01/27/2015 09:20 EST | Updated 03/29/2015 05:59 EDT

Alexei Emelin takes out Jason Spezza, gets tossed

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin was ejected from Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Stars after drilling forward Jason Spezza into the boards.

The incident took place at 5:21 of the second period. With Spezza attempting to control the puck behind the Montreal end, Emelin cross checked Spezza into the boards, leaving the Stars forward in significant pain.

Emelin received a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct.

Spezza returned to the game sporting a full face shield.