The Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal will have a hearing on Tuesday for two separate incidents in Sunday’s 8-4 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Neal first hit Sean Couturier who did not have the puck, then in the same shift Neal took at run at Claude Giroux. Couturier had to leave the ice but he did return to the game. Giroux stumbled and fell briefly but he did not appear to be injured.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Aaron Asham had been offered an in-person hearing because of his retaliatory hit on Brayden Schenn. Schenn hit Paul Martin and Asham retaliated by cross-checking Schenn in the face and then continued to hit Schenn once he was down on the ice. Asham received a match penalty on the play.
Brendan Shanahan has had his hands full during these playoffs. He just recently suspended Carl Hagelin three games for an elbow to the head of Daniel Alfredsson and Matt Carkner was suspended one game for continuing to inflict punishment onto Brian Boyle.