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Phoenix’s Lombardi (upper body) out at least one month

Jan 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Matthew Lombardi

Sounds as though Coyotes forward Matthew Lombardi will have yet another season interrupted by injury.

On Monday, Phoenix head coach Dave Tippett said the speedy center would miss extensive time with an undisclosed upper-body ailment.

“Definite month-plus,” Tippett told the Arizona Republic. “It will all depend on whether it’s a rehab or a surgery situation, and we’re not sure how that’s going to go yet.”

Lombardi was injured during the second period of Phoenix’s 5-3 loss to San Jose last Thursday, and didn’t dress for Saturday’s 4-2 loss to Los Angeles.

It’s unclear exactly what kind of injury Lombardi suffered, though it doesn’t appear related to the concussion issues that saw him miss 80 games with Nashville during the 2010-11 season.

On Friday, Tippett said the injury wasn’t something Lombardi’s had a problem with before.


  1. slickdemetrius - Jan 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Unfortuitous as it is, a month or so isn’t too bad. At least he’ll be well rested to play next season in Quebec.

    • thailer35 - Jan 28, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      Clever and original, sir.

      C’mon Mr. Jamison. Please, for the love of all things good and holy, complete this purchase so I never have to read a Phoenix to Quebec/Seattle/Boise/Helena/every other God-forsaken town that doesn’t deserve a team any more than Phoenix does again!

  2. slickdemetrius - Jan 28, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    I know, I know, not original, just letting off some steam.
    To be honest with you, no matter what happens, this needs to end. If they stay in Phoenix, fine. How they can make a profit, time will tell. But this dragging on and on and on is nuts.
    At least when the Nordiques left in the 90’s it happen rather quickly, like ripping a bandage off. I was angry, but what can you do. You move on,
    Get married. Divorced. Married again. Divorced again…. You get the picture!

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