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For One Night, Tom Sestito Sheds His Goon Role

Maybe there is something Peter Laviolette knew that no one else possibly could.

Two years without any goals? No problem. A reputation of being a goon that can’t do anything else? Players can change.

Brought to Philly in a controversial trade that no one agreed with? You have to work with the players you have.

Laviolette has been scrutinized every time he has worked Tom Sestito in the lineup. He is a player that Flyers fans usually love to hate. His reputation is terrible, and he has never given people a reason to think otherwise about him.

But with the injury to Wayne Simmonds, Sestito was placed into the lineup again. And as cliché as it is, it was a reason for him to prove himself.

(Pictured: Tom Sestito scores the first of two goals in the second period. AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Phantoms Bring Back Veteran Jonathan Sim

The Phantoms have been slowly bringing back familiar names and faces to their organization in hopes to rekindle some successful hockey in Upstate New York.

They did so by bringing back 35-year-old AHL and NHL veteran Jonathan Sim. Sim signed a professional tryout contract with the Phantoms.

The Phantoms recently brought back a handful of former Phantoms -- Brian Boucher, David Laliberte, Scott Munroe and Danny Syvret.