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Blackhawks’ Caggiula to have discipline hearing for illegal check to head

We have our first disciplinary hearing of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Saturday night that Chicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula will have a hearing on Sunday for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis.

You can see the hit in the video above.

There was no penalty called on the play.


The Blackhawks stormed out to a huge lead on Saturday, chasing Oilers goalie Mike Smith after he surrendered five goals. They went on to win the game 6-4 to take a 1-0 series lead.

Game 2 of the series is scheduled for Monday and given the fact the league has already scheduled a hearing there is a very good chance Chicago will be without Caggiula’s services for that game.

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.