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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 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. Dec 15 - 9:12 AM

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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.
Dec 13 - 11:12 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.
Dec 12 - 10:36 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.
Dec 11 - 8:38 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.
Nov 28 - 11:46 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.
Nov 8 - 10:27 PM

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

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

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