Kreider ejected for elbowing Pettersson in the head
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Chris Kreider might receive a phone call from the NHL's head office on Thursday morning.

The New York Rangers forward was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for elbowing Vancouver Canucks phenom Elias Pettersson in the head on Wednesday night.

Here's a look at the play:

Pettersson went to the dressing room after the collision, but he returned before the end of the period. He missed time with a concussion earlier in the season after Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson slammed him to the ice.

The Canucks received another five-minute power play shortly thereafter, as Brendan Lemieux was ejected for this hit on Antoine Roussel.

Roussel also left the game.

The Rangers are the first team this season to have two different players receive a game misconduct in the same contest, according to Sportsnet Stats.

Kreider ejected for elbowing Pettersson in the head
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