Coyotes acquire Matthew Lombardi

Updated: January 17, 2013, 1:03 AM ET
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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."

The Maple Leafs also ...

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