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Canucks' Bieksa sidelined with broken hand @NHL

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken left hand that will require surgery, the team announced Wednesday.

Bieksa was injured while blocking a shot in the third period of the Canucks' 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. He left the game immediately and did not return.

The team did not give a timetable for the surgery or his return.

Bieksa has three goals, nine points and 63 penalty minutes in 45 games this season. The 33-year-old has spent all 10 of his NHL seasons with the Canucks.

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