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Lombardi on the mend, but don't pencil him in yet

News broke yesterday that Matthew Lombardi, acquired in the Cody Franson/Brett Lebda deal of the century, notified the Leafs management of his intentions to be ready for training camp.  As many of you know, Lombardi missed all but two games last season with a serious concussion; there were/are serious doubts that he'd ever actually play a game for Toronto.  And while this appears to be great news for the Leafs, some "Chemmy" guy over at the Leafs Nation wants to make sure everyone doesn't start assuming he'll be in the lineup on October 6th:

Matthew Lombardi cost us less than nothing. If he can create a fantastic third line for this team we should be delighted. If he's not quite healthy yet and doesn't come back right away, it's no big deal. That's a great situation to be in for the Leafs.

Saturday links after the jump...

VLM's five happiest moments as a Leafs' fan

A neat read from a slightly older generation of Leaf fan

Players projections for 2011-2012

Gus Katsaros gives an early preview from McKeen's Yearbook

What ifs, depth charts, and optimism

Puckin' Eh looks at the potential impact of Lombardi

Canada blanks Russia in Hlinka semifinal

Team Good Guys to face Sweden in final