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from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
It seemed as if Nathan Horton had just escaped the fog of last year’s concussion issues, but now he might be right back in the darkness after a reckless hit from a Flyers thug.
The Bruins right wing was held out of the third period and overtime of Sunday’s 6-5 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers after being on the receiving end of a blindside Tom Sestito shoulder to the head. The contact with Horton came in the second period well after the puck had left his possession, and should mean that Sestito – playing in his first NHL game since Dec. 23 after being called back up from the minors – will be hearing from the league offices in the next few days.
Sestito has already been suspended twice this season: once for two games during the preseason on a hit from behind and another five-game suspension in the AHL for “an illegal check to the head of an opponent.”...
“There was a blindside hit on Horton. [The Washington game] is two days away, so we’ll see,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. “I haven’t had a chance to talk to our trainers or even get a doctor’s report to see how severe it is right now. I guess we’ll find out in the next few days here, but certainly [the doctors] didn’t allow him to come back in this game.”
Update: From Haggerty on Twitter, here’s a video of the hit:
Philadelphia Flyers forward Tom Sestito has been suspended for the remainder of the pre-season as well as two regular season games for an illegal check in a pre-season game.
The Flyers have two games remaining in the pre-season.
Midway through the first period of Monday’s home contest against the New York Rangers, Sestito hit Rangers forward Andre Deveaux from behind into the boards of the Wells Fargo Centre.
Note: Video of the incident in question can be found at this earlier KK post.
added 6:01pm. Shanahan explains the suspension below…
Sestito received five for boarding, five for fighting a ten and a game misconduct.
First we have the Rangers broadcast video and below, watch the Flyers broadcast of the hit.
from the Columbus Blue Jackets:
The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Nikita Filatov to the Springfield Falcons, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. The club also announced that forward Tom Sestito has been recalled from Springfield.
Filatov, 20, has collected seven assists and eight penalty minutes with a +3 plus/minus rating in 23 games with Columbus this season. He has registered 6-7-13, 16 penalty minutes and is +6 in 44 career NHL games over the past three seasons with the Blue Jackets. The club’s first pick, sixth overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft, Filatov collected 16-16-32 and 24 penalty minutes in 39 AHL games with the Syracuse Crunch in 2008-09. He split last season between Columbus and KHL’s CSKA.
Sestito, 23, has tallied six goals and 11 assists for 17 points with 81 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating in 17 games with Springfield this season, leading the club in penalty minutes and tying for second in assists and third in points. He has picked up 24 penalty minutes in four career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, including seven penalty minutes in three games in 2009-10.
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