Kevin Bieksa D VAN 22 Days
Kevin Bieksa (foot) practiced for a short time Saturday.
Canucks coach John Tortorella said Bieksa was sore. "Kevin wanted to stay on. I kicked him off," Tortorella said. "He had a good skate yesterday. He's been skating well on his own. The whole group has a day off Sunday so, hopefully, the day off and getting him off the ice early today will help him for Monday." Bieksa hasn't played since Jan. 29. He has 19 points in 55 games this season.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 23 Days
There is good news for the Vancouver Canucks as veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa is back practicing with the team.
Bieksa is believed to have suffered a right-foot fracture some time last month and he hasn't played since Jan. 29. "I am not going to talk about it too much, but it was a puck obviously," Bieksa said of his injury. "It's not hard to figure that one out." He is still wearing a walking boot on his right foot, but Bieksa also hopes to be ready for Wednesday's game against St. Louis.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 2 Months
Kevin Bieksa has been nursing a sore foot for a couple of weeks, but he won't play Friday against Winnipeg.
He logged 23:02 of ice time against Chicago on Wednesday, but he won't travel with the team to start the Canucks' road trip. It's unclear if this is a different ailment or if his foot ailment worsened. Consider him day-to-day for the time being with an undisclosed injury.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 2 Months
Defenseman Kevin Bieksa scored the opening goal and the final one in overtime to give the Canucks a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night.
Bieksa, a formidable stay-at-home defenseman, matched his offensive output on the season Sunday with his third and fourth goals of the season. Jannik Hansen (ninth), Chris Higgins (14th) and Zac Dalpe (third) were the other goal producers for the Canucks, who had been having trouble scoring in abundance until Sunday. Higgins also had two assists.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 Months
Kevin Bieksa logged a team-high 26:28 minutes in Vancouver's 3-2 shootout defeat on Tuesday.
Bieksa is one of the league's biggest rolls of the dice when it comes to defensemen. He had surpassed the 40-point mark on three separate occasions, but those exceptional seasons have been spread out and separated by mediocre campaigns. The 2013-14 season is shaping up to be one of those lesser offensive showings as he has 12 points in 36 games.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 4 Months
Kevin Bieksa scored a goal in Vancouver's 2-1 overtime loss to San Jose Thursday night.
Bieksa scored his first goal of the season with a power play one-timer with 6:20 left in the second period. He now has ten points in 21 games. Henrik Sedin and Alexandre Burrows assisted the goal.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 5 Months
Kevin Bieksa contributed three assists in Vancouver's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
He picked assists on goals by Alexander Edler, Brad Richardson and Zack Kassian in the defeat. Going into Saturday's match, he had one assist in eight outings. Bieksa didn't contribute much in the way of offense last year and he hasn't been dangerous in the other team's end in 2013-14 either. He has been credited with a plus-7 rating, 20 hits and 18 blocks to give him some fantasy value in leagues with multiple categories.