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Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal fined for flopping against Edmonton

He may have hit the ice, but the National Hockey League thinks he played a pretty big part in it.

Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal was fined $2,000 on Friday for diving in the team’s March 12 game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Hanzal sat two minutes for embellishment on the play, while the Oiler’s Leon Draisaitl enjoyed a two-minute spell in the box for hooking.

The fine came after Hanzal’s second diving citation this year. Another dive, this time while playing the Carolina Hurricanes, earned him a warning.

League policy says players will be given one warning before they are fined for embellishing.

Hanzal’s “donation” will go to the Player’s Emergency Assistance Fund.

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