Neal will be a healthy scratch for Friday's Game 5 against Colorado, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

Neal's regular-season struggles have carried into the postseason, as the veteran forward has gone scoreless while posting a minus-3 rating despite averaging 2:50 of ice time on the man advantage through the first four games of Calgary's first-round series. If the Flames are able to stave off elimination Friday, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which coach Bill Peters reinserts Neal into the lineup for Sunday's Game 6.

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