Devante Smith-Pelly fined $2,000 US by NHL for diving/embellishment

New Jersey Devils forward Devante Smith-Pelly has been fined $2,000 US for diving/embellishment. The play in question came in a Feb. 24 game at Washington while playing for Montreal when the Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom received a minor penalty for slashing.

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Former Canadiens forward Devante Smith-Pelly, now with New Jersey, was fined $2,000 US on Thursday by the NHL for diving/embellishment. The play in question occurred in a Feb. 24 at Washington while Smith-Pelly played for Montreal, when Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom received a minor penalty for slashing. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

​New Jersey Devils forward Devante Smith-Pelly has been fined $2,000 US for diving/embellishment.

Smith-Pelly, acquired by the Devils in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens on Monday, received the citations playing for his former club.

He was issued a warning after an incident at Minnesota on Dec. 22. His second infraction came in the second period at Washington on Feb. 24, when Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom received a minor penalty for slashing on the play.

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