Newly reacquired forward Kris Versteeg made his way back to Chicago on Friday, and received a warm welcome from a few familiar faces in the Blackhawks locker room.
Apparently the Minnesota Wild didn't get the memo that Kris Versteeg had been dealt to Chicago.
Versteeg, who was re-acquired by the Blackhawks on Thursday along with forward Philippe Lefebvre from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Jimmy Hayes and defenseman Dylan Olsen, won a Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010.
Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon traded forward Kris Versteeg back to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, and on Friday morning, Tallon said he isn't done reshaping the roster.
The Panthers are seventh in the Atlantic Division with a 4-11-4 record.
The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Kris Versteeg and forward Philippe Lefebvre from the Florida Panthers for forward Jimmy Hayes and defenseman Dylan Olsen.
Versteeg was a member of the Blackhawks during their 2010 Stanley Cup Championship and was unloaded for cap reasons to the Toronto Maple Leafs, before landing in Florida.
General manager Stan Bowman has commented on the acquisition which he feels will be important to the Blackhawks during their 2014 playoff run.
As well as sending two players to the Blackhawks and getting two in return, the Panthers will take on half of Versteeg's salary.