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Kevin Bieksa | Defenseman | #2

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (151) / VAN
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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. Apr 17 - 2:01 PM

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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.
Apr 17 - 6:41 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.
Apr 16 - 3:24 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.
Apr 15 - 10:32 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.
Apr 14 - 3:40 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.
Apr 12 - 1:15 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.
Apr 2 - 6:20 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.
Mar 28 - 8:46 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.
Mar 26 - 4:42 AM

Kevin Bieksa (upper body) didn't skate with the Ducks on Friday.

Bieksa was hurt during Thursday's game. The silver lining is that he's remained with the Ducks during their road trip instead of heading back to Anaheim, so that might mean his current ailment isn't too serious.
Mar 25 - 4:24 PM

Kevin Bieksa won't return to Thursday's game with Toronto due to an upper body injury.

Bieksa left Saturday's game with Montreal with an upper body ailment as well, though it's unclear if it's the same injury. The veteran defender played just under five minutes and did not contribute to the score sheet.
Mar 24 - 8:58 PM

Kevin Bieksa won't return to Saturday's game because of an upper body injury.

He's considered day-to-day at this point. The Ducks are already without several key players like David Perron, Ryan Kesler and Sami Vatanen.
Mar 24 - 8:50 PM

Kevin Bieksa had an assist in a 3-2 overtime win versus Winnipeg.

It was Bieksa's first point since March 3. He has four goals and 11 assists in 69 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 21 - 8:10 AM

Kevin Bieksa will return to Anaheim's blue line Friday against Boston.

Through 67 games he's posted 14 points with 97 PIMs, 100 blocks, and 145 hits. Somewhere out there there's a league that values such physical play.
Mar 18 - 7:58 PM

Kevin Bieksa (lower body) resumed practicing on Thursday.

There's a chance that Bieksa will be ready in time for Friday's game. He's been absent for two straight games.
Mar 18 - 10:25 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Mike Santorelli
4Nate Thompson
LW1David Perron
2Rickard Rakell
3Brandon Pirri
4Shawn Horcoff
RW1Corey Perry
2Jamie McGinn
3Jakob Silfverberg
4Chris Stewart
5Andrew Cogliano
6Ryan Garbutt
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
G1John Gibson
2Frederik Andersen