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Phoenix Coyotes center Matthew Lombardi is out indefinitely after suffering what the team said was an upper-body injury in a game against the San Jose Sharks.
Lombardi was injured in the second period of Phoenix's 5-3 loss Thursday night and didn't return.
Lombardi, who came to the Coyotes in a trade with Toronto on Wednesday, sat out the entire 2010-11 season with a neck injury while playing for Nashville, though coach Dave Tippett said on Friday the injury wasn't something he's had a problem with before. Lombardi returned last season to score 18 points in 62 games with the Maple Leafs.
The Coyotes called up forward Nick Johnson from Portland of the AHL to fill his roster spot.
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Phoenix Coyotes center Matthew Lombardi suffered an injury in Thursday night's 5-3 loss at San Jose, and Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a radio interview on Friday he might out awhile. "Matthew got injured last night and may be out for a significant amount of time," Maloney said on SiriusXM NHL radio. Maloney did not specify Lombardi's injury...
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney spoke on the NHL Network on Sirius XM on Friday and provided some notable updates on the team's injury situation just four games into the season.
Maloney, in talking about the Coyotes' offseason moves that included the reacquisition of center Matthew Lombardi, said Lombardi was injured in Thursday night's loss to the Sharks and "...
This is random: CM Punk is featured on Phoenix Coyotes goal tender Jason LaBarbera's mask.
The Coyotes' Dave Vest tweeted out the above photo of the Punk helmet, which includes Metallica St. Anger fists.
Pretty sweet to see a wrestler make a crossover impact. This isn't the first time LaBarbera has repped his WWE fandom. His masks have also featured Shawn Michaels...
GLENDALE, Ariz. Did the Coyotes get a little too confident following last season's sprint to the Western Conference final?
Are they experiencing a hangover after unprecedented playoff success?
Has the lockout impacted them more than other teams because their success is predicated on a finely-tuned defensive system that requires practice time?
Whatever theory you subscribe...