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18 James Neal LW

Edmonton Oilers

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May 12, 2021 08:56 PM
Oilers' James Neal: On modest three-game point streak
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Neal produced an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens.

Neal has gotten on the scoresheet in three straight games, notching a goal and two assists in that span. The 33-year-old winger is up to 10 points, 50 shots on net, 25 hits and a minus-2 rating through 28 contests. He could be in the mix for bottom-six minutes and power-play usage during the Oilers' playoff run.

May 10, 2021 10:16 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Lights lamp Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a goal on five shots and had two PIM in a 4-3 overtime win over Montreal on Monday.

Neal collected a loose puck along the goal line and stuffed it past Montreal netminder Jake Allen to get the Oilers on the board midway through the first period. It was the fifth goal of the year for the veteran Neal, who showed good chemistry on Edmonton's fourth line with Ryan McLeod and Alex Chiasson.

May 9, 2021 01:44 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Slides power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal provided a power-play assist and two hits in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.

Neal set up the first of Leon Draisaitl's two goals in the contest, which was the latter's 500th NHL point. The 33-year-old Neal hasn't found much success this season with eight points, 43 shots on net and 25 hits through 26 contests. He's been limited to mainly bottom-six duties when he makes the lineup.

May 6, 2021 07:08 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Ascends to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was promoted to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Canucks.

Neal will take the place of Tyler Ennis, who was moved to the taxi squad in a corresponding move. Look for the 33-year-old Neal to work in a third-line role.

May 4, 2021 08:08 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Dropped to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was reassigned to the taxi squad Tuesday.

This move means Neal won't suit up for Tuesday's game versus the Canucks. The 33-year-old winger has become a part-time player for the Oilers this year with only seven points in 24 outings.

April 30, 2021 01:41 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Buries only goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Flames.

Neal sniped the Oilers' lone goal of the game at 13:28 of the first period. The 33-year-old winger has appeared in the last four games since Joakim Nygard (hand), Zack Kassian (lower body) and Jujhar Khaira (upper body) are all unavailable. Neal has just seven points, 39 shots on goal, 22 hits and a plus-1 rating in 22 contests this year.

April 21, 2021 07:08 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Rises to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was promoted to the active roster on an emergency basis Wednesday.

Neal is now eligible for Wednesday's game against the Canadiens. If he draws into the lineup, it will be his second appearance since March 15. The 33-year-old winger has produced three goals and three assists across 18 games this season.

April 11, 2021 05:12 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Goes back to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was assigned to the taxi squad Sunday.

The Oilers are off until Friday at the earliest when they're scheduled to play the Canucks, a game that's still a bit uncertain due to Vancouver's COVID-19 situation. Neal has played in just three games over the last month, averaging 10:57 of ice time and producing no points.

April 10, 2021 07:08 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Joins active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was promoted from the taxi squad Saturday.

Neal has been a healthy scratch for 10 straight games and 11 of the last 12. The veteran winger has three goals and six points through 17 games this season. He could get back into the lineup for Saturday's tilt with Calgary.

March 18, 2021 01:36 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Drops to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was designated for the taxi squad Wednesday.

Neal won't play in Wednesday's game against the Flames. The 33-year-old has struggled with the Oilers this year, producing just six points through 17 games.

March 10, 2021 11:08 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Gets in on offense in rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal scored his third goal of the season and had two shots in Wednesday's 7-1 win over Ottawa.

Neal beat Matt Murray with a long wrist shot from above the left circle following a rather harmless-looking zone entry. It snapped an eight-game goal drought for the 33-year-old Neal, who last found the back of the net Jan. 31 against the same Senators. In fact, all three of Neal's goals this season have come against Ottawa. He has three assists in 11 games against the rest of the Scotia North Division.

March 3, 2021 11:20 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Quiet in first game back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (undisclosed) had one shot and two hits with two PIM in a 6-1 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

After having missed the last four games, Neal was given a shot on Connor McDavid's line in his return but failed to produce any offense in his 11:07 of ice time. The veteran winger has just two goals and three assists on the year and hasn't been the power-play weapon he was in 2019-20, when he tallied 12 times with the man advantage.

March 3, 2021 07:44 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Gearing up Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (undisclosed) will play in Wednesday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Neal will return to action after a four-game layoff. He's expected to flank Connor McDavid on the first line as he tries adding to the five points he's accrued through 11 games this year.

March 1, 2021 09:44 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Unavailable Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against Toronto on Monday, Kevin McGran of The Toronto Star reports.

Neal will miss his fourth consecutive game with his unknown injury. The 33-year-old winger will be questionable for Wednesday's rematch with the Maple Leafs. He has five points through 11 games this season.

February 27, 2021 06:52 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Sidelined again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs, per the NHL's official media site.

It's still unclear what's bothering Neal, who has served as a healthy scratch this season. Nevertheless, he'll miss a third straight game. His next chance to crack the lineup is Monday's rematch versus Toronto. The 33-year-old has registered five points through 11 games this year.

February 23, 2021 02:40 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Dealing with mystery injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal (undisclosed) didn't travel with the Oilers' for their two-game set against the Canucks in Vancouver, Mark Spector of reports.

The specific nature of Neal's issue remains a mystery, but he'll miss Edmonton's next two games at a minimum. Joakim Nygard is expected to get the first crack at replacing Neal on the Oilers' fourth line against the Canucks on Tuesday.

February 21, 2021 01:20 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Sends power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal posted a power-play assist in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Flames.

Neal had the secondary helper on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' second goal of the contest, which made it 6-1 in the second period. The 33-year-old Neal has assists in consecutive games, but he's at a modest five points and 23 shots on net in 11 games overall. There's not much fantasy appeal for the winger when his even-strength minutes are coming on the fourth line.

February 20, 2021 03:28 AM
Oilers' James Neal: Nabs assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal posted an assist in Friday's 2-1 win over the Flames.

Neal got the puck to the net late in the second period, and Gaetan Haas buried it for the Oilers' second tally. The 33-year-old Neal has seen time as a healthy scratch recently, so he's far from a lock in the lineup. He skated 11:14 on the fourth line Friday, and he's listed on the second power-play unit, but there's little reason to expect much offense from the veteran winger. Neal has four points, 23 shots on net and 11 hits through 10 appearances this year.

February 19, 2021 02:08 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal is expected to be promoted to the active roster and play in Friday's game versus the Flames, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Neal is expected to skate on the Oilers' fourth line and second power-play unit Friday. The 33-year-old winger has picked up three points through nine games this campaign.

February 15, 2021 04:36 PM
Oilers' James Neal: Lands on taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Neal was assigned to the taxi squad Monday.

Neal cleared waivers Sunday and will land on the taxi squad. This move affords the Oilers more salary-cap flexibility. The 33-year-old posted two goals and an assist through the first nine games. He's signed through the 2022-23 season at an annual cap hit of $5.75 million.

Last 7 Games
05/15vs VANL 1-4000014:44
05/12@ MONW 4-3 (OT)011013:50
05/10@ MONW 4-3 (OT)101+111:52
05/08vs VANW 4-3011-19:54
05/06vs VANL 3-6000-211:41
05/03@ VANW 5-3000-110:58
05/01vs CGYW 4-100008:55
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Whitby, ON
Edmonton Oilers

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