Blackhawks' Drake Caggiula to have hearing for illegal check to head on Tyler Ennis

Charlie Roumeliotis
·1 min read

Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula will have a hearing on Sunday for delivering an illegal check to the head on Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced late Saturday night.

The incident occurred at the 7:42 mark of the middle frame, seconds after Ennis flicked the puck out of play and was penalized for delay of game. Caggiula's right arm made contact with Ennis' head, but he was not assessed a penalty on the play.

Caggiula recorded four hits and one blocked shot in 11:25 of ice time during the Blackhawks' 6-4 win over the Oilers on Saturday. He has never been suspended or fined during his four-year NHL career.

Game 2 is on Monday at 9:30 p.m. and an official ruling is expected before then. 

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