James Neal
RW VGK
3 days ago

Neal (illness) will play against the Predators on Tuesday, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Neal was dealing with what coach Gerard Gallant described as a "sinus thing", but appears to be ready to suit up versus his former club. The winger has cooled off recently, as he has tallied just two points in his previous nine outings. Despite his lack of points, the veteran continues to get pucks to the net with 22 shots over this nine-game stretch.

James Neal
RW VGK
4 days ago

Neal is under the weather, but will travel with the team on its four-game road trip, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Gerard Gallant told reporters Neal has a "sinus thing" and wouldn't go so far to rule him out against the Predators. While it won't be his first trip back to the Music City since joining the Golden Knights, you have to imagine the winger will still be motivated to get out there versus his old club. The veteran's scoring has dried up lately, as he has just one goal and one assist in his previous nine outings.

James Neal
RW VGK
2 weeks ago

Neal has posted one assist and a minus-3 rating in his last seven games.

EDGE Analysis

Neal lit it up through his first 33 games, compiling 17 goals and 27 points while firing 97 shots on goal. He bottomed out Friday night with a brutal minus-4 rating, though, which amplifies how bad it has been for Neal. The veteran winger will have a chance to turn things around Sunday against the Rangers, who have been a tough team to score on all season, including having the sixth-ranked penalty kill.

James Neal
RW VGK
1 month ago

Neal scored his 16th goal of the season and added a helper in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Neal is red-hot right now, recording four goals and seven points in his last six contests. The 30-year-old recently went through a five-game scoring drought, but he's gotten right back on track in a big way. The second-line winger has put up 16 goals and 26 points in 32 games this season, making him a dependable fantasy winger. Neal is one of the best goal-scorers in the game and should be rolled out with confidence right now.

James Neal
RW VGK
1 month ago

Neal ended a five-game pointless drought Tuesday, notching a goal and an assist in a win over the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Even the best goal-scorers go through slumps, so it was good to see Neal get back on track Tuesday. The 30-year-old has racked up 13 goals and 21 points through 27 contests, firing 72 shots on goal in the process. The former Penguin is one of the best goal-scorers in the game and can be played with confidence whenever Vegas takes to the ice.

James Neal
RW VGK
2 months ago

Neal dropped a power-play goal and an overtime assist to the detriment of the visiting Sharks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

An alternate captain for the expansion Golden Knights, Neal is still under contract by the Penguins, even though he hasn't played for them since the 2013-14 season and spent the following three campaigns in Nashville. The power-play winger, who will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, is up to 19 points (12 goals, seven assists) to complement a plus-5 rating through 21 games. He's a gem in the fantasy world, and hopefully you've unearthed him by now.

James Neal
RW VGK
2 months ago

Neal scored the game-winning goal Wednesday in Anaheim. He also recorded an assist and six shots in the 4-2 victory.

EDGE Analysis

With 17 points in 19 games, Neal has been fulfilling his preseason billing as the team's top offensive weapon coming out of the expansion draft. He's already up to 56 shots on goal -- an 82-game pace north of 240 -- while holding down the right wing slot on the top line and No. 1 power-play unit. Just be mindful of his inflated 19.6 shooting percentage, which is over seven points higher than his career mark of 12.2.

James Neal
RW VGK
2 months ago

Neal had the opening goal in a 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

That brings him to eight for the season despite a four-game scoreless streak this year He's reached the point where he belongs in your lineup in all situations for as long as he can even come close to keeping this level of play going.

James Neal
RW VGK
3 months ago

Neal picked up two points -- a goal and an assist -- in Friday's 7-0 rout over the Avalanche in front of the home crowd.

EDGE Analysis

Someone better check the circuit on the goal lamp at T-Mobile Arena, as Neal and company were basically scoring at will in this victory. After potting six goals over the team's first four games, Neal went scoreless over the next four before Friday's effort snapped the mini-funk to give him his fourth two-point effort of the young season. Vegas is off to an incredible 8-1-0 start, so the ship has probably sailed on getting this top-line, power-play winger at a discount.

James Neal
RW VGK
3 months ago

Neal dished out two helpers in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

After scoring six goals in his first four games as a Golden Knight, Neal finally added a couple assists to his point total. Both assists came on goals scored by his linemate, David Perron, including the game-winning goal in OT. While he may not keep up this level of scoring, the 30-year-old winger is settling in very nicely with his new squad.