Kevin Bieksa D VAN 18 hours ago

Bieksa will play on Friday in Game 2 of the Canucks' playoff series against the Flames, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

Bieksa missed Game 1 of the series with an illness. However, it appears as though the ailment wasn't too serious, as he'll return to the Canucks' lineup on Friday against the Blackhawks. Bieksa has tallied four goals and 10 assists in 60 games with the Canucks this season.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 1 day ago

Bieksa is listed as a game-time call for Friday's Game 2, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

Bieksa was held out of Thursday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, but it doesn't look to be anything serious, as he has a chance to be active for Game 2. Look for a further update closer to game-time.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 2 days ago

Bieksa was absent from Thursday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.

Bieksa saw a rather normal amount of ice time (19:18) in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to the Flames, but it appears as though he might have gotten banged up at some point in the match. Coach Willie Desjardins doesn't believe that Bieksa will be forced to sit out Game 2 on Friday, so expect his availability to be confirmed once he returns to the ice the morning of the game for a skate session.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 1 month ago

Bieksa (hand) was activated from injured reserve and will be in line to play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

A broken hand has cost Bieksa the last 22 games, forcing the Canucks to shuffle around their top two defensive pairings in his absence. While he's only been a moderate source of offense this season with nine points in 45 games this season, Bieksa is a proficient hitter and shot blocker, attributes that the team should benefit greatly from with Eddie Lack filling in for the injured Ryan Miller in goal. Bieksa will likely be paired up with Luca Sbisa in his return.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 1 month ago

Bieksa (hand) was able to get in a full practice with the team Wednesday, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Bieksa seems to be inching ever closer to an activation from injured reserve, but he may need a few more practices before the team feels comfortable inserting him into games. He's been out since Jan. 20 with the hand injury.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 1 month ago

Bieksa (hand) skated Monday before the scheduled team skate, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Bieksa, who has been sidelined since Jan. 20 after undergoing surgery on his left hand, appears to be nearing a return to game action. He'll likely need to return for at least a full practice before he's reinserted into the lineup, but he hasn't been ruled out of Thursday's contest against the Kings.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 2 months ago

Coach Willie Desjardins indicated Tuesday that Bieksa (hand) is at least a week away from a return to action, Jon Abbott of tsnradiovancouver.ca reports.

Such a timetable effective rules Bieksa out for at least the Canucks' next four games and a return to action March 12 against the Kings is hardly a lock for the blueliner, who last suited up Jan. 20.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 months ago

Bieksa (hand) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

With a number of Canucks players banged up following Tuesday's loss to the Ducks, Bieksa's move to IR will free up a roster spot for a likely AHL call-up. Bieksa underwent surgery on his left hand earlier this week and is expected to be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 months ago

Bieksa is expected to miss 6-8 weeks following hand surgery, Sportsnet's Dan Murphy reports.

Per The Province, Bieksa -- who absorbed a Victor Hedman shot this past Tuesday -- required surgery to repair several fractures in his broken left hand and will thus miss a significant chunk of time.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 months ago

Bieksa will require surgery on his left hand, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Bieksa blocked a shot with the hand in Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning, and it now appears that move will cost him some time, though no official timetable has been released. Look for the Canucks to turn to either Frank Corrado or Luca Sbisa to take his spot on the second defensive pairing, unless Canucks' coach Willie Desjardins prefers to maintain his current pairings and instead look to Ryan Stanton or Yannick Weber.