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Kris Versteeg | Winger

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 176
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Kris Versteeg has one assist in his past 10 games.
He was a healthy scratch last Wednesday, but he's played in two games in a row since then. Still, coach Joel Quenneville is looking for more from Versteeg, who played so well with Patrick Kane earlier in the year. The Chicago bench boss said "... regardless of who your linemates are you have to bring your own energy and make sure you're contributing to the game and making a regular contribution shift in, shift out by either having the puck offensively or making sure we're checking hard together." Mar 24 - 10:09 AM

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Forward Kris Versteeg will be back in the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup Saturday night.

Versteeg was a healthy scratch in Chicago's 1-0 win against the New York Rangers Wednesday night. He returns Saturday against the Dallas Stars and will skate on the right side alongside center Brad Richards and left winger Bryan Bickell. Versteeg has 13 goals and 19 assists and is a plus-13 in 49 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 21 - 6:46 PM

Kris Versteeg will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night versus the New York Rangers.

In a surprising move, the Blackhawks will scratch Versteeg Wednesday night. Andrew Desjardins will fill in for the 28-year-old forward but expect him to return to the Hawks lineup sooner than later. He has 13 goals and 32 points in 49 games this season but has just one assist in his last eight games.
Mar 18 - 8:05 PM

Kris Versteeg will indeed play in Tuesday night's tilt with the NY Islanders.

He'll skate on the third line to the right of Bryan Bickell and Brad Richards. Versteeg has 13 goals and 32 points through 48 games this season. After missing most of January with an injury, he has four goals and five points in 13 games since the beginning of February.
Mar 17 - 7:56 PM

Kris Versteeg could be a healthy scratch for Tuesday night.

He skated with suspended forward Joakim Nordstrom and defenseman Johnny Oduya at practice on Monday. "I guess when you play like (expletive), you're not going to play," said Versteeg after the session. Coach Joel Quenneville didn't rule Versteeg out, but Patrick Sharp took his spot on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. He has one assist in his last seven games and he has two shots in his past three outings.
Mar 16 - 4:30 PM

Kris Versteeg scored a goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to Colorado.

Versteeg's second period goal tied the game at one. The Hawks had a meltdown in the third period as they allowed three goals on 13 Colorado shots in the frame. Versteeg has now scored three goals in his last four games and he has 12 goals and 30 points in 39 games this season. Brad Richards and Michal Rozsival registered the assists on Versteeg's goal.
Feb 20 - 11:10 PM

Kris Versteeg scored with just 1:23 remaining in regulation to get Chicago a point in the standings against Detroit on Wednesday.

Detroit went on to win in a shootout. He has two goals in his last three games. Versteeg was rusty in his first outing back following a hand injury, but he's settled back in again since then. He has 29 points in 38 games and he's back on the Blackhawks' second line.
Feb 19 - 12:23 PM

Kris Versteeg (hand) will not be reunited with Patrick Kane in his return to the Blackhawks' lineup.

Instead Versteeg will play on the third line with Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw. You should temper your expectations for Versteeg accordingly, but this might only be a short-term arrangement. Once Versteeg shakes off the rust that comes with missing roughly a month and a half of playing time, he might find himself back on the Kane line. For now, Versteeg's return means Teuvo Teravainen will go from playing on the third line to being removed from the lineup entirely.
Source: CSN Chicago
Feb 11 - 4:01 PM

Kris Versteeg will return from a hand injury on Wednesday night.

He has nine goals and 27 points in 34 games this season. If he gets back on a line with Patrick Kane then he's worth getting back into the lineup, but if he slides down the lineup and stays out of the top-six group then his fantasy value takes a serious hit.
Feb 11 - 11:15 AM

Kris Versteeg (hand) may be ready for Wednesday.

He has been out for more than a month with a hand injury. If he's not ready to go on Wednesday then Friday's game against New Jersey is a very good possibility.
Feb 9 - 6:42 PM

Kris Versteeg (hand) is likely to return next Wednesday or Friday.

He has sat out 13 games with a hand injury and Friday's match against Winnipeg will be his 14th on the sidelines. Versteeg returned to practice on Thursday.
Feb 6 - 1:36 PM

Kris Versteeg (hand) practiced with his teammates on Thursday.

It was his first session since he blocked a shot with his left hand during the Winter Classic on Jan. 1. Versteeg is slated to return to the lineup next week when the Blackhawks open an eight-game homestand.
Feb 6 - 12:38 PM

While the Blackhawks are on the road, Kris Versteeg has been skating in Chicago.

Versteeg hasn't played since Jan. 1. The hope is that he'll be ready shortly after the Blackhawks return from their current road trip. Chicago will play in three more away games before returning on Monday.
Feb 3 - 4:04 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Kris Versteeg on injured reserve.

Versteeg has been out with a hand injury since January 1st. The Hawks' forward was originally supposed to miss four weeks, but Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville hinted that Versteeg could be out longer.
Jan 25 - 7:04 PM

Kris Versteeg (hand) could be sidelined for more time than the Blackhawks originally thought.

He has been out of action since Jan. 1 and was expected to miss four weeks, but coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday that, "It's probably going to be a little bit more than that." Versteeg has nine goals and 27 points in 34 games this year. He was a great fit alongside Patrick Kane and Brad Richards, but fantasy owners will have to wait a little longer to get him back in the lineup.
Jan 22 - 1:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Antoine Vermette
3Brad Richards
4Marcus Kruger
5Teuvo Teravainen
6Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Andrew Shaw
5Andrew Desjardins
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Kimmo Timonen
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Johnny Oduya
6David Rundblad
7Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling