Caggiula (face) will play in Monday's tilt against Florida, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. After taking a puck to the face Friday -- resulting in several missed teeth -- Caggiula has channeled his inner ironman, and will only miss one game. The 23-year-old should slide back onto Edmonton's second power-play unit and reprise his role as a physical checker, as his 108 hits are fourth most on the team.
Caggiula (face) is questionable for Monday's game against Florida and will have his playing status decided once he's re-evaluated later in the day. The former University of North Dakota star was already forced to miss Saturday's contest against the Sharks due to the injury, which he suffered after taking a puck to the mouth during Friday's loss in Anaheim. Expect the team to announce an update prior to puck drop, though the news shouldn't affect lineups outside of those in the deepest of leagues.
Caggiula (face) will not be available against host San Jose on Saturday. This will force coach Todd McLellan to rethink his options on special teams, as Caggiula has been averaging close to a minute per game on both the power play and penalty kill this season. We're now projecting Michael Cammalleri to emerge from the press box and at least hold down the fort on the No. 2 power-play unit, so consider him to be a nice filler for Caggiula in the interim.
Caggiula was hit in the face by the puck in Friday's tilt against the Ducks. Oilers coach Todd McLellan said the winger is questionable for Saturday night's road match against the Sharks. Anton Slepyshev saw a season-high 15:25 of ice time as he was counted on more heavily following Caggiula's departure. A physical skater who's recorded 108 hits through 41 games, the former University of North Dakota standout generally doesn't provide enough offense to make his absence felt among the fantasy hockey populous, but he does factor in on the power play and penalty kill to benefit the Oilers.
Caggiula scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights. Caggiula seemingly got better as the game progressed --- he tallied his sixth goal of the season early in the third period and added his fifth assist of 2017-18 on the overtime winner, a two-on-one dish to Darnell Nurse. However, the points were his first since Dec. 21. Even after the productive night, Caggiula is best left on the wire for now.
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