Pittsburgh Penguins

Position
LW
 
Jersey
18
Name  James Neal
Born  9/3/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  208
Shoots  L
11/16/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Predators winger James Neal scored his ninth goal of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Neal scored at the 15:45 mark of the second period to tie the game, 1-1. Craig Smith registered his sixth goal of the season in the third period, and Nashville won, 2-1.
 
11/8/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Predators winger James Neal scored two points Saturday against the Blues.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a +2 rating and three shots on goal. Neal now has eight goals and 11 points on the season.
 
11/1/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Predators winger James Neal had a strong game Friday against the Flames.
Insight: He had two goals and seven shots on goal, and was +1 on the night. Neal now has seven goals on the season, but zero assists, as well.
 
10/25/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Predators winger James Neal should have added motivation on Saturday facing the Penguins for the first time since the offseason trade.
Insight: Neal did not have a very good playoff season last spring, which resulted in a trade to Nashville for Patrick Hornqvist and Nick Spalling. Neal and Hornqvist should be motivated to play well on Saturday against their former teams. Neal has five goals in his last four games, including a hat trick on Thursday.
 
10/23/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Predators winger James Neal scored a hat trick on Thursday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Neal scored the only goals of the game for Nashville, but it was enough for a 3-2 victory. Neal was all over the ice with six shots on net. He now has five goals on the season.
 
10/17/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Nashville winger James Neal scored his first goal as a Predator on Friday against Winnipeg.
Insight: He added the insurance goal in Nashville's 2-0 win. Neal will most likely be unable to produce the way he did in Pittsburgh, but should be around the 50-point mark this season.
 
10/2/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Nashville winger James Neal will be in for a shock when he looks to his center and it will no longer be Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby.
Insight: Neal's fantasy value has to take a hit depite being on the Predators' top line. We have him with 28 goals and 50 points starting alongside Mike Ribeiro and Colin Wilson. he posted 61 points in 59 games last season.
 
6/27/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: The Penguins have traded James Neal to Nashville for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. SOURCE: Darren Dreger, TSN
Insight: Neal's fantasy value will never be higher than it was in Pittsburgh where he got to play alongside MVP winners Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Despite a weaker supporting cast, Neal is still a talented player and should score his fair share of goals for the Predators next season.
 
3/18/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (concussion) participated in pre-game warmups Tuesday night, according to Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Neal (22 G, 27 A) missed both games against the Flyers over the weekend before returning to practice Monday. He still needed to get clearance to play in a game, however, which is why he was a game-time decision.
 
3/18/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (concussion) skated Tuesday morning but still needs medical clearance to play Tuesday night.
Insight: Neal missed both games against the Flyers over the weekend but was cleared to practice Monday and may be able to get clearance to play before Tuesday's contest. He has 22 goals, 27 assists, 43 penalty minutes, 170 shots on goal and 19 power-play points in 44 games this season.
 
3/17/2014 8:17:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (concussion) surprisingly received clearance for full participation in Monday's practice and could play as soon as Tuesday against the Stars. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Insight: Neal missed both games against the Flyers over the weekend. He has 22 goals, 27 assists, 43 penalty minutes, 170 shots on goal and 19 power-play points in 44 games this season, so fantasy owners will be happy to have him back so quickly.
 
3/14/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to the Penguins on Twitter.
Insight: Neal is out indefinitely. He has 22 goals, 27 assists, 43 penalty minutes, 170 shots on goal and 19 power-play points in 44 games this season, so he's impossible to replace on fantasy teams.
 
3/13/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (maintenance) missed Thursday's practice, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His status for Saturday's game is unclear.
Insight: Chris Kunitz also sat out. Both are dealing with bumps and bruises. "We'll re-evaluate (Friday) and, hopefully, see both back with us," coach Dan Bylsma said. Neal has 22 goals, 27 assists, 43 penalty minutes, 170 shots on goal and 19 power-play points in 44 games this season.
 
Hot2/27/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal extended his points streak to six games Thursday against Montreal.
Insight: The first five games came before the Olympic break. Neal had a goal, an assist, four SOG and a +2 Thursday and has 21 goals, 47 points, 147 SOG, 39 PIM and a +16 in just 38 games this season. He's a top-notch fantasy asset.
 
1/20/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (upper body) is active Monday against the Panthers, according to penguins.nhl.com.
Insight: Neal only had to miss one game due to his injury because of Pittsburgh's light schedule from Jan. 12-19. He has 17 goals, 36 points, 29 PIM, 108 SOG and a +9 in just 27 games this season, so make sure he's back in your lineups.
 
1/20/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (upper body) sat out Wednesday's game against the Capitals and is questionable for Monday's game against Florida.
Insight: He told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he was feeling better. Neal has 17 goals, 36 points, 29 PIM, 108 SOG and a +9 in just 27 games this season. Get him back into your lineups.
 
Hot1/15/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal (upper body) sat out Wednesday's game against the Capitals.
Insight: According to Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Neal made it sound like he was going to play Wednesday morning, so his absence is a bit surprising. He has 17 goals, 36 points, 29 PIM, 108 SOG and a +9 in just 27 games this season.
 
Hot1/14/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal is questionable for Wednesday's game against Washington due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Neal is a stud fantasy weapon and makes up a deadly second line with Evgeni Malkin and Jussi Jokinen. The winger has 17 goals and 19 assists in 27 games this season.
 
Hot1/5/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Penguins left wing James Neal was instrumental in Sunday's victory over the Jets.
Insight: He netted two goals while also adding an assist. That gives Neal six goals and six assists in his last five games. The 26-year-old is scoring at a rate of 1.42 ppg this season.
 
Hot12/21/2013 5:59:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left wing James Neal didn't miss a beat despite serving a five-game suspension. He's put up three points in two games since returning, including one goal and one assist Saturday against the Flames.
Insight: Neal has been an unbelievably strong fantasy asset lately, recording 10 goals, 20 points, 21 PIM, 10 PPP and 54 SOG in his last 12 games. He extended his scoring streak to six games Saturday.
 

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