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Sestito Suspended 4 Games

From TSN:

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…

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andre+deveaux, tom+sestito



Somewhat surprised it is only four.

The problem I have with Shanahan’s suspension explanations is that he takes into account whether a victimized player suffers an injury regardless of the visciousness of an act.  It would seem that the failure to inflict severe injury as when one player forcefully drills another into the glass from behind, does not make the attempt any less heinous.

Posted by Eric on 09/29/11 at 12:03 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

“the department of player safety has decided”?? Didn’t he use the term “I have decided” in all the other ones? Maybe I’m reading too much into that, but it caught me off guard.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 09/29/11 at 12:23 AM ET

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