Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 days ago

Versteeg was reinserted into the Chicago lineup for the first time in nearly a month Thursday. He skated 13:31 and didn't record a point in a Game 3 loss to Anaheim.

It was his first appearance since Game 6 of the first round against Nashville, way back on April 25. Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom were surprise additions to the Hawks' lineup, with Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen sitting out. We'll see whether Chicago redeploys Versteeg in Game 4, but he's not much of a fantasy option at this point.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 weeks ago

Versteeg has been scratched from Thursday's Game 4 matchup against Minnesota, Tracey Myers of CSN reports.

Versteeg is reportedly recovered from a lower-body injury, but will be a healthy scratch Thursday. He missed Game 3 with the injury and could be available should the series be extended to Game 5.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 weeks ago

Versteeg is no longer suffering from a lower-body injury, but it's unclear whether he will rejoin the lineup or be a healthy scratch, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Versteeg continues to be a borderline healthy scratch regardless of his health, so it wouldn't be surprising if he sits out Game 4 regardless. However, he will be available for the Blackhawks if needed.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 3 weeks ago

Versteeg (lower body) will not play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Wild, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Versteeg demonstrated some progress by traveling with the Blackhawks to Minnesota, but he'll sit out a third straight contest with the injury. Teuvo Teravainen, who has tallied a point in each of the first two games of the series, will continue to skate on Chicago's third line.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 3 weeks ago

Versteeg (lower body) will travel to Minnesota for Tuesday's Game 3, ESPN Chicago reports.

He's expected to skate with the Blackhawks on Tuesday morning, after which the club will make a determination on his status for the game later that evening. The winger has been held out of the first two games of the series due to the injury, with Teuvo Teravainen filling in for him.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 3 weeks ago

Versteeg (lower body) is inactive for Sunday's Game 2 against the Wild, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports.

Even if he were healthy, Versteeg wouldn't necessarily be in the lineup. Tuevo Teravainen, who recently took over as the third-line right wing, scored the game-winning goal in Game 1.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 3 weeks ago

Versteeg (lower body) did not participate in the morning skate Sunday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Versteeg was scratched from the Game 1 lineup, and it looks as though that will be the case for Game 2 Sunday. Even if he is healthy enough to go, Versteeg could still end up watching this one as teammate Teuvo Teravainen has taken over the third string duties.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 3 weeks ago

Versteeg (lower body) was not at Friday's morning skate ahead of Game 1 against the Wild, ESPN Chicago reports.

Versteeg may have suffered his injury during the final game of a first-round series against the Predators, even though he got his normal amount of ice time in that game. Regardless of how the injury happened, Versteeg was already in danger of falling out of the lineup for Friday's Game 1, with rookie Tuevo Teravainen expected to replace the veteran on the third line. If Teravainen struggles Friday night, it's possible Versteeg could rejoin the lineup for Game 2, health permitting.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 3 weeks ago

Versteeg missed Thursday's practice due to a lower-body injury, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Versteeg hadn't been skating on a regular line during practices earlier in the week, which likely suggests he'll be in line to sit out Friday's Game 1 against the Wild regardless of his health. Coach Joel Quenneville suggested that the injury is minor, so if rookie Teuvo Teravainen struggles in Friday's match, Versteeg could earn his way back into the lineup for Game 2.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 4 weeks ago

Versteeg didn't skate as part of a regular line during Monday's practice and looks like he'll be a Game 1 scratch for the Blackhawks' second-round series with the Wild, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Coach Joel Quenneville elected to bring rookie Teuvo Teravainen back on to the third line at Monday's practice, which likely means that Versteeg will hit the press box for the first time this postseason. The winger, who had previously been scratched for three playoff games last season, has seen his production wane since returning from a broken hand in mid-February. Including the Blackhawks' first-round series victory over Nashville, Versteeg has produced just six goals and two assists in 33 games since the All-Star break.