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.
Neal will be a healthy scratch in Game 5.
Neal has struggled to get anything going against the Avalanche, failing to record a point with seven shots and a minus-3 rating. Neal will be replaced by Austin Czarnik on the Flames’ third-line.
Neal is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Neal is set to miss his third straight game on Wednesday and is expected to miss a few weeks with a lower-body injury that he suffered in Florida last Thursday. Austin Czarnik has receded a goal in each game since replacing Neal in the lineup.
Neal (upper-body) will not play Saturday in Pittsburgh.
Neal was forced to leave Thursday’s game in Florida with an upper-body injury and will not play Saturday against his former team. Neal had been heating up recently, scoring one goal with six assists (seven points) in his last 12 games.
Neal (illness) will be back in the Flames lineup on Friday.
Neal missed Wednesday’s game vs. the Sabres with an illness but will draw back into the lineup vs. the Red Wings. Neal has just one goal and four assists in his last 19 games.
Neal (illness) will not play on Wednesday.
Neal missed Tuesday’s practice and Wednesday’s morning skate due to illness and will not play tonight vs. the Sabres. With Neal out, Austin Czarnik will skate on the Flames third line.
Neal (jaw) is expected to be back in the Flames lineup on Thursday.
Source: @NHLFlames 12/20/18, 5:54 pm EST
Neal (upper-body) will not play Tuesday in Dallas.
Neal has been sent back to Calgary with an upper-body injury, which is believed to be related to getting hit in the face by a puck in St. Louis on Sunday. Sam Bennett, who didn’t play Sunday, is expected to replace him.
Source: @NHLFlames 12/18/18, 1:05 pm EST
The Flames have signed James Neal to a five-year deal worth $28.75M ($5.75M AAV).
Neal (hand) will be back in the Golden Knights lineup on Friday.
Source: Steve Carp 03/16/18, 2:22 pm EST
Neal remains day-to-day with a hand injury; won’t play Wednesday.
Neal will miss his eighth straight game with a hand injury and remains listed as “day-to-day.” Neal did not take the ice for the morning skate on Wednesday, so it seems unlikely that he will play Friday vs. the Wild either.
Neal (hand) will not play Friday vs. the Senators.
Neal (hand) will not play Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Neal (hand) is not expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday.
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.
Neal (illness) has been placed on injured reserve.
Neal is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Canucks.
Neal (illness) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Flames.
Neal will not play against the Ducks on Monday.
Source: Sheng Peng 02/19/18, 9:38 pm EST
Neal (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against the Ducks.
It is the same illness Neal was dealing with last week. He will be a game-time decision so monitor his status accordingly.