Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson fined for diving

Arizona Coyotes' defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. (Paul Connors/AP)

On Thursday afternoon, the NHL announced that Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was fined $2,000 for a diving/embellishment incident in a Nov. 3 game.

From the league:

Ekman-Larsson was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 84 at New Jersey on Oct. 25. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 10:28 of the third period during NHL Game No. 155 against Nashville on Nov. 3. Ekman-Larsson drew a minor penalty for interference to Predators forward Kevin Fiala on the play.

The punishment was handed out as per Rule 64, which is designed to penalize players who repeatedly dive or embellish plays to try and draw a penalty against their opponent.

According to the league, the fines are handed out according to this graduated scale.

Citation # Player Fine(s) * Head Coach Fine(s)
1 Warning N/A
2 $2,000 N/A
3 $3,000 N/A
4 $4,000 N/A
5 $5,000 $2,000
6 $5,000 $3,000
7 $5,000 $4,000
8 $5,000 $5,000

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