Kevin Bieksa RUMORS & NEWS

  • Canucks' Bieksa undergoes hand surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks will attempt to hold a playoff spot without one of their top defensemen. Kevin Bieksa underwent surgery on his fractured hand and is expected to be out of the lineup for six-to-eight-weeks, according to Dan Murphy of Sportsnet. Injured during a game against the Tampa..." January 26

  • Bieksa requires surgery, out indefinitely after being struck on wrist by Hedman shot

    Vancouver Province "Frank Corrado had a relaxing day off Wednesday instead of playing three AHL games in four nights with the Utica Comets. It was a sign that the blueliner may have finally arrived as a Vancouver Canucks mainstay and his outlook couldn’t be brighter. The same couldn’t be said for Kevin Bieksa, who..." January 21

  • Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa travelling to Calgary, will be game-time decision

    Vancouver Sun "Canuck defenceman Kevin Bieksa, injured last Thursday in Edmonton, participated in the team’s full practice Tuesday and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday’s curtain-raiser in Calgary. Bieksa hurt something in his upper body when he crashed into the boards trying to take out Edmonton..." October 07

  • Defenceman Kevin Bieksa says Canucks playing for pride

    Vancouver Sun "Leave it to Kevin Bieksa to put things into perspective. In good times and in bad, the veteran defenceman has always been a go-to guy for a thoughtful quote or two. And with these being particularly bad times for the Vancouver Canucks, Bieksa once again did not disappoint. He is as angry and..." April 03

  • Bieksa (undisclosed) won’t travel with Canucks on five-game trip

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not much is going right in Vancouver at the moment. Losers in three of their last four and already without the services of captain Henrik Sedin, forward Mike Santorelli and defenseman Chris Tanev, the Canucks announced on Thursday that veteran blueliner Kevin Bieksa is dealing with an..." January 30

  • Canucks' Bieksa accuses Sharks of embellishment "The Vancouver Canucks have often been accused of embellishing calls in an effort to draw penalties. On Monday, Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa pointed the finger at Sharks forwards Logan Couture and Joe Thornton, accusing them of having Oscar-worthy performances during this Western Conference..." May 07

  • Canucks: Under the Microscope — Kevin Bieksa

    Vancouver Province "Go by the numbers and you can make the case that Kevin Bieksa is the Canucks’ most important player. Pretty simple, right? They were 23-8-4 with him in the lineup this season, and 3-7-3 without. Yes, well, numbers lie. That’s not to say Bieksa isn’t going to be a key to this entire..." May 01

  • Canucks defenseman Bieksa scratched with injury "The Vancouver Canucks will be going with an all lefty-shooting defense corps against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault confirmed before the game that righty-shooting defenseman Kevin Bieksa won't play due to a lower-body injury suffered during a 5-2 win against..." April 16

  • Canucks’ sore Kevin Bieksa is ‘groin to travel with team

    Vancouver Sun "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa is back on the shelf, out day-to-day with a sore groin, but apparently well enough to travel with his teammates Wednesday to Columbus, Ohio. The fact he’s going on the road is probably the best sign. The Canucks play the Blue Jackets on Thursday and..." March 06

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  • Bieksa out versus Wings and Booth is doubtful

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks will be without defenceman Kevin Bieksa and quite possibly winger David Booth when they close out a four-game road trip this afternoon against the Detroit Red Wings. Bieksa suffered a groin injury in Friday night's game in Nashville. Coach Alain Vigneault described his..." February 24

  • Canucks numbers advantage may be coming to an end with Bieksa’s injury

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks have enjoyed the good fortune of having the same six defencemen play every game this season. That may change Sunday afternoon in Detroit, when the Canucks complete a four-game road trip against the Red Wings. Kevin Bieksa left Friday night’s game in Nashville early in..." February 23

  • Bieksa's Buddies set for charity game against UBC Thunderbirds

    Vancouver Province "Locked out Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa will be joined by current and former teammates for the Bieksa's Buddies charity game versus the UBC Thunderbirds men's hockey team on October 17. The game will be held at UBC's Doug Mitchell Sports Centrea at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on..." October 03

  • 'One of the worst performances,' says Bieksa of 5-1 loss to the Wild

    Vancouver Province "They knew exactly what to expect and then did the unexpected. Knowing that the keep-it-close script had been written by the Minnesota Wild long before they stepped on the ice Thursday, the Vancouver Canucks refused to act in the proper fashion. They wanted it to be pretty. They wanted it to be..." November 04

  • Kevin "The Juice" Bieksa No. 3 d-man of 2010/2011

    Vancouver Province "Scott Cullen at TSN has done some more number crunching and it turns out Kevin Bieksa was the third-best defenceman this past season at taking the puck away from opponents while teams were at even strength. Dustin Byfuglien was tops, with 2.94 takeaways for every 60 minutes he played. Bieksa..." July 22

  • In Bieksa and Hamhuis, Canucks lock up one of the best pairings in NHL

    Vancouver Province "No one this side of Roberto Luongo is a more divisive figure on the Vancouver Canucks than Kevin Bieksa. Fans often want his head. Local reporters and club supporters, those are the friendly critics. Around the league he's despised by many opponents. Remember Ben Eager calling Bieksa a..." July 13

  • Canucks able to keep Bieksa, Hamhuis together

    Vancouver Province "For the Canucks, this is what really matters: When Kevin Bieksa is with Dan Hamhuis and they're crackling along the boards, rigid around the net and sailing the puck out of trouble, they are the best all-purpose pairing the Canucks have had in a long time. As much as possible, the Canucks need..." June 28

