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Video: Penguins Neal Viciously Slashed by Islanders Hamonic, Doesn’t Return

James Neal was viciously slashed by NY Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic during a Penguins 5 on 3 powerplay in the second period of Wednesday night’s playoff game.  While it is being speculated that Neal had a lower body injury after a clean check by Hamonic, you can clearly see in the first video that it is Neal’s right hand that is being checked on the bench. Neal went to the locker room immediately afterwards and did not return.

Neal has scored more goals than any other Penguins player over the last two seasons.


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  1. pen's 4ever's Gravatar pen's 4ever
    May 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Bring up BIG MAC to settle things down

  2. SK's Gravatar SK
    May 3, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Hand was the first thing I noticed in real time as well but all signs point to it being a lower body injury (possibly knee or high ankle) that may keep him out for a while. He was seen limping out of Consol yesterday.

  3. Vince's Gravatar Vince
    May 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Once again, no hearing from the leau on questionable hits.

    • Vince's Gravatar Vince
      May 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink


  4. May 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Adam Graves still can’t show his face in Pittsburgh after what he did to Mario, but it worked out for the Pens in that season.

    • ND's Gravatar ND
      May 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

      Why would a stand up guy like Adam Graves be forced to spend any time in that sh–hole (Pittsburgh). Was he convicted of having too much class and forced to “Show his face” in that dump as his sentence?

      • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
        May 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

        no he has to listen to your no talent mouth for here to eternity

  5. Kip's Gravatar Kip
    May 2, 2013 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Wow. Good spot. Hope it is just bruised. He looked shaky getting up but seemed to skate it off. He also looked a little out of it on the bench. Hopefully he doesn’t have that concussion thing return.

  6. Joe's Gravatar Joe
    May 2, 2013 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    There was a point at the end of the second when Murray and Hamonic were chirping at each other, and I’m pretty sure Murray told the refs to get Hamonic under control or he was going to kill him in the third. Watching that hateful relationship blossom is going to be epic, especially if Neal’s injury proves to be that hand.

  7. Heather's Gravatar Heather
    May 2, 2013 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Hamonic will get his! It’s called CRANKSHAFT KARMA!

  8. Heather's Gravatar Heather
    May 2, 2013 at 9:47 am | Permalink



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