Stu Bickel D MIN 7 Hrs

Bickel was a healthy scratch in Wednesday's loss to Boston.

Bickel has been relegated to the bench even while several Wild defensemen were sick. He may be set to the AHL when the sick players return.

Stu Bickel D MIN 1 Month

Updating a previous report: Minnesota decided not to assign Bickel to AHL Iowa.

An initial report included Bickel on a list accompanied by Justin Falk and Jordan Schroeder that were headed down to the AHL. However, that was later retracted by the Wild as Falk and Schroeder will head to Iowa, but Bickel will not.

Stu Bickel D MIN 1 Month

Bickel was assigned to AHL Iowa on Sunday.

Bickel has bounced back and fourth from Minnesota and Iowa this season. The Wild don't have a game until Thursday against the Flyers, so Bickel will get an opportunity for some time on the ice while Minnesota can do without his emergency depth for the time being.

Stu Bickel D MIN 1 Month

Bickel was recalled from AHL Iowa.

The Wild are mired in a four-game losing streak and may make some changes on the blue line, but Bickel may still just be an extra reserve on the bench.

Stu Bickel D MIN 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.