Former Hawk goes under the knife

Former Hawk goes under the knife
May 4, 2012, 4:55 pm
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Florida Panthers right winger Kris Versteeg had surgery on Wednesday to repair a cyst problem that affected movement in his left hip.

The former Blackhawk will be a restricted free agent over the off-season, but it looks like he'll return to the Sunshine State.

Despite missing 11 games during the regular season, Versteeg recorded 23 goals and 54 points--both were his career-best.

Before the Panthers were knocked out of the first round of the playoffs by the New Jersey Devils, Versteeg recorded three goals and two assists during the postseason.