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Kevin Bieksa | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
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Kevin Bieksa will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks after he underwent hand surgery.
He sustained a broken hand just before the All-Star break. Bieksa has nine points, 74 hits, 75 blocks and 63 penalty minutes in 45 games this campaign. Jan 26 - 3:15 PM

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Kevin Bieksa underwent surgery on Wednesday due to a broken hand.

Bieksa is out indefinitely due to the injury. If there's a silver lining it's that the All-Star break just started, so the first week of his recovery won't involve him missing any contests. He has nine points and 63 penalty minutes in 45 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 22 - 9:27 AM

Kevin Bieksa scored a goal in Vancouver's 7-1 victory on Monday.

Bieksa has three goals and six points in 33 games this season. That's a far cry from his 44-point campaign in 2011-2012, but we wouldn't bet on him bouncing back offensively.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa scored a goal in the Canucks' 4-3 overtime win against Ottawa on Tuesday.

It was Bieksa's first goal in 17 games this season. He's had some great seasons offensively in his career, but he can't be counted on to be a major contributor in 2014-15, which is a shame because there aren't many defensemen that are a reliable source of PIM and Bieksa is one of them.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa (eye) is expected to play on Tuesday.

In addition to that, Bieksa doesn't plan on wearing a visor despite the medical staff's recommendation that he at least temporarily put one on for precautionary reasons. "Rules are rules and whether I wear a visor or not is a personal and a family decision, so it's not something I'm going to debate publicly — I'm not going to be the guy debating both sides of it and I like to keep it to myself," Bieksa said.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa's eye injury isn't believed to be serious.

Bieksa left Sunday's game after being hit by the puck in the first period. The good news is that he's still traveling with the team and is only listed as day-to-day.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa suffered an eye injury in the first period Sunday and did not return.

Bieksa was seen leaving the arena with a towel against his eye and a doctor by his side. There is no word yet on the severity of the injury so stay with Rotoworld for further updates. The puck flipped up and hit Bieksa, causing the injury.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa has replaced Alexander Edler on the first power play.

The Canucks are going with four forwards and a blueliner and coach Willie Desjardins wants to go with a right-handed shot from his defenseman and Bieksa is now the guy. The Sedin twins and Radim Vrbata along with Linden Vey were the forwards on the top unit.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa (shoulder) was able to play in Vancouver's season opener on Wednesday.

Bieksa was questionable after dealing with the ailment for about a week. He had a plus-two rating and logged 20:26 minutes in the contest.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 12:55:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa's undisclosed injury is a shoulder problem.

Bieksa was able to participate in Wednesday's morning skate and might be available for the Canucks' season opener. He had 24 points and 104 penalty minutes in 76 games in 2013-14.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 02:13:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa (undisclosed) is questionable for Vancouver's season opener.

Canucks coach Willie Desjardins was at least encouraged by Bieksa's performance during Tuesday's practice. At the same time, Bieksa was skating alongside Frank Corrado on the team's extra defensive pairing rather than playing with the defensemen that are projected to participate in Wednesday's game.
Source: Metro News
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa missed practice on Friday with general soreness.

Bieksa should be fine for the start of the season. He had an off-year like every other Canuck in 2013-14, but look for Bieksa to rebound this season and get 30-35 points with 90-100 penalty minutes. If that's the case, he'll be a fine 3-4 defenseman in fantasy pools.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10:20:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa and Derek Dorsett are comfortable playing with each other after sparring in a preseason game last season.

"It's funny because he's not the first guy that I've fought and ended up being teammates with," Bieksa said. "You introduce yourself and shake hands for the first time; you are both kind of smiling and laughing. Obviously, we have had our battles but I am very happy he is on our team now and we'll be battling together. It's pretty easy to build that bond, I think." Dorsett rated Bieksa as one of the top-five players he hated playing against. He won't have to worry about that in 2014-15.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 09:05:00 AM

33 year-old Kevin Bieksa isn't worried about his age or the rest of his veteran teammates, saying the Canucks old timers and newfound youngsters will make for a balanced team this fall.

"You can look around the league and I don’t think you’ll find a group of guys our age who are in the shape we’re in," Bieksa said regarding the Canucks' old guard. Despite a flock of promising young prospects, Vancouver's core is aging. Daniel and Henrik Sedin are turning 34, Alex Burrows is 33, Dan Hamhuis is 32 and new goalie Ryan Miller is 34. "We have a lot of pride on this team, a lot of integrity, and we’re not happy about what happened last year. I think we’re all going to look in the mirror and come back motivated." Bieksa said.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa has been named Canada's captain for the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championships.

Coach Dave Tippett also chose Kyle Turris of the Ottawa Senators and Washington's Jason Chimera as the alternates. Bieksa was chosen to wear the "C" because of his "outgoing personality and his on-ice passion."
Thu, May 8, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Bo Horvat
5Brad Richardson
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Brandon McMillan
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
6Ronalds Kenins
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Adam Clendening
9Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack
3Jacob Markstrom