Blackhawks’ Drake Caggiula hasn’t returned to skating since concussion
The forward is doing some physical activity.
Blackhawks winger Drake Caggiula hasn’t skated since he suffered a concussion Feb. 27 in Anaheim, head coach Jeremy Colliton said Monday.
Colliton added that Caggiula is doing some physical activity while in concussion protocol, according to Mark Lazerus of The Athletic. There’s no timetable for Caggiula’s return.
Caggiula was blindsided by Ducks forward Rickard Rakell in the opening minute of the second period Feb. 27 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Caggiula went to retrieve a puck in the offensive zone when Rakell came up from behind and hit Caggiula in the back that made him go face-first into the glass. Caggiula laid on the ice for a brief moment before getting to his knees and then skating off the ice with some help.
Rakell was assessed a 5-minute major boarding penalty and a game misconduct for the hit. Caggiula was later diagnosed with a concussion and became the fifth Blackhawks player to endure the head injury since mid-December. Goaltender Corey Crawford, centers Artem Anisimov and Marcus Kruger and winger Brendan Perlini have all missed time with a concussion.
Without Caggiula, the Blackhawks dropped both games in a back-to-back in Los Angeles and San Jose before winning five straight entering Monday’s game against Vancouver.