Luke Schenn (2) pounds Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy, who jumped off the bench to fight the Maple Leafs rookie. ((Chris Young/Canadian Press))

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy was suspended Monday for one game for leaving the bench to instigate a fight.

Kennedy, 22, was disciplined for leaping over the boards to drop the gloves with rookie defenceman Luke Schenn in the second period of Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.

Kennedy was assessed a five-minute major penalty in the altercation, in which he was pounded by the husky rookie. 

Kennedy was irked at Schenn for a mammoth body check on NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin, who was smeared along the boards at the Pittsburgh bench.

Kennedy will miss Tuesday's game at Montreal.

The native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., has racked up 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points in 92 games since he was drafted in the fourth round (99th overall) by the Penguins in 2004.

He has posted nine goals and 20 points in 37 games this season.

With files from the Associated Press