Sestito has played in eight games with the Penguins this season, recording an assist along with 24 penalty minutes, second on the team to Evgeni Malkin. He’s also averaging a team-low 5:28 per game of ice time.
This is Sestito’s second year in Pittsburgh’s organization although he spent the bulk of last year with their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. It would seem likely that he’ll be headed back there if he clears waivers on Friday although a team official told Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Twitter link) that the decision to waive him was to give them more roster flexibility.
The enforcer has played in 149 games in parts of nine NHL seasons with Columbus, Philadelphia, Vancouver, and Pittsburgh. He has a total of ten goals and ten assists in that span along with 475 penalty minutes.
Wharnsby also reports that the Jets have placed prospect left winger Axel Blomqvist on unconditional waivers for the purposes of contract termination. He signed with the Jets back in October of 2013 as an undrafted free agent but has yet to make it past the minor league level. He has only suited up in Tulsa of the ECHL this season, scoring twice in six games. A report from Johan Svensson of Expressen (Swedish link) states that Blomqvist is expected to sign with Sodertalje of the Swedish Allsvenskan.