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Six Months After ACL Surgery, Versteeg Cleared To Play

Kris Versteeg is ready to go.

Thats the news out of Florida on Wednesday, and its 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 wouldnt 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 years disastrous 30th-place finish.

Source: Mike Halford NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk


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