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Six Months After ACL Surgery, Versteeg Cleared To Play

Kris Versteeg is ready to go.

That?s the news out of Florida on Wednesday, and it?s no small news ? Versteeg has been medically cleared to return to game action for the first time since tearing his ACL in March.

Versteeg, 27, tore up his knee during a game against Tampa Bay on Mar. 12 and underwent surgery shortly thereafter. While some thought he wouldn?t be ready for the start of the season, Versteeg ? third on the Panthers in scoring (54 points) during the 2011-12 campaign ? trained extensively over the summer to get healthy and now figures to be a big part of a young Florida team looking to make amends for last year?s disastrous 30th-place finish.

Source: Mike Halford NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk


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