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Coyotes acquire Lombardi in deal with Maple Leafs

Updated: January 16, 2013, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Matthew Lombardi is getting a second chance in the desert.

The Phoenix Coyotes hope he can regain his form and give them a much-needed scoring boost.

Phoenix re-acquired Lombardi on Wednesday, sending a fourth-round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs to pick up a center who was a fan favorite during his previous stint with the Coyotes.

"I'm super excited," Lombardi said. "I never wanted to leave in the first place, so it's a great opportunity."

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