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by Paul on 01/16/13 at 09:21 PM ET
The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward Matthew Lombardi to the Phoenix Coyotes for a conditional draft pick.
According to TSN Insider Darren Dreger, Toronto receives a fourth-round draft pick that would turn into a third-rounder should Lombardi re-sign in Phoenix after this season. The Leafs will retain the $500,000 signing bonus owed to Lombardi as well as a portion of his remaining salary in the deal.
Lombardi scored eight goals and added 10 assists in 62 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Matthew Lombardi from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the Coyotes fourth round draft choice in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
“We are very pleased to bring a player like Matthew back to our team,” said Maloney. “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.”
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