Neal (lower-body) has been activated from IR and will be in the lineup tonight vs. Vancouver.
Neal has missed the last five games with a lower-body injury, but will be back in tonight vs. the Canucks. Neal will skate with Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson on the Predators second line. He has 13 goals and 10 assists (23 points) in 35 games this season.
Neal was back in practice on Monday and skated on a line with Colin Wilson and Mike Fisher. Neal has missed the last five games with a lower-body injury, but his availability for today’s practice suggests that he could be back on Tuesday vs. the Canucks.
The Predators have placed James Neal (lower-body) on IR.
Neal’s placement on IR means that he will miss his fourth consecutive game with a lower-body injury. There is no word on how many games past today that Neal will miss. Monitor his status prior to Saturday’s game in Minnesota.
Neal missed Friday’s practice with a lower-body ailment and it will hold him out of this afternoon’s game in Los Angeles. Neal has registered 13 goals and 10 assists in 35 games this season. Consider him day-to-day.
Neal, who missed Saturday’s game, was on the ice for Monday’s morning skate. He took line rushes on the Predators fourth line and said after the skate that he was not sure if he would play. Shortly after, head coach Peter Laviolette said that he believes Neal will play, so we will have to see in warmups.
Neal (illness) took part in the Predators morning skate; could play Monday.
Neal missed Saturday’s game with an illness, but he is skating this morning which suggests that he will return to the lineup tonight vs. the Blue Jackets. Neal has two goals and three assists in his last six games and 19 points (11G / 8A) in 30 games this season.