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Morning Bag Skate: It's time for a chill pill, and for Versteeg to step up

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey. Victories on Sunday and Monday night may have tilted the Hawks' season back into the right direction, and those efforts were further aided on Tuesday night. The Predators blew a lead and lost to the Canucks in a shootout and the Jets lost in regulation to the Rangers. The intrigue, it builds. To the news: **Take a deep breath and relax, fellow Hawks fans. (Chicago Tribune) **Kris Versteeg has no goals, just two points in 14 games since Patrick Kane's injury. (Sun Times) **Vincent Hinostroza signed an amateur...
Second City Hockey Mar 21, 2015

Kris Versteeg cannot afford to falter again

If Kris Versteeg starts to fall off again this year, like he did in 2013-14, it could spell the end of him in Chicago. How can he get back on track and solidify himself on this team moving forward? Kris Versteeg will be back into the lineup against the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. This comes just a game after he served as a healthy scratch against the New York Rangers, a day after almost spending time exploring the press box spread against the New York Islanders. As good as Versteeg was early in the year, this particular situation is certainly a concerning one. Versteeg very nearly...
Chicago Tribune Mar 16, 2015

Struggling Kris Versteeg likely headed for Blackhawks' bench

Four lines had rolled during the Blackhawks' practice Monday before Kris Versteeg appeared, skating alongside the suspended Joakim Nordstrom and defenseman Johnny Oduya.

Struggling Kris Versteeg likely headed for Blackhawks' bench

Four lines had rolled during the Blackhawks' practice Monday before Kris Versteeg appeared, skating alongside the suspended Joakim Nordstrom and defenseman Johnny Oduya.

Versteeg latest player to get Quenneville's message

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s patience is apparently wearing thin with about a month left in the regular season. “I think we talk about our team, we’re looking for the guys, you’re going to get what you deserve,” Quenneville said on Monday. Quenneville didn’t think Bryan Bickell deserved to play recently and sat him for a game. Kris Versteeg is now in a similar boat. Versteeg skated outside of the team’s top four lines during practice on Monday after Quenneville wasn't happy with his last performance.

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