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Kris Versteeg | Winger

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 176
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The Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks discussed a trade involving Kris Versteeg.
Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman mentioned in his "30 Thoughts" blog that Chicago would have received a 5th round pick for Versteeg's services, but it fell through for an unknown reason. Versteeg has already said that he didn't veto a trade because of the lack of a contract extension in place. Jun 28 - 1:16 PM

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Kris Versteeg said that his previously injured right knee troubled him throughout the playoffs.

Versteeg has already had ACL surgery on said right knee, and was limited to 61 games during the regular season and just 12 of 23 postseason games. "Right now, we're going to have to figure it out," Versteeg said. "But we're probably going to have to clean up my knee and a couple other things." The 29 year old winger carries a $2.2M cap hit and $2.35M salary in 2015-16, his final year on his four-year contract. He scored just two points during his second Stanley Cup championship.
Jun 16 - 7:06 PM

Kris Versteeg formed a solid line with Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He picked up an assist on Vermette's game-winning goal Saturday night for his second point in 11 postseason matches this year. The Blackhawks have been getting helpful secondary scoring in the Stanley Cup Final, with Vermette and Teravainen leading the charge with two goals apiece.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 15 - 10:31 AM

Based on Friday's practice lines it appears that Kris Versteeg will suit up for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.

He practiced on the third line alongside Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen, while Bryan Bickell skated with Daniel Carcillo and Joakim Nordstrom. That likely means Bickell will be a healthy scratch.
Jun 13 - 9:06 AM

Kris Versteeg will be back in the Blackhawks lineup for Game 4 Wednesday night versus the Lightning.

Versteeg will rejoin the Hawks lineup after sitting out in Game 3 as a healthy scratch. He will take Bryan Bickell’s spot on the second line with Brad Richards and Patrick Kane. In nine games this postseason, Versteeg has only been able to tally one goal and 17 shots but look for him to be rejuvenated after being scratched in Game 3.
Jun 10 - 6:03 PM

Kris Versteeg looks like he'll be back in the lineup on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He took to the ice with Patrick Kane and Brad Richards during the the morning skate. Versteeg was scratched on Monday to make room for Bryan Bickell's return to the lineup, but Bickell was the odd-man out Wednesday morning.
Jun 10 - 12:05 PM

Kris Versteeg will be listed back as a healthy scratch for Game 3 Monday night against the Lightning.

After dressing in Game 1 and 2 of the Cup Final, Versteeg will move back to a reserve role for Game 3 with Bryan Bickell fully recovered from vertigo and able to dress. Versteeg played 9:32 in Game 1 and 11:55 in Game 2 while skating with Brad Richards and Patrick Kane for the most part. He hasn’t registered a point in the last four playoff games and has just one goal in nine postseason games this year.
Jun 8 - 5:06 PM

Kris Versteeg looks like the odd-man out for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay.

Bryan Bickell was back on the second line at Monday's morning skate and Versteeg wasn't on any of the team's projected line combinations. He has one goal in nine playoff appearances and appears to be a healthy scratch.
Jun 8 - 11:45 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to stick with Kris Versteeg in for Bryan Bickell in Game 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Versteeg's baby boy was born earlier this week, so it's a "whirlwind" run of a week for the winger. Whether it's injury-related or just being happy with a 1-0 series lead, Chicago's sticking with the program on Saturday.
Jun 6 - 2:08 PM

Kris Versteeg might stay in the lineup for Game 2 even if Bryan Bickell (upper body) is healthy enough to return.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was happy with Versteeg's performance in Game 1. Versteeg has been in and out of the lineup over the course of the playoffs and has a goal in eight contests.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 5 - 10:40 AM

Kris Versteeg will draw back into the Blackhawks lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final versus the Lightning.

With Bryan Bickell out due to an undisclosed injury, Versteeg will get a chance to prove himself in the lineup. He was skating with Brad Richards and Marian Hossa on the second line in the game's warmup and it appears he'll stick there to start. Versteeg has notched just one goal in seven postseason games this year.
Jun 3 - 7:57 PM

Look for Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and Daniel Carcillo to be healthy scratches for Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night.

No real news here as no one expected Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville to change his lineup after the Game 6 victory.
May 30 - 11:08 AM

Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom are once again healthy scratches for Game 5 Monday night in Anaheim.

Head Coach Joel Quenneville will elect to keep the same lineup from Game 4, which means Versteeg and Nordstrom will both watch from the press box. Versteeg has given way to Andrew Desjardins of late and will now sit in his second consecutive game. He has played in only seven games this postseason, picking up one goal with four penalty minutes and 16 shots on goal. Nordstrom also last dressed in Game 3 but has only played in three games during the course of this year’s playoffs without picking up a point.
May 25 - 9:16 PM

With the Chicago Blackhawks returning to their Game 2 lineup for Game 4, Kris Versteeg goes back to his perch in the press box after skating against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3.

Versteeg, 29, managed one SOG in 19 shifts (13:31 TOI) in a Game 3 loss, his first appearance since April 25. It's been an up-and-down ride for him ever since he returned to Chicago (and in general, really).
May 23 - 1:00 PM

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville suggested that part of the reason Kris Versteeg played on Thursday was so that he could get some fresh legs in there.

That makes sense given Chicago's triple-overtime game on Tuesday. Versteeg ended up logging 13:31 minutes in Chicago's 2-1 loss to Anaheim. "The first two shifts it was like I was standing in the speedway," said Versteeg after the contest. "It was going pretty quick. Once the game progressed, I thought I settled in nicely. Obviously would have liked to tuck one away for the guys to help them out. All in all, I felt pretty good tonight."
Source: CSN Chicago
May 22 - 10:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Marcus Kruger
4Teuvo Teravainen
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Bryan Bickell
3Daniel Carcillo
4Corey Tropp
5Jeremy Morin
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Andrew Shaw
5Marko Dano
6Andrew Desjardins
7Viktor Tikhonov
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Kimmo Timonen
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Johnny Oduya
6David Rundblad
7Michal Rozsival
8Kyle Cumiskey
9Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling