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James Neal takes warm-up for Penguins (Updated)

Nov 9, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has taken to the ice for pre-game warm-ups, prior to tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues, according to multiple reports.

Neal hasn’t played since Oct. 3, when he suffered an upper-body injury. In that game, against the New Jersey Devils, Neal played only three minutes and 49 seconds.

He was put on injured reserve in the middle of October.

Updated: James Neal will return to the lineup tonight, according to the Penguins’ official Twitter account. Beau Bennett also returns to the lineup.

  1. chanceoffleury - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Heard he’s going to be taking mostly 4th line minutes with a little powerplay time if the Blues allow. Hopefully Bennett and Neal coming back will be a locker room morale booster for the Pens! Lord knows they need it after the shellacking they took at MSG…..

    • chanceoffleury - Nov 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      As I watch this game I stand corrected! He is indeed at home as Malkin’s right wing tonight!

      • bobc74 - Nov 10, 2013 at 8:44 AM

        Doesn’t matter, though, when Letang forgets he is a defenseman not a forward. Which occurs way, way too frequently.

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