Byron Bitz

RW / Vancouver Canucks / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

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    • Canucks Re-Assign Bitz To AHL

      News: Byron Bitz was re-assigned to Chicago of the AHL on Tuesday, the Canucks' official site reports.
      Analysis: The Canucks season is over, so the team is sending Byron Bitz back to the minors to pay for the Wolves in the AHL playoffs. Bitz totaled four points in 10 games with the Canucks this season.
    • Canucks' Bitz Gets Two Game Suspension

      News: Byron Bitz has been suspended for two games for a hit that injured Kyle Clifford of the Kings, LA Kings Insider reports.
      Analysis: Byron Bitz only played 10 games for the Canucks in 2011 and was largely depth up front, so his absence shouldn't hurt the Canucks too much in their opening round series against Los Angeles.
    • Canucks Recall Bitz

      News: The Canucks have recalled Byron Bitz from AHL Chicago, the Vancouver Province reports.
      Analysis: Byron Bitz, who has scored four pints in eight NHL games this season, will give the Canucks some depth up front, with Zack Kassian dealing with an injury.
    • Canucks Send Bitz To AHL

      News: Byron Bitz was reassigned to Chicago of the AHL on Monday, the Vancouver Sun reports.
      Analysis: After acquiring Zack Kassian and Sami Pahlsson via trade before Monday's deadline, the Canucks didn't have any room left for Byron Bitz. He'll be one of the team's top choices for a promotion if depth up front is needed later this season.
    • Healthy Scratch For Canucks' Bitz

      News: Byron Bitz was a healthy scratch for Sunday's loss to the Stars, the Vancouver Province reports.
      Analysis: Byron Bitz had been dealing with a minor hip injury last week, but he returned to action Friday against the Devils. He played just seven minutes Saturday before taking a back seat to Dale Weise on Sunday afternoon. Look for Bitz to continue being a fringe option for the Canucks.
    • Canucks' Bitz Doubtful Thursday

      News: Byron Bitz (hip) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Red Wings, Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reports.
      Analysis: Byron Bitz was able to practice Wednesday, but he doesn't appear ready for game action yet. He insisted this latest ailment isn't related the the abdomen problems he has had in the past. After initial concern, this doesn't appear to be a long-term worry. Consider him day-to-day.
    • Canucks Worried About Bitz's Hip Injury

      News: Byron Bitz missed Tuesday's game against the Predators with soreness in his hip and groin area, the Vancouver Sun reports.
      Analysis: Byron Bitz has a history of injury problems, including four abdominal surgeries and a major operation on his hip to repair a torn labrum. The Canucks still aren't certain if Bitz's latest problem will be of the short-term or long-term variety. Look for additional details to surface over the next couple days.
    • Canucks' Bitz Dealing With Hip Injury

      News: Byron Bitz (hip) sat out Sunday's win over the Oilers, the Vancouver Sun reports.
      Analysis: The 27-year-old forward was a late scratch after experiencing hip soreness. He was replaced in the lineup by Dale Weise, who was returning from a five-game absence due to a foot injury. Byron Bitz had a three-game stretch earlier this month where he held value while skating with the top six, but he was bumped back down to a depth role even before this injury. He's safe to cut loose.
    • Canucks' Bitz Out Of Top Six

      News: Byron Bitz saw under 12 minutes of ice time in Monday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
      Analysis: Byron Bitz saw a brief two-game boost in value after being plugged into the Canucks' top six, but he's back to skating with the fourth line. With Chris Higgins (illness) nearing a return, Bitz's stint in skating with the Canucks' top playmakers appears to be over, which means his short-lived fantasy value takes a huge hit.
    • Bitz Producing On Canucks' Top Line

      News: Byron Bitz notched an assist while skating on the Canucks' top line in Thursday's win over the Wild.
      Analysis: Byron Bitz has skated with the Canucks' top six in the past two games, totaling three points (1 G, 2 A) over that stretch. The 27-year-old winger isn't known for his scoring prowess, but he's worth a speculative add in deep leagues while skating with elite players like Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
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