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Maple Leafs trade Lombardi to Coyotes

Wednesday, 01.16.2013 / 8:30 PM / News

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Maple Leafs trade Lombardi to Coyotes
The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded center Matthew Lombardi to the Phoenix Coyotes for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded center Matthew Lombardi to the Phoenix Coyotes for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

The Coyotes announced the trade Wednesday night.

This will be Lombardi's second stint in Phoenix. The 30-year-old skated for the Coyotes from 2008-10, notching 24 goals and 45 assists before being traded to the Nashville Predators. He signed as a free agent with the Maple Leafs in the summer of 2011.

"We are very pleased to bring a player like Matthew back to our team," general manager Don Maloney said in a statement. "Matthew is a very strong skater who will add quickness and skill to our lineup. He is an intelligent center who will be a great addition to our team and provides us with added depth at the center position."

Lombardi had eight goals and 10 assists in 62 games for Toronto last season.

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