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3 Kevin Bieksa D
Height/Weight: 6-1/198 | Birthdate: 6/16/1981 | Birthplace: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada | Team: Vancouver Canucks | College: Bowling Green State | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 38/20 | Average Draft Position: 172.42
VAN

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11/14/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Says He'll Play Friday

News: Kevin Bieksa (illness) said after morning skate that he was "ready to go" for Friday's game against the Coyotes.
Analysis: The Canucks called up Bobby Sanguinetti on Thursday as insurance on defense in the event Kevin Bieksa couldn't play Friday, but it appears the illness that kept the blueliner out of practice a day earlier wasn't anything serious. He was a full participant in the morning session on his usual pairing with Ryan Stanton, suggesting he'll be on tap for close to his usual average of 21 minutes of ice time.

11/14/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa (Illness) May Play Friday

News: Kevin Bieksa (illness) took part in Friday's morning skate and coach Willie Desjardins hopes he will be available against the Coyotes.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa missed Thursday's practice with an undisclosed illness, but his presence at Friday's morning skate is encouraging regarding his status against the Coyotes on Friday night. More light should be shed on the situation in warmups if not before then.

11/13/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Misses Practice

News: Kevin Bieksa missed Thursday's practice with coach Willie Desjardins saying the defenseman "wasn't feeling well" but is expected to play Friday against the Coyotes.
Analysis: Desjardins' words would seem to suggest Kevin Bieksa is dealing with an illness, but not one that is significant enough to result in him missing any action. His availability against the Coyotes should be confirmed after taking part in Friday's morning skate session.

11/5/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Returns To Action In Win

News: Kevin Bieksa was able to play on Tuesday, picking up a plus-2 rating while logging eight penalty minutes in 20:09 worth of ice time.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa was listed as day-to-day after taking a puck to the eye on Sunday, but was able to return to action on Tuesday. He spent a lot of time in the penalty box, taking a double minor as well as two other minors, though none of those led to Avalanche goals.

11/4/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Expected To Play Tuesday

News: Kevin Bieksa (eye) is expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Avalanche.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa was struck by a puck in Sunday's game, but it appears he was able to escape without a serious injury. Bieksa has just one point through 12 games, but he has recorded 10 PIM.

11/3/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Day-To-Day

News: Kevin Bieksa (eye) is day-to-day.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa took a puck to the eye Sunday against the Predators, but is travelling with the team on their road trip, and could be in the lineup Tuesday against the Avalanche.

11/3/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Leaves Early Sunday

News: Kevin Bieksa was removed from Sunday's game against the Predators after taking a puck to the eye, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa prefers to play without a visor during games, and it proved detrimental Sunday. The Canucks haven't issued any word regarding the severity of the ailment just yet, so consider the blueliner questionable for Tuesday's tilt with the Avalanche.

10/9/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Logs 20:26 In Win

News: Kevin Bieksa (undisclosed) logged 20:26 of ice time in Wednesday's win over Calgary, recording four PIM, two shots on goal, and a plus-2 rating.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa, who was a game-time decision Wednesday, looked good in the win, making some solid defensive plays. He only played 0:11 on the power play, but still found ways to get involved offensively. On nights he doesn't produce point totals, Bieksa will still help your fantasy team by contributing in categories such as PIM, hits, or blocked shots.

10/8/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa On Ice For Pregame Skate

News: Kevin Bieksa (shoulder) participated in Wednesday's pregame warm-ups, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa seemed optimistic after Wednesday's morning skate, and although he's still a game-time decision, all signs are pointing to the blueliner suiting up against Calgary for the season opener.

10/8/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Feeling Good; Still Questionable

News: Kevin Bieksa (shoulder) indicated he "felt good" after Wednesday's morning skate.
Analysis: He still remains a game-time decision for the season opener against the Flames, but the blue liner's words lead us to think that he'll be available. He first hurt his shoulder after throwing a hard check during a preseason game last week.

10/7/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa A Game-Time Decision For Opener

News: Kevin Bieksa (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's season opener against the Flames, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa was a participant in Tuesday's full practice, but he's still hurting a bit from his run-in with the boards during last week's exhibition game against the Oilers. The veteran wasn't occupying his usual spot next to Dan Hamhuis during practice, instead pairing up with fellow injured blue liner Frank Corrado. The Canucks should have a better idea about his availability after Wednesday's morning skate, but his status could end up coming down to the wire.

10/7/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Could Miss Regular-Season Opener

News: Kevin Bieksa (undisclosed) could miss Wednesday's regular-season opener vs. the Flames, Team 1040's Matthew Sekeres reports.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa was not at practice Monday, nursing an undisclosed injury that he presumably suffered at some point in the preseason. The 33-year-old blueliner failed to record a point in three exhibition games, finishing a plus-1, while averaging over 25:00 of ice time. Bieksa, who is expected to be a key asset to the Canucks' defense in 2014-15, is likely to improve on the mere 24 points he achieved in 2013-14.

10/5/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa (Undisclosed) Out Saturday

News: Kevin Bieksa is nursing an undisclosed injury and will not play in Saturday's preseason finale versus the Oilers.
Analysis: Although coach Willie Desjardins didn't provide much information on the nature of Kevin Bieksa's injury, he said the defenseman is "coming among." It seems likely that the Canucks are keeping Bieksa out for maintenance purposes more than anything, so his status for the team's Oct. 8 season opener wouldn't seem at risk.

