Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers will not buy out James Neal's contract this season.
GM Ken Holland is not looking to get rid of Neal who scored 19 goals this past season with a red-hot start and a poor finish to the season. He had 12 goals in his first 18 games but managed only seven goals over the last 37 games. It helped his cause that he had two goals and an assist in the Oilers play-in series loss to Chicago. Look for Neal to play on the third line next season and see time on the second power play. Sep 26 10:55 am (EST)
- The Edmonton Oilers will transfer a third-round pick in either 2020 or 2021 to the Calgary Flames as part of the Milan Lucic for James Neal trade.
- James Neal is skating a lot better as he is fully recovered from an ankle injury suffered on January 30.
- James Neal was stuck on 19 goals prior to the NHL's pause of the 2019-20 season. All James Neal News
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