Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 weeks ago

Versteeg will likely rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game in Dallas, Judd Sirott of 720 WGN reports.

A healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Versteeg skated with Byran Bickell and Brad Richards on the third line at Friday's practice. Andrew Shaw will likely slide back to the fourth line, with Joakim Nordstrom a probable healthy scratch.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 weeks ago

Versteeg has been scratched for Wednesday's matchup against the Rangers, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Versteeg will join Daniel Carcillo and Michal Rozsival on the Blackhawks' list of scratches. The 5-10 winger has recorded just one point in his last eight contests.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 weeks ago

Versteeg will rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

It was expected that the slumping Versteeg would be a healthy scratch, but he'll apparently stick in the lineup. If his struggles continue, it's possible he could still get a night off sometime soon.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 weeks ago

Versteeg did not skate with the top lines at Monday's practice and is expected to be a healthy scratch for the Blackhawks' game on Tuesday against the Islanders, Chicago Tribune reports.

Versteeg has not scored a goal in seven games and struggled in the Blackhawks' last game on Saturday against the Sharks. This is probably another wake-up call by Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville. He recently benched Bryan Bickell so there is a good chance that Versteeg will be back on the ice on Wednesday against the Rangers. Despite the benching Versteeg's numbers are better than last season. He missed a big chunk of time this season with a hand injury, but still has 13 goals and 19 assists in 48 games. In 81 games last season between Chicago and Florida, Versteeg compiled 12 goals and 24 assists.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 3 weeks ago

Versteeg produced a power-play assist in Thursday's 2-1 over the Coyotes.

Versteeg connected with Brad Richards, who was parked directly in front of the net for the game-winning score. The assist was the first point from Versteeg since Feb. 24, but he's still enjoying a productive season with 32 points and a plus-13 rating through 47 games.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 1 month ago

Versteeg netted his 11th goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Red Wings.Versteeg, who returned from a broken hand last week, has tallied two goals in his first four games back. He's picked up ice time similar to what he received prior to the injury, but has yet to reclaim much involvement on the power play just yet. He should still provide enough scoring at even strength to help fantasy owners while he remains on a line with Brad Richards and the NHL's points leader, Patrick Kane.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 months ago

Versteeg (hand) was activated from long-term injured reserve and will play Wednesday against the Blackhawks, ESPN Chicago reports.Versteeg skated on the third line with Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell during the Blackhawks' morning session, and figures to remain there for his first game since Jan. 1. Coach Joel Quenneville indicated that he's expecting Versteeg to contribute right away, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to see the forward log close to his usual 16 minutes of ice time immediately. In order to make room for Versteeg, who tallied nine goals and 18 assists in 34 games prior to the injury, the Blackhawks reassigned Joakim Nordstrom to AHL Chicago.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 months ago

Coach Joel Quenneville said Versteeg (hand) will likely return to the Chicago lineup Wednesday against the Canucks, ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers reports.The Blackhawks are expected to formally activate Versteeg, who has missed over a month with the injury, following Wednesday's morning skate. After he was able to resume practicing with the team last week, Versteeg appears to be back at full strength and should give the lineup a jolt upon his return. He had notched nine goals and 18 assists over 34 games prior to going down with the injury.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 months ago

Versteeg (hand) will likely return for Wednesday's game against Vancouver or Friday's game against New Jersey, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Versteeg practiced in a non-contract jersey Thursday, and he's expected to resume contact work within the next few days. With 27 points in 34 games, he was having arguably the most productive season of his career, before he broke his hand.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 months ago

Versteeg (hand) practiced with the team in a non-contact jersey Thursday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Versteeg continues to target a return to action next week, so his involvement in Thursday's practice seemingly aligns with that goal. He'll likely attempt to get in some contact work over the weekend or early next week before a return is considered.