Washington forward Evgeni Kuznetsov has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment, the NHL announced on Thursday.
Kuznetsov was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 56 at Florida on Oct. 20.
His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 18:32 of the second period during NHL Game No. 533 against New Jersey on Dec. 29.
Kuznetsov is just the second player this year to be fined for diving/embellishment, joining Coyotes d-man Oliver Ekman-Larsson. He’s also the second Capital to be dinged since the NHL went public with its monetary punishments for such acts — in ’14-15, Washington forward Tom Wilson was also fined for diving/embellishment.