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Asham ready for retribution tonight versus Caps


The Washington Capitals have bigger worries than Pittsburgh forward Arron Asham, but he’ll still be ready to throw down should Jay Beagle’s teammates seek retribution for what happened Oct. 13.

We all remember what happened that night, right?

Beagle (concussion) hasn’t played since being knocked out.

So does Asham think he’ll have to answer the bell tonight when the Penguins take on the Caps at the Verizon Center?

“Not really thinking about it, and I’m sure they’ve got other things on their mind,” Asham said, as per the Washington Post. “But if they decide to send somebody out to fight me, so be it. What happens, happens. Not going to let it affect my game.”

That being said, Asham admits his infamous post-fight routine weighed on him.

“I wasn’t too happy about what I did,” he said. “To be honest, I had a couple of sleepless nights. I was very embarrassed for myself and my team. I don’t do that stuff. I know it’s never going to happen again.”

The Caps have only fought six times – and Asham seems genuinely remorseful – but when you consider their new coach retired with 3,563 PIM, Matt Hendricks might think about dropping the gloves.