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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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Don't be surprised if Kevin Bieksa isn't back with the Ducks next season.
Bieksa is eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer and he wasn't happy about his lack of playing time during the playoffs. He only got to appear in one game of Anaheim's first-round loss to San Jose. Bieksa missed Game 1 due to a hand injury and returned to the lineup in Game 2. However, he was scratched for the last two games of the series. Apr 21 - 12:55 PM

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Kevin Bieksa (hand) will be in the lineup for Game 2 tonight.

Bieksa opted for surgery to fix a troublesome hand that has bothered him because of scar tissue. He has missed the last 13 games but will draw in for Andy Welinski tonight.
Apr 14 - 1:48 PM

Kevin Bieksa (broken hand) is nearing a return to action.

In fact, he may even be an option Saturday night in Game 2 against the Sharks. Bieksa, who hasn't played since undergoing hand surgery on March 12th, worked out Friday and Ducks' coach Randy Carlyle is considering putting him in the lineup. "We’ll check in tomorrow [Saturday] and see how the puck handling (is) after and how tender the area is," Carlyle said. "We have a bunch of people who are waiting to get an opportunity and he’s one of them."
Apr 14 - 11:51 AM

Kevin Bieksa (hand) described himself as questionable for Game 1.

Bieksa hasn't played since March 12th, but he recently did resume practicing. He had eight assists in 59 games in the regular season.
Apr 11 - 4:18 AM

Kevin Bieksa (hand) took part in a full practice Monday.

Bieksa hasn't played since Mar. 12 and he underwent hand surgery shortly later. He could be a possibility for Game 1 against San Jose on Thursday.
Apr 9 - 2:57 PM

Kevin Bieksa has undergone hand surgery.

Bieksa's hand has been bothering him for most of 2017-18 because of some scar tissue. It was finally decided to have an operation on it so that he'd be better for the playoffs. He's expected to need two-to-five weeks to recover.
Mar 16 - 6:34 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have scratched Kevin Bieksa for tonight's game.

Bieksa has been pretty poor this season, only picking up eight assists in 59 games. He'll join Antoine Vermette and J.T. Brown as a healthy scratch.
Mar 14 - 9:48 PM

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

It's the second time in five games that Bieksa will watch from the press box. He has no goals, eight assists and a minus-10 rating in 58 games this season. Jason Chimera and Derek Grant will also serve as healthy scratches.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 9 - 8:22 PM

Kevin Bieksa is expected to be a healthy scratch Saturday night.

It will be Bieksa's second straight game in the press box. He has six assists in 54 contests in 2017-18.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 8:01 PM

Kevin Bieksa will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Bieksa has no goals, six assists and a minus-11 rating in 54 games this season. It's the second time in four games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Antoine Vermette will also join him in the press box.
Feb 21 - 9:57 PM

Kevin Bieksa will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Bieksa has no goals, six assists and a minus-12 rating in 52 games this season. Marcus Petterssson will take his spot in the lineup. J.T. Brown will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 15 - 8:17 PM

Kevin Bieksa hopes to play in the NHL for a few more seasons.

Bieksa is 36-years-old and reached the 800-game milestone on Sunday. He's set his eye on trying to reach the 1,000-game mark, which he would likely do in the 2020-21 campaign so long as he stays relatively healthy. That also suggests that he does want to sign a new contract once his current deal expires this summer. "I don’t think I’m going to be Jaromir Jagr. I don’t think my wife will let me play past 40," he also noted.
Feb 14 - 5:00 AM

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.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 08:47:00 AM

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
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 10:11:00 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.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 03:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Adam Henrique
4Chris Kelly
5Antoine Vermette
6Derek Grant
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Jason Chimera
4Andrew Cogliano
5Nicolas Kerdiles
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3J.T. Brown
4Patrick Eaves
5Ondrej Kase
D1Cam Fowler
2Hampus Lindholm
3Josh Manson
4Kevin Bieksa
5Brandon Montour
6Marcus Pettersson
7Jacob Larsson
8Andrew Welinski
G1John Gibson
2Ryan Miller