Top Bryan Bickell News

  • Bryan Bickell: Will sign one-day contract with Chicago

    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.

    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 Final.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Will retire after season

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

    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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Returns to NHL

    Bickell was recalled from AHL Charlotte on Monday.

    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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Plays first game since MS diagnosis

    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.

    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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Sent to minors for conditioning

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

    Bickell is slated to see his first game action Saturday 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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Preparing for conditioning stint

    Bickell, despite his battle with multiple sclerosis, was waived Thursday for the purpose of playing games with AHL Charlotte.

    Bickell's apparent progress and determination to play hockey again is one of the feel-good stories of the year. Assuming he clears waivers, his next step in 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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Puts timetable on return

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

    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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Skates with team at practice Thursday

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

    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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Listed on IR

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

    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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Not appearing on IR

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

    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.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

    Bickell (illness) was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Friday.

    There's currently no known cure for multiple sclerosis, but physical therapy can alleviate symptoms. It seems incredibly unlikely that Bickell will play this year as he begins to receive treatment, but it isn't out of the question that he'll return to the game at some point in the distant future.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Remains out Thursday with illness

    Bickell (illness) will not play Thursday against the Ducks.

    Bickell missed Wednesday's practice to undergo testing for the ailment he is dealing with and will apparently require some additional time off to restore his health. Joakim Nordstrom and Phil Di Giuseppe are due to see an uptick in ice time while Bickell remains sidelined.

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  • Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Misses practice due to undisclosed ailment

    Bickell was absent from practice Wednesday and was undergoing testing for an undisclosed injury.

    Bickell has garnered just one point this season and has been a healthy scratch for the previous four outings. When he has been on the icec, the veteran has been utilized on the power play, averaging 1:46 of ice time per night with the man advantage, However, his infrequent appearances make him a risky fantasy option, combined with his lack of production, and owners may want to consider replacing Bickell in their lineup.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 223 lbs
Birthplace: Bowmanville, ON
Age: 35
Shoots: Left