NHL’s Three Stars for Friday Night: Okposo, Neal, Miller

NHL Three Stars of the Night for Friday 1. Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders | 4 Goals, +3, 6 SOG, 18:15 | – Okposo netted his first career hat trick with a four goal night in a 6-3 win over the Penguins. Okposo’s big night included scoring 3 goals in the third period. Okposo scored

Examining James Neal’s future in Pittsburgh & Three Trade Scenario’s

Inside Pittsburgh Sports has polled scouts and executives on 5 players from the Penguins NHL roster that are top trade candidates this summer. On who has the most trade value? James Neal won the poll receiving 3 of 5 votes with Paul Martin coming in at second, receiving 2 of 5 votes. Talk among executives

James Neal out indefinitely with a concussion

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be shorthanded in the top-6 for this weekend’s home and home series vs the Philadelphia Flyers and possibly longer. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma revealed after today’s practice that James Neal was diagnosed with a concussion Thursday afternoon and is out indefinitely. As with any player with a concussion, Neal could

James Neal suspension Video

Here’s the explanation from the NHL Department of Player Safety on James Neal being suspended for five games. Among the key points: NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan says Neal has plenty of time to avoid Marchand. “With a clear view of Marchand and plenty of time to avoid him, Neal skates directly through Marchand’s head with

Neal could return to practice on Friday

  Penguins winger James Neal who hasn’t played since October 3rd, participated in the Penguins morning skate this morning in New York, though he’s not an option to play tonight. Neal is in the 5th week of what sources have called a six week injury. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma told reporters after the morning

James Neal is going to miss some time

James Neal played just 3:49 vs the New Jersey Devils and is now considered out indefinitely. “It’s more week-to-week than day-to-day,” Bylsma said of Neal’s injury. Bylsma said a number of players could see time in Neal’s spot but the injury to Neal is likely to lead to Beau Bennett moving up to the second