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Bryan Bickell | Winger | #29

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 223
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (41) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Bryan Bickell returned to the ice in an AHL game and had an assist in the Charlotte Checkers 6-1 win Sunday.
Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in October and last played on October 30 for the Hurricanes. "There are long ups and downs, but it's nice to put a uniform on, play with the team and do what I've been doing my whole life," Bickell said. "It was pretty scary in the first month about if this day was going to come, but I'm happy that it came and now I'm moving forward." We wish him all the best in his health and ability to return to the NHL. Feb 27 - 8:20 AM

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The Hurricanes assigned Bryan Bickell to AHL Charlotte on Friday, moving him ever-closer to rejoining the team.

The veteran winger will play on Saturday for the Checkers, marking his first game since Oct. 30th with the Hurricanes. This is a huge win for the multiple sclerosis community and the Bickell family, so hopefully this happy story will only continue to thrive.
Feb 24 - 1:13 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have waived Bryan Bickell.

Bickell hasn't played since Oct. 30 as he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He resumed practicing a month ago and if he clears waivers, he'll be sent to the AHL so that he can get back into the swing of things.
Feb 23 - 12:15 PM

Bryan Bickell (multiple sclerosis) believes he's "very close" to being back in game shape.

Bickell last played on Oct. 30. Nothing has been confirmed, but it is possible that the Hurricanes will send him to the minors for a conditioning stint before he starts playing for Carolina again.
Feb 16 - 4:14 AM

Bryan Bickell (multiple sclerosis) hopes to return to action during Carolina's five-game homestand that begins on Feb. 17.

"I feel good," Bickell said. "I obviously don't feel good right now, I just got skated pretty hard, but it's going to help me down the long run. I think we're getting there and getting close to getting back in the rotation. We're shooting for probably after the bye week and then kind of day by day from there." He hasn't played since Oct. 30 and would be open to a conditioning assignment with Charlotte of the AHL before he skates for the Hurricanes.
Feb 7 - 4:11 PM

Bryan Bickell, who has multiple sclerosis, took part in Monday's practice.

Bickell hasn't played since Oct. 30, but this is obviously a step in the right direction. It's not yet known when he'll be able to return to the Hurricanes' lineup.
Jan 16 - 12:06 PM

Bryan Bickell, who has multiple sclerosis, is upbeat about the treatment he's undergoing.

Bickell believes that he'll eventually be able to resume his hockey career. He also noted that there was some degree of relief in getting the diagnosis because now he knows what was bothering him. "Before I was kind of frustrated in my game and things," Bickell said.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:22:00 AM

Bryan Bickell (multiple sclerosis) is taking his recovery day-by-day.

The winger was diagnosed with the disease earlier in the month and while he wants to return to the lineup this season, he needs to stay on schedule. "I'm just taking it day by day, hopefully letting the treatment take its part," Bickell said this week. "I'm just taking it day by day and having ups and downs through the day." Bickell and Josh Harding have been talking. Harding, a former netminder with the Wild, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012 but continued to play in the NHL for a few years. We wish Bickell all the health and happiness.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:32:00 AM

Bryan Bickell (multiple sclerosis) is confident he'll be able to return to the Hurricanes this season.

"We're already in the mix with getting treated and trying to get things stabilized and neutralized so I can get back on the ice," Bickell said. "I can't guarantee the time, but hopefully it's sooner rather than later." He has been experiencing symptoms like numbness in his shoulder and leg. Bickell is out indefinitely at this time.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Bryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said Bickell will need some time to rest in the immediate future. "Since the 2015 playoffs, I've been struggling to understand what was going on with my body. Again during the past few weeks, it felt like something wasn't right," said Bickell. "Obviously this is a bit of shock for my family and me, but I am hopeful I will be able to return to the ice and continue playing the game that I love." Former Wild goaltender Josh Harding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in 2012. He managed to overcome that for the 2013-14 campaign while posting a 1.65 GAA and .933 save percentage in 29 games. Hopefully Bickell will be able to extend his career as well. We wish him the best of luck.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Bryan Bickell has been sidelined with illness.

No word on the type or extent just yet, but Carolina does not seem too worried. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 07:07:00 PM

Bryan Bickell will be scratched from Thursday's match with Anaheim.

With just one point in seven games Bickell and hasn't played since Oct. 30th, so we'd leave him on the wire.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Bryan Bickell will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against New Jersey.

Bickell's struggled in his first year as a Hurricane. He has one goal and no assists in seven games this season. Ryan Murphy will also watch the game from the press box.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 07:04:00 PM

Coach Bill Peters will forego any lineup changes for Sunday's match with the Devils.

Which means Bryan Bickell, Jakub Nakladal and Klas Dahlbeck will each be scratched once again. Of the three, only Bickell represented a modicum of potential value. But he has but a goal and 10 hits in seven games thus far.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Bryan Bickell, Jakub Nakladal and Klas Dahlbeck will each be scratched against the Predators on Saturday night.

While it's no surprise that Nakladal and Dahlbeck haven't impacted the stat sheet much, Bickell's absence is a bit more disappointing. He has one goal and 10 hits in seven games, and simply hasn't shown much chemistry even on the power play.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:59:00 PM

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