Kris Versteeg signs PTO with Oilers


Kris Versteeg had trouble getting his contract insured with Swiss team SC Bern and is once again a free agent. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Forward Kris Versteeg has signed a professional tryout agreement with the Edmonton Oilers.

Versteeg had reached an agreement with Swiss club SC Bern of National League A back in July, but became a free agent once more after he was was unable to get his contract insured.

The 30-year-old had hip surgery in May of 2012, and played only 10 games in the 2012-13 season after dealing with rib and groin issues before undergoing knee surgery.

The Lethbridge, Alta., native had 15 goals and 23 assists in 77 games last season but has bounced around the NHL a bit since winning the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010.

He’s had stops in Toronto, Philadelphia, Florida, Chicago again (where he won his second Cup), Carolina, and finally Los Angeles.

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