Sharks’ Timo Meier fined $2K for embellishment


San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier (28) chases after the puck against Arizona Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23). (Tony Avelar/AP)

San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined $2,000 for embellishment, the NHL announced Thursday.

The incident, involving Nashville’s Roman Josi, took place in a game against the Predators on March 16.

The supplemental discipline is handed out under Rule 64, which is designed to further penalize players who try to draw penalties by diving and embellishing. The penalties start with a warning and work gradually up to a max fine of $5,000.

After a player or club has been issued a warning and three fines, the team’s head coach also receives a fine.

Meier was first issued a warning following a game against the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 5.

The money that Meier forfeits goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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