Zac Rinaldo ejected for hit on Kris Letang

01/20/2015 08:38 EST | Updated 03/22/2015 05:59 EDT
In the first period of Monday night's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers, forward Zac Rinaldo was ejected following a questionable hit on defenceman Kris Letang. 

The 24-year-old received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit from behind on Letang. He was also penalized earlier in the game for cross-checking. 

Letang stayed down on the ice, but was able to eventually skate off with a member of the training staff. He did not return to the game. 

Rinaldo was recently charged with a game misconduct in Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

He is considered a repeat offender. Last season, Rinaldo sat out for four games for an illegal hit to the head of Buffalo Sabres' Chad Ruhwedel.