COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added forward Tom Sestito to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced April 7. Sestito is expected to join the club prior to tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.
Sestito, 22, has registered 10 goals and six assists for 16 points and added 138 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Crunch this season, setting a new career high in goals despite missing several weeks due to injury. In three seasons with the Crunch, he has tallied 25-34-59 and 508 penalty minutes in 153 career AHL games.
Columbus' third pick, 85th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft, the Rome, New York native has accumulated 23 penalty minutes in two career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. He collected five penalty minutes vs. Edmonton on November 16 in his lone previous appearance this season. Sestito made his NHL debut on Apr. 6, 2007 and amassed 17 penalty minutes vs. the St. Louis Blues. Prior to turning professional, he spent three seasons with Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers, registering 53-35-88 and 399 penalty minutes in 152 games from 2004-07.
The Blue Jackets and Red Wings face off tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. The game also will be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations, WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at BlueJackets.com.
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