Blackhawks’ Versteeg ‘could be out for a bit’

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg (23) jumps to stay with the puck as Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) defends at the Winter Classic. (Alex Brandon/AP)

WASHINGTON — 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.

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“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.