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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 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

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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

Kris Versteeg started Game 5 on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell.

He has been scratched for a few games in the postseason, once due to an illness, but coach Joel Quenneville still has faith in him. "We're looking for more directness in his game, more pace," the Blackhawks bench boss said. "We were ready to start him at the beginning of the series, and he was sick. We want to get him up to speed, where he's contributing with the puck, without the puck, influencing both ways, and have more speed in his game." He ended up helping out on the team on a speedy fourth line, alongside Peter Regin and Brandon Saad. Versteeg has two assists in eight games this postseason, but he hasn't registered a point in his past six outings.
May 12 - 7:42 AM

Kris Versteeg is projected to be a healthy scratch on Friday.

It would be Versteeg's third game in the press box since the start of the 2014 playoffs. He has two assists in seven postseason contests.
May 9 - 12:09 PM

With Andrew Shaw sidelined, Chicago Blackhawks winger Kris Versteeg draws back into the lineup against the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 on Sunday.

Versteeg has been in and out of good favor in Chicago, struggling with illnesses and inconsistency. He generated two assists in his five playoff appearances so far in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.
May 4 - 1:11 PM

Kris Versteeg is likely to return to the Blackhawk lineup after missing Friday's contest with an illness.

He will be needed and especially so if Andrew Shaw is not be able to play Sunday in Game 2.
May 4 - 11:52 AM

Kris Versteeg was expected to play Friday, but he was scratched because he was sick.

His subtraction from the lineup was a decision that was made close to game time. If he's healthy then he could play in Game 2 against Minnesota, especially since Andrew Shaw is questionable with a lower-body injury.
May 3 - 4:16 PM

Kris Versteeg was a healthy scratch on Friday.

Versteeg was expected to play after being a healthy scratch in Game 6 against the Blues, but it was not to be. He had two assists in the first five games of the first round.
May 3 - 8:59 AM

Depth Charts

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