The NHL announced on Sunday afternoon that, Chicago forward, Drake Caggiula will be suspended one game after a high hit to Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis in game one this past Saturday.
The hit occurred at the midway point of the second period and went uncalled. In fact, Ennis went to the box after the play on a delay of game call. The hit can be seen below and it is clear that the primary point of contact was with Ennis’ head. The fact that this went uncalled is another example of NHL officiating lacking in awareness.
Drake Caggiula gets one game for his hit on Tyler Ennis. pic.twitter.com/IzOogAeLuT— World Hockey Report (@worldhockeyrpt) August 2, 2020
He will miss Monday’s game two and will return to the Chicago lineup for game three, which is scheduled to take place this coming Wednesday.
Caggiula signed with the Oilers 2016 and spent three seasons with the club. He was traded to the Blackhawks in December of 2017 in a deal that saw the Brandon Manning come to Edmonton. Since the trade, Caggiula has put up a total of 27 points in 66 games with Chicago. Brandon Manning, on the other hand, has appeared in 21 games with Edmonton and is most well known for being suspended in the AHL after spouting racial slurs to an opponent.