ST. PAUL, Minn. Another disappointing loss Tuesday night led to a lot of speculation on Wednesday about disgruntled Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
Early Wednesday, reports surfaced that Zidlicky had agreed to waive his no-trade clause with a deal appearing to be close to completion with the New Jersey Devils. Apparently those reports were a bit premature.
According to Mike Russo of the Star Tribune, Zidlicky and Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher both deny that the defenseman has been asked to waive his no-trade clause and Fletcher said he is still pursuing all options on a possible trade.
"I haven't asked Zid to waive his no-trade for any specific trade," Fletcher told Russo. "I haven't called him and said anything's close.
"I can tell you for sure I'm planning on talking to other teams. We haven't traded Zid, we haven't made the decision to trade Zid at this point. I have not formally asked him to do anything becaus...