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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 (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. Nov 24 - 9:32 AM

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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.
Nov 14 - 6:30 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.
Nov 11 - 4:01 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.
Nov 10 - 7:07 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.
Nov 10 - 6:26 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.
Nov 8 - 7:04 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.
Nov 6 - 4:24 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.
Nov 5 - 6:59 PM

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

It's the second time this year that he'll watch a game from the press box. Bickell has one goal in seven games this season. Klas Dahlbeck and Jakub Nakladal will also be scratched against the Sens.
Nov 1 - 7:27 PM

Bryan Bickell was credited with his first goal as a member of the Hurricanes on Friday.

Jeff Skinner appeared to score his third goal of the game on a power play in the final second of the second period, but it was ruled that the puck glanced off Bickell's chest. "Just trying to take away the goalie's eyes," Bickell said. "Skimmed my jersey. I'm sure if doesn't hit my jersey it's still going to go in. It's just nice to get this win at home."
Oct 29 - 9:14 AM

Bryan Bickell will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

It's the first time this season that Bickell will watch the game from the press box. He's averaged 10:36 of ice time this season and hasn't picked up a point. Klas Dahlbeck will also be scratched on Tuesday. Martin Frk and Jakub Nakladal will take their spots in the lineup.
Oct 25 - 7:21 PM

Bryan Bickell is upbeat after being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Bickell has every reason to be. He spent a good chunk of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors as he fell out of favor in Chicago, in part due to his $4 million annual cap hit, but Carolina intends to give him a chance to bounce back. "Last year was a tough year," Bickell said. "But I feel fine. But to move and get a fresh start, to try and help a young team get to the playoffs, that’s exciting. I really think my experience can help this team."
Jun 16 - 8:09 AM

Bryan Bickell will get a chance to bounce back in Carolina.

He spent most of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors and was traded to Carolina on Wednesday, with Teuvo Teravainen, in exchange for a couple of draft picks. "Bryan Bickell has shown in the past he can play at an elite level. At 6-4 and 230 pounds, he also gives us some added size," said Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. "Both players have won Cups and know what it takes to win, and that should help, especially with the young group we have."
Jun 15 - 4:03 PM

Bryan Bickell has been traded to Carolina along with Teuvo Teravainen in exchange for a second-round pick (50th overall) in 2016 and a third-round pick in 2017.

Bickell made just 25 appearances with Chicago in 2015-16 and he posted two assists. In 47 games with Rockford of the AHL, he posted 15 goals and 31 points. Bickell was viewed as a potential buyout candidate prior to being traded.
Jun 15 - 12:27 PM

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman didn't rule out the possibility of buying out Bryan Bickell.

That's not to suggest that Chicago will buyout Bickell, just that the team is weighing its options. Bickell has one campaign left on his contract with a cap hit of $4 million. He had just two points in 25 contests in 2015-16.
Apr 27 - 12:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Teuvo Teravainen
3Victor Rask
4Jay McClement
5Derek Ryan
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Joakim Nordstrom
3Bryan Bickell
4Phil Di Giuseppe
5Brock McGinn
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Lee Stempniak
3Sebastian Aho
4Viktor Stalberg
5Andrej Nestrasil
D1Justin Faulk
2Ron Hainsey
3Noah Hanifin
4Jaccob Slavin
5Brett Pesce
6Klas Dahlbeck
7Matt Tennyson
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack
3Michael Leighton