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23 Kris Versteeg RW
Height/Weight: 5-10/179 | Birthdate: 5/13/1986 | Birthplace: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada | Team: Chicago Blackhawks | College: None | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $3,600,000 | Owned/Started%: 51/23 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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6/16/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Knee Surgery May Be Needed For Hawks' Versteeg

News: Kris Versteeg said Tuesday that he'll likely require an offseason procedure on his right knee, ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers reports.
Analysis: Kris Versteeg, who skated 11:14 in Monday's Game 6 Stanley Cup clincher, previously had the ACL in the same knee repaired in March 2013, but he likely won't require nearly as significant of a procedure this time around. Instead, Versteeg acknowledged that any operation would probably be of the clean-up variety, which should put him on track to return for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. Injuries interrupted what had been a solid start to the regular season for Versteeg, who was limited to 61 games and ended up finishing with 34 points. Versteeg saw his role diminish in the postseason, but with the Blackhawks running up against the salary cap and likely to explore trading away Patrick Sharp this summer, he could stick with the Blackhawks in a second- or third-line capacity in 2015-16.

6/8/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Unlikely To Play In Game 3

News: With Bryan Bickell (upper body) taking line rushes Monday morning, Kris Versteeg is unlikely to play in Monday's Game 3 against the Lightning, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Kris Versteeg replaced Bickell on the second line for the first two games of the series, but all signs point to Bickell returning Monday night. Versteeg logged 9:32 and 11:55 of ice time in his two appearances, recording one shot on goal and two PIM.

6/6/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg Expected In Lineup For Game 2

News: Kris Versteeg, who replaced Bryan Bickell (upper body) in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, is expected to stay in the lineup for Game 2 with Bickell remaining on the sidelines, CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: While Kris Versteeg is not the hitter like Bickell, he played well in only about 9 1/2 minutes in Game 1. The limited minutes for Versteeg might have been due to his wife recently delivering a child. He added that he felt much more rested heading into Game 2 after the Saturday morning skate. "Yeah, the last couple of days it was nice to get a rest, let the body heal and get ready to go for the next game," he said following Saturday morning's skate. "That was a lot of adrenaline pumping (on Wednesday), especially getting through that game. It'll be good to settle in, hopefully play a good game and help out the team any way I can."

6/3/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg Will Play Wednesday

News: Kris Versteeg will replace Bryan Bickell (undisclosed) in the lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Lightning on Wednesday, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Kris Versteeg has only made one appearance over the past 11 playoff games but Bickell's absence leaves a golden opportunity for the 29-year-old. The replacement was seen skating in the second line during pregame warmups and he'll most likely assume that role in Game 1.

5/22/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg Back In For Game 3

News: Kris 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.
Analysis: It was his first appearance since Game 6 of the first round against Nashville, way back on April 25. Kris 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.

5/7/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Black Hawks' Versteeg A Healthy Scratch Thursday

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

5/6/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg (Lower Body) Ready To Play

News: Kris Versteeg is no longer suffering from a lower-body injury, but in advance of Thursday's Game 4, it's unclear whether he will rejoin the lineup or be a healthy scratch, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Kris Versteeg continues to be a borderline healthy scratch regardless of his health, so it wouldn't be surprising if he sits out Thursday's Game 4, in any case. However, he will be available for the Blackhawks if needed.

5/5/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg To Sit Out Game 3

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

5/4/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg To Travel To Minnesota

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

5/3/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Out For Game 2

News: Kris Versteeg (lower body) is inactive for Sunday's Game 2 against the Wild, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports.
Analysis: Even if he were healthy, Kris 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.

5/3/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Misses Morning Skate

News: Kris Versteeg (lower body) did not participate in Chicago's morning skate Sunday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Kris 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.

5/1/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Not At Morning Skate

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

4/30/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Nursing Lower-Body Injury

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

4/27/2015

Kris Versteeg, RW, CHI Hawks' Versteeg Looks To Be Game 1 Scratch

Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg Looks To Be Game 1 Scratch

News: Kris 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.
Analysis: Coach Joel Quenneville elected to bring rookie Teuvo Teravainen back on to the third line at Monday's practice, which likely means that Kris 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.

4/23/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg Pots First Of Playoffs

News: Kris Versteeg picked up his first goal (and point) of the 2015 playoffs with a late tally Thursday in Game 5 against Nashville.
Analysis: The marker snapped a seven-game streak without a point, but Kris Versteeg's struggles go back way farther than that -- dating all the way back to Feb. 26, he has only four points in his last 25 games.

4/5/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Scores 14th Goal

News: Kris Versteeg scored his 14th goal of the season and fired six shots on goal in Sunday's loss to the Blues.
Analysis: A strong offensive outing for Kris Versteeg, who skated on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. While Versteeg was productive earlier in the season, his goal Sunday was just his first in 17 games, giving him 34 points in 58 games on the season. If he sticks in a top-six role, he could be dangerous, as he would definitely benefit off the Hawk's tremendous talent up front. If he locks himself into that role, he could be a late-round steal in some playoff pools.

3/20/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Likely Back In

News: Kris Versteeg will likely rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game in Dallas, Judd Sirott of 720 WGN reports.
Analysis: A healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Kris 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.

3/18/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg A Late Scratch

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

3/17/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Rejoining Lineup

News: Kris Versteeg will rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: It was expected that the slumping Kris 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.

3/16/2015

Kris Versteeg, RW, CHI Hawks' Versteeg Looks Like Healthy Scratch Tuesday

Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg Looks Like Healthy Scratch Tuesday

News: Kris 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.
Analysis: Kris 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.

3/13/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg Assists On Man Advantage In Win

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

2/19/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Hawks' Versteeg: Two Goals Since Returning

News: Kris Versteeg netted his 11th goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: Kris 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.

2/11/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks Activate Versteeg For Wednesday's Game

News: Kris Versteeg (hand) was activated from long-term injured reserve and will play Wednesday against the Canucks, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Kris 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 Rockford.

2/10/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Chicago's Versteeg Eyeing Wednesday Return

News: Coach Joel Quenneville said Kris Versteeg (hand) will likely return to the lineup Wednesday against the Canucks, ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers reports.
Analysis: The Blackhawks are expected to formally activate Kris 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 notched nine goals and 18 assists over 34 games prior to going down with the injury.

2/6/2015

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Kris Versteeg

Blackhawks' Versteeg Expected Back Next Week

News: Kris 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.
Analysis: Kris 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.