Found January 25, 2012 on Pittsburghlive.com:
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Penguins forward James Neal is a late addition to the NHL All-Star Game, the league announced today .Neal is tied for second in the NHL with 27 goals, matching his career high. His 47 points are second on the Penguins behind Evgeni Malkin.
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