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Versteeg not on Blackhawks bench to begin third period (Updated)

Jan 17, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

Forward Kris Versteeg was not on the Chicago Blackhawks’ bench to begin the third period, according to the team’s Twitter account.

Versteeg’s last shift came at the end of the second period, according to NHL.com.

Versteeg gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead late in the first period with his ninth goal of the season. Since coming back to Chicago in a trade with the Florida Panthers, Versteeg has six goals and 16 points.

Updated: Versteeg is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

  1. endusersolutions2013 - Jan 17, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    His absence made a difference as the 3rd progressed. Hawks dominated play 1st two periods, but after dominating in SOG thru the 2nd, Ducks almost came back.

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