Neil was a healthy scratch last Thursday vs. the Flames, but will get back into the lineup tonight in Florida. Neil has just one goal and two assists (three points) in 45 games this season, but he will replace Curtis Lazar tonight.
Neil (hand) has been cleared to play; will be healthy scratch in Game 1.
Neil has been out since February 14th with a broken thumb, but has been medically cleared to play. Despite being cleared, the way the Senators are rolling right now, he will be held out of the lineup for Game 1.
Neil had thumb surgery on Thursday; out 4-5 weeks.
Neil will be out for at least one month, which really limits the chances that he gets traded at the trade deadline. With Neil out, the Senators are getting a chance to look at young prospects like Shane Prince and Matt Puempel.
Neil is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a broken thumb.
Neil, who has been subject of trade rumours leading up to the deadline, is unlikely to be dealt now as he is expected to be out until at least the second week of March. Neil broke his thumb in a spirited bout with Luke Gazdic on Saturday.
Neil (knee) skated with the team this morning; not timetable for his return.
Neil has been out with a knee injury since December 11th, but was able to join the team for a skate this morning. Despite being on the ice, he needs to be a full participant in a practice before his return is imminent.
Neil has been out since suffering a knee injury on December 11th vs. the Kings. He returned to the ice for the Senators optional morning skate ahead of their game vs. the Lightning. He was originally expected to miss “at least a few weeks” —he is already three and a half weeks removed from the injury so he appears to be right on schedule.