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Coyotes C Matthew Lombardi out indefinitely after suffering upper-body injury against Sharks

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Phoenix Coyotes centre Matthew Lombardi is out indefinitely after suffering what the team said was an upper-body injury in a game against the San Jose Sharks.

Lombardi was injured in the second period of Phoenix’s 5-3 loss Thursday night and didn’t return.

Lombardi, who came to the Coyotes in a trade with Toronto on Wednesday, sat out the entire 2010-11 season with a neck injury while playing for Nashville, though coach Dave Tippett said on Friday the injury wasn’t something he’s had a problem with before. Lombardi returned last season to score 18 points in 62 games with the Maple Leafs.

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The Coyotes called up forward Nick Johnson from Portland of the AHL to fill his roster spot.