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Kevin Bieksa | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
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Kevin Bieksa was a healthy scratch Saturday.
Bieksa was replaced on the blueline by Frank Corrado. Bieksa has four goals and 24 points with 107 penalty minutes in 75 games this season. Apr 13 - 9:52 AM

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Kevin Bieksa (leg) participated in Saturday's morning skate and it looks like he'll play against Anaheim.

He hurt his right leg Thursday in a collision with Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog, but he made it through that session. "We'll see how it feels later but obviously I got through the skate okay," Bieksa said. "At this time of year, there are a lot of guys playing injured. So if you can play, you play."
Mar 29 - 4:48 PM

Kevin Bieksa (foot) returned to action on Wednesday February 26.

Bieksa logged 21:57 minutes and had a plus-one rating in Vancouver's 1-0 win over St. Louis. He missed five straight games before the Olympic break.
Feb 27 - 2:07 AM

Kevin Bieksa (foot) practiced for a short time Saturday.

Canucks coach John Tortorella said Bieksa was sore. "Kevin wanted to stay on. I kicked him off," Tortorella said. "He had a good skate yesterday. He's been skating well on his own. The whole group has a day off Sunday so, hopefully, the day off and getting him off the ice early today will help him for Monday." Bieksa hasn't played since Jan. 29. He has 19 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 22 - 8:13 PM

There is good news for the Vancouver Canucks as veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa is back practicing with the team.

Bieksa is believed to have suffered a right-foot fracture sometime last month and he hasn’t played since Jan. 29. "I am not going to talk about it too much, but it was a puck obviously," Bieksa said of his injury. "It’s not hard to figure that one out." He is still wearing a walking boot on his right foot, but Bieksa also hopes to be ready for Wednesday’s game against St. Louis.
Feb 22 - 11:11 AM

Kevin Bieksa has been nursing a sore foot for a couple of weeks, but he won't play Friday against Winnipeg.

He logged 23:02 of ice time against Chicago on Wednesday, but he won't travel with the team to start the Canucks' road trip. It's unclear if this is a different ailment or if his foot ailment worsened. Consider him day-to-day for the time being with an undisclosed injury. He may not be available to return until after the Olympic break.
Jan 30 - 4:37 PM

Kevin Bieksa recorded an assist in Vancouver's 4-2 defeat on Monday.

Bieksa has four goals and 19 points in 54 games this season. He's also the only player in the NHL with over 90 penalty minutes, hits, and blocked shots.
Jan 28 - 10:42 AM

Defenseman Kevin Bieksa scored the opening goal and the final one in overtime to give the Canucks a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night.

Bieksa, a formidable stay-at-home defenseman, matched his offensive output on the season Sunday with his third and fourth goals of the season. Jannik Hansen (ninth), Chris Higgins (14th) and Zac Dalpe (third) were the other goal producers for the Canucks, who had been having trouble scoring in abundance until Sunday. Higgins also had two assists.
Jan 26 - 10:55 PM

Kevin Bieksa will play in his 500th NHL game on Sunday.

It's a nice milestone for the Canuck defenseman. He has one goal and 14 points in 38 games but his value picks up with a plus-eight rating and 34 penalty minutes this season. His goal came on the power play.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa logged a team-high 26:28 minutes in Vancouver's 3-2 shootout defeat on Tuesday.

Bieksa is one of the league's biggest rolls of the dice when it comes to defensemen. He had surpassed the 40-point mark on three separate occasions, but those exceptional seasons have been spread out and separated by mediocre campaigns. The 2013-14 season is shaping up to be one of those lesser offensive showings as he has 12 points in 36 games.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa scored a goal in Vancouver's 2-1 overtime loss to San Jose Thursday night.

Bieksa scored his first goal of the season with a power play one-timer with 6:20 left in the second period. He now has ten points in 21 games. Henrik Sedin and Alexandre Burrows assisted on the goal.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 04:11:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa contributed three assists in Vancouver's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.

He picked assists on goals by Alexander Edler, Brad Richardson and Zack Kassian in the defeat. Going into Saturday's match, he had one assist in eight outings. Bieksa didn't contribute much in the way of offense last year and he hasn't been dangerous in the other team's end in 2013-14 either. He has been credited with a plus-7 rating, 20 hits and 18 blocks to give him some fantasy value in leagues with multiple categories.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa called out San Jose Sharks forwards Joe Thornton and Logan Couture for embellishing penalties.

Whether Bieksa was just trying to deflect attention from Vancouver's 3-0 series deficit or not, the Canucks defender went after the two Sharks hard on Monday. Bieksa called players "so-called Canadians" and said the duo exaggerate to draw penalties. "Couture, you can't go near the guy, he snaps his head back, he flails," Bieksa said Monday. "You touch him after the whistle and he is going to jump off the ice and throw himself into the glass." We'll see if Bieksa's tactic works in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
Tue, May 7, 2013 12:25:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa was the only Vancouver Canucks player who found the net in a 3-1 loss in Game 1 against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

In fact, Bieksa was the only player on the team to register a point, as his tally was unassisted. Interestingly, Bieksa scored the strange goal that eliminated the Sharks the last time the two teams played in the postseason. Sure, Raffi Torres really scored it, but what's it to you?
Thu, May 2, 2013 01:34:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa has been named the Vancouver Canucks nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

The award is given to the NHL player for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Bieksa organized a charity game during the lockout that raised $200,000 and has volunteered for mindcheck.ca, a mental health website dedicated to his buddy Rick Rypien who had serious mental health issues that led to suicide in 2011. "I don't think you do stuff like that for the acknowledgment or credit or notoriety," Bieksa said. "It's just the way I was raised. The way this team is shaped, we do a lot of community work, I think, more so than a lot of other teams around the league. We take a lot of pride in it and we enjoy doing it. NHL season or not, we still felt like we wanted to contribute and do what we could to help. And that's what we did."
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Ryan Kesler
3Shawn Matthias
4Brad Richardson
5Mike Santorelli
6Jordan Schroeder
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Christopher Higgins
3David Booth
4Tom Sestito
5Darren Archibald
RW1Alex Burrows
2Jannik Hansen
3Nicklas Jensen
4Zack Kassian
5Zac Dalpe
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Jason Garrison
5Chris Tanev
6Ryan Stanton
7Yannick Weber
8Andrew Alberts
9Frank Corrado
10Jeremie Blain
11Mike Zalewski
G1Eddie Lack
2Jacob Markstrom
3Joacim Eriksson