Chris Neil RW OTT 13 Days

Neil (knee) was officially activated from injured reserve Monday.

This further verifies that Neil will return to the Ottawa lineup Tuesday, as coach Dave Cameron alluded to following Monday's practice. Neil, who offers more impact in the hits and PIM categories than as a scorer, last played Dec. 11.

Chris Neil RW OTT 13 Days

Neil (knee) is slated to return to the Ottawa lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

Neil is thus slated to be activated off IR in advance of Tuesday's contest, a transaction of note for those who miss his PIM. In 28 games this season, Neil has recorded seven points and 49 penalty minutes.

Chris Neil RW OTT 28 Days

Neil (knee) was on the ice for morning skate Sunday, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Neil was placed on injured reserve Dec. 13 and hasn't returned to game action since. The absence of he and Zack Smith (wrist) have left the Senators with few enforcers in the bottom six, but it appears as though Neil is making progress towards a return.

Chris Neil RW OTT 2 Months

Neil (knee) is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Neil was placed on the team's injured list over the weekend after he suffered the injury in Thursday's loss to the Kings. The Senators are woefully short on physical hitters in their bottom-six forwards at the moment, as the long-term absences of Neil and Zack Smith (wrist) have created a major void.

Chris Neil RW OTT 2 Months

Neil (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Neil is being labeled as week-to-week with the injury, so by placing the winger on IR, the Senators can open up an extra roster spot while he recovers. Neil had only seven points in 28 games, but with 101 hits on the season, he's about as physical a player as any on the team.

Chris Neil RW OTT 2 Months

Neil is considered week-to-week with a knee injury he suffered Thursday against the Kings, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 reports.

Neil's injury was initially listed as lower body, but assistant coach Dave Cameron specified that it was a knee injury that obviously is pretty severe. Unless Clarke MacArthur is able to return Saturday, the Senators with need to make a move to add depth at forward.

Chris Neil RW OTT 2 Months

Neil recorded a goal and an assist during Friday's 3-2 loss to the Panthers. He also chipped in with five three shots on goal, seven hits, five penalty minutes and a blocked shot.

It was a rare, multi-category night for Neil, who is typically known for his PIMs and not much else, having failed to crack the 20-point plateau in three of the past four seasons. Enjoy the power surge while it lasts, because it won't.

Chris Neil RW OTT 3 Months

Neil picked up his first point in eight games when he scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets.

His fantasy value has sunk like a stone this season -- he has just 18 PIM in 13 games, a pace that would see him register his lowest PIM total in his career (even the lower than the lockout year). He's never going to be a scoring star, so go find someone else to deliver your sin bin points.

Chris Neil RW OTT 4 Months

Neil picked up two assists in Saturday's win over Columbus.

He now has three points (one goal, two assists) in his last two games. Neil is a guy who when "on" can deliver you with big hits and big PIMs, along with about 20 points a season.

Chris Neil RW OTT 12 Months

Chris Neil had a hand in all three goals for Ottawa, which fell to Toronto 6-3 on Saturday night.

Neil normally is a penalty-minute contributor, so a two-goal, one-assist performance is a bonus for fantasy owners. This season, he has eight goals, 10 points and 110 penalty minutes. Colin Greening notched the other goal, and he also had an assist.