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  • Oilers' Drake Caggiula: Receives demotion

    Caggiula was put on waivers Saturday.

    Caggiula inked a two-year, two-way contract with the Oilers on July 1. He played in four NHL games with the Penguins last season but failed to hit the scoresheet. The 29-year-old had 22 goals and 53 points in 65 AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season.

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  • Oilers' Drake Caggiula: Signs two-year contract

    Caggiula inked a two-year, two-way contract with Edmonton on Saturday, per TSN.

    Caggiula had 22 goals and 53 points in 65 contests with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2022-23. The 29-year-old forward has played in 282 career NHL games, recording 46 goals and 91 points over that span. He should get a look during training camp, but he'll probably end up starting the season in the minors.

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  • Penguins' Drake Caggiula: Back in AHL

    Caggiula was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

    Caggiula played Thursday in Tampa Bay and had a shot on goal in only 4:01 of action. Caggiula has played four games with the Penguins this season with nary a point. He has 12 goals and 37 points in 47 AHL games this season.

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  • Penguins' Drake Caggiula: Up with Penguins

    Caggiula was called up by Pittsburgh on Wednesday, per Taylor Haase of DKPittsburghSports.com.

    Caggiula has 12 goals and 37 points in 47 AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. He's also recorded a minus-1 rating, two shots, five hits and a block in three contests while averaging 7:28 of ice time with Pittsburgh in 2022-23.

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  • Penguins' Drake Caggiula: Returned to AHL affiliate

    Caggiula was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

    Caggiula was sent down as Ryan Poehling (upper body) was activated off injured reserve. He played three games in late October and was a minus-one with five hits and no shots on goal. Caggiula has four goals and 14 points in 23 AHL games this season.

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  • Penguins' Drake Caggiula: Called up to big club

    Caggiula was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.

    Caggiula has logged three NHL games this season in which he averaged a meager 7:28 of ice time and generated zero points, two shots and five hits. Still, with Ryan Poehling (upper body) and Josh Archibald (lower body) both sidelined, Caggiula could be in line to play during this stint in the NHL.

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  • Penguins' Drake Caggiula: Dropped down to AHL

    Caggiula was demoted to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.

    Caggiula will trade places with Drew O'Connor who was recalled from the minors in a corresponding move. In his three appearances this year, the 28-year-old Caggiula averaged a mere 7:28 of ice time in which he has recorded two shots, five hits and one block.

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  • Penguins' Drake Caggiula: Promoted to NHL

    Caggiula was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    Caggiula has just one assist through four games at the AHL level this season. He scored five points in 18 games with the Sabres last season. The 28-year-old will likely be a healthy scratch at the NHL level but could fill a bottom-six role temporarily.

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  • Penguins' Drake Caggiula: Sent to AHL

    Caggiula was cut from the Penguins' training-camp roster Sunday.

    Caggiula was competing for a bottom-six role in Pittsburgh after signing a two-way deal in July. The 28-year-old forward has 91 points (46 goals, 45 assists) in 278 career NHL contests. He'll likely be one of the first call-ups should the Penguins need additional forward depth.

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  • Penguins' Drake Caggiula: Heading to Steel City

    Caggiula (back) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins in July of 2022, per PuckPedia.

    Caggiula has never played an AHL game in his career, though he's also struggled to be an NHL regular. He was limited to five points in 18 contests with the Sabres last year, and he could face an uphill battle to make the Opening Night roster in Pittsburgh. If he does, he's likely set for a bottom-six role throughout the campaign.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Undergoing season-ending surgery

    Caggiula will have season-ending spine surgery for a herniated disc Thursday and is facing a 6-8 month recovery timeline, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

    Caggiula has been out of action since late November due to his herniated disc and will now be shut down for the year. At the earliest, Caggiula won't be cleared until mid-August but it's still possible the winger will be ready in time for the start of the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: On injured reserve

    Caggiula (upper body) has been designated for injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

    Caggiula was previously classified as week-to-week, so his designation for IR shouldn't come as a surprise. Given the winger has already missed four games due to his upper-body issue, his placement on injured reserve shouldn't impact his recovery timeline.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Battling upper-body injury

    Caggiula is listed as week to week with an upper-body injury.

    It's unclear when Caggiula picked up the injury, but he was unable to skate Friday, and his return doesn't appear to be imminent. The 27-year-old forward has picked up two goals and three assists in 18 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Chips in with assist Friday

    Caggiula notched an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.

    Caggiula snapped a three-game point drought with his assist. The 27-year-old winger has picked up four points through 13 contests. He's added 14 hits, 18 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating. Caggiula's career high in points in 23 from 2018-19, so he shouldn't be expected to exceed his current scoring pace.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Deposits second goal

    Caggiula scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Sharks.

    Caggiula unleashed a blast in the second period to bring the Sabres within a goal, but they were unable to pull even. The 27-year-old winger has three points, 15 shots on net and 11 hits through nine contests. He's topped out at 23 points in a season, doing so in 55 games between the Oilers and the Blackhawks in 2018-19. The Ontario native is more of a checking-line option than a high-scoring winger.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Tallies in win

    Caggiula scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning.

    Caggiula put the Sabres ahead for good late in the second period with his first goal of the year. The 27-year-old winger has been a consistent bottom-six presence in 2021-22. He's picked up two points, nine shots, nine hits and a plus-1 rating through six contests. Fantasy managers can likely find more productive scorers than Caggiula, whose career high in points is 23, set in 2018-19 in 55 games between the Oilers and the Blackhawks.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Set to play Thursday

    Caggiula (undisclosed) is expected to be ready to suit up versus the Canadiens on Thursday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Caggiula was unable to finish Tuesday's practice session but appears to be no worse for the wear. The 27-year-old winger missed the 20-point threshold in each of the previous two seasons, though he was limited to 40 or fewer games in both years. With a full 82-game campaign, Caggiula should get back over that mark, making him a decent mid-range fantasy target.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Exits practice early

    Caggiula (undisclosed) exited Tuesday's practice early after taking a hit along the boards, Sabres beat writer Jourdon LaBarber reports.

    Caggiula is still being evaluated, so an update on his status for Thursday's regular-season opener versus Montreal should be released in the near future. If Caggiula's unable to go, John Hayden may draw into the lineup against the Canadiens.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Re-signs with Buffalo

    Caggiula signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Sabres on Tuesday.

    Caggiula appeared in 38 games split between the Coyotes and the Sabres last season, picking up 10 points, 46 shots and 64 hits over that span. He'll continue to serve as a bottom-six option without much offensive upside for Buffalo next year, severely limiting his fantasy upside.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 176 lbs
Birthplace: Pickering, ON
Age: 29
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left