GSHC Control First Period, Lead 1-0

After 6:27 of action, Geneve-Servette took the first lead of the game. With Cedric Hachler in the box for Jokerit, GSHC got the 1-0 lead on the power-play when Matthew Lombardi’s no look pass made it to Kevin Romy. The Flyers prospect waited a quick second before firing it on net, but that patience was long enough for Jokerit keeper Henrik Karlsson to move his glove hand slightly...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Former NHLers at the Spengler Cup

The Spengler Cup begins today, and like usual, there are many players that you likely haven’t heard about in a while. Some have been playing in Europe for many years, while others have recently fallen on hard hockey times and moved overseas in hopes of jump starting their career again. To get you prepared with this year’s crop, take a look at five former NHLer’s to keep an...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Spengler Cup Preview: Genève-Servette Looking to Repeat

GSHC have had quite the past twelve months. Of course, their was their very first Spengler Cup championship last December, which saw the club, featuring many former outcast NHLers, defeat KHL squad CSKA Moscow in the final game by a score of 5-3. This season, Geneve-Servette finished the Champions Hockey League group stage tied for first, boasting a 5-1-0-0 record while grabbing...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Genève-Servette Sign Inti Pestoni For Spengler Cup

Genève-Servette has added it’s first reinforcement for the upcoming Spengler Cup tournament, announcing that HC Ambrì-Piotta forward Inti Pestoni will join the team once again. Pestoni played a big role with the 2013 Spengler Cup champions, scoring four points in four games as the team managed to win gold. It was a big accomplishment for the former NLA Rookie of the Year, who...
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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...
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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...
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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

Rangers Nearing Final Roster Cuts

The Rangers have made more roster cuts in anticipation of Tuesday’s 5pm deadline. Final cuts will continue to trickle in today and will be posted as they take place. Update-12:49pm After clearing waivers, Matthew Lombardi, Michael Kostka, Steven Kampfer and Cedric Desjardins have been assigned to Hartford. 12:43pm Sent to Hartford were Marek Hrivik, Ryan Haggerty, Dylan McIlrath...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lombardi, Kostka & Kampfer Waived; Reports That Duclair, Hayes & Mueller Staying; Fast Odd Man Out?

When the Rangers announce their final cuts later today, three guys who won’t be on the opening night roster are Matthew Lombardi, Michael Kostka and Steven Kampfer as they were all placed on waivers yesterday and will report to Hartford if they clear. With Alain Vigneault more or less stating that Dylan McIlrath was headed back to Hartford, it looks like Matt Hunwick has won the...
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October 06, 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...
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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

Rangers lineup for tonight

After yesterday’s scrimmage, the Rangers announced that Group A from training camp will be suiting up tonight for the preseason opener against the Devils. Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Jesper Fast, Tanner Glass, Carl Hagelin, Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Matthew Lombardi, Ryan Malone, J.T. Miller, Chris Mueller, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan. Defensemen: Dan Boyle, Steven Kampfer, ...
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September 22, 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

NHL News: 12 more impactful signings you missed because summer

It's always a good sign when it's already warm, sunny and beautiful out at six in the morning, which is probably why you didn't realize these signings happened. I like your style.The Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, and NY Islanders have all made moves you probably missed. Let's check them out!1) from panthers.nhl.comThe Florida Panthers...
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July 17, 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...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers continue to swing and miss in free agency

What if I were to tell you that there was a free agent who would cost less than $1.5 million, could replace Brad Richard’s production, and may improve the power play. Is that something you might be interested in? If you’re the New York Rangers, the answer appears to be “meh, I’ll go sign Matthew Lombardi instead“. The player I’m alluding to above is Mike Ribeiro, who...
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July 16, 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

Rangers Sign Matthew Lombardi

It was announced this morning that the New York Rangers have signed 32 year old center Matthew Lombardi to a 2 year deal worth $1.6 million ($800,00 cap hit assumed). Lombardi, a journeyman center that played for  Calgary, Phoenix, Nashville, Toronto, and Anaheim in his time in the NHL, has 262 points in 536 career NHL games. This past season he played in the Swiss League where...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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