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Kevin Bieksa | Defenseman | #2

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (151) / VAN
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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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Kevin Bieksa (lower body) is still being called an "option" by Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.

Bieksa has been hurt, but it sounds like he could play if necessary. If he does draw into the lineup Thursday night, it would be his first game since April 26.
May 18 - 5:03 PM

Kevin Bieksa won't suit up in Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Head coach Randy Carlyle mentioned that Bieksa would be available for the Ducks, but it sounds like he still needs some time to recover. Consider him day-to-day for now. Korbinian Holzer will serve as a healthy scratch for this game.
Source: NHL.com
May 16 - 8:06 PM

Speaking to the media, head coach Randy Carlyle mentioned that Kevin Bieksa (lower-body) is an option going forward for the Ducks.

On top of Bieksa, Carlyle mentioned that Clayton Stoner and Korbinian Holzer will also be in the mix moving forward. Bieksa hasn't played since sustaining a lower-body injury in Game 1 against the Oilers. We will update you on any lineup changes tomorrow night ahead of Game 2.
May 13 - 3:27 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) won't suit up in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against Nashville on Friday.

Bieksa has missed the last six games. He's been skating on a daily basis and the Ducks have said he's "very, very close," but it doesn't look like that's going to happen tonight. He remains day-to-day.
May 12 - 8:39 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) has been skating daily.

The Ducks are reporting that he's "very, very close" to returning, so it's possible that he'll be available for the start of the Western Conference Final. He's been sidelined since Game 1 of the second round.
May 11 - 4:55 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) isn't playing in Game 7 on Wednesday.

Bieksa was last available for Game 1 of the second round series. He did participate in Wednesday's optional skate though and he might play in the Western Conference Final if the Ducks advance.
May 10 - 10:10 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) took part in Wednesday's optional morning skate.

Coach Randy Carlyle said that Bieksa will be an option if he gets clearance from medical staff this afternoon. He hasn't played since Game 1 against Edmonton.
May 10 - 3:02 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) is still regarded as day-to-day.

He skated before practice on Tuesday, but he came off before the session began. Coach Randy Carlyle said that Bieksa is making better progress than expected. Still, it doesn't seem like he is ready to play yet.
May 9 - 3:34 PM

Kevin Bieksa has been scratched for Sunday's game.

Bieksa had been sidelined with a lower-body injury, but Ducks coach Randy Carlyle called him an option for Sunday's contest. It's likely that he's been kept out of the lineup to minimize disruptions after Anaheim won three straight games.
May 7 - 7:04 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) is an "option" for Game 6 on Sunday, per Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.

In other words, Bieksa is available to play, but Carlyle hasn't confirmed that he will be back in the lineup. Bieksa last played in Game 1 on April 28, so this might not be the back contest to reinsert him into the lineup, especially given that the Ducks have won their last three games. He was doing well in the postseason though with four assists in five contests.
May 7 - 5:15 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) won't be able to return for Game 5 on Friday.

Bieksa last played in Game 1 of the second round series on April 26. He has four assists in five playoff games.
May 5 - 4:28 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) has been ruled out for Game 4 versus Edmonton.

He didn't take part in Tuesday's practice and hasn't played since Round 2's opener against the Oilers.
May 2 - 2:55 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) skated on Monday.

He hasn't played since Apr. 26 because of a lower-body injury. It's still unclear when he will be available to return.
May 1 - 4:30 PM

It appears that Kevin Bieksa might miss the rest of the second round with the lower-body injury he is currently nursing.

Bieksa was injured during the second period of Game 1 after he got tangled up with Edmonton's Anton Slepyshev. The Ducks went down 2-0 in the series last night and losing Bieksa for the rest of the series won't make it any easier for them to come back. With Vatanen also a question mark for Game 3, the Ducks will be missing some key pieces at the back in Edmonton.
Apr 29 - 2:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
5Sam Carrick
6Sam Steel
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Ondrej Kase
5Nicolas Kerdiles
6Logan Shaw
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Chris Wagner
5Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Brandon Montour
7Clayton Stoner
8Korbinian Holzer
9Josh Manson
10Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier
3Jhonas Enroth