Bear had an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.

Bear started a sequence that ended with his defense partner Darnell Nurse burying the Oilers' second goal of the game. That pairing is expected to see the most work in 2020-21 -- Bear skated 23:11 in Wednesday's contest. While it remains to be seen how many points the 23-year-old can generate, he'll be a solid depth option in deeper formats that count blocked shots, as he had 106 in 71 outings last year.

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