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Matthew Lombardi | Center | #45

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (90) / CAL
Contract: view contract details

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Look for Matthew Lombardi to end up in Europe after he refused to join Hartford of the AHL.
Lombardi has at least one European offer and he contract will be null and void once he passes through waivers on Saturday as it is expected that no team will use a claim to take him. The good news for the Rangers is that they will lose his contract and since they were already at the maximum of 50, they will have one spot open. Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:02:00 AM
Source: NY Post

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Matthew Lombardi is on unconditional waivers.

This is the second time that Lombardi has been waived in less than a week, but this time the Rangers are doing so with the intention of terminating his contract. Lombardi has a European offer on the table he would apparently like to take after he failed to make the Rangers' opening game roster.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Matthew Lombardi has been placed on waivers by the New York Rangers.

Lombardi suffered a groin injury during training camp and struggled in the two preseason games he played after returning. He's trying to reestablish himself in the NHL after spending the 2013-14 campaign in Switzerland.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 06:02:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi did not look good in his first game back after a groin injury.

Lombardi is battling for the fourth line center's job with the Rangers but he did not help his cause on Saturday as Chris Mueller, his competition, outplayed him. "I think everybody is trying their best," coach Alain Vigneault said. "You can only give what you have. I think Mueller gave us a real honest effort. I thought Lombardi, for a guy that hadn’t played in camp, tried his best tonight. We have to sort out if those guys help us, or if we’re better off putting somebody else in the middle."
Source: NY Post
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi (groin) took part in Friday's practice.

Lombardi won't be able to play in Friday's preseason contest though. He's trying to make the team after playing in Switzerland last season.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi has sustained a groin injury.

Lombardi will miss Monday and Tuesday's preseason games as a result. He's trying to make a comeback to the NHL after scoring 20 goals and 50 points in 46 Swiss games last season.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi has signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract with the New York Rangers.

Lombardi had 20 goals and 50 points in 46 Swiss league games last season. He's a veteran of 536 NHL games and will provide the Rangers with some secondary scoring. It's certainly not a bad signing given the cost.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Matthew Lombardi has signed a one-year deal with Geneve-Servette to play in Switzerland.

In 28 games between Phoenix and Anaheim last season, Lombardi registered four goals and four assists.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi is unlikely to return after not playing in the Anaheim Ducks' opening-round series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Lombardi was a trade-deadline acquisition but was edged out of the lineup by some of Anaheim's younger players. The veteran pivot didn't register a point in seven games with the Ducks and finished the season with four goals and eight points in 28 games.
Tue, May 14, 2013 08:13:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi thinks highly of the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks acquired him from the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday. "We have the veteran guys and guys who have won a Stanley Cup and who have been there before and then you have the young talent so it seems like a great mix," Lombardi said. He has four goals and eight points in 21 games this season.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks from the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Coyotes received Brandon McMillan in exchange for Lombardi who was picked up from Toronto before the start of the season. Lombardi has four goals and eight points in 21 games this season and will provide some depth for the Ducks at this time.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Matthew Lombardi accounted for the game-winning goal in Phoenix's 3-1 win Tuesday.

Since spending a game as a healthy scratch roughly a week ago, Lombardi has two goals in four games. That gives him eight points in 21 games this season.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi was a healthy scratch on Monday.

After starting the season with two goals and six points in 10 games, Lombardi has not had a point in his last seven games and as a result was not in the lineup Monday. He is not worth a spot on your fantasy roster.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi was able to suit up for the Coyotes Thursday night against St. Louis.

He had missed some time due to an upper body injury but looked pretty good against the Blues as he logged first power-play ice time and took a team-high three shots on goal. If you need Lombardi feel free to activate him.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 02:48:00 AM

Matthew Lombardi (upper body) is questionable for Tuesday's contest.

Lombardi missed Saturday's game but practiced on Monday. He will be a game time decision. He has six points in 12 games this season so he has little fantasy value at this time.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 10:56:00 AM

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