Feb. 3, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Florida Panthers right wing Kris Versteeg (32) against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Versteeg Traded to Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Kris Versteeg and Philippe Lefebvre from the Florida Panthers for Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen. The Panthers will absorb half of Versteeg’s salary. Versteeg will be reporting to Blackhawks practice tomorrow.

Kris Versteeg has 7 points this season and is currently at a -9. He has played for the  Blackhawks before starting his NHL career there in 2007-2008 until he went to the Toronto Maple Leafs  for the 2010-2011 season. He has 92 goals and 120 assists in his NHL career and has played for Blackhawks, Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, and the Florida Panthers.

Jimmy Hayes has played a total of 43 games in 3 seasons in the NHL for the Blackhawks. In those games he has 6 goals and 7 assists. This season he has no points in 2 games and is a +1.

Dylan Olsen played 28 games with the Blackhawks during the 2011-2012 season, in that season he had 1 assist. Philippe Lefebvre is a prospect originally signed in 2009 by the Montreal Canadiens.

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks Dylan Olsen Florida Panthers Jimmy Hayes Kris Versteeg Philippe Lefebvre Trades

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