Kevin Bieksa D VAN 7 Months

Kevin Bieksa (leg) participated in Saturday's morning skate and it looks like he'll play against Anaheim.

He hurt his right leg Thursday in a collision with Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog, but he made it through that session. "We'll see how it feels later but obviously I got through the skate okay," Bieksa said. "At this time of year, there are a lot of guys playing injured. So if you can play, you play."

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 8 Months

Kevin Bieksa returned to action on Wednesday February 26.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 8 Months

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 8 Months

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 9 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 9 Months

Kevin Bieksa recorded an assist in Vancouver's 4-2 defeat on Monday.

Bieksa has four goals and 19 points in 54 games this season. He's also the only player in the NHL with over 90 penalty minutes, hits, and blocked shots.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 9 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 10 Months

Kevin Bieksa will play in his 500th NHL game on Sunday.

It's a nice milestone for the Canuck defenseman. He has one goal and 14 points in 38 games but his value picks up with a plus-eight rating and 34 penalty minutes this season. His goal came on the power play.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 10 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 11 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.