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Coyotes GM Don Maloney and head coach Dave Tippett might be looking to add to their roster before the end of camp.
According to Coyotes general manager Don Maloney, the Desert Dogs have been working the phones trying to add some scoring in recent days since the CBA has been agreed to and the lockout has ended.
With Jamison's takeover almost complete, Maloney might have been given permission to spend some money in the market.
According to Sarah McLellan at the Arizona Republic, Maloney was believed to have almost completed a deal that would have rectified one of the squad's biggest weaknesses: scoring goals.
The position that Maloney would like to add seems to be center. He told the Arizona Republic on Tuesday that the deal might resurrect itself at some point.
"We would like to improve up front,” Maloney said. “That’s no secret. To win a championship, you have to be strong through the middle of the ice, and if there was something that falls our way, sure.”
The re-acquisition of Matthew Lombardi today strengthens the center of the Coyotes offense. The 30-year-old veteran played last season in Toronto and had his best NHL season in a Coyotes sweater in 2009-10, when he racked up 53 points.
The speedy and shifty Lombardi has also spent some time at the wing position during his career. Where he will play and who he will play with will probably be determined in camp.
Whether or not the Coyotes are done making additions to their roster is yet to be determined. But this goes to show you that when Maloney gives his word about making a deal, he usually keeps it.