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Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards was a healthy scratch Thursday night when New York faced elimination in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Arron Asham wanted to fire up his teammates when he dropped the gloves with Washington's Jay Beagle in the third period on Thursday.
Like it or not, Thursday night's fight between Arron Asham and Jay Beagle and the subsequent aftermath was the talk of not only hockey but the sports world in general.
The Penguins have offered former NHL MVP Jaromir Jagr a one-year contract, and expect to hear a decision from Jagr's agent soon.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis won't have any trouble adjusting his playoff game face.
Sidney Crosby's return date from a concussion is still unknown. Evgeni Malkin is headed toward surgery and won't play again until next season. Chris Kunitz is day to day, and Mike Comrie, Mark Letestu and Arron Asham are all sidelined with various injuries.
"I talked with Mike Knuble last night and made sure the kid was alright," Asham said.
Asham said he reached out to former teammate Mike Knuble to check up on Beagle and apologize.