Preds’ Neal fined for diving


Nashville Predators forward James Neal has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving.

He becomes the first player to receive supplemental discipline for embellishment.

The fine stems from an incident which occurred Dec. 13. Neal received a minor penalty for embellishment during the third period of a game in San Jose.

According to the league release, Neal was warned for embellishment on Nov. 13.

Neal was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey
Operations at 3:59 of the first period during NHL Game No. 237 at St. Louis
on Nov. 13. No on-ice penalty was assessed on that play.

Under NHL Rule 64, new this season, players receive a warning for the first offense before being fined for subsequent offenses.

Here is the breakdown: