Blackhawks Forward Kris Versteeg Out For A Month – Westport News

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NHL notebook: Hand injury sidelines Blackhawks’ Versteeg | TribLIVE

1, 2015, in Washington. Photo: Alex Brandon, AP Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg (23) jumps to stay with… Font Page 1 of 1 CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg will be sidelined for a month with a left hand injury after he was hurt in the Winter Classic. Versteeg left Thursday’s 3-2 loss to Washington after he blocked Eric Fehr ‘s shot with his hand early in the third period. Versteeg ranks third on the team with 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 34 games. Coach Joel Quenneville said Saturday that Versteeg will be out for “about a month,” and the team doesn’t think the injury will require surgery. The winger also missed the start of the season with a lower-body injury. The Blackhawks promoted top prospect Teuvo Teravainen from the minors Friday to help make up for Versteeg’s absence. Chicago’s next game is Sunday against Dallas. source: http://www.westport-news.com/sports/article/Blackhawks-forward-Kris-Versteeg-out-for-a-month-5992296.php

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg (23) jumps to stay with the puck as Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) defends, in the first period of the Winter Classic outdoor NHL hockey game at Nationals Park, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Washington. Photo: Alex Brandon, AP / AP

a Center Joe Thornton missed the Sharks’ game against the Blues because of an upper-body injury. It ends his streak of consecutive games at 319. a Wire reports Show commenting policy TribLive commenting policy You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service . We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information. While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers. We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments A either by the same reader or different readers. source: http://triblive.com/sports/nhl/7492858-74/games-versteeg-injury

5 Chicago Blackhawks voted NHL All-Stars by fans | abc7chicago.com

Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, and goalie Corey Crawford earned spots Saturday based on fan voting. The only non-Chicago All-Star in the group is Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons, who was the leading vote-getter in the six-week campaign with 1,574,896. The All-Star game, the NHL’s first in three years, will be held on Jan. 25 in Columbus, Ohio. The remaining roster of players will be announced on Jan. 10. Kane (1,232,201 votes) and Toews (1,217,210) finished second and third behind Girgensons. Keith (1,198,173) was next, and first among defensemen, and followed by Seabrook (1,016,992), who was sixth overall. Crawford (1,099,504) was one spot ahead of him to win the goalie vote. Fans cast more than 35 million votes, up 52 percent from 2012 – the last time the NHL held an All-Star game. Nearly 27 percent were cast by fans outside of North America – a 7,000 percent increase from three years ago. There was no game in 2013 due to an NHL lockout, and none last year because of the league’s participation in the Winter Olympics. source: http://abc7chicago.com/sports/5-chicago-blackhawks-voted-nhl-all-stars-by-fans/460828/

Blackhawks Dominate NHL All-Star Voting; Fans Pick Five Chicago Players | Chicago Blackhawks | NESN.com

Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook and goaltender Corey Crawford earned spots Saturday based on fan voting. The only non-Chicago All-Star in the group is Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons, who was the leading vote-getter in the six-week campaign with 1,574,896. The All-Star Game, the NHLs first in three years, will be held Jan. 25 in Columbus, Ohio. The remaining roster of players will be announced Jan. 10. Kane (1,232,201 votes) and Toews (1,217,210) finished second and third behind Girgensons. Keith (1,198,173) was next and first among defensemen and followed by Seabrook (1,016,992), who was sixth overall. Crawford (1,099,504) was one spot ahead of him to win the goalie vote. Fans cast more than 35 million votes, up 52 percent from 2012 the last time the NHL held an All-Star Game. source: http://nesn.com/2015/01/blackhawks-dominate-all-star-voting-five-chicago-players-chosen-by-fans/

Girgensons, 5 Blackhawks are 1st 6 NHL All-Stars – Yahoo Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The first batch of NHL All-Stars has a distinct Windy City feel as five members of the Chicago Blackhawks are among the initial six selections for the midseason showcase. Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane , Jonathan Toews , defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook , and goalie Corey Crawford earned spots Saturday based on fan voting. The only non-Chicago All-Star in the group is Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons , who was the leading vote-getter in the six-week campaign with 1,574,896. The All-Star game, the NHL’s first in three years, will be held on Jan. 25 in Columbus, Ohio. The remaining roster of players will be announced on Jan. 10. Kane (1,232,201 votes) and Toews (1,217,210) finished second and third behind Girgensons. Keith (1,198,173) was next, and first among defensemen, and followed by Seabrook (1,016,992), who was sixth overall. Crawford (1,099,504) was one spot ahead of him to win the goalie vote. Fans cast more than 35 million votes, up 52 percent from 2012 – the last time the NHL held an All-Star game. Nearly 27 percent were cast by fans outside of North America – a 7,000 percent increase from three years ago. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/girgensons-5-blackhawks-1st-6-nhl-stars-234532959–nhl.html

 

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