Injured on February 26th vs. Kings
Neal has missed 10 of the last 11 games. He played in the Kings game on the road where he left after falling behind the goal, seemingly on the same hand that was injured last year in the playoffs.
He did not travel with the team on the recent five-game road trip, but was seen skating many of the days while the team was away. Neal participated in the most recent morning skate wearing a red no-contact jersey.
James is doing real good. He’s skating today. He’s not playing tonight but we’ll see him in the near future. -Gerard Gallant
Injured on March 6th vs. Blue Jackets
Smith left the game after a hit in the 2nd period in Columbus. He remained on the road trip for a short time following the injury before returning to Vegas.
He has not participated in a practice since the injury but was seen putting on skates and pads to take the ice for an individual practice today.
A source indicated to SinBin.vegas that the team initially feared Smith had broken a bone in his hand that could have ended his season, but an MRI confirmed otherwise. The same source put the timeline at about two weeks from the injury following the news of no broken bones.
He is not playing tonight. Day to day. Getting better. -Gallant