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Chris Neil | Winger

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
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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

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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

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray has put Chris Neil's name into the trade rumor mill.

"I've had a couple of calls already to see if we're going to do certain things," Murray said. Neil, who was drafted by Ottawa 161st overall in 1998, is third all-time in Senators' history in games played (885), ninth in goals (109, 90 at even-strength), and his 2265 PIMs (most all-time) is more than the next three members on the list combined. Said Murray, "Maybe one or two of our guys want to go to a contender and have a chance to win a Cup." The trade deadline is March 2nd.
Jan 22 - 10:09 PM

Chris Neil logged just 6:34 of ice time in his return to the lineup from a knee injury on Tuesday.

He replaced rookie Curtis Lazar in his first game since Dec. 11. Neil posted a minus-1 rating and three hits in the match.
Jan 21 - 9:12 AM

Chris Neil (knee) will be able to play on Tuesday.

Neil missed a little over a month due to the injury. He has seven points and 49 penalty minutes in 28 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 19 - 12:05 PM

Chris Neil (knee) is getting close to being available to return.

There's a chance he could be back before the All-Star break. The Senators visit the New York Rangers on Tuesday and host the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Neil has been sidelined since Dec. 11, but it sounds like he should be considered day-to-day now. When he can return, Jean-Gabriel Pageau may be sent back down to the minors.
Jan 19 - 10:12 AM

Chris Neil participated in an optional morning skate on Sunday.

Neil has missed the last nine games with a knee injury, but is expected back within two more weeks.
Jan 4 - 5:50 PM

Chris Neil is projected to miss two weeks with a knee injury.

He missed Saturday's shootout victory against Boston because of the ailment. Neil has seven points and 49 penalty minutes in 28 games this campaign.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 09:12:00 AM

Chris Neil is waiting for the swelling to go down in his knee so that he can have an x-ray to determine the injury's severity.

The Sens will have a better idea of how long Neil will be out of action once they get x-ray results. For now consider Neil week-to-week.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Chris Neil (lower body) is projected to be out for weeks.

Coach Dave Cameron said after Thursday's loss to Los Angeles that Neil was listed as week-to-week. He suffered a lower-body injury after a hit he received in the first period and he wasn't able to return.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Chris Neil left Thursday's game against Los Angeles with a leg injury.

Neil left the game in the first period after taking a hit from Kings' defenseman Brayden McNabb. He won't return to the game. The Senators are officially calling it a lower body injury.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Chris Neil scored a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 3-2 loss to Florida on Friday.

Neil completed the Gordie Howe hat trick when he dropped the gloves with Shawn Thornton in the second period. Neil has four goals and seven points in 22 games this season. He has also collected 34 penalty minutes in those 22 contests. He is only relevant in fantasy leagues that score points for penalty minutes.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:46:00 PM

Chris Neil potted the only goal for the Senators in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

There is no lure to owning Neil in fantasy leagues unless you need penalty minutes (two Saturday), where he can help in a big way (18 on the year). He has two goals and four points for good measure, too. Mika Zibanejad and Milan Michalek had the assists.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 10:27:00 PM

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