clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Blackhawks' Kris Versteeg day-to-day with lower-body injury

New, comments

The injury is not serious, coach Joel Quenneville says.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Versteeg could miss the start of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters Thursday that Versteeg is suffering from a lower-body injury and is listed day-to-day.

Quenneville also said he believes the injury is not serious.

Versteeg had one goal in six games in the first round against the Nashville Predators. The forward played left wing on the second line with center Brad Richards and winger Patrick Kane. During practices this week, Bryan Bickell has occupied Versteeg's spot on the second line, while Teuvo Teravainen has moved to the third line.

Bickell has eight goals and two assists in 12 regular-season games and seven goals and three assists in 11 playoff games over the last three seasons against the Wild.

The Blackhawks open their second-round matchup against the Minnesota Wild on Friday night at the United Center.

Follow Second City Hockey on Twitter at @2ndCityHockey and Like us on Facebook. You can follow Brandon Cain on Twitter at @BrandonMCain.