Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau, Kings’ Jake Muzzin fined by NHL for diving

Calgary Flames superstar Johnny Gaudreau goes down rather easily on this play against the New York Islanders forward Josh Ho-Sang and is assessed a diving penalty. Friday March 10th, he was fined $2000 by the NHL for the same reason.

The NHL has fined Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau $2,000 for diving/embellishment, the league announced Friday.

The fine stems from an incident involving Joshua Ho-Sang of the New York Islanders Sunday. Ho-Sang was assessed a holding minor but Gaudreau was penalized for embellishing on the play. Gaudreau received a warning back in December for something that happened in a game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Los Angeles Kings defenceman Jake Muzzin was also fined $2,000. Muzzin’s incident occurred against the Canucks on Saturday when he flung his head back, drawing a high-sticking penalty on Michael Chaput despite Chaput’s stick never making contact with Muzzin’s face.

The next citation Gaudreau and Muzzin receive will cost them $3,000 under the guidelines of NHL Rule 64.