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02-28-2011, 02:22 PM
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Flyers receive Tom Sestito from Columbus for Michael Chaput and Greg Moore

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Tom Sestito has been sent to the Phantoms (AHL).

VOORHEES, N.J. – A Flyers official confirmed just after 3 p.m. that the team didn’t make any trades before the deadline. Then word trickled in that they made a small move that won’t affect the NHL roster … at least right away.

The Flyers got left winger Tom Sestito from the Columbus Blue Jackets for forwards Michael Chaput and Greg Moore. Sestito will be assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms.

Sestito is a 6-foot-5, 228-pound tough guy who can also put up some points. He has 11 goals and 21 assists in 46 games with Springfield of the American Hockey League.

“He’s a big kid that we’ve always liked,” general manager Paul Holmgren said. “And we think he’s got a chance to play at some point for us – whether it be later this year, or certainly next year he’ll get a good look.”

He played in nine games for Columbus this season, recording two goals and two assists in a cup of coffee at the NHL level. The winger seems to be in that traditional tough Flyer mold. Oh, he has 192 penalty minutes this year.

“Rumor has it Philly likes seeing an ass kicking!” he wrote on his official Twitter account. “Hope to see you soon and will give you what you want!”
His page on the Blue Jackets' site:

• Was recalled from Springfield (AHL) on Dec. 10; has points in three-straight games, including an assist last night at Chicago.
• Scored the first goal of his NHL career Dec. 15 at Vancouver; began the streak with his first NHL assist Dec. 21 vs. Calgary.
• Added to streak with second career goal Dec. 23 vs. Vancouver; has notched 2-1-3 during the streak.
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 228
  • Shoots: Left
  • Born: Sep 28, 1987 (Age 23)
  • Birthplace: Rome, NY, United States
  • Drafted: CBJ / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
  • Round: 3rd (85th overall)

From November 2010:

Tom Sestito, 23, stands 6-4 and weighs 228 pounds. “Big brother” Tim, 26, stands 5-11 and weighs 195.

“Tim will try to tell you he’s a 6-footer, but he’s stretching it,” Tom says with a grin.

Tom isn’t stretching it when he says that he’s 6-4. The organizational roster of Springfield’s new NHL parent club, the Columbus Blue Jackets, lists him at 6-5.

Some hockey players can score, and some can fight. With Tom Sestito, the Falcons get it all in one package. He’s a prototype power forward, dangerous on the attack and just as dangerous when the gloves and helmets start to fly.

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