Jets’ Ehlers, Devils’ Farnham dinged for diving

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You can add two new names to the NHL’s divers list.

On Thursday, the league nailed Winnipeg rookie Nikolaj Ehlers and New Jersey energy guy Bobby Farnham $2,000 each for diving/embellishment.

First up, Ehlers (video of the second offense posted above):

Ehlers was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 299 against Arizona on Nov. 21.

His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 5:53 of the second period during NHL Game No. 547 against Detroit on Dec. 29.

Next up, Farnham:

Farnham was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 307 at Vancouver on Nov. 22.

His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 14:13 of the second period during NHL Game No. 553 at Ottawa on Dec. 30. Farnham was assessed a minor penalty for embellishment on the play.

Here’s the flop versus Ottawa:

Ehlers and Farnham become the fourth and fifth players fined for diving this season, joining Detroit’s Teemu Pulkkinen (link), Ottawa’s Zack Smith (link) and Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen (link).