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Pens' Asham escapes suspension for sleeper taunt

Pittsburgh Penguins' Arron Asham, left, and Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle (83) fight during the third-period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Beagle left the game bleeding from the face and the Capitals won in overtime 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Arron Asham will not be disciplined for his actions against the Washington Capitals, NHL spokesman John Dellapina told the Washington Times.

Asham belted Washington C Jay Beagle with a wicked right hand during a fight, leaving Beagle momentarily motionless on the ice.

Moments after the knockout, Asham waved his arms in "knockout" motion and then put his hands to his head in a motion that illustrated Asham "putting Beagle to sleep."

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