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Stu Bickel | Defenseman

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210

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Minnesota has signed Stu Bickel to a one-year, two-way contract.
He skated in just 24 games for Hartford in the AHL last season, where he picked up eight points and 85 penalty minutes. Jul 1 - 5:55 PM

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The New York Rangers came to the conclusion that it was best to waive defenseman Stu Bickel on Sunday.

He was already marginalized in John Tortorella's system, so it's no surprise that Alain Vigneault decided that he wasn't worth having on the everyday roster. Injuries could force him in, though.
Source: TSN
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 05:16:00 PM

Stu Bickel is slated to play in Monday's preseason game despite missing Sunday's scrimmage because of back spasms.

Bickel and coach Alain Vigneault said he was fine to play, so he'll be in the lineup.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 02:42:00 PM

New York Rangers defenseman Stu Bickel sat out Sunday with a sore back and remains questionable for Monday.

He's not an impact player anyway, but Bickel's hoping he can make a dent on the big-league lineup. This won't help.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 02:29:00 PM

Stu Bickel has a wrist injury so he won't be part of the New York Rangers' taxi squad.

He has been sent home to start rehabbing the ailment. Bickel dressed in 16 contests with the Rangers in the regular season.
Mon, May 13, 2013 04:24:00 PM

Stu Bickel was reassigned to the minors Sunday after he cleared waivers.

He has served as a healthy scratch for seven straight games prior to being placed on waivers. Bickel has played forward and defense this season, while picking up 49 penalty minutes in 16 appearances.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 10:41:00 AM

Stu Bickel wasn't eager to comment on the Rangers' decision to put him on waivers.

"It is what it is," Bickel said. "It’s been tough for me to get an opportunity to play any minutes on the backend to develop some confidence." Bickel has been a healthy scratch since March 8th and has only averaged 5:31 minutes per game when he does play. If he gets claimed by a team that intends to use him consistently, then he'll have some limited fantasy value because of his tendency to accumulate an average of two or more penalty minutes per game.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 09:08:00 PM

The New York Rangers have placed Stu Bickel on waivers.

Bickel has no points and 49 penalty minutes in 16 games this season. He's been a healthy scratch since March 8.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Stu Bickel has been a healthy scratch for six straight contests.

He has no points, 49 penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 16 games this season. Matt Gilroy was scratched for a fourth consecutive time Tuesday night.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 11:02:00 AM

With Michael Del Zotto doubtful Saturday due to a hip injury and Marc Staal suffering from the flu, Stu Bickel may draw back in against the Canadiens.

If you've been waiting to insert Bickel into your lineup to pad your penalty minute stats, this could be your chance. He participated in the morning skate as if he were playing Saturday night.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Look for Stu Bickel to be a healthy scratch in Sunday's contest against the Washington Capitals.

Bickel can contribute a little bit in pools that have penalty minutes as a scoring category, but that's about it. Bickell is a natural defenseman but has also been playing on the fourth line when active.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Stu Bickel has been serving as a forward lately, but might shift back to the blueline soon.

The Rangers have been without forwards Chris Kreider and Ryan Callahan sidelined, but both should return in the not too distant future. Bickel has gotten between 1:52 and 5:26 minutes per game as a forward over the last three games.
Source: NY Post
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Stu Bickel will be in the Rangers linuep on Tuesday when they face the Flyers.

Look for Bickel to get into a fight tonight as the Rangers will sit Steve Eminger to get Bickel's toughness in the lineup. If your pool uses the penalty minute category, put Bickel in tonight.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Stu Bickel may line up as a forward on the fourth line on Wednesday of Arron Asham can't play because of a mild groin strain.

The Rangers said Wednesday that Asham is "OK" but they didn't say whether or not he would play. "Playing forward or D? Obviously, I've got to be prepared to play both," said Bickel. "It doesn't really affect my mental preparation. I bring the same elements to the table either way. Obviously, naturally I'm a defenseman, that comes more naturally to me. But yeah, I just want to play."
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Tough guy defenseman Stu Bickel has re-signed with the Rangers for two-years and $1.5 million.

The physical rearguard will earn $750,000 for the next two campaigns while he keeps Ranger opponents honest around the likes of Brad Richards. Bickel is a fantasy asset in pools that have penalty minutes as a category.
Sun, Jul 1, 2012 01:20:00 PM

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