NHL fines Nyquist, Trocheck for embellishment


Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist and Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck were each fined $2,000, the NHL announced Wednesday.

Nyquist was issued a warning by the NHL Hockey Operations Department following an incident in a game against the New Jersey Devils Nov. 28 and was fined after his second citation that occurred after an incident in a game against the Boston Bruins Dec. 29 when Bruins forward Chris Kelly was given two minutes for tripping in the second period.

Trocheck was warned by the league after an incident in a game against the Red Wings Dec. 12 and the second infraction took place against the Washington Capitals Jan. 4. when Capitals defenceman Brooks Orpik was given a slashing penalty.

The supplementary discipline falls under NHL Rule 64, which was revised prior to the 2014-15 campaign in order to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players and teams who are repeat offenders when it comes to embellishment in an attempt to draw penalties.

In December, Nashville Predators forward James Neal became the first player to fined and publicly shamed by the league for diving.

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