When the Capitals and Penguins last faced one another on Oct. 13, Washington forward Jay Beagle suffered a concussion in a controversial fight with Pittsburgh's Arron Asham. Beagle has not played since.

After today’s morning skate at Verizon Center, Asham was asked about tonight’s game and whether he expected the Capitals to seek any retribution for the knockout and subsequent mocking gestures.

“Not really thinking about it, and I’m sure they’ve got other things on their mind,” Asham said. “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.”

Asham added: “I wasn’t too happy about what I did. 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.”

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