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Kris Versteeg | Winger

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 176
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Kris Versteeg will open the preseason on a line with Eric and Jordan Staal.
Versteeg was acquired by Carolina from Chicago earlier this month. It's just the preseason so we shouldn't read too much into these line combinations but if Versteeg does stick on that line, he could have a good season. The 29-year-old had 14 goals and 34 points in 61 games with the Stanley Cup champions last season. Sep 20 - 12:44 PM

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Hurricanes GM Ron Francis is thrilled that he was able to land forward Kris Versteeg.

Carolina acquired Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick for Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick. "Kris has won a couple of Cups, has experience and a very high-end skill level that can help us," Canes general manager Ron Francis said Friday. "We’re excited to have him. Any time you can bring a player who has been successful and knows what it takes to be successful, it will help you on the ice and in the locker room."
Sep 12 - 9:56 AM

Kris Versteeg has been shipped to Carolina, along with Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, in exchange for Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a fifth-round pick in 2017.

Versteeg has 14 goals and 34 points in 61 games with Chicago last season. "Kris is a skilled forward who has won a pair of Cups with the Blackhawks and can provide veteran leadership in our room," said GM Ron Francis. Versteeg will probably get a look in Carolina's top-six forward group this year.
Sep 11 - 2:48 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jordan Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Eric Staal
2Jeff Skinner
3Nathan Gerbe
4Chris Terry
5T.J. Hensick
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Kris Versteeg
3Riley Nash
4Andrej Nestrasil
D1Justin Faulk
2James Wisniewski
3Ron Hainsey
4Ryan Murphy
5John-Michael Liles
6Michal Jordan
7Noah Hanifin
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack