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Matthew Lombardi C
Height/Weight: 5-11/195 | Birthdate: 3/18/1982 | Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Team: New York Rangers | College: None | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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7/16/2014

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Rangers Agree To Terms With Lombardi

News: Matthew Lombardi agreed to terms with the Rangers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi played with the Swiss team Geneve-Servette of the National League A last season, recording 20 goals and 30 assists in 46 games. The veteran forward will join a team that was in the Stanley Cup Final last season, and will have a chance to help the team get over the hump in 2014-15.

8/29/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Lombardi Signs In Switzerland

News: Matthew Lombardi has agreed to a one-year deal with Geneve-Servette in Switzerland, Rogers Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Analysis: A veteran of 536 NHL games, Matthew Lombardi spent time with the Ducks and Coyotes last season, scoring eight points in 28 appearances. He could possibly find a fourth-line spot with an NHL squad, but will have much better job security in Switzerland.

4/14/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Ducks Scratch Lombardi

News: Matthew Lombardi was a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
Analysis: In four gamnes since he was acquired from Phoenix, he has yet to find his way onto a score sheet. The last time he had meaningful fantasy value was three seasons ago. He should be nowhere near your active roster right now.

4/4/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes Trade Lombardi To Anaheim

News: Matthew Lombardi has been traded to Anaheim for Brandon McMillan, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi has struggled through 21 games in his second stint with Phoenix, totaling just eight points. The Ducks will probably slot him in on the third or fourth line to start, though if he can show flashes of the 53-point Lombardi from three years ago, he could move up.

4/3/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Ducks' Lombardi Will Not Play Wednesday

News: Matthew Lombardi will not play Wednesday against the Stars.
Analysis: The Ducks acquired Matthew Lombardi from Phoenix on Wednesday, and while he won't be in action against Dallas, the 31-year-old will be on the ice for Thursday's practice.

3/15/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Returns Thursday

News: Matthew Lombardi returned from an upper body injury Thursday, skating for 14:42 in the loss and recording three shots on goal.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi's presence adds a boost to the Coyotes' offense whenever he's on the ice, but the desert dogs couldn't get anything past St. Louis' Jake Allen on Thursday.

3/14/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi (Upper Body) Expected To Play Thursday

News: Matthew Lombardi (upper body) is expected to play Thursday against the Blues.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi has sat out the past two games with an upper body injury, but it looks like he'll be seeing his usual ice time Thursday. He's been snakebitten on the injury front, as the upper body injury in addition to a shoulder ailment earlier in the season has limited Lombardi to 12 games this season.

3/9/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi (Upper Body) Considered Day-To-Day

News: Matthew Lombardi is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: It's still uncertain whether Matthew Lombardi's current ailment is related to the shoulder injury that cost him a month of the season. His status for Tuesday's game against the Kings is up in the air at this point.

3/9/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Out Saturday

News: Matthew Lombardi (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Stars.
Analysis: A shoulder injury cost Matthew Lombardi close to a month already this season, but it's unclear what's bothering him now. He received treatment Saturday morning and is likely day-to-day going forward.

3/9/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Not Taking Part In Saturday's Warmups

News: Matthew Lombardi is not taking part in Saturday's pregame warmups, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: He reportedly missed Saturday's morning skate to get treatment for some sort of ailment, and it looks like Matthew Lombardi will sit against the Stars. Consider him day-to-day until there's indication otherwise.

3/2/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Lights Lamp

News: Matthew Lombardi scored during the Coyotes' 5-4 come-from-behind shootout win over the Ducks on Saturday.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi has been fabulous for the Coyotes since returning from a shoulder injury, adding an offensive spark with three points in his last five games.

2/24/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Returns With A Goal

News: Matthew Lombardi scored a power-play goal Saturday against Edmonton in his return from a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined since Jan. 25.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi finished with a goal and three shots in 17:59 of ice time and looks safe to deploy going forward.

2/24/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi (Shoulder) Likely To Suit Up Saturday

News: Matthew Lombardi (shoulder) will likely play Saturday against Edmonton, Oilers TV reporter Tom Gazzola reports.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi has been out for nearly a month with the shoulder injury but should get see some ice time in his return. He was seeing about 12 minutes per night prior to suffering the injury.

