P.K. Subban has been fined $2,000 dollars for embellishment or diving. It takes two infractions to kick in the fine process. Under the weekly review process, Subban was warned for an incident in the January 6th game against Tampa Bay although he not penalized at the time. The infraction that triggered the fine came January 29th when he received a penalty for embellishment in an incident involving Chris Kreider of the Rangers.
Subban’s the fifth player to be fined for embellishment under rule 64 that is “designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties.”
(You can see the sequence that led to Subban’s fine below.)
Also fined under the process have been Nashville’s James Neal, Gustav Nyquist of Detroit, Vincent Trocheck of the Florida Panthers and the Islanders Cal Clutterbuck.
The Canadiens had a day off from practice Wednesday.
With P.A. Parenteau about to return to the lineup after missing ten of the last twelve games with concussion symptoms the Canadiens returned Jacob de la Rose to the Hamilton Bulldogs. In his first NHL game, de la Rose logged 12:34 and 19 shifts mostly on a line with Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac.
Forwards Christian Thomas and Gabriel Dumont remain with the team, at least for now.