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Kevin Bieksa | Defenseman | #2

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (151) / VAN
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According to reports, Kevin Bieksa was not asked to waive his no-movement clause.
It's believed that Anaheim has a deal worked out with the Vegas Golden Knights to keep some of their talented blueliners on the roster. Bieksa has been mentioned as a potential buyout candidate, but that may not be necessary now either. Jun 13 - 12:09 PM

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Kevin Bieksa was expected to be asked to waive his no-movement clause, so that he can be exposed at the expansion draft.

However, the Ducks did not comment and Bieksa's agent, Kurt Overhardt, would not confirm what happened prior to Monday's deadline. The Ducks would like to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie. Some of the defenders who could be protected if Bieksa waives his NMC are Josh Manson or Sami Vatanen in addition to Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler. Bieksa, who has one more season left on his contract, could also become a buyout candidate.
Jun 13 - 9:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa said he played with an MCL tear during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

He got back in the lineup for the last three games of the Western Conference Final against Nashville after sitting out nine playoff contests.
May 27 - 9:19 AM

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

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

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Sam Carrick
5Sam Steel
6Derek Grant
7Kalle Kossila
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Dennis Rasmussen
5Ondrej Kase
6Nicolas Kerdiles
7Logan Shaw
8Max Jones
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Chris Wagner
5Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Brandon Montour
5Josh Manson
6Kevin Bieksa
7Korbinian Holzer
G1John Gibson
2Ryan Miller