Divers! Nyquist, Trocheck each fined for embellishment
Two more players have been fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving, and they are Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist and Florida’s Vincent Trocheck.
Nyquist and Trocheck join Nashville’s James Neal, who last month became the first player to receive supplemental discipline as part of the league’s crackdown on embellishment.
According to the NHL, Nyquist was first issued a warning following an embellishment “incident” in New Jersey on Nov. 28. His second citation, which earned him the fine, came Dec. 29 in Boston when Bruins forward Chris Kelly was called for tripping at 15:55 of the second period.
Gustav Nyquist hits deck & Chris Kelly gets called for a tripping penalty. I give Nyquist a 9.5, but he didn't stick the landing. DET on PP— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) December 30, 2014
Trocheck earning his warning Dec. 12 in Detroit and his fine Jan. 4 in Washington when Capitals d-man Brooks Orpik was called for slashing at 11:04 of the third period.