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2014 Genève-Servette Spengler Cup Roster

Genève-Servette returns to the Spengler Cup this year in an attempt to grab the championship for the second year in a row. Last year, Matthew Lombardi, Tobias Stephan and Kaspars Daugavins put on an incredible show, but only Lombardi is returning to the 2014 team. Will they be able to overcome their less than stellar showing so far in the NLA to win it all again? NumberNamePosition...
Via The Hockey House
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Matthew Lombardi Unconditionally Released After Refusing AHL Assignment

The Rangers and Matthew Lombardi mutually agreed to terminate Lombardi's contract, after he failed to crack the NHL roster out of training camp. #456682166 / Lombardi was signed to a two-year contract in the offseason, according to CapGeek the contract counted as $800K against the cap annually. The Rangers were hoping that he could provide depth at the center...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthew Lombardi Re-Joins Geneve-Servette, Looks to Defend Spengler

After a failed attempt at making the New York Rangers out of training camp, forward Matthew Lombardi has re-joined the Swiss club Geneve-Servette following a new contract. A veteran of over 500 NHL games, Lombardi was hoping to make a comeback to the NHL after scoring 20 goals and 50 points in 46 games with GSHC last season. The attempt went sour early, as a groin injury during...
Via The Hockey House
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kostka Recalled; Lombardi Contract Terminated

As expected, in the wake of the Dan Boyle injury, the Rangers have recalled a defenseman from Hartford in the form of Michael Kostka. Similar to Boyle, Kostka is right-handed which gives him the upper-hand over Matt Hunwick to be inserted in the line-up tomorrow in Columbus. …this move tells you all you need to know about the organization’s confidence in McIlrath, who is also...
Via NY Rangers Blog
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers place Lombardi on unconditional waivers

Matthew Lombardi will be put on unconditional waivers by the Rangers. He refused to go in the AHL. He’ll probably go back in Switzerland. — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) October 10, 2014 Matty, we hardly knew ya. The signing of Matt Lombardi was a shot in the dark that made sense if you ignore the two continue reading...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Night For Hayes As Malone, Lombardi Suffer Injury Setbacks

In his first preseason game last Monday vs. the Devils, Kevin Hayes started off slowly with a quick -2, but as the game wore on he began to display some of the attributes that made him such a coveted commodity this offseason. For a big kid, he showed agility and a play-making ability I wasn’t prepared for. Still, Hayes looked like he could use some polish in the AHL as his skating...
Via NY Rangers Blog
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Update: Lombardi injured, Hayes shifts to wing, Malone to miss time

Matthew Lombardi injured in his groin in practice over the weekend and will miss tomorrow’s pre-season game against the Flyers. Alain Vigneault also noted that Ryan Malone will likely miss the next pre-season games with a hip flexor strain. It looks like we may have jinxed Malone who looked like a clear winner of a roster continue reading...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Stempniak and Lombardi Signings Bring Needed Depth

As of a week ago, the New York Rangers still had plenty of offensive spots open from losses this summer that were not filled. Many expected the younger players in the farm system to get a good look during camp with the opportunity to make the team to start the season. That still may be the case. However, bringing in Matthew Lombardi and Lee Stempniak not only provides players to...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What Rangers RFAs Are Demanding

With the Rangers RFAs’ arbitration hearings less than a week away, negotiations continue to be on-going. After signing Matthew Lombardi to a $800,000 per year contract yesterday, the Rangers are left with a little over $13 million to re-sign Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, Derrick Brassard and John Moore. Unfortunately, according to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, it might...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Lombardi

Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that the Rangers have signed center Matthew Lombardi to a two-year, $800,000 per year contract. Last season, the 32-year old Lombardi played in the Swiss National League for Geneva-Servette where he had 20 goals, 30 assists in 46 games to lead the league in scoring. The 5′ 11″, 195lb center was last in the NHL for the 2012-13 season in which he...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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