Nov 15, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT
Panthers forward Kris Versteeg has joined the growing list of locked-out NHLers moving behind the bench.
Versteeg, 26, has reportedly agreed to join the staff at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta) and will make his coaching debut this weekend.
A Lethbridge native, Versteeg will serve as a temporary replacement for ex-Pronghorns assistant Jeff Truitt, who has been hired by Brent Sutter to become an associate coach with WHL Red Deer.
As mentioned earlier, a number of locked out players have decided to try their hand at coaching:
In a similar vein, veteran goalie Dwayne Roloson was reportedly offered the goaile coaching gig in Toronto, but turned it down to continue his playing career.
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