Stu Bickel D MIN 6 Days

Bickel cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Iowa, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He'll likely be among the first called up if injuries strike on Minnesota's blue line.

Stu Bickel D MIN 7 Days

The Wild placed Bickel on waivers Monday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Bickel will be reassigned to AHL Iowa once he clears waivers, though he should be back up in the NHL at some point. Placing Bickel on waivers will allow the Wild to activate Justin Fontaine (groin) off of IR now that he's healthy so he can return to the lineup.

Stu Bickel D MIN 10 Days

Bickel was a healty scratch in Thursday's win over Colorado.

Bickel had a strong presason and gives the Wild flexibility in that he can play both wing and as a defenseman, but he may be sent to the minors when Justin Fontaine returns from injured reserve.

Stu Bickel D MIN 17 Days

Coach Mike Yeo said Friday that Bickel is in contention for a roster spot with the Wild as a winger, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Though he's listed as a defenseman, the presence of fellow young blueliners Mathew Dumba and Christian Folin would probably have prevented from cracking the roster in that capacity. Instead, his versatility to play wing might prove to be an asset, as the Wild are in need of an extra forward after Justin Fontaine was ruled out for the next few weeks with a groin injury. If he makes the team, Bickel isn't likely to see much ice time, but may still provide some utility in leagues that count penalty minutes.

Stu Bickel D MIN 24 Days

Bickel played right wing for several shifts during Thursday's exhibition loss to Pittsburgh. "The more versatile a player, the more opportunities are there for him," head coach Mike Yeo told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Bickel will remain a defenseman as he's trying to win a last spot on the blue line, but the versatility could help him win a roster spot.

Stu Bickel D MIN 27 Days

Bickel had two blocked shots and ten penalty minutes for two fights in Monday's preseason loss to Winnipeg.

Bickel is competing for the final spot on the blue line and showed he can give the Wild an option for added toughness.

Stu Bickel D MIN 4 Months

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.

Stu Bickel D MIN Sep 29 '13

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.

Stu Bickel D MIN Sep 16 '13

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.

Stu Bickel D MIN Sep 15 '13

Marginal 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.