Burmistrov will be fined $2,000, the standard fine for a player’s second infraction of the season.
Burmistrov was first warned for diving by the league for a dive in an October 27 game against the Los Angeles Kings. He was not given a penalty on that play. However, the league reviews potential embellishment calls and can issue a warning to a player even if a call wasn’t made on the ice. That warning counts against the player’s total embellishment calls for the season.
On the play that triggered the fine, Burmistrov’s second embellishment of the season, he drew a tripping a call against Arizona Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone during a January 26 match.
You can watch the play that drew the fine below, in which Stone isn’t pleased with the call and Burmistrov seems to be selling the call pretty hard, slamming the door on his way onto the bench.
— M Remis (@mremis) February 4, 2016
Burmistrov becomes the second player in Winnipeg to get fined, after Nikolaj Ehlers drew a fine for embellishment early in January.
With two fines on the books, head coach Paul Maurice is just two player fines away from getting fined himself.
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