Found January 31, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
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Welcome to the trade market, Marek Zidlicky.Mired in a season-long slump, the veteran defender has battled injuries and diminishing playing time during his eighth year. Desperate for a change, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo decided to bench his top offensive defender in favor of younger, hungrier players. Tonight will mark the third consecutive game that he has sat in the press box, and he clearly is not happy with the move.“I think three games healthy scratch, it’s more than just like a healthy scratch. [Yeo’s] put me in this position that I am in right now. It’s not easy for me,” Zidlicky explained to Michael Russo of The Star Tribune.When a veteran player voices their displeasure with the team's philosophy, a change likely happens. And with the Wild currently clawing away at a playoff berth, they simply cannot afford distractions or setbacks. Not with only 33 games remaining.Shortly after speaking with Russo, Zidlicky began a lengthy meeting with GM Chuck Fletcher, which ...
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