Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers fined $2,000 by NHL for diving

The NHL has fined Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers $2,000 for diving to draw a penalty during a game last week.

Forward was warned by league about 'diving and embellishment' in November

Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Zbynek Michalek (4) of the Arizona Coyotes collide during the second period of a game Nov. 21 in Winnipeg. The NHL says Ehlers received a warning after that game about diving and embellishment. (John Woods/Canadian Press)

The NHL has fined Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers $2,000 for diving to draw a penalty during a game last week.

The league announced the fine on Thursday in relation to an incident involving Ehlers in the second period of the Jets game against the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 29.

The league says Ehlers was warned about "diving and embellishment" following another incident in a game against the Arizona Coyotes on Nov. 21.

Players who are caught repeatedly diving, in an attempt to draw penalties against opposing teams, can face fines of up to $5,000. Their head coaches can also be fined up to $5,000.

Money collected from the fines go toward the NHL's players' emergency assistance fund, the league says.

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