Yandle fined for embellishing Phaneuf slash


Florida defenseman Keith Yandle has been fined $2,000 for embellishing in a game against Ottawa, the NHL announced.

Yandle — who received his initial warning for an incident back in November — received the fine for his response to a Dion Phaneuf slash in the second period of Florida’s 6-5 win on Jan. 31.

Phaneuf was penalized on the play, as was Yandle. It’s worth mentioning the latter’s two-minute minor wasn’t for unsportsmanlike conduct, but rather for the retaliatory slash he put on Phaneuf.

Yandle is the third player to be dinged for diving/embellishment this year, joining Arizona’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov.