The Hurricanes have acquired Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and a 2017 third-round pick for Dennis Robertson, Jake Massie and a 2017 fifth-round pick.
Versteeg had 14 goals and 20 assists (34 points) in 61 games with the Blackhawks last season. He has amassed 275 career points (116G / 159A) in 473 career NHL games between the Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Flyers and Panthers. This trade should help Versteeg's fantasy value as he will likely land a top six role in Carolina.
Versteeg (lower-body) will travel to Minnesota for Game 3 on Wednesday.
Versteeg has missed the first two gamers of the series wither a lower-body injury, but he is in Minnesota with the team and is expected to take part in the morning skate. He has been replaced by Teuvo Tervainen, who has one goal and one assist in the first two games against Minnesota.
Versteeg is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 1 of the second round.
Versteeg had one goal in six games during the first round and it looks like he will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 on Friday. With Versteeg likely out, Teuvo Teravainen is expected to get back into the lineup.
The Blackhawks have activated Kris Versteeg (hand) from IR; will play Wednesday.
Versteeg has missed five weeks with a hand injury he suffered in the Winter Classic. He will be back in the lineup tonight, but there is no word yet on which line he will play on. He had been playing with Brad Richards and Patrick Kane prior to the injury and has registered nine goals and 18 assists (27 points) in 34 games this season.
Versteeg (hand) will likely play next Wednesday or Friday.
Versteeg, who has been out since the Winter Classic, returned to practice on Thursday and will need a week of practice before he returns to the lineup. Monitor his status leading up to next Wednesday’s game vs. the Canucks.
Versteeg has been out since he suffered a hand injury in the Winter Classic. He was expected to miss “about one month” so his return to practice this afternoon is a good sign that he is progressing as scheduled. He skated in a no-contact jersey today, so he will need to shed that look before his return is imminent.
Versteeg (hand) will not travel on the team’s upcoming six-game road-trip.
Versteeg has missed the last nine games with a hand injury that he suffered in the Winter Classic. He was expected to miss “about one month”, but he will miss at least one extra week as he wont’t travel out West this week.
Versteeg will miss “about one month” with a hand injury.
Versteeg suffered a hand injury while blocking an Eric Fehr shot in the Winter Classic. He will be out until late-January or early-February with the injury, which will give the Blackhawks a good chance to get their first look at Teuvo Teravainen this season.
Versteeg (hand) is expected to miss at least a few weeks.
Versteeg suffered a hand injury while blocking a shot in the Winter Classic. Versteeg is expected to be sidelined for at least a few weeks, so the Blackhawks have recalled highly-touted prospect Teuvo Teravainen from Rockford (AHL).
Versteeg could be sidelined for “a bit” with an apparent hand injury.
The Hawks may have suffered a significant loss to their lineup when a shot from Eric Fehr hit forwardKris Versteeg in the left hand early in the third period. Versteeg left the game and did not return and afterward coach Joel Quenneville said, "He could be out for a bit, but we'll know more (Friday)." Versteeg is third on the Hawks in scoring with nine goals and 18 assists and has a team-best plus-14 rating.
Versteeg (lower-body) will make his season debut on Tuesday.
Versteeg's three week timetable was right on as he returns 20 days after being injured. Versteeg will skate on the Hawks second line with Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane, which gives him a nice opportunity to produce right away. He had 10 goals and 19 assists (29 points) in 63 games after coming over from the Panthers last season.
Versteeg (lower-body) is skating on the Blackhawks second line.
Versteeg has missed the first four games of the season, but he was back on the ice this morning and skated with Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane, which is a good sign that he could make his season debut Tuesday vs. Philadelphia.
Versteeg (lower-body) is getting close to getting back on the ice.
Less than a week ago the Blackhawks announced that Versteeg would miss three weeks with a lower-body injury, but if he is back on the ice in the next couple of days, that timetable could be cut a little short.
Versteeg (lower-body) is not at Blackhawks practice this morning.
Versteeg left practice early yesterday after suffering a lower-body injury. He is coming off of knee surgery, but it was said on Tuesday that the injury was not related to the surgically repaired knee. Monitor his status on Thursday, but it does not look like he will be in the lineup for the season opener. Expect Jeremy Morin to fill his spot with Brad Richards and Bryan Bickell.