Discipline hearings set for Pens' Neal, Asham

Penguins forward James Neal will have separate hearings Tuesday with the NHL discipline department for hits on Philadelphia's Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux in Sunday's Game 3.

Penguins forward Arron Asham faces an in-person hearing Tuesday for his cross-check and subsequent punch of the Flyers' Brayden Schenn.

Both players face possible suspensions.

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Asham received a match penalty. Neal was not penalized for the hit on Couturier but got a charging penalty for the hit on Giroux.

In addition, Penguins forward Craig Adams faces an automatic suspension for taking an instigating penalty in the final five minutes of the game.

The Penguins trail the series, 3-0, with Game 4 set for Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

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Shelly Anderson: shanderson@post-gazette.com, 412-262-1721 and on Twitter @pgshelly. First Published April 16, 2012 9:45 PM


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