So, Versteeg is sporting a Macklemore-inspired ‘do for the playoffs


Beyond giving the Chicago Blackhawks another potential game-breaker, the trade that brought Kris Versteeg back to the “Windy City” also opened the door for the return of his various follicle shenanigans.

His 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs gameplan might be his best yet (or worst, depending upon your tastes). passes along word that Versteeg is modeling his hair after rapper Macklemore.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison, first with video of Versteeg:

Now, a photo of his inspiration:

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“I call it the ‘Steeglemore,’” Versteeg said. “It’s a mix between myself, (rapper) Macklemore and a little bit of anything else in between. So, it’s got a lot going on here.”

This isn’t the first time the 27-year-old has mixed hip hop with hockey:

In all honesty, it’s mostly an exciting development because Versteeg always seems to have a trick up his sleeve when it comes to his appearance. PHT has gotten a lot of mileage out of his “Hulk Hogan hair”

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Credit: Getty Images

Not to mention this excellent ‘stache:

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Credit: Getty Images

Let’s face it, the only way he’s topping this is by going “Flock of Steegles.”

Another Sabre hurt: Gionta (lower body) day-to-day

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On the eve of their season opener, the Buffalo Sabres got another bit of bad health news.

Captain Brian Gionta missed practice and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, per head coach Dan Bylsma. The ailment puts the 36-year-old’s availability for Thursday’s game against Ottawa in jeopardy.

The ailment also puts Gionta alongside a slew of hurting Sabres. Defensemen Zach Bogosian and Josh Gorges were on the injured list when Buffalo’ roster was released this morning, along with rookie Brendan Guhle and veteran Cody McCormick.

There is a bright light for Buffalo, however.

Gorges skated on Wednesday and could possibly dress tomorrow, per Bylsma. If he does play, it’ll likely be on a pairing with Rasmus Ristolainen.

Blues put Berglund on LTIR, use savings to sign Gomez

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As was the case last season, Scott Gomez accepted a professional tryout offer because he went unsigned over the summer and once again he has used that opportunity to extend his career.

The St. Louis Blues announced that they have signed Gomez to a one-year contract. They didn’t disclose the financial terms, but it’s a two-way deal that comes with a base salary of $575K at the NHL level, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford.

In order to free up the space necessary to sign him, St. Louis moved Patrik Berglund to the long-term injured reserve list. Berglund had shoulder surgery in August and isn’t expected to be available until January.

Gomez, 35, is coming off of a resurgence campaign where he recorded 34 points in 58 games on a Devils’ team that finished near the bottom of the pack offensively. The two-time Stanley Cup champion will be bringing more than a 1,000 games worth of NHL experience to St. Louis.

He’s not the only veteran forward to make the team off of a PTO as the Blues signed Scottie Upshall on Monday.