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James Neal limps off ice, return questionable

May 1, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are putting on a clinic so far in their Game 1 match against the New York Islanders, but it wasn’t all good news on Wednesday.

While it’s too early to tell how serious the injury might be, James Neal limped off the ice during the second period, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Shelly Anderson.

There’s no word from the team yet, but considering what is (as of this writing) a 5-0 lead, it’s unlikely that the Penguins will risk his health tonight either way. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Josh Yohe provides an educated guess regarding when the injury occurred:

The fact that he appears to be dealing with a lower-body injury might or might not be a good thing since his last issue was upper-body-related.

  1. jr507 - May 1, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Fruitloop saw the score and decided he needed to go to the locker room so he could play with his hair some more. Managed to borrow some mascara from Sindy so he should be ready for his postgame interview.

    It’s sad such a talented team is comprised if such POS humans (not even gonna mention Cooke).

    • bru308 - May 1, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      U mad about the score Bro? No Crosby, no Orpik, no Neal… No problems.

    • pens5829 - May 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      5-0. Where’s your team tonight?

      • upyoursnfu - May 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM

        His team is 0….

  2. letangsjuicymeatstick - May 1, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    jr don’t be so somber that you can’t run your fingers in his sweet hair ….someone is just jealous…..you must be a islanders fan

  3. jr507 - May 1, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    guilty buddy. Damn I hate your team. lol.

    • theageofquarrel - May 1, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      That’s cool because they don’t care for you either.

  4. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 1, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    It looked like he twisted his ankle pretty badly. Ouch! Might need to miss the next game.

  5. antkowiak666 - May 2, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    he’s a POS,he got what he deserved….for all of you Pens fans that forgot about the cheap shot he took on Couturier in last years playoffs.

    • steelpenbucs87 - May 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      Well luckily the only “cheap shots” Coots has to worry about this year are people trying to Happy Gilmore him on the golf course.

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