Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Florida Panthers winger Kris Versteeg will
have season-ending surgery to fix a knee problem.
Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen confirmed the news on Thursday, as his club
was to take on the Bruins in Boston. Versteeg was the victim of a shot to the
leg by Tampa Bay's Radko Gudas in Tuesday's 3-2 loss.
Versteeg had been out of the lineup from the start of the season through Jan.
29, then again from Feb. 12 to Mar. 8 after taking a hard hit from Washington
Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin.
It's a disappointing end for the forward who signed a four-year deal worth
$4.4 million per season to stay in south Florida.
The 26-year-old totaled just two goals and four points with a minus-eight
rating in 10 games this season.
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