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Matthew Lombardi calls reporter during trade press conference

By Adam Gretz | Hockey writer

The Phoenix Coyotes acquired forward Matthew Lombardi from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night in a trade that might have been easy to overlook. It's not that Lombardi isn't a useful player or that he can't help the Coyotes. It's just not a deal that will shake the very foundation of the league or shift its balance of power.

It still produced a rather unexpected and kind of hilarious moment during Coyotes general manager Don Maloney's press conference to announce the trade.

As Maloney -- who was dressed in a rather snappy suit, we should point out -- was addressing the media, a phone belonging to a reporter started to buzz at the podium.

The person calling? Matthew Lombardi, a development that more than amused Maloney, as this screencap helps illustrate.

The fun begins at the 5:22 mark of the video posted above.

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