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According to veteran forward Chris Neil, Senators head coach Guy Boucher was the one that didn't want to re-sign him. "I have a lot of respect for (assistant GM) Randy (Lee) and (GM) Pierre (Dorion) … I think, if it was up to them, I’d be back," said Neil. "But they kind of put it in the coach’s hands and that had a lot to do with it. For whatever reason, Guy never really gave me the chance to show I can play." The veteran doesn't want to retire just yet, but he might have a hard time finding work in a league that values skill and speed. He might be forced to accept a PTO from another team if he wants to be in training camp next year.

Ottawa Citizen

Jun 17 - 9:55 AM

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Chris Neil is looking to extend his NHL career. Neil only participated in 53 games last season and averaged just 7:34 minutes when he did play. After that it was agreed between Neil and Ottawa that Neil would become an unrestricted free agent this summer rather than re-sign with the squad. He'll celebrate his 38th birthday on Sunday, but Neil isn't ready to hang up his skates. "I feel I’ve got stuff left to do," he said. "I feel I can still play and contribute."

Ottawa Sun

Jun 16 - 10:26 AM

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Chris Neil will not be back with the Ottawa Senators next season. Neil and the Senators agreed to part ways after a meeting was held Monday to discuss the winger's future and it was agreed that he wouldn't like the role he would have been given if he stayed with the team. He will become an unrestricted free agent in July 1.

Ottawa Citizen

Jun 14 - 6:23 PM

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Neil will not be brought back by the Senators next season, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

RotoWire

Jun 14 - 3:58 PM

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Neil will not be brought back by the Senators next season, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia report.

RotoWire

Jun 14 - 3:41 PM

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Speaking to the media, Chris Neil has said he is not sure what lies ahead for him. "I came in, cleaned my locker" said Neil "and I don't know what's ahead." His contract expires on July 1st and it's tough to see the Senators bringing back considering how much his game has fallen recently. If this is the end for him, he'll leave as one of the better enforcers to ever play in the NHL. He did add he wants to play again next season but he will need a contract offer from GM Pierre Dorion. It's hard to imagine Neil playing anywhere else than Ottawa, a team he has played 14 seasons for.

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Chris Neil will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh on Friday night. Neil has only suited up in two games this postseason, and none of them have come in this series. Chris Kelly, Ben Harpur, Colin White, Jyrki Jokipakka and Chris DiDomenico will also watch the game from the press box. Alex Burrows will miss the game because of a lower-body injury.

TSN 1200 on Twitter

May 19 - 7:57 PM

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Chris Neil is projected to be a healthy scratch in Game 3 Wednesday night. Ottawa has only used Neil in two playoff games in 2017. He had a goal and four points in 53 regular season contests.

NHL.com

May 17 - 8:02 PM

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The Ottawa Senators will not dress Chris Neil for Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Chris Neil will join Viktor Stalberg, Chris Kelly, Colin White, Jyrki Jokipakka, Christopher DiDomenico, and Ben Harpur as scratches. It's worth noting that Stalberg will miss the game due to an undisclosed injury.

Dan Rosen on Twitter

May 13 - 7:07 PM

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Neil is likely to serve as a healthy scratch Saturday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Penguins, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

RotoWire

May 13 - 3:35 PM

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@PensNation_Nick BTWs - Chris Neil is still available. FA 😜
@1stLineCenter Yet. Just wait until they trade them all to the Sens for Chris Neil because "he's a character guy"
@sxwxgirl1 Chris Neil sucked why would we keep him? I loved Neiler but he couldn't compete anymore get over yourself
@Senators You have lost a Seasons Ticket holder over your treatment of #Methot and especially #ChrisNeil #ShameOnYou