NHL fines Avs for­wArd RAn­tA­nen for div­ing

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

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.

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