Maple Leafs’ Richard Panik fined by NHL for diving, embellishment

Richard Panik (18) now has been cited for diving twice this season.

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Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for falling down and trying to draw a penalty.

Panik made contact with Capitals defenseman Mike Green in the second period of Toronto’s 4-0 loss at Washington on Sunday. Panik spun and flopped to the ice after he and Green came together on the city and Green received a minor penalty for holding.

It was Panik’s second offense this season, after he received a warning in Toronto’s game against Montreal on Feb. 14.