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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 (face) is expected to suit up in Sunday's game against the New York Rangers.
Bieksa took a stick to the face in Wednesday's game against Edmonton and the injury kept him out of Friday's tilt against the Jets. Assuming he plays, he'll be paired with Sami Vatanen. Bieksa has two goals and nine assists in 73 games. Mar 26 - 8:44 PM

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Kevin Bieksa won't be in the lineup against the Jets on Friday night.

Bieksa took a high-stick to the face in Wednesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Mar 24 - 10:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa picked up the 200th assist in his NHL career.

The defenseman had a long career with the Canucks and was quite a valuable fantasy player earlier in his career but currently has value only in pools with penalty minutes as he has 50 minutes to go with two goals and four assists. He picked up the assist on Ryan Getzlaf's third period goal. As stated earlier, he has limited fantasy value.
Feb 5 - 7:18 AM

Kevin Bieksa is expected to play Tuesday night.

He was taken out as a precaution Monday after he was struck in the mouth by a deflected shot. Nothing was broken, so it seems like he will play.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa won't return to Monday's game against Toronto after taking a puck to the face.

The incident occurred in the second period when Leafs defenseman Roman Polak's shot was deflected right into Bieksa's face.For now, we'll assume he's day-to-day. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Ducks make one available.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:44:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa missed practice Saturday due to an illness.

While Bieksa missed practice, coach Randy Carlyle thinks he will be good to go Sunday. "He saw a doctor this morning," Carlyle said. "He had his check-up and he had his fluids. And we expect him to be fully available tomorrow." Bieksa has a goal and 19 penalty minutes in 18 games. If that is good enough to keep him in your lineup, well you may need to find a new game to play.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:59:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa will play in Game 2 against the Predators on Sunday.

Bieksa had only 15 points this season in 71 games this season, but did have 99 penalty minutes as well as 108 blocks and 152 hits. His presence will be valuable on the Ducks blue line.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa is ready to play if needed.

Bieksa suffered an upper body injury on March 26 and has missed the last 10 games. With the status of defenseman Josh Manson up in the air, look for the veteran Bieksa to draw into the lineup Sunday. Bieksa had only 15 points this season in 71 games but did have 99 penalty minutes as well as 108 blocks and 152 hits. His presence will be valuable on the Ducks blueline.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 06:41:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Nashville Predators.

Bieksa was unable to go in Game 1 on Friday night, but there's at least a chance he'll play in Game 2. The 34-year-old has missed 10 consecutive games for the Ducks dating back to Mar. 26.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 03:24:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa will not play in Game 1 on Friday night against Nashville due to an upper body injury.

The veteran defender posted 15 points with 99 PIMs, 108 blocks, and 152 hits through 71 games this season. His physical presence and leadership will certainly be missed, but Shea Theodore should be able to pick up the rest nicely.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 10:32:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa (upper body) could be a game-time decision on Friday.

We may get a clearer idea of his status after the morning skate, but was considered probable for Game 1 earlier this week.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa (upper body) is probable for the Ducks' playoff opener.

Bieksa hasn't played since March 24, but he has been skating lately. He has four goals and 15 points in 71 contests in 2015-16.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 01:15:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa (upper body) skated before practice Saturday.

Bieksa was dinged up March 24 against the Maple Leafs. He has four goals and 15 points in 71 contests.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 06:20:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa (upper body) will miss Monday's contest.

Bieksa might be available for Wednesday's game against Calgary though. He has four goals and 15 points in 71 contests in 2015-16.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa (upper body) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the Senators.

Bieksa was injured in the first period Thursday and did not return. The good news is that Boudreau said that Bieksa did not regress after the game so it seems the injury is minor. Consider him day-to-day. He has only four goals and 15 points this season but does have 99 penalty minutes to give him some fantasy value.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 04:42:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Ondrej Kase
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Ryan Garbutt
5Chris Wagner
6Logan Shaw
7Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Korbinian Holzer
7Josh Manson
8Brandon Montour
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier