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Kris Versteeg | Winger

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 183
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Kris Versteeg is projected to play Tuesday against Philadelphia.
He hasn't played in any games during the 2014-15 campaign because of a lower-body injury. Versteeg skated with Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane in Monday's line rushes. Oct 20 - 2:57 PM

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Kris Versteeg (lower body) is reportedly ahead of schedule.

He was originally slated to return in late October, but now it appears as though he'll be ready to come back sooner. Versteeg won't play Saturday, though.
Oct 17 - 4:36 PM

Kris Versteeg (lower body) should be able to resume skating in the near future.

Versteeg's overall timetable hasn't changed, which means he probably won't be back in the Stars' lineup until late October. He had 12 goals and 36 points in 81 games last season.
Oct 13 - 4:18 PM

Kris Versteeg (lower body) is expected to be out for the next three weeks.

Versteeg sustained the injury during Tuesday's practice. The timing of the injury is obviously unfortunate as this will hinder his attempt to rebound after a disappointing 2013-14 campaign. Once he does return, there's a fair chance he'll be rusty, so this might end up meaningfully hurting his production this season.
Oct 8 - 2:00 PM

Kris Versteeg’s lower-body injury he sustained in practice on Tuesday could mean he will miss at least the season opener.

"He got hurt — lower body there," coach Joel Quenneville said. "We'll know more [Wednesday], but we'll see. Wasn't very good when I first saw him." Versteeg was a disappointment last season but in his defense he was coming off major knee surgery. After a full summer of training, he could return to form with his old teammates in Chicago. We think he has some sleeper status in deep pools.
Oct 8 - 12:01 AM

Kris Versteeg has sustained a lower-body injury.

Versteeg left Tuesday's practice due to the ailment. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didn't offer too many details about the injury, but he did say that it "didn't look good." If there's a silver lining, it's that Versteeg's injury is unrelated to the knee injury he had surgery on in April 2013.
Oct 7 - 4:12 PM

Kris Versteeg made his preseason debut Sunday after battling an illness.

He picked up a goal and an assist in Chicago's 5-0 whitewash of Edmonton. Versteeg is projected to open the regular season on the Blackhawks' third line.
Sep 29 - 10:24 AM

Kris Versteeg expects to be a better player this season than he was last year.

Versteeg suffered a knee injury in March 2013 and then had surgery, and he never quite looked like himself last season, which started with the Panthers and ended with the Blackhawks (63 games). He finished with 12 goals and 36 points. "I was brutal last year in the end stretch," said Versteeg. "I was actually proud of myself coming back from what I did and the time frame in doing what I did. But you always want to be a bigger contributor and hopefully that’s this season." If he's healthy, he could bounce back this season with 20 goals and around 50 points.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 20 - 7:21 PM

Kris Versteeg is in a battle for a spot on the Blackhawks' third line.

He did not have a good season in 2013-14 registering only 36 points in 81 games while playing for both Florida and Chicago. The Hawks expect more out of him this campaign and are willing to give him ample chance to redeem himself as they believe his lack of production was partially attributable to rust after injury. "I think Steeger knows and [I] would expect him to be at a different level next year", said Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. "I think this summer of being able to train and put a real concentrated effort to get up to the speed that we want him at, as far as his conditioning level and his pace, where we want him to play his game at, is what we're looking for. And that will be the challenge for him this summer. But certainly we expect more going forward." Versteeg better give it to them or he could lose a spot on the third unit ot Jeremy Morin.
Sep 13 - 12:31 PM

Chicago's hoping for more out of Kris Versteeg in 2014-15.

Versteeg was listed as a healthy scratch for four games during the playoffs and logged just 3:44 minutes of ice time in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final. He got off to the campaign on the wrong foot because of a knee injury that he spent his summer recovering from, but he's healthy going into the 2014 offseason.
Jun 3 - 5:40 PM

Kris Versteeg did return to Chicago's lineup in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final, but he logged a mere 3:44 of ice time.

He didn't post any stat of value during the contest after he was a healthy scratch in Game 6. Versteeg finished the playoffs with one goal and three points in 15 outings. He also had a minus-5 rating. In 81 games this season between Florida and Chicago, he recorded 12 goals and 24 assists.
Jun 2 - 11:12 AM

Kris Versteeg is likely to be in the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

The veteran forward was a healthy scratch in Game 6 in Los Angeles. Chicago Joel Quenneville scratched Versteeg, who struggled in Game 5, and used defenseman Scott Brookbank up front. NHL.com is reporting, however, that it appears that Versteeg will skate tonight at right wing on the Hawks' fourth line with left wing Brandon Bollig and center Michal Handzus. Patrick Sharp, center Marcus Kruger and right wing Ben Smith, a combination that played well when put together in spurts for overtime of Game 5 and throughout Game 6, are expected to make up the third line.
Source: nhl.com
Jun 1 - 7:07 PM

Kris Versteeg will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

That's not much of a surprise. Game 5 went to double-overtime and Versteeg still only logged 6:48 minutes of playing time.
May 30 - 6:54 PM

Kris Versteeg was limited to a mere 6:48 of ice time in Chicago's 5-4 double overtime win over Los Angeles on Wednesday.

He had one shot and a minus-2 rating in the contest. Versteeg has been scratched before in the postseason and it wouldn't be surprising if he took a seat in the press box in Game 6 on Friday night.
May 29 - 12:54 PM

Kris Versteeg recorded his first goal of the playoffs in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime victory over Minnesota.

He has been in and out of the lineup for Chicago, so opening the scoring in Game 6 likely felt like a huge relief. It was also his 28th birthday on Tuesday. Going back to the regular season, it was Versteeg's first goal since Mar. 25. He has three points in nine contests this spring.
May 14 - 7:40 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta
3Scott Darling