Gaudreau, Muzzin fined for embellishment

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The NHL took care of some monetary punishments on Friday afternoon, fining Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau and Kings d-man Jake Muzzin $2,000 each for diving/embellishment.

First, Gaudreau:

Gaudreau was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 514 against Vancouver on Dec. 23. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 8:06 of the second period during NHL Game No. 962 against NY Islanders on March 5.

Offsetting minor penalties were assessed on the play, to Islanders forward Josh Ho-Sang for holding and to Gaudreau for embellishment.

Then, Muzzin:

Muzzin was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 16 against Philadelphia on Oct. 14. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 17:41 of the first period during NHL Game No. 961 against Vancouver on March 4.

Vancouver forward Michael Chaput received a minor penalty for high-sticking, nullifying a Canucks power play.

The pair join Arizona’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov and Florida’s Keith Yandle as those fined for diving/embellishment this year.