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Drake Caggiula promoted to top line during practice today

Edmonton Oilers v San Jose Sharks - Game Three
Top line Caggiula?
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The Oilers look to have shifted a some lines during practice today. Most notably, Drake Caggiula is on the top line with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who will not miss any time after spearing Chris Tierney in the testicles during Tuesday’s 7-0 blowout loss.

If Caggiula plays with 97 and 29, it will put another speedy forward on the top line. Caggiula has played in sixty games this season scoring 18 points (7-11-18) playing most of his time with Anton Slepyshev and Benoit Pouliot. In four playoff games, Caggiula has yet to register a point.

Patrick Maroon has been relegated to the third line with Mark Letestu and Zack Kassian. Like Caggiula, Maroon has yet to score a point in this series.

Anton Slepyshev starts on a line with Benoit Pouliot and David Desharnais. Slepyshev got some flex time with the McDavid line over the past couple of games. If the Oilers don’t have anything on the board halfway through the game, it’s a safe bet that McLellan rolls out the line juggler once more.

Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks comes to you live tonight from the Rogers Place in Edmonton. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:30.