Carter activated off injured reserve
Carter (upper body) has missed the last four games, but traveled with the team on its current three-game road trip. The left winger has two goals and three assists in 16 games.
Sestito made his season debut in Thursday's loss to Winnipeg and saw 10 shifts for 5:18 of ice time.
The Devils visit Buffalo for a 3 p.m. start on Saturday and conclude their trip Monday in Toronto. New Jersey opens a two-game homestand Tuesday against Tampa Bay.