2/23/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi: Shot To Return Saturday

News: Matthew Lombardi (shoulder) has a chance to return Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Earlier reports suggested Lombardi was ready for the game in Edmonton, but there appears to be a little uncertainty after Friday morning's practice.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi has not played since Jan. 25.

2/19/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Ready To Return Saturday

News: Matthew Lombardi (shoulder) will return Saturday against Edmonton, the Arizona Republic reports. Lombardi, who suffered took the hit Jan. 24, recovered quickly from an injury supposed to take about 4-to-6 weeks to heal.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi began skating a week-and-a-half after the injury after learning he wouldn't need surgery and is expected to play Saturday, which puts him right at the four-week mark in his recovery.

2/18/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Will Miss Monday's Game

News: Matthew Lombardi (shoulder) will not play Monday against the Flames, Dave Vest of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Despite team doctors clearing Matthew Lombardi for contact Saturday, he will sit out of Monday's game. After their game with the Flames, the Coyotes have a four-day break, and Lombardi is expected to play Saturday against the Oilers.

2/16/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Close To Return

News: Matthew Lombardi (shoulder) has been cleared for contact and could return as soon as Monday against the Flames, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Coach Dave Tippett added that he's confident Matthew Lombardi will be back in the lineup by next weekend's slate of games if he isn't ready Monday. Lombo suffered the shoulder injury Jan. 25 and has been on injured reserve since.

2/6/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi (Shoulder) Progressing Along

News: Coyotes GM Don Maloney said Wednesday that he's "pleasantly surprised" with Matthew Lombardi's (shoulder) progress, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. "He'll be back fairly soon," Maloney said.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi's recovery is reportedly going well, but it's uncertain when exactly he'll be ready to return to action. Maloney said Wednesday that Lombardi would "definitely" return within the three-to-four week time frame given for the injury, which occurred Jan. 25th.

2/4/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Ahead of Schedule

News: Matthew Lombardi (shoulder) skated for the first time Sunday and was on the ice Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Coach Dave Tippett said that the team is being "cautious" with Matthew Lombardi's injury but it appears the center is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a shoulder injury.

1/29/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi (Upper Body) Expected Out For "Month-Plus"

News: Coach Dave Tippett said Matthew Lombardi is expected to miss a "definite month-plus," the Arizona Republic reports. "It will all depend on whether it's a rehab or a surgery situation - and we're not sure how that's going to go yet," Tippett said.
Analysis: With only 48 games on the slate this season, it wouldn't be surprising if Matthew Lombardi missed more than half that total, making it difficult to justify stashing him until he gets healthy. In the meantime, look for Martin Hanzal and Boyd Gordon to pick up more ice time while Lombardi remains out.

1/26/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes Place Lombardi (Upper Body) on Injured Reserve

News: The Coyotes have officially placed Matthew Lombardi (upper body) on injured reserve, according to TSN.ca.
Analysis: There has been no official release as to the exact injury or its extent, however, a report from the Coyotes' official site has GM Don Maloney saying that he is "out indefinitely and may be out for a significant amount of time.

1/25/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi (Upper Body) May Miss Significant Time

News: Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said Friday that Matthew Lombardi (upper body) "may be out for a significant amount of time," Dave Vest of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The injury occurred in the second period of Thursday's loss to the Sharks, and it sounds like Matthew Lombardi could be sidelined for a while. We should have a better idea of a timetable for recovery once more specifics regarding the injury become available.

1/25/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Leaves With Upper Body Injury

News: Matthew Lombardi left Thursday's loss to the Sharks in the second period with an upper body injury, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: Matthew Lombardi had one shot on net and lost three faceoffs in nearly seven minutes of ice time before suffering the injury.

1/19/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Ready To Go Saturday

News: Matthew Lombardi was present at Saturday's morning skatearound, the Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan reports.
Analysis: Apparently Matthew Lombardi's Visa issue has been resolved and he'll be available for Saturday's season opener in Dallas.

1/19/2013

Matthew Lombardi, C, NYR

Matthew Lombardi

Coyotes' Lombardi Meets Team In Dallas, Will Play

News: Matthew Lombardi, who was stuck in Toronto as recently as Friday, has resolved his visa issues and met the team in Dallas, Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona reports.
Analysis: Coach Dave Tippett said Friday that Matthew Lombardi would see ice time as long as he was able to arrive in Dallas on time.