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Chris Neil | Winger | #25

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 6 (161) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Neil's broken finger is expected to take "weeks" to heel.
He was injured in a fight with Florida's Shawn Thornton last weekend. Neil has three points and 63 penalty minutes in 52 games this season. Mar 1 - 12:35 PM

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Chris Neil is expected to be out for a week after breaking a finger on Sunday night.

He suffered the injury in a fight with Florida's Shawn Thornton. "Right now, what I've been told is we just want to make sure there's no ligament damage," coach Guy Boucher said. "We just want him to come back home and have our doctors look at him and see there's more extent to this injury. We know it's broken and it's not a good thing." Neil didn't play on Monday night due to the injury and he has been moved to injured reserve.
Feb 28 - 10:41 AM

Chris Neil will be scratched against the Jets on Sunday.

Through 46 games this season the brutish winger has posted 56 PIMs and 102 hits. Not too shabby if you're in the right league.
Feb 19 - 4:43 PM

Chris Neil will return to the lineup on Saturday against Toronto.

The veteran pugilist has 56 PIMs and 101 hits this season through 48 games, which is pretty great if you're in the right pool.
Feb 18 - 5:13 PM

Chris Neil will be scratched against the Devils on Thursday.

The veteran forward has posted 56 PIMs and 101 hits in just 48 games thus far. Which is pretty beefy, if you're in the right pool.
Feb 16 - 3:26 PM

Chris Neil will dress Tuesday versus Buffalo.

Coach Guy Boucher said the Senators may dress seven defenders in the contest. Neil has been scratched for the last two games. Feel free to use him if you need hits and/or penalty minutes.
Feb 13 - 3:11 PM

Chris Neil and Curtis Lazar will be scratched against the Islanders on Saturday.

With three points along with 56 PIMS and 98 hits in 47 games thus far, Neil has at least posted a nice bit of fantasy value for those who are in pools that reward his talents.
Feb 11 - 1:05 PM

Chris Neil and Curtis Lazar will be scratched against the Stars on Thursday.

Neil has posted three points along with 56 PIMs and 98 hits through 47 games this season. Lazar has posted a point along with 50 hits in 29 games.
Feb 9 - 6:26 PM

Coach Guy Boucher will forego any lineup changes for Saturday's match with the Sabres.

Which means that Chris Neil and Fredrik Claesson will each be scratched. Of the two only Neil has managed to put forth some fantasy-worthy numbers, posting 56 PIMs and 93 hits in 46 games thus far.
Feb 4 - 3:38 PM

Chris Neil will suit up on Tuesday against Florida.

He was a healthy scratch last Thursday against Calgary. Curtis Lazar will go to the press box instead.
Jan 31 - 4:06 PM

Chris Neil and Mark Borowiecki will be scratched against the Flames on Thursday.

Borowiecki hasn't suited up since Jan. 17th due to illness. Neil meanwhile has picked up 56 PIMs and 92 hits in his 45 games of work thus far.
Jan 26 - 7:29 PM

Chris Neil will be honored by the Senators prior to Wednesday's game versus San Jose.

The Ottawa tough guy played in his 1,000 NHL game this past Saturday and Wednesday's match will mark game No. 1,002. Neil has amassed 2,497 penalty minutes in his career along with 248 points. He has one goal, one assist and 38 PIMs in 28 matches this campaign.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Chris Neil fought Jordan Nolan during the first period of his 1,00th career game on Saturday, as the Senators fell to the Kings 4-1.

Well that's one way to set off the fireworks. The veteran forward skated just under eight minutes of play for the game and contributed nothing else. But hey, he gave the fans what they wants and that's what true champions (of the people) do.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:26:00 PM

Chris Neil will suit up in his 1000th NHL game on Saturday night.

The 37-year-old has 112 goals, 136 assists and 2492 penalty minutes in his career (all with the Senators). "Anyone getting to 1,000 games is impressive, but doing it the way he has is even more so," said teammate Mark Borowiecki. "Compared to everybody else, that guy has got 2,000 games on his body."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:36:00 PM

Chris Neil returned to action on Friday from an upper-body injury.

He wasn't able to play on Wednesday because of the ailment. Neil recorded five hits and logged just 6:48 of ice time versus the Kings.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 02:50:00 AM

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C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Chris Kelly
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
5Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Viktor Stalberg
5Chris Neil
6Tommy Wingels
7Christopher DiDomenico
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Jyrki Jokipakka
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon