Asham feels four-game ban is harsh

Pittsburgh Penguins' Arron Asham (R) cross checks Philadelphia Flyers' Brayden Schenn during the...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Arron Asham (R) cross checks Philadelphia Flyers' Brayden Schenn during the first period in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff hockey series in Philadelphia, April 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer)

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Arron Asham of the Pittsburgh Penguins said Thursday his four-game suspension for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyer Brayden Schenn in the face was stiffer than he expected.

"I was surprised by the number of games," Asham told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I thought (Nicklas) Backstrom's was a lot worse."

The Washington Capitals' Backstrom got a one-game ban for cross-checking Boston Bruin Rich Peverley in the face.

 


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