NHL Rule 64 was designed to penalize players who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. A player gets a warning for a first citation and a $2,000 fine for the second citation.
League officials said Arvidsson received a warning following an incident Dec. 27 against Pittsburgh. His second citation occurred during the first period of a Jan. 7 game with Boston that resulted in coincidental minor penalties on Arvidsson and Bruins forward Brad Marchand.
Fine proceeds go to the players’ emergency assistance fund.