Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa, right, talks with goalie Ryan Miller during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Canucks won 4-0. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Chris Szagola
January 21, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa will be out of lineup indefinitely because of a broken hand that will require surgery to repair.

Bieksa was injured on Tuesday during Vancouver's 4-1 loss at the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Canucks announced Wednesday that Bieksa will undergo surgery.

Bieksa has three goals, six assists and a minus-4 rating in 45 games this season.

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