Neal (upper-body) skated this morning; but will not play.
Neal returned to the ice this morning, but will be held out of the lineup tonight vs. the Canucks. Tonight will be the ninth consecutive game that he has missed. However, skating this morning is a good sign that he should be available for Saturday’s game vs. Dallas.
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.