Blackhawks Sign Kris Versteeg Avoid Crisis

July 7, 2009 by Tyler  
Filed under NHL Players

It appears that the Chicago Blackhawks have avoided the potential crisis of losing a couple of their young stars because of some botched qualifying offers.

Chicago was able to sign Cam barker to a 3-year $9.25Million extension yesterday and it appears that they have accomplished the same deal with Kris Versteeg according to Marty Baceda’s Twitter feed. Baceda indicates that he interviewed Versteeg personally and that he had indeed signed a 3-year $9.25Million deal.

This deal has now also been confirmed by Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.

Now, the next problem for the Blackhawks is trying to skirt the salary cap – they’re already against the cap, with no second goalie,  and are currently relying on Cristobal Huet to tend the net as the starter.

With so little cap space and a certain requirement in goal, it begs the question as to who the Blackhawks will trade in order to fill that void?

TSN.ca suggests that Versteeg, Patrick Sharp and/or Cam Barker are potential trade bait.

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8 Comments on "Blackhawks Sign Kris Versteeg Avoid Crisis"

  1. KatharinaDawn (Kat) on Tue, 7th Jul 2009 11:22 pm 

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    RT: @nhldigest: Kris Versteeg signing broken by @Martybaceda and confirmed by @ChrisKuc [link to post] [OMG.]

  2. TKGore (TKGore) on Tue, 7th Jul 2009 11:25 pm 

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    Good news!

  3. stevewsop (stevewsop) on Tue, 7th Jul 2009 11:29 pm 

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    Blackhawks seem to have re-signed Versteeg for sure! YYYYES!!! [link to post]

  4. alexisrudman (Alexis Rudman) on Tue, 7th Jul 2009 11:48 pm 

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    RT @nhldigest Blackhawks Sign Kris Versteeg Avoid Crisis [link to post]

  5. Mike_Hoffman (Mike Hoffman) on Wed, 8th Jul 2009 12:03 am 

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    RT @nhldigest: Kris Versteeg signing broken by @Martybaceda and confirmed by @ChrisKuc [link to post]

  6. SKeleven (SK) on Wed, 8th Jul 2009 12:05 am 

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    RT @nhldigest: Blackhawks Sign Kris Versteeg Avoid Crisis [link to post]

  7. 5holeblog (5-hole.com) on Wed, 8th Jul 2009 12:06 am 

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    dammit! RT @nhldigest: Kris Versteeg signing broken by @Martybaceda and confirmed by @ChrisKuc [link to post]

  8. jay_gold_ (Jason Gold) on Wed, 8th Jul 2009 1:11 am 

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    @nhldigest Great job man! You shark, you!

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