Blackhawks’ Kris Versteeg ‘could be out for a bit’ with injury

Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg (23) controls the puck against Capitals center Jay Beagle (83).

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Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says left wing Kris Versteeg ”could be out for a bit” with an injury sustained in the Winter Classic.

Versteeg was hurt when he blocked Eric Fehr’s shot with his left hand early in the third period of Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

”He could be out for a bit, but we’ll know more” on Friday, Quenneville said.

Versteeg has nine goals and 18 assists this season.