Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg scored two goals on three shots, went plus-2 and collected two PIM in Tuesday's 5-0 rout against Montreal.

Versteeg hasn't been finding the scoresheet with regularity, as he's only pointed in three of his nine games this year. He's relevant only in deeper fantasy leagues while buried in the Hawks' bottom six.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg registered a goal and assist in Thursday's shootout win over the Senators.

Versteeg helped give the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead in the first period, maneuvering around Erik Karlsson and a prone Craig Anderson before finding the back of the net. The winger has produced three points in six games for the Blackhawks since returning to the lineup last Tuesday after missing time with a lower-body injury.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg netted his first goal of the season in Saturday's loss to St. Louis.

It was a classic goal from Versteeg, who took a pass from Patrick Sharp in the slot before beating Brian Elliott with a perfectly placed wrist shot. If he continues to skate on the second line, more points should start to follow. Take note, though, Versteeg isn't being used on the power play and is coming off a disappointment season where he managed just seven points in 18 games.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg (lower body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, ESPN Chicago reports.

Versteeg will make his season debut after recovering from a lower body injury that kept him sidelined the last two weeks. He will likely line up as part of the Blackhawks' second line Tuesday night.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg (lower body) said that he expects to be in the Hawks' lineup on Tuesday at home against the Flyers, the Chicago Tribune reports

Versteeg has not skated in the Blackhawks' first four games and is ahead of schedule. He skated with the second line on Monday with Patrick Kane and center Andrew Shaw. In his second go-around with Chicago he had 10 goals and 19 assists in 63 games last season. For the entire 2013-14 season including his games with Florida, Versteeg had 12 goals and 24 assists in 81 games for the season. His career best came in the 11-12 season for the Panthers with 23 goals and 31 assists in 71 games.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg (lower body) practiced with the team Monday.

The winger has yet to suit up this season, but will likely be back in action Tuesday against the Flyers. Versteeg skated on the second line at Monday's practice alongside Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane. If that is indeed how the lines shake out for Tuesday, expect Brandon Saad to be bumped down to the third line, and Jeremy Morin to end up watching from the press box.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg (lower body) will be reevaluated by the Blackhawks' medical staff Monday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Versteeg has been skating for the last few days and joined the Blackhawks for Saturday's morning session, but he's still awaiting clearance to participate in full practices. With coach Joel Quenneville suggesting that Versteeg is ahead of his recovery timetable, it's possible he could be given the go-ahead to practice immediately after Monday's checkup.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg (lower body) was skating at Friday morning's practice and will be on the ice for practice Saturday with his return still unknown at this time, CSN Chicago reports.

Versteeg was injured during a practice October 7 and was expected to be out for three weeks which would put it at the end of the month. Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville though said that he appeared to be ahead of schedule. "He said he skated well today and he feels real good," Quenneville said. "He's made significant improvement." If you go by the original time schedule, Versteeg would be back for the October 28th game against the Ducks at home.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Head coach Joel Quenneville hopes Versteeg (lower body) will be able to resume skating this weekend, CSN's Tracey Myers reports.

It's not clear what exactly is ailing Versteeg, but if he is able to skate this weekend, he could suit up for the Blackhawks before the end of the month.

Kris Versteeg RW CHI 2 Months

Versteeg (lower body) is close to getting back on the ice, ESPN Chicago reports.

If Versteeg can return to the ice this week, that would probably mean that he's way ahead of schedule for a return. The winger is coming off a disappointing 2013-14 campaign, but had a solid preseason this year, and will try to increase his offensive production when he returns.