Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin was ejected from tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars for a hit from behind on Jason Spezza during the second period.
Emelin received a five minute major for boarding and a game misconduct for the hit.
Spezza suffered a cut on his nose, but remains in the game.
Emelin has already had a run in with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety once this season.
The 28-year-old was fined $11,021.51 for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo Sabres’ forward Brian Gionta in November.