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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 had a hand in all three goals for Ottawa, which fell to Toronto 6-3 on Saturday night.
Neil normally is a penalty-minute contributor, so a two-goal, one-assist performance is a bonus for fantasy owners. This season, he has eight goals, 10 points and 110 penalty minutes. Colin Greening notched the other goal, and he also had an assist. Feb 1 - 10:05 PM

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Chris Neil netted his 100th career goal in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay.

He tied the game late in the third period to force overtime. Neil also dropped the gloves with B.J. Crombeen early in the first frame. He ranks third in the league with 104 penalty minutes in 45 contests. Neil also has six goals and one assist in 2013-14.
Jan 24 - 7:19 AM

The Ottawa Senators will get Chris Neil (hamstring) back on Saturday.

Neil was out for six straight games. He has six points and 99 penalty minutes in 42 games this season.
Jan 17 - 3:16 PM

Chris Neil was slated to return from a hamstring injury on Thursday, but he was scratched at the last minute after feeling some discomfort.

Neil has missed six games due to the ailment, but coach Paul MacLean expects the Ottawa tough guy to be ready to play on Saturday against the New York Rangers.
Jan 17 - 7:42 AM

Chris Neil is expected to return from his hamstring injury on Thursday.

Ottawa returned Jean-Gabriel Pageau to AHL Binghamton on Wednesday to make room for Neil's return. The Senators tough guy will suit up Thursday against Montreal for the first time since going down on Dec. 30.
Jan 16 - 10:35 AM

Chris Neil (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Tuesday.

He has been out of action since Dec. 30 because of a hamstring injury. Neil has six points and 99 penalty minutes in 42 games this year.
Jan 14 - 8:49 AM

Chris Neil will not play Saturday night against the Predators.

He is still recovering from a hamstring injury which needs more time to fully heal. Neil has been practicing with his teammates this past week so he could be back in action sometime next week.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 11 - 11:18 AM

Chris Neil (hamstring) may not be ready to return until next Tuesday when Ottawa plays in Minnesota.

He has missed the Senators' last two games with a hamstring injury, but he is expected to travel with the club this week. Consider him day-to-day.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 7 - 9:41 AM

Chris Neil's lower-body injury is believed to be related to his leg.

Neil left Monday's game as a result of the ailment. Senators coach Paul MacLean thinks that Neil's absence will end up being measured in weeks rather than days.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Chris Neil was forced to leave Monday's game with a lower-body injury.

Coach Paul MacLean said that Neil's injury isn't considered to be day-to-day and he could be sidelined for longer than that. We'll keep you posted when the severity of the ailment is announced. Neil ranks second in the league with 99 penalty minutes in 42 games this season, so start looking elsewhere for your sin bin time.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 07:58:00 AM

Chris Neil potted his fifth goal of the 2013-14 campaign in Thursday's loss to Florida.

It was his first point in his last 12 games. Neil enters Friday's action ranked third overall in the NHL with 93 penalty minutes. He is tied for the league lead with nine majors
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Chris Neil found the back of the net in Ottawa's 4-2 win on Saturday.

Neil also got into his second fight in as many games. He has four points and 51 penalty minutes in 23 contests this season.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Chris Neil, who needed stitches to patch up a cut he sustained when teammate Erik Karlsson accidentally hit him with a shot in the face during Thursday's game, will wear a visor Saturday afternoon against the Panthers.

Normally this type of news does not have any fantasy impact. However, when your main fantasy contribution is penalty minutes, wearing a visor is a major issue. Neil will not likely engage in fisticuffs with his face so cut up. We recommend you bench Neil for Saturday's contest.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Chris Neil racked up 12 minutes in penalties in Tuesday's win against Columbus.

He had an eventful third period, where he dropped the gloves on two occasions and scored his second goal of the season. Neil added a two-minute minor late in the final frame for good measure. He has amassed 37 penalty minutes in 15 games.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 08:14:00 AM

There is considerable talk in Ottawa that Chris Neil should be benched.

He has taken numerous questionable penalties this season including two Friday night against the Ducks. It is one thing to be a tough guy and stand up for your teammates. It is quite another to take lazy penalties that costs your team games. If Neil continues this bad habit, it will be interesting to see how long Sens' coach Paul MacLean sticks with him in the lineup.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 11:06:00 AM

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C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Mike Hoffman
4Colin Greening
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner