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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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The New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for three players and two draft picks.
Devils president Lou Lamoriello announced during Friday's game that New Jersey sent defenseman Kurtis Foster, forwards Nick Palmieri and Stephane Veilleux, Washington's second-round choice in the 2012 draft and a conditional choice in 2013....
Last night during the New Jersey Devils / Vancouver Canucks game the Devils acquired defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the Minnesota Wild. Here are some more notes on the trade, the game and some updates on Devils prospects.
- I've been mentioning Zidlicky as a potential target for the Devils for a month or so now and last night the Devils finally pulled the trigger on a deal...
A little while ago Darren Dreger of TSN reported that Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky waived his no-trade clause to go to the New Jersey Devils. While that was true, he was never asked - until now.
Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet is reporting that Zidlicky now has officially waives his NTC to come to the Devils and the trade appears to be imminent.
If/when more details leak...
All quotes are from Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record who has worked tirelessly to put out the most recent information. The full articles can be read here, here and here.
Lou Lamoriello on Zidlicky:
On what Zidlicky brings the Devils:
“We had an opportunity to get an experienced right shot, puck-moving defensemen, who can also quarterback a power play and has a lot of experience...
The New Jersey Devils added experience to their shaky defense and acquired a leader for their power play in acquiring defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for three players and two draft picks on Friday night. President Lou Lamoriello announced the deal during the second period of the Devils' game with the Vancouver Canucks, saying that defenseman Kurtis Foster,...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild traded Marek Zidlicky to the New Jersey Devils on Friday and knew one advantage of getting back Kurtis Foster was his big shot from the point.
What Minnesota and coach Mike Yeo didn't know was how it would affect the rest of the team's defensemen.
"I knew that we were getting in the trade a guy that was going to shoot the puck from...
The New Jersey Devils don't believe the addition of defenseman Marek Zidlicky will change the dynamic of a team playing its best hockey of the season.
It shouldn't affect the Devils' recent success against the Tampa Bay Lightning, either.
Zidlicky is expected to make his New Jersey debut Sunday against the Lightning, a team the Devils have routinely frustrated over...
Marek Zidlicky makes his debut
Rookie was minus-2 in first game back from injury