Lombardi said that he and his family were planning to back to Switzerland at the end of this month and didn't think anything in the NHL would happen. He said that this offer "fell into his lap" and it was hard to say no to it. (TSN Radio)
- The Rangers and Lombardi's agent had spoken over the past few years but never came to terms on a deal. (TSN Radio)
He said that while in Switzerland he gained confidence, found his game again and was glad to play the full season without having any major injuries. (Rangers)
Lombardi said that he will do whatever the coaching staff asks of him and wants to play a two-way game and use his speed. (Rangers)
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