As it turns out, Minnesota Wild defenceman Marek Zidlicky is not being traded to the New Jersey Devils.
Marek Zidlicky, shown in this file photo, is suggesting he may be on his way out. Management says otherwise.
With Zidlicky (0 goals, 13 assists, -7, 22 PIM) being a side distraction in the downfall of the Wild this season, it seems the headache would be dealt.
Zidlicky seems to be misleading reporters, telling the Minnesota Star Tribune, “We’ll see next couple hours. I’m here right now,” in regards to being sent to another team, such as the Devils.
GM Chuck Fletcher didn’t sound like anything was imminent and laughed when I said Zidlicky told me, “We’ll see next couple hours.” I asked Zidlicky if he wants out. “Give me a couple days. That’s tough to say right now.”
NHL.com reported tonight that Zidlicky certainly isn’t going anywhere, but that a deal could be imminent. Here’s what’s been going on, as NHL.com breaks it down:
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