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Bryan Bickell | Winger

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 233
Contract: view contract details

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Bryan Bickell's trip on the waiver wire has motivated him to step up his game.
"This is maybe a [motivation] to really show that I really want to be here and I don't want to leave, and play like I used to play, and be a physical presence on the ice," he said. "That's what I think we need and I need to bring it every night." Bickell has been scratched before during the regular season to try to spark him, but it hasn't resulted in much success. He also probably won't have much, if any, fantasy value on the third line. Oct 6 - 11:43 AM

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Every player placed on waivers on Friday cleared that process today, including Chicago Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell.

Rumors are swirling that this may just be the beginning of the process with Bickell. According to reports, this could be a matter of Chicago sending him a "wake-up call" or even a heavy-handed way of increasing the dialog about setting up a trade from the winger. Overall, it's still a situation to watch.
Oct 3 - 12:15 PM

After being waived, Bryan Bickell is taking part in Chicago's practice.

That's not unheard of, but some might interpret it as an indication that Chicago's not sold on sending him to the minors yet. After all, they might have waived him in the hopes of getting rid of his cap hit or, at the very least, gaining the flexibility to send him down later. In other words, even though Bickell's been waived, there's still a chance he'll be a part of the team's opening game roster. We'll have to wait and see.
Oct 2 - 12:19 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Bryan Bickell on waivers.

This follows a report that the Edmonton Oilers were talking to Chicago about swapping Bickell and Nikita Nikitin. That reportedly fell through though. Bickell has two seasons left on his four-year, $16 million contract. He stood out in 2013 and was particularly good in that year's playoff run, but he hasn't been able to live up to expectations since then. A team still might opt to claim him as he still has value in addition to the playoff experience that being a member of the Blackhawks has afforded him. That $4 million cap hit would be a tough pill for any team to swallow in the current climate though.
Oct 2 - 12:08 PM

Bryan Bickell is still experiencing some of the effects of vertigo.

Bickell was dealing with vertigo during the Stanley Cup Final. "There [are] still symptoms over the course of different situations but I’m working on it every day to get better and better and hopefully it leaves sooner than later," said Bickell. "You just want to be out there. Then [over] the course of the summer you think things are getting better, then you kind of take a couple steps backwards. But I think these last couple weeks we’re taking the right steps and just need to stick with the system that's working and hopefully it doesn't have to take a couple steps backwards. Just keep moving forward." It's not clear if this could cause him to miss any playing time in 2015-16.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 18 - 6:20 PM

Chicago’s recent trades still have not kept Bryan Bickell’s name out of the rumor mill, but the bulky forward hopes to stay with the Blackhawks.

"I hope it's not me<' Bickell said on the upcoming trades. "I love this city. I love winning, really. It's a great feeling and I want to do this for my career." The Blackhawks, however, are still in a very tight cap situation despite parting with Brandon Saad, Patrick Sharp, Johnny Oduya, Brad Richards and Antoine Vermette this off-season. Bickell’s $4 million cap hit over the next two years has the team in a tough situation, as the 29-year-old did not even crack the lineup in five of the Hawks’ six Stanley Cup Final games.
Jul 18 - 12:04 PM

The Boston Bruins "are interested" in Chicago Blackhawks' forward Bryan Bickell, according to a source.

Bickell has two seasons left on his contract which carries a $4M cap hit, and $9M in combined salary. The Bruins meanwhile have about $5.9M in cap space and may require the Blackhawks to "retain some salary." Chicago only has about $1.4M left under the ceiling, and may not be so inclined to deal the bruising forward unless Boston sweetens the pot.
Jun 30 - 9:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes "have interest" in the Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell.

Thus raises an interesting proposition. The Coyotes are about $18.6M under the cap floor with just 11 NHL players signed, and Bickell, who's now 29 years old, has two more seasons with a $4M cap hit remaining on his contract. He'll make $9M in actual salary over that span as well. As Dreger notes, "Chicago isn't looking for anything but a draft pick or draft picks in return, and maybe Arizona needs the help to get up to the floor of the salary cap as early as next season." Chicago as it stands now doesn't pick until 54th overall, and while Arizona picks four times within the first 60 selections. Everybody potentially wins.
Jun 23 - 8:41 PM

Bryan Bickell will once again be listed as a healthy scratch in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday night.

Bickell will sit out for a third straight game and fifth time this series after not posting a goal in 18 games this postseason. It’s been a major disappointment for the 29-year-old power forward after registering 10 points in 19 postseason games in 2014 and 17 points in 23 games during the Blackhawks Cup run back in 2013. If the series goes to a deciding Game 7, we don’t expect Bickell to play a role in it.
Jun 15 - 6:06 PM

Bryan Bickell will likely be a healthy scratch for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.

He skated on the fifth line during Friday's practice alongside Daniel Carcillo and Joakim Nordstrom, while Kris Versteeg played alongside Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen. Not a good sign for Bickell.
Jun 13 - 9:08 AM

Updating an earlier item, Bryan Bickell will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night in Game 4.

"Frustrating," he said. "... I've been off for a week, play one game, thought it went pretty well. But there are still more games to go." Kris Versteeg, who sat in the press box for Game 3, will get back into the lineup in his place. Bickell has no goals, five assists and a playoff-leading 103 hits in 18 games.
Jun 10 - 12:48 PM

Bryan Bickell was the odd-man out at Chicago's morning skate on Wednesday, which suggests that he could be scratched for Game 4.

Kris Versteeg took his spot on the second line with Patrick Kane and Brad Richards. Bickell returned to the lineup on Monday in Game 3 after recovering from vertigo. He logged 9:53 of ice time and earned two minutes in the penalty box for roughing.
Jun 10 - 11:58 AM

Updating a previous report, Bryan Bickell (vertigo) will return to the Blackhawks lineup for Game 3 Monday night versus Tampa Bay.

After participating in the team’s morning skate earlier in the day, Bickell will in fact dress in Game 3. He was not able to play in Games 1 or 2 due to his bout with vertigo but is ready to contribute to the team Monday night. He looks to be opening up the game on the second line with Brad Richards and Patrick Kane, so a big game could be brewing for Bickell. He has yet to score a goal and has only chipped in five assists in 17 games this postseason in what’s been a disappointing run for the veteran forwards thus far.
Jun 8 - 5:06 PM

Bryan Bickell is expected to return Monday night after recovering from vertigo.

He was limited to one period of Game 7 against Anaheim and missed the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final because he felt dizzy. "It was tough sitting out and just saying that you had vertigo and can't play," said Bickell. "It's passed. It's one of those things that could take two weeks or it could take four or five days so I'm happy it's gone and I'm ready to go tonight." He didn't stay on the ice for extra work, so it looks like he'll play Monday night.
Jun 8 - 1:25 PM

Bryan Bickell skated on Chicago's second line during the team's morning session.

He was alongside Brad Richards and Patrick Kane in Monday's skate, so it appears as though he'll be back in the lineup for Game 3 after sitting out the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. Bickell has no goals and five assists in 17 postseason matches this year.
Jun 8 - 11:55 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Andrew Shaw
2Teuvo Teravainen
3Bryan Bickell
4Artemi Panarin
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Ryan Garbutt
4Viktor Tikhonov
5Kyle Baun
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Trevor Daley
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5David Rundblad
6Trevor van Riemsdyk
7Viktor Svedberg
8Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling