Bryan Bickell
LW FA
1 month ago

Bickell is expected to sign a one-day contract with Chicago on Wednesday in order to retire a Blackhawk, David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bickell's career came to an end last season when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November. He's regarded as a legend in Chicago after scoring the tying goal against the Bruins in Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
7 months ago

Bickell will play the final two games of the season and then retire, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November and spent a lot of time on injured reserve or in the AHL. He played nine NHL games this season, recording just one goal. Bickell was regarded as a physical player, recording over 100 hits five times in his career.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
8 months ago

Bickell was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Bickell has been on a conditioning stint with Charlotte since late February, posting a goal and three assists over 10 games. It's unclear whether Bickell will play in any of the team's remaining games this season, and if he does, he's not a player that carries much fantasy value. Regardless, it's great to see Bickell's perseverance in getting back to the NHL level.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
9 months ago

Bickell (illness) had an assist Saturday in his first hockey game since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He was playing with the AHL Carolette Checkers.

EDGE Analysis

Bickell was diagnosed with MS in November and began practicing last month with the Hurricanes. He logged about 10 minutes Saturday while playing on the fourth line.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
9 months ago

Bickell (illness) was assigned to AHL Charlotte for the purpose of conditioning, John Dietz of the Daily Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bickell is slated to see his first game action tomorrow night since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November. The 30-year-old isn't likely to make a big fantasy impact or even help his team make the playoffs, but it would sure be an unbelievable thing to see him come back in the same season.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
9 months ago

Bickell, despite his battle with multiple sclerosis, is bound for AHL Charlotte and eager to play in games, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bickell's apparent progress and determination to play hockey again is one of the feel-good stories of the year. His heading to the AHL will serve as a conditioning stint of sorts, and there should be plenty of eyes on him to see how he fares in minor-league action. Carolina is nearly mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, so Bickell may have less than two months to try and draw into another NHL game as part of the 2016-17 campaign.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
9 months ago

Bickell, who is dealing with multiple sclerosis, said he's aiming to return during a homestand Feb. 17-26, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bickell skated prior to Tuesday's game against the Capitals as part of his conditioning regimen. Fortunately, the winger said that he has responded well to treatment for the serious disease, adding that he'd welcome the opportunity of going on an official conditioning stint with AHL Charlotte before returning for an NHL game. While it appears that Bickell still has some hurdles to clear in his recovery, there's no questioning this guy's heart and dedication to the game of hockey. Here's hoping he continues to progress so well.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
10 months ago

Bickell (illness) wore a non-contact yellow jersey at Thursday's practice, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's great to see Bickell, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, taking gradual steps to getting back on the ice. Bickell reportedly remains very upbeat about the treatment he's receiving, although there is still no timetable for his return to action. He remains out indefinitely until further notice.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
1 year ago

Bickell (illness) has been placed back on injured reserve according to the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

This is basically just a formality at this point as Bickell is expected to undergo treatment for multiple sclerosis and miss at least an extended period of time. We wish him the best as he starts on the road to recovery.

Bryan Bickell
LW FA
1 year ago

Bickell, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, is not listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

The hope is that physical therapy will help Bickell manage the incurable disease. It's a bit curious that the winger has been removed from injured reserve given that he currently has no timetable for his return, but far more important is that Bickell gets the proper care and recovers well.