Bear was traded by the Oilers to the Hurricanes in exchange for Warren Foegele on Wednesday.
Bear has appeared in 114 games with Edmonton over the past two seasons, picking up seven goals, 29 points, 152 shots and 161 blocks while averaging 20:27 of ice time per contest over that span. Carolina is pretty deep at defense, so Bear may have to settle for bottom-four minutes with his new club in 2021-22, limiting his already meager offensive upside.
Bear managed an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.
Bear set up Connor McDavid's opening tally just 45 seconds into the game. The 23-year-old Bear has a goal and an assist in his last four contests. He's posted just eight points, 46 shots on net, 49 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in 40 outings, a noticeable step back from his 21-point campaign in 2019-20.
Bear scored a goal on four shots and added two PIM in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Flames.
Bear tallied at 7:19 of the first period, and his goal stood as the game-winner Saturday. The 23-year-old defenseman hasn't found much success in 2020-21 with just seven points, 39 shots on net, 46 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating through 37 contests.
Bear scored a goal on two shots and went plus-3 in Monday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.
Bear tallied at 10:49 of the third period to help the Oilers tie the game at 1-1. He also helped force a turnover that led to Connor McDavid's game-winning tally later in the frame. The 23-year-old Bear has had a forgettable season with six points, 31 shots on net, 39 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating in 32 contests. He's shown a bit more steadiness in the defensive zone lately, but the lack of strong production in any one area makes him a non-factor in most fantasy formats.
Bear collected an assist and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Senators.
Bear had the secondary helper on Leon Draisaitl's second goal of the game in the second period. The 23-year-old Bear has two assists in his last three games despite not seeing more than 17 minutes of ice time during that span. He's been moved into a limited role on the third period, leading to a reduced output of five helpers, 28 shots on net, 31 blocked shots and 10 PIM through 28 contests.
Bear notched an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Flames.
Bear helped out on a Dominik Kahun goal in the second period -- his pass to Kailer Yamamoto was a key part of the build up to the tally. Offense has been a rarity this year for Bear, who has four assists in 26 outings. The 23-year-old defenseman has added 30 blocked shots and 26 shots on net with a plus-2 rating.
Bear recorded an assist and two blocked shots in 21:39 of ice time in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.
Bear snapped a 13-game point drought that dated back to Jan. 22. He missed 11 contests in that span with a head injury and he's been limited to third-pairing duties since he rejoined the lineup. Bear saw the boost in ice time to cover for Tyson Barrie, who left Monday's game with a lower-body injury after the first period. Should Barrie miss additional time, Bear would be a natural fit alongside Darnell Nurse on the Oilers' top pairing -- that duo was a consistent partnership throughout last season. Bear has three helpers, 21 shots on net, 23 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in 19 contests in 2020-21.
Bear (head) notched three shots on goal and two PIM in 14:13 during Thursday's 3-0 win over the Canucks.
Bear missed 11 games after he was struck in the head by a puck Jan. 30 versus the Maple Leafs. The defenseman has two assists, 11 blocked shots, 16 shots on net and a plus-7 rating through 11 contests. Bear typically paired with Darnell Nurse prior to his injury. Tyson Barrie filled that role in Bear's absence, and it remains to be seen which blueliner will skate with Nurse going forward. The 23-year-old Bear has limited fantasy upside, as he's a stronger defender than he is a scorer.
Bear (head) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Canucks, The Athletic's Allan Mitchell reports.
Bear was activated off injured reserve Thursday after missing 11 games, and he'll likely replace Caleb Jones in the lineup against Vancouver. He's tallied two helpers in nine games this season.
Bear (head) has been activated off injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Although Bear is now eligible to play, at this point it isn't clear if he'll be in the lineup for Thursday night's game versus Vancouver. The 23-year-old blueliner picked up two assists in nine contests before missing Edmonton's last 11 games with a head injury.
Bear (head) is still on injured reserve and won't play in Tuesday's game against Vancouver, per the official NHL media site.
Bear returned to practice with the team ahead of Tuesday's game, but he's still not ready for a return. The 23-year-old has not suited up since Jan. 30 against Toronto, as he's supplied just two points across nine games this campaign. Bear will have a chance to return in Thursday's game against Vancouver, but he'll need to be activated off IR in order to do so.
Bear (head) practiced with the team Tuesday, indicating that he may draw into the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Canucks.
Bear will need to be activated from injured reserve before returning to the lineup. The 23-year-old has made strong progress, and he'll be evaluated during the afternoon to determine his status for Tuesday's game. If Bear's able to play, he should handle his typical role on the blue line, including power-play duties.
According to coach Dave Tippett, Bear (head) has suffered a setback, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
The Oilers have yet to release a specific timetable for Bear's recovery, but he should be considered out indefinitely at this point. The 23-year-old blueliner has picked up two assists in nine games this campaign.
Bear (head) won't play in Monday's game versus the Jets.
Bear skated on the third pairing during Sunday's practice, but he'll need more time before returning to game action. The 23-year-old will miss a seventh straight game. His next opportunity to play is Wednesday against the Jets.
Bear (head) skated on the third pairing during Sunday's practice, Tom Gazzola of TSN.ca reports.
Bear is nearing a return to the lineup after more than two weeks on injured reserve. He skated with Evan Bouchard during Sunday's session, signaling that could be activated for Monday's home game versus the Jets. Even if he's not ready for that contest, it shouldn't be long before the 23-year-old is back on Edmonton's blue line.
Bear (head) won't be available for Tuesday night's game versus Ottawa.
Bear is still on injured reserve with a head injury and remains without a definite timetable for his return to action. Evan Bouchard will likely continue to skate on Edmonton's third pairing until Bear is ready to rock.
Bear (head) won't return for Monday's game versus the Senators, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Bear will miss a fourth straight game as he recovers from a head injury. Evan Bouchard has been manning the third pairing in Bear's place, and he figures to remain in place for the time being.
Bear (head) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Bear has already been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Flames. The transaction is retroactive to Jan. 30, so he'll be eligible to return for Monday's matchup versus the Senators. Evan Bouchard is expected to slot into the lineup in Bear's place for the time being.
Bear (head) won't play in Saturday's game against the Flames.
Bear is set to miss a third straight game. Evan Bouchard made his season debut Tuesday and figures to stay in the lineup after posting an assist and four shots on net over 16:56 of ice time. Bear's next chance to play is Monday's road matchup against the Senators.
Bear (head) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Senators, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Bear is still recovering from a head injury and will miss a second straight game. His next chance to play is Saturday's road matchup against the Flames. Evan Bouchard (back) is expected to enter the lineup in Bear's place Tuesday.
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