  • Bieksa willing to take pay cut to stick with Canucks

    Vancouver Province "Kevin Bieksa was a finance major and knows money and the value it represents. He also values loyalty and the degree that has been afforded by the Vancouver Canucks appears to be making one postseason discussion moot. The unrestricted free agent is expected sign a contract extension with the..." June 18

  • Bieksa goal a "Dream come true"

    Vancouver Province "In a season that's seen Kevin Bieksa go from whipping boy to impact player, it was somehow fitting that the Canucks defenceman scored the goal that sent the franchise into the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 17 long years. Bieksa scored his fourth goal of this strange series with the..." May 25

  • Sharks stunned by Bieksa series winner

    Vancouver Province "It was part Minnesota Fats, part wiffle ball, and in the end Kevin Bieksa was the deserving hero who sent the Canucks to the Stanley Cup final. Seventeen years to the day, the Canucks repeated their last Western Conference championship win on Tuesday night, even down to requiring double..." May 25

  • Bieksa-lent! Canucks beat Sharks in double OT, advance to Stanley Cup final

    Vancouver Sun "Kevin Bieksa called it an ugly goal. But really, for the Vancouver Canucks and their long-suffering fans, it was a thing of beauty. Never mind the puck took a fortuitous bounce off the glass and somehow ended up in the middle of the ice where Bieksa managed to flutter a shot past startled..." May 25

  • Bieksa pours "Juice" on Sharks, nabs Howe hat trick

    Vancouver Province "Alex Auld claims to know the origin of Kevin Bieksa's nickname 'Juice' but the man with the Gordie Howe hat trick Wednesday night has never owned up to it's authenticity. Rather, Bieksa insists he'll never tell, which only leads to more fun speculation because people get interested in the small..." May 19

  • Bieksa, Ehrhoff have a decision to make

    Vancouver Province "For Kevin Bieksa and Christian Ehrhoff, this is the easy part. They both want to stay in Vancouver, and you don't have to dig too deep to understand why. The city is beautiful. It's a hockey-mad market. As for their work environment, the Canucks not only have a chance to win the Stanley Cup..." May 15

  • Canucks' blueline corps may never again be this good

    Vancouver Province "If you're so inclined, you can question Vancouver GM Mike Gillis when he says earnestly he would do the Keith Ballard trade again — in a heartbeat. But you can't question the defence he's constructed, the one many see as a potential scales-tipper in the Western Conference final. Gillis said..." May 15

  • Bieksa and Hamhuis lead Preds shutdown

    Vancouver Province "Led, as usual, by the pairing of Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis, the Canucks defence shut down the Predators one final time here on Monday night busted open the door to the third round of the NHL playoffs. The defence partnership of Bieksa and Hamhuis, as they have all season long, played against..." May 10

  • Kevin Bieksa-Dan Hamhuis duo make Canucks case for the defence

    Vancouver Sun "If Ryan Kesler was the Vancouver Canucks' Superman in their playoff series win over the Nashville Predators, then Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis were their Dynamic Duo. Much was made before and during the series about the Predators' shutdown defensive pairing of Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. But..." May 10

  • Questions raised over Bickell's unpenalized hit on Bieksa

    Vancouver Province "Following Game 6, Alain Vigneault was asked about Bryan Bickell's overtime hit on Kevin Bieksa which went unpenalized. "I'll let you guys handle that," he told to the assembled media. Canucks GM Mike Gillis, for his part, wasn't as diplomatic. "You tell me the difference between that hit..." April 25

  • Verbal battle stars Bieksa, Scott

    Vancouver Province "In the really good playoff series, the war of words off the ice is just as good as the war on it. Not surprisingly, the Canucks-Blackhawks series is showing potential. Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa, who's never at a loss for words, has established an interesting byplay through the media..." April 21

  • This year, Canucks have enviable depth on the blueline

    Vancouver Province "When the curtain came crashing down last spring, Sami Salo was struggling to find his stride with searing testicle pain after being struck by a puck, Alex Edler was lost to an ankle injury and Willie ­Mitchell was sidelined by post-concussion syndrome. Kevin Bieksa and Andrew Alberts couldn't..." April 12

  • Bieksa believes onus is on players, not NHL, to curtail hits to the head

    Vancouver Province "Dany Heatley has received a two-game suspension for delivering an elbow to head of Steve Ott on Tuesday, but Douglas Murray got away with a shoulder hit to the head of Loui Eriksson and an elbow to the head of Tomas Vincour in the same game. On the same night, Brad Marchand delivered a..." March 17

  • Still waiting for the top six D-men to suit up together

    Vancouver Province "This offseason the Vancouver Canucks expended considerable effort, to say nothing of the expense, to assemble a group of six defencemen that they felt would be among the best in the NHL. That, at least, was the theory. And after five months and 72 games, that's still the theory because — due to..." March 17

  • Bieksa coming back? Edler still out? Canucks march on with victories

    Vancouver Sun "The media flock grazing on Kevin Bieksa's every word Tuesday was immense. A couple of stalls over in the Vancouver Canucks' locker room, wry chatterbox Keith Ballard muttered: "I didn't know he was still on the team." It's hard to notice that Bieksa hasn't played in a month — and won't play..." March 16

  • The new Kevin Bieksa could be here longer than anyone thought

    Vancouver Province "Kevin Bieksa was late arriving at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday morning. He didn't have a lengthy breakfast with the Hockey Night in Canada crew following his third post-game appearance Saturday as an After Hours segment guest, but that wouldn't have been surprising. The blueliner has..." February 14