Kevin Bieksa D ANA 1 month ago

Bieksa's power-play blast Sunday against Winnipeg was his first goal as a Duck and held up as the game winner. He also added an assist in the victory.

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Kevin Bieksa D ANA 2 months ago

Bieksa assisted on Chris Stewart's first period marker on Saturday in New Jersey.

Kevin Bieksa D ANA 2 months ago

Bieksa is still without a goal in his first season with the Anaheim Ducks.

Kevin Bieksa D ANA 3 months ago

Bieksa assisted on Chris Stewart's second of the season in Wednesday's win over the Panthers.

Kevin Bieksa D ANA 7 months ago

Bieksa signed a two-year, $8 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

Bieksa, who was acquired Tuesday from the Canucks for a 2016 second-round draft pick, was already under contract for 2015-16 at a cap hit of $4.6, so the extension will keep him in Anaheim until the summer of 2018. The 34-year-old Bieksa is expected to serve as a direct replacement for top-four defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who isn't expected to be retained in unrestricted free agency.

Kevin Bieksa D ANA 7 months ago

Bieksa was traded to the Ducks on Tuesday in exchange for a 2016 second-round draft choice.

The Ducks weren't expected to reach terms on a new deal with Francois Beauchemin before free agency opened Wednesday, so they opted to plug the hole in their defensive ranks by acquiring Bieksa. Though Bieksa provided just four goals and 14 points in 60 games last season, he's a proven shot-blocking maven who isn't afraid to get his nose dirty on the back end. He'll provide a good counterbalance to the more offensively inclined Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm

Kevin Bieksa D ANA 10 months ago

Bieksa (undisclosed) is on the ice for pregame warmups, and he is expected to play in Sunday's Game 3 against the Flames, TSN's Farhan Lalji reports.

The same goes for fellow defenseman Alexander Edler, who was also a game-time decision because of an undisclosed injury. Barring a setback during warmups, both Edler and Bieksa will play.

Kevin Bieksa D ANA 10 months ago

Bieksa (undisclosed) did not participate in Sunday's pre-game skate, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Fellow defender Alexander Edler was also absent from the skate, but there appears to be a solid chance that they were held out for maintenances purposes, a notion that would be confirmed by the duo's presence in pre-game warmups in advance of Sunday's Game 3 against the Flames.

Kevin Bieksa D ANA 10 months 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 ANA 10 months 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.