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18 James Neal LW

Nashville Predators

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
89%69%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
181230-82717:05
Latest News
  • Predators' James Neal: Adds helper in loss to Wild

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/19/17) Neal recorded an assist during Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Wild. It was his third assist in the last two games.

    Now with 27 points in 48 games, Neal is on pace for roughly a 40-point campaign, which would fall significantly short of the 58 points he posted last season. Missing a combined nine games to injury surely hasn't helped, but the fact remains Neal is not a top-six forward for the Preds at the moment. The role of No. 1 left wing now belongs to Viktor Arvidsson, which means Neal has been shuffled to the third line alongside Calle Jarnkrok and Colin Wilson. Neal has also become a notoriously streaky scorer this season, having been held off the scoresheet in 19 of 28 games since the beginning of December, which further limits his fantasy value in most formats.

    Predators' James Neal: Good offense, bad defense in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/25/17) Neal notched a goal and a power-play assist Tuesday, but also finished minus-3 in an overtime loss to Buffalo.

    The offense is surely appreciated by his fantasy owners, but the poor defensive showing takes a lot of the shine off it. Neal's rating for the season is now down to minus-8 -- his worst mark since 2008-09 -- and his production is down in pretty much every category except goals. If you're going to succeed in only one area, putting the biscuit in the basket is the best one to choose, but it'd still be nice to see Neal get back to contributing more of the other stats that make a star a star.

    Predators' James Neal: Healthy enough to play Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/14/17) Neal (upper body) was activated from injured reserve for the purpose of playing in Saturday's road clash against the Avalanche, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

    Neal was held off the scoresheet in five straight games before sustaining the upper-body injury and being held out for five more. He'll jump back up to the second line opposite the hard-hitting Austin Watson, and with veteran Mike Fisher at the center spot. Generally speaking, established players returning from a non-serious injury make for sneaky good plays in daily fantasy. Neal fits that description, as he's accumulated a team-leading 14 goals with six helpers in 33 games.

    Predators' James Neal: Effectively ruled out Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/12/17) Neal (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate Thursday, though he's expected to be scratched for the evening's contest against the visiting Bruins, NHL.com reports.

    The Predators rely on Neal for his scoring prowess; he's leading the team with 14 markers in just 33 games, plus he's logging 3:04 of ice time with a pair of goals and three helpers on the man advantage this season. However, Viktor Arvidsson and Austin Watson will have to continue holding down the fort in the top six with the veteran remaining on IR and about to miss his fifth consecutive game.

    Predators' James Neal: Lands on IR Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/7/17) Neal (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Neal missed the last two games dealing with the ailment and it appears he'll need a minimum of seven days off before returning to action. The 29-year-old has tallied a team-high 14 goals this season so the Preds will likely be cautious with their star forward to make sure he's ready for a second-half run. The right winger will be eligible to return Jan. 17 on the road against the Canucks.

  • April 4, 2015: Stars beat Predators 4-3 on penalty shot in OT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cody Eakin scored on his first career penalty shot in overtime, and the Dallas Stars kept their faint playoff hopes alive Saturday by beating the Nashville Predators 4-3.
    April 4, 2015: Preds' Neal Back In Lineup Saturday
    Neal (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.
    April 2, 2015: Preds' Neal Practices Thursday
    Neal (upper body) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.Coach Peter Laviolette was pleased with how Neal looked during the session. The winger assumed his normal spot on the Preds' first line, and also saw duty in power-play drills, which would seem to suggest he's in line for a return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars. The team probably won't know for certain if Neal will play until after Friday's practice.
    March 31, 2015: Preds' Neal Out Until Saturday
    General manager David Poile said that Neal (upper body) won't be able to play until at least Saturday against the Stars, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
    March 23, 2015: Preds' Neal (Upper Body) Misses Practice Monday
    Neal (upper body) missed practice Monday and remains day-to-day, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.Neal has been sidelined for over a week with the issue, so day-to-day was not an accurate initial tag. His absence form practice Monday isn't promising, as he will likely need to do so before returning to the lineup. He hasn't officially been ruled out for Tuesday, but chances are that will be the case once again.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09Dallas77241337-1190201120
2009-10Dallas78272855-521401941
2010-11Pittsburgh7922234575030815
2011-12Pittsburgh80404181618040411
2012-13Pittsburgh402115365906015
2013-14Pittsburgh592734611511040513
2014-15Nashville67231437123060710
2015-16Nashville82312758274030819
2016-17Nashville50181230-8202012
6122332074404863134064136
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2008-09Dallas17114.01222:011462169:0549:40511023
2009-10Dallas20013.51419:151831214:4274:23642122
2010-11Pittsburgh21210.41382:141703204:017:55662121
2011-12Pittsburgh32912.21530:451681314:161:28871136
2012-13Pittsburgh13615.4698:45780159:510:31260013
2013-14Pittsburgh23811.31088:301251226:141:11551025
2014-15Nashville22110.41211:521476193:290:57571120
2015-16Nashville26811.61563:511931227:551:33651030
2016-17Nashville15511.6898:101133142:164:02271011
193012.111015:23132481851:49141:40498104201
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2010-11Pittsburgh7112-1001033
2011-12Pittsburgh5246-3100000
2012-13Pittsburgh136410-3201003
2013-14Pittsburgh132242000012
2014-15Nashville64150100013
2015-16Nashville144481101002
58191635-45030513
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2010-11Pittsburgh205.0121:5614532:280:056003
2011-12Pittsburgh287.199:0811417:450:0012011
2012-13Pittsburgh5111.8230:1828948:020:008004
2013-14Pittsburgh494.1239:4229739:570:0024016
2014-15Nashville2516.0123:4417814:330:078004
2015-16Nashville478.5300:5039841:530:348004
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/208
Birthdate:
9/3/1987
Age:
29
Hometown:
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Team:
Nashville Predators
School:

NHL Experience:
0