P.K. Subban fined for 3rd embellishment citation
Incident occurred in a game against the Senators
Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban was fined $3,000 US by the NHL for his third diving/embellishment citation of the season.
The incident occurred in a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Mar. 12. The 25-year-old did not receive a penalty on the second-period play.
Diving/embellishment infractions fall under the NHL's rule 64, which is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players [and teams] who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties.
Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale. A first infraction prompts a warning and a $2,000 US fine is incurred after the second incident.
If he gets another warning this season, he will be fined an additional $4,000 and Montreal head coach Michel Therrien will have also have to pay a $2,000 penalty.
With files from the Canadian Press