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Kuznetsov fined for diving

New York Islanders v Washington Capitals - Game Seven

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his game winning goal at 12:42 of the third period against the New York Islanders in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 to win the series 4 games to 3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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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.