Carter, who has been out of the lineup since suffering a concussion Feb. 18, likely will resume his usual role on the third line alongside Stephen Gionta and Steve Bernier when the Devils travel to First Niagara Center to face the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Sestito played his only game of the season for the Devils on Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets.
For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday