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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 registered a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 4-1 win over St. Louis.
He earned the primary assist on both of Patrick Kane's markers in the contest. Versteeg has been scorching hot since being placed on the same line as Kane and Brad Richards. He has racked up four goals and 10 assists in eight matches. Dec 4 - 12:29 PM

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Kris Versteeg continues to play well on the Blackhawks' second line alongside Patrick Kane and Brad Richards.

He has scored three goals and registered seven points in the Hawks' last five games. The team's first unit is comprised of Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Brandon Saad. Despite his recent production, Versteeg or Saad are likely to be demoted to the third line once Patrick Sharp returns to action. As Sharp is getting close, the Hawks will be forced to shuffle their lines as early as late next week.
Nov 29 - 12:13 PM

Kris Versteeg scored Chicago's only goal in their 4-1 loss to Vancouver on Sunday night.

Versteeg tied the game at one in the second period before the Canucks exploded offensively in the third period. The 28-year-old has collected a point in each of his last four games. He has seven goals and 14 points in 17 games this season. Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook collected the assists on Versteeg's goal.
Nov 24 - 12:24 AM

Kris Versteeg scored a goal and two assists in Chicago's 6-2 win over Dallas.

Versteeg now has seven points in his last six games. The 28-year-old has five goals and 10 points in 14 games for the Hawks this season. He should surpass the 20-goal and 50-point mark if he stays healthy.
Nov 16 - 10:28 PM

Kris Versteeg made a terrible pass through his own crease that directly resulted in a Detroit goal in the 4-1 loss Friday night.

The errant pass went right onto Luke Glendening's stick who stuffed it behind Corey Crawford. Hawk coach Joel Quenneville was justifiably not very forgiving about this type of mistake and benched Versteeg for the balance of the period. "There are mistakes, and there are cardinal sins," Quenneville said. "The purists of hockey wouldn't tolerate that kind of play." Ouch! We wouldn't be surprised if Versteeg sat in the press box Sunday against Dallas for his transgression.
Nov 15 - 12:14 PM

The Blackhawks had some interesting combinations in Saturday morning's rushes.

Kris Versteeg skated with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews while Andrew Shaw skated with Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell. Ben Smith, Marian Hossa and Marcus Kruger formed a unit as did Peter Regin, Brad Richards and Jerremy Morin. Hmmm! Wonder if they will stick for Sunday's game against San Jose.
Nov 8 - 1:47 PM

Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-4 shootout victory against Ottawa.

He had contributed just one assist in his previous five appearances. Versteeg picked up a helper on Marian Hossa's 1,000th career point and he scored a beautiful goal in the first period.
Oct 31 - 11:36 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6Tim Erixon
7David Rundblad
8Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta