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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 is in Vancouver's lineup for game three against Calgary.
Bieksa has been dealing with an illness, but he is good to go on Sunday. Apr 19 - 10:19 PM

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Kevin Bieksa did not take part in Sunday's morning skate, and coach Willie Desjardins says he will be a game-time decision for game three against Calgary.

The same goes for Alexander Edler. Bieksa has been dealing with an illness but he was able to suit up in game 2 after being a game-time decision then. Expect Bieksa to play, but keep an eye on the Rotoworld hockey page for up to the minute information on his status.
Apr 19 - 2:26 PM

Kevin Bieksa is a game-time decision for Game 2 on Friday.

Bieksa is apparently dealing with an illness rather than an injury. The odds are in favor of him being in the lineup. If he can't play though then Ryan Stanton will likely draw in after serving as a healthy scratch in Game 1.
Apr 17 - 4:10 PM

Kevin Bieksa had an assist in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday.

Bieksa has three goals and 12 points in 54 games in 2014-15. He has surpassed the 40-point milestone on three occasions over his career, but the 33-year-old defenseman is not a safe bet to do that in any future campaigns.
Mar 31 - 10:17 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have taken Kevin Bieksa off the injured reserve list and he is expected to play on Saturday.

Bieksa was injured on January 20 and underwent surgery to repair a broken hand the following day. He has nine points, 63 penalty minutes, 74 hits and 75 blocked shots in only 45 games. He has been missed by the Canucks defensive corps but it may take him a few days to get back into his groove.
Mar 14 - 10:27 AM

Kevin Bieksa is expected to return to the Canucks' blue line on Saturday night against the Maple Leafs.

Bieksa has been out since late January with a broken hand, and considering where the Canucks are in the standings, his return is surely welcome. Bieksa has nine points, 63 PIMs, 74 hits, and 75 blocks in 45 games this season.
Mar 13 - 10:52 PM

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

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

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2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
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