Sestito is considering day-to-day with an upper-body ailment, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. After serving out a four-game suspension, Sestito garnered just his second point of the season on St. Patrick's Day despite logging a mere 2:07 of ice time. The 32-year-old is one of the last remaining enforcers in the league -- a role he seems to relish. As such, fantasy owners certainly want to pursue other options unless drastically in need of PIM. With Sestito out, the team recalled Oskar Sundqvist from the minors to fill out the game-day lineup.
Sestito (suspension) is available to suit up against the Devils on Friday having served out his four-game ban. Sestito delivered a crushing blow to Winnipeg's Toby Enstrom in a matchup that is quickly turning into a rivalry based on several significant hits -- some pushing the boundaries of legal, others crossing it. The enforcer managed to compile 20 PIM against the Jets despite logging a mere 1:02 of ice time. Whether Sestito cracks the lineup Friday is likely contingent on the health of fellow winger Patric Hornqvist (concussion).
Sestito has been suspended four games by the league for boarding Toby Enstrom during Wednesday's matchup with the Jets, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. In his first game with the big club in almost four months, Sestito played his role as an enforcer too well]. The 29-year-old is basically only useful for penalty minutes, so only fantasy leagues that count that stat will find even remote utility in him.
Sestito will have a hearing Thursday for his boarding infraction on Toby Enstrom in the previous night's contest against the Jets. After missing 48 games as a healthy scratch, Sestito was deliberately inserted into the lineup to help counter a big and physical Winnipeg team, but he may have gone too far, getting whistled for a five-minute major and a game misconduct on his third shift after playing fisticuffs with Chris Thorburn. The eventual ruling from the NHL's Department of Player Safety isn't going to cause much of a stir in the fantasy realm since the Penguins only unleash the human wrecking ball on special occasions.
Sestito registered 20 penalty minutes in three shifts Wednesday against Winnipeg. As expected, Sestito fought the Jets' Chris Thorburn. Shortly thereafter he checked defenseman Tobias Enstrom, drawing a five-minute major and a game misconduct. As a result, it wouldn't be surprising to see Sestito face league discipline. He now has 44 penalty minutes in nine NHL games in 2016-17.
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