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Chris Neil | Winger

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
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Chris Neil has trimmed down to 208 pounds.
He was previously listed at 215 pounds. Neil has been working hard to get ready for training camp after sitting most of the 2014-15 campaign. He missed plenty of time due to injury, but he was also scratched on occasion. Neil has one season left on his current contract, so this could be his final year with the Senators. Aug 26 - 3:28 PM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Chris Neil, Jared Cowen, Matt Puempel, Colin Greening and David Legwand will be healthy scratches in Sunday's game six tilt versus Montreal.

The Senators will look to tie the series at three after dropping the first three games to the Canadiens. Ottawa's black aces are made up of: Fredrik Claesson, Chris Driedger, Derek Grant, Shane Prince, Buddy Robinson and Chris Wideman.
Apr 26 - 6:13 PM

Chris Neil was credited with a game high nine hits in Game 3.

The Senators outhit Montreal by a 61-36 margin on Sunday and more of the same is expected in Game 4 on Wednesday night. Neil was playing in his first game since Feb. 14. "It's easier, in playoffs, to get into the groove," he said. "Everyone is physical and it gets everyone into the game, more involved, that much quicker."
Apr 22 - 9:47 AM

Chris Neil will tag in for Alex Chiasson in Ottawa's pivotal Game Three against Montreal on Sunday night. He is expected to skate to the right of Mike Hoffman and David Legwand on the fourth line.

Neil, the NHL's active PIMs leader at 2,294, hasn't played since mid-February originally due to a finger injury, and later because the team was so hot. Now down 2-0 in the series to Montreal, Neil will see his 92nd career playoff game. He has nine goals, 19 points, and 192 PIMs for his career in the playoffs.

Chris Neil was skating on Ottawa's fourth line during Sunday's morning skate.

Neil was skating in Alex Chiasson's spot. The 35-year-old has been out since February 15th with a finger injury. Neil has been ready to go but the Senators just haven't been able to find a spot for him in their lineup. It looks like he will play in game three on Sunday night. Ottawa is down 2-0 to Montreal in the series. This is a must-win game for them.
Apr 19 - 10:54 AM

Ottawa forwards Chris Neil, Colin Greening and Matt Puemple along with defenseman Jared Cowen will each be scratched for Game Two against Montreal on Friday night.

Neil was ready to go if Mark Stone had been unable to play, but other than Neil, neither of these four have much of any fantasy value as they cannot seem to stay in the lineup.
Apr 17 - 7:19 PM

Coach Dace Cameron is a little concerned about rust when it comes to Chris Neil, but the Ottawa winger insists he'll be ready to go if he gets the nod to play in Game 2 on Friday night.

"I know what I bring," Neil said. "It's consistent work ethic and my physical play. My game doesn't change if I get in. If I get in, I'll be ready to go." He has 91 games of NHL playoff experience under his belt. Neil has collected 19 points and 192 penalty minutes during that time. He hasn't been in the lineup since Feb. 14 because of a broken thumb.
Apr 17 - 10:04 AM

Chris Neil skated on Ottawa's fourth line at Thursday's practice.

He was a healthy scratch for Game 1, but it looks like he'll be in the lineup for the second game of the series against Montreal. Neil is slated to play with David Legwand and Mike Hoffman. Adding a combustible player like Neil to the fold will bring fuel the fire of what has already been a fiery series.
Apr 16 - 6:36 PM

Chris Neil is projected to start the postseason as a healthy scratch.

"I feel like I can go in and help out, but the guys have played well down the stretch and I don't think they want to switch too much up," said Neil. He skated on the team's fifth line with Zack Smith and Colin Greening on Monday. Neil hasn't played since he suffered a broken thumb back on Feb. 14.
Apr 14 - 9:42 AM

Chris Neil and Colin Greening seem to be the extra forwards during Saturday morning's practice.

That's usually a sign that each will be scratched for the next game. The Senators play the Capitals Saturday night and we don't expect to see Neil or Greening on the ice.
Apr 4 - 10:41 AM

Chris Neil (thumb) has been given the green light to participate in contact drills.

It shouldn't be much longer before Neil is ready to rejoin the Senators' lineup. That would be a nice boost for them as they desperately try to claw their way into the playoffs. Neil has seven points and 78 penalty minutes in 38 contests this season.
Apr 2 - 12:03 PM

Chris Neil has undergone surgery for a broken thumb.

According to Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, a plate was put in for the procedure and Neil will be sidelined for four to five weeks. He was injured in a fight with Edmonton's Luke Gazdic on Feb. 14.
Feb 20 - 6:13 PM

Chris Neil will be out indefinitely with a fractured left thumb he suffered while fighting Luke Gazdic.

Just three seconds after Milan Michalek made it 4-2 Ottawa early in the second period, Neil and Gazdic dropped the mitts to, well, punch each other's faces. Neil caught the worst of it though. He contributed just a hit aside from the fight in 4:34 of ice time.
Feb 14 - 5:19 PM

Chris Neil feels he has more to give and he wants to do it with the Ottawa Senators.

"I haven't indicated that I want out of here or anything," he said. "I've taken less money (than was offered elsewhere) to stay here in previous contracts. It shows the loyalty I have to this organization. I've bled a lot and went a lot of miles with this team and I've got a lot left. I may not be the most skilled guy out there, but you know what you're going to get from me. Game in. Game out." He has attracted some interest from other teams, but isn't interested in playing somewhere else. Neil wants to play more, but the Senators may give their younger players more ice time as they play out the string.
Feb 5 - 4:27 PM

According to Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, Chris Neil won't be traded by the Ottawa Senators.

The team asked the tough guy if he wanted to be dealt and he declined, so he won't be going anywhere. Neil has seven points, 56 penalty minutes and 120 hits in 33 games this season with the Senators.
Feb 4 - 6:32 PM

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All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Eric O'Dell
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
4Colin Greening
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Cody Ceci
4Patrick Wiercioch
5Jared Cowen
6Mark Borowiecki
7Chris Phillips
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond