RDS’ Renaud Lavoie reports the Phoenix Coyotes have a deal in place with the Anaheim Ducks for Matt Lombardi for Brandon McMillan.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ducks GM Bob Murray wanted to land a natural center for his second line. Lombardi fits the bill. His numbers are way down from his career best 53 points in 2009-10, but he has good speed and playmaking skills. He might be able to regain some of his scoring form with a deeper Ducks team. McMillan is a 23-year-old left wing currently with the Ducks AHL affiliate, as the Coyotes rebuild continues.