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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Blackhawks will not fully evaluate Versteeg (hand) until retuning to Chicago on Friday, but head coach Joel Quenneville said following Thursday's game that Versteeg "could be out a bit."

Versteeg was forced from Thursday's game in the third period after suffering a left hand injury, and it appears he may be facing an extended absence. Expect Versteeg's status to be updated after the Blackhawks' medical staff is able to examine his injury.

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Versteeg exited Thursday's game with a left hand injury, Dan Rosen of reports.

Versteeg was forced to leave Thursday's game in the third period with the injury. Expect an update on his status as more details become available.

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Versteeg registered an assist in Saturday's win over the Avalanche.

It's just the fourth point in 10 games for Versteeg, who seems to have lost some steam after racking up 15 points in November. For the moment, he's still been able to retain a role on the Blackhawks' second line with Patrick Kane, which presents enough upside for fantasy owners to stay patient with him.

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Versteeg racked up a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Blues.

Versteeg looks to have finally recovered from blowing out his knee a couple years ago, and has experienced a scoring Renaissance since being paired with Patrick Kane and Brad Richards. The winger has seven points in his last three games, and is now at a point-per-game pace for the season, with eight goals and 13 assists in 21 games.

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Versteeg assisted on both of Brad Richards' goals in a 4-1 win over the Kings on Saturday.

Versteeg is a vastly-improved player in his second stint with Chicago. He now has four assists in his past two games and 11 points in his past seven games. He's struggled in the past few seasons, bouncing from team to team, but has finally re-discovered his scoring touch in Chicago and showing some real chemistry with Richards. He's on pace to score at least 60 points this season, which would be a career-high.

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Versteeg assisted on a pair of Patrick Kane goals and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Ducks.

Versteeg has found a home alongside Kane on the second line, recording four goals and nine points in his last six games. The 28-year-old now has 16 points in 19 games on the season, to go with a plus-8 rating. Given his current position on the Hawks' depth chart, Versteeg is definitely worth a look right now.