Stu Bickel D MIN 5 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 8 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 3 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.

Stu Bickel D MIN May 13 '13

Stu Bickel has a wrist injury so he won't be part of the New York Rangers' taxi squad.

He has been sent home to start rehabbing the ailment. Bickel dressed in 16 contests with the Rangers in the regular season.

Stu Bickel D MIN Mar 25 '13

Stu Bickel was reassigned to the minors Sunday after he cleared waivers.

He has served as a healthy scratch for seven straight games prior to being placed on waivers. Bickel has played forward and defense this season, while picking up 49 penalty minutes in 16 appearances.

Stu Bickel D MIN Mar 23 '13

Stu Bickel wasn't eager to comment on the Rangers' decision to put him on waivers.

"It is what it is," Bickel said. "It's been tough for me to get an opportunity to play any minutes on the backend to develop some confidence." Bickel has been a healthy scratch since March 8th and has only averaged 5:31 minutes per game when he does play. If he gets claimed by a team that intends to use him consistently, then he'll have some limited fantasy value because of his tendency to accumulate an average of two or more penalty minutes per game.

Stu Bickel D MIN Mar 23 '13

The New York Rangers have placed Stu Bickel on waivers.

Bickel has no points and 49 penalty minutes in 16 games this season. He's been a healthy scratch since March 8.