Leighton and Sestito (Leighton cleared waivers, sent to AHL; Sestito to Vancouver)
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03-01-2013, 11:26 AM
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What does cleared mean? Cleared to play?
The Flyers have the option to keep him on the roster or to demote him to the AHL. They have to make the decision within ten days.
The Flyers feared losing Tom Sestito when placing him on waivers Thursday.
Yet, for whatever reason, they felt it was a risk worth taking.
It did not pay off. Vancouver claimed Sestito off waivers on Friday, seemingly to replace a similar player in Aaron Volpatti, who was claimed from them Thursday by Washington.
Goaltender Michael Leighton, who was also on waivers, went unclaimed.
One benefit for the Flyers is that they gain contract flexibility by dropping Sestito's deal, but they felt he was a player who could help them down the line.
Sestito, 25, netted 2 goals in 7 games, and dazzled by scoring both of them in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in early February.
Leighton, 31, cleared waivers and the Flyers have the flexibility to freely send him to AHL Adirondack over the next 10 days.
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