Neal to play for Canada in IIHF World Championships - 04-29-11

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins forward James Neal will play for Team Canada in the IIHF World Championships beginning today in Slovakia.

Neal was acquired prior to the trade deadline along with defenseman Matt Niskanen in a deal which sent defenseman Alex Goligoski to Dallas.

In 20 regular season games with the Penguins, Neal scored six points (one goal, five assists). In seven postseason games, Neal had two points (one goal, one assist).

EN Says: There was some speculation that Neal was injured during the posteason. Presumably, this mean's he's healthy. Either way, hopefully for his sake, he can find a way to be a little bit more productive than he has been thus far in his Penguins career.

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