NHL fines Avs forwArd RAntAnen for diving
The NHL has fined Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen for embellishment. Rantanen was docked US$2,000 under the league’s program designed to discourage diving and embellishment. He was warned for a play on Oct. 16 against the New York Rangers in New York. His second offence occurred late in the second period against Boston on Nov. 14, with Patrice Bergeron receiving a penalty for hooking and Rantanen for embellishment. A third offence for Rantanen would result in a $3,000 fine. Rantanen leads the league in scoring with eight goals and 24 assists this season.