Report: Blackhawks’ Versteeg to miss more than four weeks


It looks like the Chicago Blackhawks will be without the services of forward Kris Versteeg for longer than initially expected.

Versteeg was originally expected to miss four weeks with a left hand injury suffered during the Winter Classic.

“It’s probably going to be a little bit more than that,” said Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville per the Chicago Tribune.

Versteeg underwent surgery on his hand and has missed nine games.

The 28-year-old had nine goals and 27 points in 34 games prior to the injury.