The New Jersey Devils have recalled center Tim Sestito from their AHL affiliate in Albany. General manager Lou Lamoriello said yesterday that the team would most likely bring up a center, but hadn’t yet decided who that would be.
Jacob Josefson filled that position over the weekend, but did not play well and was returned to Albany.
18-year old rookie left winger Stefan Matteau played the fourth line center position between Krys Barch and Bobby Butler in practice, but will not do that in Thursday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Sestito got the call, and will be on the road trip with the team along with forward Ryan Carter, who has not played since being hit on the head when he was sandwiched between two Ottawa Senators in a game on February 18.
Carter has begun skating on his own after suffering from concussion-like symptoms. However, the team has denied he has a concussion, calling it an “upper body injury” instead. Carter can come off of the injured reserve list for the game against the Jets, but a decision has not been made along those lines as yet.
He played one game when he was with the Oilers and has played a total of sixty-three games for the Devils over the past two seasons, registering three assists. Sestito has yet to net a goal in the NHL.
For Albany this season, Sestito has seven goals and thirteen assists. He will wear the number 25 for the Devils this time around.