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Neal, Smith among injured Predators who played during Cup run

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile addressed the media on Wednesday where he revealed which of his players were fighting injury during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Winger James Neal broke his hand in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. He scored the overtime winner in that game, his fourth in 11 post-season games, but found the back of the net just twice in Nashville’s next 11 contests.

Poile also said that forward Colin Wilson‘s four-game absence from the Final was due to a hamstring injury, while Craig Smith battled a high-ankle sprain throughout the playoffs.