BREAKING: Flyers' Sestito Suspended Four Games
After Philadelphia Flyer Tom Sestito leveled New York Ranger Andre Deveaux into the boards during a preseason game this past Monday, many expected a suspension to be handed down to the young power forward.
This afternoon, sources confirmed to Adam Pardes of The Checking Line that Sestito has been suspended four games (two preseason and two regular season) for the controversial hit (video below):
Sestito was placed on waivers on Tuesday by the Flyers and was reported to have cleared per TSN's Bob McKenzie, meaning that Sestito will likely start the season with the Adirondack Phantoms.
Following his hearing with Brendan Shanahan, Sestito tweeted the following:
"Verdict is out, luckily I haven't had a previous suspension things could have been a lot worse! Time to move on and get the season going"
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