The Red Wings have acquired Marek Zidlicky from the Devils for a conditional 2016 3rd round pick.
Zidlicky, 38, is a veteran right handed defenseman that the Red Wings have been searching for. He should slot in on the Red Wings second pair and will definitely see big minutes on the power-play. He has a great one-timer and should help the Red Wings PP that already ranks first in the NHL.
Zidlicky was scratched on Saturday vs. New York, but will be in the lineup tonight in Columbus. Peter Harrold did not make the trip to Ohio so Zidlicky will draw in for him and pair with Anton Volchenkov. He has three goals and 11 assists in 30 games.
The Wild landed forwards Nick Palmieri and Stephane Veilleux, defenseman Kurtis Foster, a second round pick in 2012 and a conditional third round pick in 2013 from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
Zidlicky moves to a team filled with his fellow countrymates. Look for the Devils to initially try him out on the top power play unit.
Zidlicky is unhappy, something I learned this morning when the veteran defenseman came looking for me to offer his opinion on the fact that tonight against his former team, the Nashville Predators, he’ll be scratched for a third consecutive game.
Zidlicky once again is a healthy scratch and could be traded for his recent outburst. The offensive defenseman has only 11 assists through 34 games.
Yeo said, that concussed players Guillaume Latendresse and Marek Zidlicky are feeling better and are back in Minnesota skating daily. It's just a matter of conditioning because neither player has played in a long time.
Good news for both players. Expect them to return at some point during this calendar month.