Canadiens’ Subban fined for diving/embellishment

P.K. Subban. (Paul Sancya/AP)

P.K. Subban’s wallet took a small hit Wednesday when the NHL announced the Montreal Canadiens defenceman was fined $2,000 for diving and embellishment.

Subban’s second diving incident triggered the fine.

He was first issued a warning after a Jan. 6 game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Then, on Jan. 29, Subban was given a minor penalty for embellishment against the New York Rangers. On the same play, Rangers forward Chris Kreider was assessed a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Before the 2014-15 season, the NHL’s board of governors and the NHL Players’ Association approved of a new rule (NHL Rule 64) that was put in place to to “bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties.”

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