Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been hit with the first diving fine of the 2016-17 season. Ekman-Larsson’s $2,000 fine for embellishment comes after a warning in October and another violation last week.
Ekman-Larsson was issued a warning after an October 25 game against the New Jersey Devils. The Coyotes blueliner drew a tripping penalty on New Jersey’s Sergey Kalinin at 17:22of the first period. No embellishment call was made in the game; the play was flagged via review by Hockey Operations.
His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, came at 10:28 of the third period during the Coyotes’ November 3 game against the Nashville Predators. Ekman-Larsson drew a minor penalty for interference to Predators forward Kevin Fiala on the play. No embellishment call was made during the game.
Ekman-Larsson has drawn two penalties on the season. Both have now been deemed as embellishment. Safe to say that the officials and Hockey Ops will be keeping a close watch on the talented blueliner.