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Neal (ankle) will return to the Oilers lineup on Tuesday.

Neal has been out since January 29th with an ankle injury but will play tonight in Dallas. There's no word on how the lines will shake out but it seems highly likely that Neal will skate on the top line with Connor McDavid. Neal has 19 goals and 10 assists (29 points) in 50 games this season.

Source: Jack Michaels 03/3/20, 1:17 pm EST

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The Oilers have acquired James Neal from the Flames for Milan Lucic and a conditional 2020 third round pick.

The Alberta rivals swap bad contracts. Going to Edmonton is James Neal, who has four years left with a $5.75M cap-hit. The Oilers are retaining 12.5 percent ($750K) of Lucic’s AAV which means they are taking on an additional $500K AAV in cap-space in this trade. Neal struggled mightily in his first season with the Flames, posting just 19 points (7G / 12A) in 63 games. With so few talented wingers in Edmonton, Neal should see consistent top-6 minutes—at least to start the year.

Source: Bob McKenzie 07/22/19, 3:27 pm EST

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Neal (illness) is questionable for Monday’s game in Los Angeles.

Neal has missed the last three games with an illness, but head coach Gerard Gallant said that Neal has had a couple of good skates so they’ll see where he’s at on Monday. Neal has been a horse for the Golden Knights this season, picking up 24 goals and 15 assists (39 points) in 58 games.

Source: Gary Lawless 02/26/18, 8:01 am EST

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