Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg will be sidelined about a month due to a left hand injury he suffered in the 3-2 loss to Washington at the Winter Classic on Thursday.

Coach Joel Quenneville made the announcement regarding Versteeg, who was hurt when he was hit in the hand by a shot off the stick of Washington's Eric Fehr. Versteeg will likely avoid surgery.

In 34 games this season, Versteeg has nine goals and 18 assists.

On Friday, the Blackhawks recalled forward Teuvo Teravainen from Rockford of the American Hockey League.