Predators’ P.K. Subban fined by NHL for diving/embellishment

Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban was fined $2000 for diving/embellishment for this play involving St. Louis Blues defenceman Joel Edmundson during Game 4 of their series.

P.K. Subban has been fined by the NHL for diving/embellishment.

The Nashville Predators defenceman was docked $2,000 as a form of supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64, the league announced Wednesday.

Subban’s fine stems from an incident that occurred on May 2 against the Blues where he and St. Louis defenceman Joel Edmundson took offsetting minor penalties—Edmundson got two minutes for roughing and Subban was called for embellishment.

This is the second citation Subban has collected this season. He was issued a warning earlier in the year for an incident that occurred in a Jan. 22 game against the Minnesota Wild.

Per the league: “Citations are issued by the National Hockey League Hockey Operations Department, which tracks all games, logs all penalties for diving or embellishment, and flags all plays not called on the ice that in its opinion were deserving of such a penalty. A citation is issued once Hockey Operations, through its internal deliberations, is convinced that a player warrants sanction.”

Subban is no stranger to this type of fine. The 2013 Norris Trophy winner was a three-time offender during the 2014-15 season back when he was with the Montreal Canadiens.

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