After blowout loss, Pens waive tough guy Sestito


The Penguins responded to last night’s 7-1 drubbing in Washington, though not in the manner many expected — per CBC, veteran tough guy Tom Sestito has been placed on waivers.

Sestito, 29, made his eighth appearance of the season for Pittsburgh last night, racking up 10 PIM in just 4:49 of ice time.

That remained consistent with much of what he’s shown this season (and throughout his career) — Sestito has 24 PIM and two fights this year, with just one assist and a TOI average of 5:28 per night.

Signed to a one-year, two-way deal worth $575,000 this summer, Sestito has already been through waivers once this season, so it’s very likely he’ll clear and end up with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.