Ehlers, Farnham each fined $2,000 for diving

For any hockey player, the journey to the NHL is a long road. For Nikolaj Ehlers being born in Denmark this rings especially true.

A pair of forwards have been issued diving fines by the NHL.

Winnipeg JetsNikolaj Ehlers and New Jersey DevilsBobby Farnham were each issued a $2,000 fine for seperate cases of diving/embellishment, the league announced Thursday.

Each instance falls under the NHL’s Rule 64, which was implemented in order to bring attention to and discipline those who repeatedly embellish plays with the intent to draw penalties.

Ehlers’s fine stems from an incident on Dec. 29 against the Detroit Red Wings. His initial warning was issued after the Jets’ game versus the Arizona Coyotes on Nov. 21.

Farnham’s fine, meanwhile, is for an incident that occurred at 14:13 of the second period against the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 30. He was assessed a minor penalty for embellishment.

He was previously given a warning following a game versus the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 22.

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