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Bieksa (illness) said after morning skate that he was "ready to go" for Friday's game against the Coyotes.

The Canucks called up Bobby Sanguinetti on Thursday as insurance on defense in the event Bieksa couldn't play Friday, but it appears the illness that kept the blueliner out of practice a day earlier wasn't anything serious. He was a full participant in the morning session on his usual pairing with Ryan Stanton, suggesting he'll be on tap for close to his usual average of 21 minutes of ice time.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 Months

Bieksa (illness) took part in Friday's morning skate and coach Willie Desjardins hopes he will be available against the Coyotes.

Bieksa missed Thursday's practice with an undisclosed illness, but his presence at Friday's morning skate is encouraging regarding his status against the Coyotes on Friday night. More light should be shed on the situation in warm ups if not before then.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 Months

Bieksa missed Thursday's practice with coach Willie Desjardins saying the defenseman "wasn't feeling well" but is expected to play Friday against the Coyotes.

Desjardins' words would seem to suggest Bieksa is dealing with an illness, but not one that is significant enough to result in him missing any action. His availability against the Coyotes should be confirmed after taking part in Friday's morning skate session.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 Months

Bieksa was able to play on Tuesday, picking up a plus-2 rating while logging eight penalty minutes in 20:09 worth of ice time.

Bieksa was listed as day-to-day after taking a puck to the eye on Sunday, but was able to return to action on Tuesday. He spent a lot of time in the penalty box, taking a double minor as well as two other minors, though none of those led to Avalanche goals.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 Months

Bieksa (eye) is expected to play in Thursday's game against the Avalanche.

Bieksa was struck by a puck in Sunday's game, but it appears he was able to escape without a serious injury. Bieksa has just one point through 12 games, but he has recorded 10 PIM.

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Bieksa (eye) is day-to-day.

Bieksa took a puck to the eye Sunday against the Predators, but is travelling with the team on their road trip, and could be in the lineup Tuesday against the Avalanche.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 3 Months

Bieksa was removed from Sunday's game against the Predators after taking a puck to the eye, the Associated Press reports.

Bieksa prefers to play without a visor during games, and it proved detrimental Sunday. The Canucks haven't issued any word regarding the severity of the ailment just yet, so consider the blueliner questionable for Tuesday's tilt with the Avalanche.

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Bieksa (undisclosed) logged 20:26 of ice time in Wednesday's win over Calgary, recording four PIM, two shots on goal, and a plus-2 rating.

Bieksa, who was a gametime decision Wednesday, looked good in the win, making some solid defensive plays. He only played 0:11 on the power play, but still found ways to get involved offensively. On nights he doesn't produce point totals, Bieksa will still help your fantasy team by contributing in categories such as PIM, hits, or blocked shots.

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Bieksa (shoulder) participated in Wednesday's pregame warmups, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Bieksa seemed optimistic after Wednesday's morning skate, and although still a game-time decision, all signs are pointing to the blue liner suiting up.

Kevin Bieksa D VAN 4 Months

Bieksa (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's season opener against the Flames, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Bieksa was a participant in Tuesday's full practice, but he's still hurting a bit from his run-in with the boards during last week's exhibition game against the Oilers. The veteran wasn't occupying his usual spot next to Dan Hamhuis during practice, instead pairing up with fellow injured blue liner Frank Corrado. The Canucks should have a better idea about his availability after Wednesday's morning skate, but his status could end up coming down to the wire.