Toby Enstrom out indefinitely with concussion from Sestito hit

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Tom Sestito boards Toby Enstrom in their Wednesday game.
Tom Sestito boards Toby Enstrom in their Wednesday game.

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Toby Enstrom is out indefinitely because of a concussion suffered on a hit by Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tom Sestito on Wednesday.

Sestito was suspended four games for the play, which occurred at the 13:10 mark of the first period. He also received a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct. Jets coach Paul Maurice announced Enstrom’s concussion during his Friday media availability.

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Enstrom left the game and was transported to a local hospital for possible facial fractures. Sestito, who has 20 points and 495 penalty minutes in 150 games played, was called up before the game. Maurice made the snarky comment that the physical forward, “wasn’t called up to dangle.”

Losing Enstrom, a puck-moving and minute-crunching defenseman, for a period of time certainly won’t help the Jets as they try to at least stay in the playoff race down the stretch. The 32-year-old Enstrom has 14 points in 60 games and ranks fourth on the team, averaging 21:54 of ice-time per-game.

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The Jets have 66 points in 68 games played, five back of the St. Louis Blues for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference – though the Blues have three games in hand.

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