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Stu Bickel | Defenseman

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210

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Stu Bickel has successfully cleared waivers.
Bickel has been sent to AHL Iowa as a result. He has an assist and 46 penalty minutes in nine contests with Minnesota. Jan 9 - 12:45 PM

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Stu Bickel will back tag in Tuesday night against San Jose with Nate Prosser out sick with a stomach bug.

Don't let Bickel's big PIM number fool you, he picked up 39 minutes in the second period on Saturday in Dallas. After sitting for a two minute for unsportsmanlike conduct, he would fight Jason Demers not eight minutes later. In the process he picked up an instigator minor, a 10-minute misconduct, and a 10-minute game misconduct, plus a 10-minute aggressor penalty. Yep, Bickel went a bit batty.
Jan 6 - 7:58 PM

Stu Bickel set a Minnesota Wild franchise record with 39 penalty minutes in Saturday's loss to Dallas.

The Wild were down big in this game so it's clear they were a frustrated bunch. Most of Bickel's damage was done in one altercation when he dropped the gloves with Jason Demers in the second period. The 28-year-old picked up 37 of his 39 minutes in that sequence. What's even more impressive is the fact that Bickel managed to get all those penalty minutes in just 1:29 of ice time.
Jan 4 - 10:05 AM

Stu Bickel will tag back in at forward as Justin Fontaine and Taylor Graovac sit.

Bickel has no fantasy value.
Jan 3 - 7:31 PM

Stu Bickel has played in four consecutive games for the Wild and he's lined up on the back end for the last three.

He has spent most of his time at practices as a forward, but he's fit in nicely as a blueliner. Bickel has one assist in eight games this season. He doesn't have any fantasy value.
Jan 1 - 2:01 PM

Stu Bickel will yet again be a healthy scratch for the Wild Wednesday night versus the Canadiens.

Bickel has played in just three games for the Wild this year with nothing to show for on the stat sheet besides two penalty minutes and plus one rating. He is not a fantasy contributor for the time being. Christian Folin will instead suit up in place of the sick Ryan Suter.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Stu Bickel will be a healthy scratch Saturday after playing Friday night.

Bickel had just got into the lineup Friday night, but will be back to being a healthy scratch Saturday versus the Blues. Justin Fontanine will take his spot in the lineup. Keith Ballard will also be a healthy scratch for the Wild.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 07:36:00 PM

Stu Bickel was in the Minnesota lineup against Dallas Friday night.

He didn't do anything in 3:41 of playing time. Justin Fontaine sat in the press box allowing Bickel his chance. Don't be surprised if the situations are reversed Saturday night against St. Louis.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Stu Bickel will remain in the press box Monday night versus Florida.

Bickel sat out Saturday night as well and will remain in warm-up suits when the Wild take on the Florida Panthers. Bickel doesnt't offer much fantasy value if he's not in the lineup accruing penalty minutes.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Stu Bickel will be a healthy scratch Saturday night against Tampa.

He was called up Thursday but only played 2:04 in the 3-2 win over Philly and will now sit in the press box. You can't get penalty minutes if you don't get on the ice. Bickel is therefore worthless from a fantasy perspective.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 02:19:00 PM

Stu Bickel will enter Minnesota's lineup on Thursday night.

Bickel was called up by the Wild earlier this month and has played in one game for them this season. The 28-year-old will take Kyle Brodziak's place in the lineup.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Stu Bickel has been called up by Minnesota.

He has three assists and 30 penalty minutes in nine games for Iowa in the AHL this season.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Stu Bickel has been reassigned to the minors.

He skated as a forward and a defenseman during Thursday's morning session, but the Wild decided that calling up Stephane Veilleux to play on the fourth line was a better fit. To bring up Veilleux the team had to send down Bickel.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Stu Bickel has been called up by the Minnesota Wild.

Bickel started the season with the Wild, but didn't actually play in a game. He was subsequently put on waivers and sent to AHL Iowa after going unclaimed. He has no points and five penalty minutes in four AHL games this season.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Stu Bickel has successfully cleared waivers.

Bickel has been sent to AHL Iowa. That has created an opening on the roster for Justin Fontaine, who will probably return from his leg injury on Friday.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 03:06:00 PM

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