Rome’s Sestito suspended for AHL contest

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Rome native and Albany Devils hockey player Tim Sestito has been suspended for one game by the American Hockey League as a consequence of a boarding incident during a game at the Glens Falls Civic Center last Friday against the Adirondack Phantoms.

The Devils went on to lose the game, 3-2.

As a result of his suspension, Sestito will miss Albany’s game on Friday against Norfolk.

A center, the 27-year-old Sestito has 17 points scored in 43 games played for the Devils this season. He has scored eight goals and has added nine assists this season in the AHL, and has also had a stint to begin the year in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils. This season he appeared in a career-high 36 games in the NHL and had two assists.

Tim’s younger brother, Tom Sestito, has been out of the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers’ lineup the past month while dealing with an injury.

He was placed on the club’s long-term injured reserve list, undergoing surgery on Feb. 21 to repair a torn groin muscle with a recovery time of 6-8 weeks.