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie. Some of the defenders who could be protected if Bieksa waives his NMC are Josh Manson or Sami Vatanen in addition to Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler. Bieksa, who has one more season left on his contract, could also become a buyout candidate.
Jun 13 - 9:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa said he played with an MCL tear during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

He got back in the lineup for the last three games of the Western Conference Final against Nashville after sitting out nine playoff contests.
May 27 - 9:19 AM

Kevin Bieksa is expected to be in the lineup for Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against Nashville.

Bieksa has been out of the lineup since Game 1 of the second-round series against the Edmonton Oilers. He has four assists in five games this postseason. He's skating on a pairing with Sami Vatanen.
May 18 - 7:50 PM

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4Antoine Vermette
5Derek Grant
6Chris Wagner
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2Nick Ritchie
3Joseph Blandisi
4Andrew Cogliano
5Dennis Rasmussen
6Mike Liambas
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Logan Shaw
4Patrick Eaves
5Ondrej Kase
6Kevin Roy
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Josh Manson
5Kevin Bieksa
6Brandon Montour
7Korbinian Holzer
8Andrew Welinski
G1John Gibson
2Ryan Miller