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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
20-4-1 41
14-6-5 33
16-10-0 32
13-8-4 30
11-10-5 27
10-12-4 24
8-12-5 21
8-13-2 18

2022 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 0 0 -1 07:28 0

Top Drake Caggiula News

  • 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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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: First two goals with Sabres

    Caggiula scored twice on four shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Penguins.

    Not much went right for the Sabres on Thursday, but Caggiula was able to deposit his first two goals in blue and gold. The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Coyotes on April 9. For the year, Caggiula has 10 points, 44 shots on net, 63 hits and a minus-5 rating in 37 contests.

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  • Coyotes' Drake Caggiula: Hits waivers

    Caggiula was waived by Arizona on Thursday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.

    Caggiula will likely head to the Coyotes' taxi squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed. He's picked up seven points in 27 games this year.

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  • Sabres' Drake Caggiula: Claimed by Buffalo

    Caggiula was claimed by the Sabres off waivers Friday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.

    Caggiula has picked up one goal and seven points in 27 appearances with the Coyotes this campaign. He'll likely slot into a rotational, bottom-six role with Buffalo.

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  • Coyotes' Drake Caggiula: Rotational option lately

    Caggiula has been a healthy scratch for four of the Coyotes' 14 games in March

    Caggiula has been mired in an 11-game point drought, which has made him more of a rotational player for head coach Rick Tocchet. The 26-year-old winger has seven points, 15 PIM and 46 hits through 26 appearances this season. Caggiula can provide grit on any line, but he'll be competing with John Hayden and Christian Fischer for playing time while Tyler Pitlick (undisclosed) is out.

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  • Coyotes' Drake Caggiula: Nets first goal of season

    Caggiula scored a goal on three shots and added a fighting major in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.

    Caggiula dropped the mitts with Avalanche rookie blueliner Bowen Byram early in the third period. The 26-year-old Caggiula then scored the Coyotes' second goal in the final minute of regulation, but that was as close as they got. The tally was Caggiula's first of the year -- he's added six helpers, 22 shots on net, 29 hits and 15 PIM in 15 contests.

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  • Coyotes' Drake Caggiula: Grabs helper Monday

    Caggiula posted an assist and two hits in Monday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.

    In just his second game back from a lower-body injury, Caggiula made his way onto the scoresheet. He set up Jakob Chychrun for the game-tying goal in the second period. The 26-year-old Caggiula has worked on the third line since his return. He's up to six helpers, 18 shots on net, 24 hits and a plus-1 rating in 13 contests, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper formats.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 176 lbs
Birthplace: Pickering, ON
Age: 28
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left