Toronto's Panik fined for diving

New York, NY ( - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik was fined $2,000 for diving.

The league issued the penalty because Panik is considered a repeat offender. He was warned for diving during a Feb. 14 game against Montreal and was cited again for embellishment in a March 1 game against Washington.

Capitals defenseman Mike Green was given a minor penalty for holding on the play in question with Panik.

The National Hockey League Hockey Operations Department tracks all games, logs all penalties for diving or embellishment and flags all plays not called on the ice that in its opinion were deserving of such a penalty. A citation is issued once Hockey Operations, through its internal deliberations, is convinced that a player warrants sanction.