Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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The New Jersey Devils added another asset to their solid lineup Friday night. The team sent away defenseman Kurtis Foster, forwards Nick Palmieri and Stephane Veilleux along with a second round pick in 2012 and a conditional third round draft pick in 2013 for Marek Zidlicky.The defenseman was drafted by the Rangers at 176th overall in 2001. He did not appear in any games with the club and was traded to Nashville in 2002. In his first NHL season in 2003-04 - as a 26 year old rookie - Zidlicky played all 82 games and recorded 53 points. He then averaged 41 points in his next three seasons with the Predators until he was traded to Minnesota. He had back to back 40-point campaigns in his first two years with the Wild, but, last year (his third with Minnesota) and so far this year, he has been riddled with injuries.If healthy, Zidlicky is capable of being a top caliber defenseman. Now at 35 years old, Zidlicky has come to New Jersey to give them some offense from the blue-line, and to so...
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