Predators' Neal fined for embellishment

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Nashville Predators forward James Neal was fined $2,000 for embellishment by the NHL on Wednesday.

Neal is the first player to be fined under NHL Rule 64, which was revised for the 2014-15 season.

The rule was implemented to bring more attention to players who repeatedly dive or embellish. First offenders are warned before a fine of $2,000 is levied.

Neal, who was originally warned on Nov. 13, received the fine after taking a minor penalty for embellishment during Saturday's 2-0 loss to San Jose.