Kris Versteeg RW CHI 10 Days

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 18 Days

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 19 Days

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 23 Days

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 24 Days

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.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 26 Days

Coach Joel Quenneville said he expects to have Versteeg available early in the Blackhawks' homestand that begins Feb. 9, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Versteeg will miss the final three games of the team's current road trip, but he continues to skate on his own back in Chicago. He suffered the hand fracture back on Jan. 1 after absorbing a shot, but seems to be recovering well following a surgical procedure. The impending return would represent a boon for the Blackhawks, who had been using Versteeg as a top-six player at certain points this season. He's collected nine goals and 27 points over 34 games.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 1 Month

Versteeg (hand) isn't expected to play during the Blackhawks' six-game road trip that kicks off Wednesday in Los Angeles, Eric Lear of Blackhawks TV reports.

Versteeg instead remained in Chicago, taking to the ice Wednesday morning for conditioning work. Because he's dealing with a fractured hand rather than a lower-body ailment, Versteeg's presence on the ice won't mean much until he's cleared to absorb contact.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 1 Month

Versteeg (hand) was placed on long-term injured reserve Sunday, ESPN Chicago reports.

Versteeg has been out with the fractured hand since Jan. 1 and doesn't appear to be close to a return just yet. Forward Dennis Rasmussen was recalled from AHL Rockford in a corresponding move.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 1 Month

Versteeg, who underwent surgery after suffering a left hand injury back on Jan. 1, could miss more time than initially estimated, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Originally, the estimate was that Versteeg would be sidelined for about four weeks, but coach Joel Quenneville acknowledged Wednesday that "it's probably going to be a little bit more than that."

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Versteeg is expected to miss about a month due to his left hand injury, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The long-term nature of the injury prompted the team to promote top prospect Teuvo Teravainen from AHL Rockford, though it's likely Patrick Sharp that will get the first crack at filling in for Versteeg on the second line. With nine goals and 18 assists across 34 games, Versteeg had been in the midst of a resurgent year with the Blackhawks, but this latest setback may prevent him from delivering a 50-point season.