Leighton and Sestito (Leighton cleared waivers, sent to AHL; Sestito to Vancouver)
Sestito might get claimed.
The Flyers placed two players on waivers Thursday – forward Tom Sestito and goalie Michael Leighton.
Leighton has been sidelined for three weeks with a badly bruised ring finger but appears to have been beaten out for his backup spot by his replacement Brian Boucher.
As for Sestito, he certainly has more value to a lineup because of his size, but he has had a hard time staying healthy since arriving in Philadelphia.
His most recent injury, a severe charley horse, was suffered during a conditioning assignment with the Phantoms last week. While he’s been skating since, he has said he doesn’t feel great on the ice just yet, which has made him unavailable to Laviolette for several games.
If they go unclaimed by the other 29 teams in the NHL by Noon tomorrow, the Flyers have the option to keep the players on their roster or send them to the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL.
Tommy Sestito... Thanks for the win against Tampa, but you were pretty useless apart from that. Also, does anyone know how well Chaput has been playing? From just the stats, it seems like he's put up a pretty respectable rookie year in the AHL. Good thing Homer traded him for waiver fodder.
Leighton won't get claimed. The guy was on his way out of the NHL for good in 2010 when a perfect storm in Philly bought him extra time. No team is in a similar situation now. We're stuck with the guy, as incapable as he is at performing on an NHL level. Thanks, Homer.
No big loss if Sestito gets claimed. It's not as if he did anything important in Philadelphia. Hard to believe Holmgren gave up a pretty decent prospect for a guy who was waived a few years later. Good asset management there.