NHL Rule 64 for diving/embellishment is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. If Kuznetsov receives another citation, the fine will increase to $3,000.
Tom Wilson was fined for diving/embellishment in 2015, and if the Capitals receive two more fines, Coach Barry Trotz will be fined $2,000.
Kuznetsov is just the second player this year to be fined for diving/embellishment, joining Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. In 37 games played, Kuznetsov has four goals and 19 assists.