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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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