The Score "Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil underwent thumb surgery and will need several weeks to recover, general manager Bryan Murray confirmed Friday. Neil's cast is expected to be removed in about two weeks, Murray said." February 20
CBSSports.com "Even though he doesn't seem to have any interest in leaving Ottawa, Chris Neil's name is one that has been mentioned frequently in trade talks ahead of next month's trade deadline for teams that might want to add some sort of physical presence to their fourth line. Any team that was interested..." February 14
The Score "It appears as though Chris Neil will stick with the Ottawa Senators beyond March 2 at his own request. Bryan Murray will reportedly accommodate Neil's preference after the enforcer failed to provide his blessing for a move before the trade deadline, according to Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun." February 04
#sens not trading Chris Neil. Out of respect, asked him if he wanted to be dealt. He doesn't.
Ottawa Sun "Ottawa's two longest-serving Senators took different approaches Monday when asked to respond to comments made recently by GM Bryan Murray about their respective futures in the city. Murray suggested in media reports before the break that he would consider trading alternate captains Chris..." January 27
Neil and Phillips in. Anderson starts. Greening out. Wiercioch out. #sens
@Senators correction...it's a lower body injury.
Detroit News "Johan Franzen and Ottawa's Chris Neil didn't throw many punches Thursday when they played – but the zingers back and forth since then have been heavyweight title worthy. It was Franzen's turn Saturday, a day after Neil chided him for not wanting to fight late in Thursday's 6-1 Red Wings..." March 01
Ottawa Sun "The Senators were fighting amongst themselves Friday. Battling to get back into a playoff position with the Los Angeles Kings in town Saturday, the Senators' one hour practice at the Canadian Tire Centre turned vicious with no love lost between teammates at times. After a collision near..." December 14
Ottawa Citizen "Even by a tough guy’s standards, the face of Senators winger Chris Neil has had a hellish month. There was that errant puck that broke his nose and blackened his eye during a game in Los Angeles Oct. 9, then an elbow to the battered beak last week in Detroit. On Sunday at home against the..." October 30
Ottawa Sun "If there was any doubt the 4-3 OT loss to the Los Angeles Kings was a tough one Chris Neil was still wearing the battle scars Thursday morning to prove it. The Senators' rugged winger had stitches in his nose and a black eye after taking a puck in the face and was going to need X-rays to see..." October 11
Chris Neil practiced with the team today. He is cleared to play Game 4 and could have returned to Game 3 with more time.
Montreal Gazette "Ottawa Senators enforcer Chris Neil was standing in the depths of the Bell Centre Wednesday afternoon following his team’s practice in LaSalle, wearing a broad, gap-toothed grin that showed him to be a few Chiclets shy of a full package. And the man whose every molecule Canadiens fans will..." May 01