Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle did not return to the team's 3-2 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night after getting knocked out by Arron Asham in a fight early in the third period. The two men dropped the gloves after Beague was penalized, and Asham's punch caused Beague to bleed profusely. Here's the fight video. Afterwards, Beagle was spotted with ice in his mouth, according to Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times.
It remains unclear how seriously Beague is injured beyond this game. What is clear is that the Washington Capitals did not take too kindly to Asham's gestures after the fight. According to Corey Masisak of NHL.com, Alex Ovechkin, who served the penalty for Beagle, had some words for Asham.
Ovechkin now jawing with Asham in the penalty box. Don't think the
#Caps captain liked Asham going after Beagle in that situation.
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