First, his wife cleared him for nudity, and now Ryan Kesler has been cleared for contact.

Before showing off his body in a nude picture for ESPN magazine, Kesler said he got permission from his wife. It was good news for anyone who's been itching to see his exposed obliques (check provincesports.com for a sneak peak). Also for his teammates. They now have some pretty effective ammunition.

"It's on the wallpaper on one of the computers in the lounge, so it's out there now. I don't think he is ever going to live this one down," Kevin Bieksa said.