Blackhawks scratch F Versteeg

The Associated PressApril 27, 2014
Blackhawks scratch F Versteeg
Chicago Blackhawks' Kris Versteeg,center, handles the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller, right, and Maxim Lapierre, left, defend during the first period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Friday, April 25, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Blackhawks have scratched forward Kris Versteeg for Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.

Versteeg played in each of the first five playoff games, compiling two assists. He also warmed up before Sunday's game.

Forward Joakim Nordstrom was active for the first time in the postseason.

Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook also returned after he was suspended for the previous three games. With Seabrook active, defenseman Sheldon Brookbank was scratched.