Flyers' Sestito suspended for hit on Deveaux

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Tom Sestito on Wednesday for the rest of the preseason and the first two regular-season games for an illegal hit from behind on New York Rangers forward Andre Deveaux during an exhibition game.

In the first period Monday night, Sestito hit Deveaux from behind, driving him into the glass. Sestito was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding.

The suspension will cost Sestito $5,946 in salary.