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Sestito suspended for two regular season games

Wednesday, 09.28.2011 / 5:30 PM / News

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Sestito suspended for two regular season games
Philadelphia Flyers forward Tom Sestito has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the preseason and two regular-season games.

NEW YORK -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Tom Sestito has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the preseason and two regular-season games for an illegal hit from behind to New York Rangers forward Andre Deveaux during a preseason game on September 26, NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Sestito will forfeit $5,945.94. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
 
At 7:52 of the first period, Sestito hit Deveaux from behind, driving him into the glass. Sestito was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding.

Sestito will miss preseason games tomorrow night vs. New Jersey and Saturday at New Jersey. He also will miss regular-season games Oct. 6 at Boston and Oct. 8 at New Jersey.

For a full explanation of Shanahan’s decision, complete with video, please log onto NHL.com.

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