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Neal added to All-Star Game - 01-25-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins forward James Neal was added to the NHL's All-Star Game roster. He will replace suspended Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin who is skipping the game.

Neal, 24, has appeared in 49 games this season and has scored 47 points (27 goals, 20 assists). He has the second-most goals in the NHL this season. This is first career all-star game selection.

Neal joins fellow Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang in the game which will be played Sunday in Ottawa.

EN Says: We refuse to get too huffy over the meaningless fluff that is the All-Star Lame Game, but the fact it took several players to bow out of the game in order for Neal to get selected was ridiculous.

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