5/23/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Impresses At Worlds

News: In seven games with Team Canada at the 2014 World Championships, Kevin Bieksa recorded two goals, two assists and a plus-5 rating. He was named one of Team Canada's top three players in the tournament.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa put forth a good individual effort in the tournament, but it wasn't enough, as Team Canada bowed out to Finland in the quarterfinals. The 32-year-old defenseman averaged a team-high 22:25 of ice time at the Worlds, firing 19 shots on goal in the process. The Team Canada captain should be able to build upon this strong performance heading into the upcoming NHL season.

5/18/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Continues Strong Play At Worlds

News: Kevin Bieksa netted one of Team Canada's three goals in an overtime win over Sweden at the World Championships on Sunday.
Analysis: Through six games at the Worlds, Kevin Bieksa has recorded two goals, one assist, and a plus-4 rating. Bieksa is averaging a team-high 22:53 of ice time per game, helping Team Canada go 4-1-1 in the preliminary round thus far.

5/10/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Helps Canada Defeat Slovakia

News: Kevin Bieksa scored a goal, went plus-3, and logged a team-high 23:51 of ice time in Team Canada's 4-1 win over Slovakia on Saturday at the World Championships.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa is off to a good start at the Worlds, averaging a team-high 23:44 of ice time and sporting a plus-3 rating through two preliminary round games. He has fired six shots on goal, with forward Joel Ward (Capitals) being the only player on the team with more shots (7). It looks like Team Canada made the right move in naming Bieksa captain.

5/8/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Will Captain Team Canada

News: Kevin Bieksa has been named Team Canada's captain for the 2014 World Championships in Zurich, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: Quite the honor for the 32-year-old, who is currently an assistant captain with the Canucks. Team Canada coach Dave Tippett said Kevin Bieksa got the nod because he's outgoing, but also plays hard and with passion.

5/8/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Representing Team Canada

News: Kevin Bieksa -- who finished the season with 24 points in 76 games -- will be representing Team Canada at the 2014 World Championships in Zurich.
Analysis: Even though his point production could have been better, Kevin Bieksa had a fairly decent fantasy season, contributing with 104 PIM, 144 hits, and 130 blocked shots. He played alongside Canucks teammate Jason Garrison in Canada's first exhibition game -- a 4-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday.

4/12/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Oilers' Bieksa Out Saturday

News: Kevin Bieksa will not play in Saturday's game against the Oilers.
Analysis: Canucks coach John Tortorella has rotated the team's healthy scratch on the blueline to keep 21-year-old Frank Corrado on the lineup. Expect Kevin Bieksa back for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Flames.

3/29/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Will Play Saturday

News: Kevin Bieksa (leg) will play in Saturday's game against the Ducks, Sportsnet's Dan Murphy reports.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa appeared to hurt his right leg in a collision with Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog in Thursday's loss to the Avalanche, but will suit up for a crucial game on Saturday. "This time of year, there's a lot of guys playing injured. If you can play, you play," said Bieksa. The gritty blueliner has four goals and 24 points in 70 games on the season.

3/18/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Shines In Loss

News: Kevin Bieksa collected a power-play assist, fired five shots on goal, and dished out seven hits in Monday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: A solid fantasy outing from Kevin Bieksa, who now has four points -- all on the power play -- in his last seven games. He logged 24:15 of ice time on Monday, as he continues to be a big minute-muncher in Vancouver. Bieksa's a reliable defenseman who contributes in various fantasy categories.

3/7/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Ends Scoring Drought Against Stars

News: Kevin Bieksa ended a five-game scoring drought on Thursday, picking up an assist in a 6-1 loss to Dallas.
Analysis: With Thursday's defeat to Dallas, the Canucks have now lost 11 of their last 12 games. "If this isn't rock bottom, I don't know what is," said Kevin Bieksa. Vancouver's offense has gone ice cold, and Bieksa has been no exception, tallying only four points in his last 15 games. In a horrific year for the Canucks, Bieksa has managed to be a decent fantasy contributor, recording four goals and 20 points in 60 games, to go with a plus-1 rating.

2/26/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Appears Likely To Play Wednesday

News: Kevin Bieksa (foot) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday.
Analysis: Although coach John Tortorella has yet to announce his lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Blues, it seems likely that Kevin Bieksa will be included in it given the transaction. The 32-year-old hasn't played since Jan. 29 after sustaining the foot injury, missing the Canucks' next five games before the Olympic break. In spite of the missed time, Bieksa still ranks second among the team's defensemen with 19 points on the campaign.

2/26/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Resumes Practicing

News: Kevin Bieksa (foot) was present at practice Tuesday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis: After taking the day off Monday to rest up, Kevin Bieksa resumed skating a day later as he looks to convince coach John Tortorella he's close to full health. He'll be monitored during Wednesday's morning skate before the Canucks decide whether or not to activate him from IR in advance of that night's game against the Blues.

2/24/2014

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Kevin Bieksa

Canucks' Bieksa Misses Practice

News: Kevin Bieksa (foot) sat out of practice Monday.
Analysis: Kevin Bieksa was apparently a little sore again after returning to practice Thursday. The team is hoping he will be able to skate Tuesday, and he is still expected to play Wednesday against the Blues.