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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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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

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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

The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Kris Versteeg for about one month.

On the bright side, it doesn't sound like Versteeg will need surgery on his injured hand. This is a really tough setback for the 28-year-old, as Versteeg almost had more points (27) in 34 games with Chicago in 2014-15 than he did with the Blackhawks (29) in the 63 games he played with them following a trade from Florida in 2013-14.
Jan 3 - 3:04 PM

Don't be surprised if Kris Versteeg is out for a few weeks at least.

He sustained a hand injury in Thursday's Winter Classic and will need at least a few weeks to recover. Highly-regarded youngsterTeuvo Teravianen will get a chance to replace Versteeg in the lineup. Versteeg is hoping this isn't a Wally Pip/Lou Gehrig situation.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jan 3 - 12:35 PM

Kris Versteeg exited Thursday's game with a hand injury.

He blocked a shot by Washington's Eric Fehr and didn't return. Coach Joel Quenneville said Versteeg could out for a while and more information should be known on Friday.
Jan 1 - 5:05 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 12:29:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 12:13:00 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.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:24:00 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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 10:28:00 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.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 12:14:00 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.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 01:47:00 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.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:36:00 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.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 02:57:00 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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 04:36:00 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.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
6Teuvo Teravainen
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
6David Rundblad
7Tim Erixon
8Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta