Found February 16, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher insisted that the team has not asked defenseman Marek Zidlicky to waive his no-trade clause.
"I haven't asked Zid to waive his no-trade for any specific trade," Fletcher told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "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 because at this point I honestly don't have anything to take to him, I don't have anything for him to say yes or no to."
Zidlicky was reported to have waived his no-trade clause for a potential deal with the New Jersey Devils, both by the newspaper and TSN.
The 35-year-old Zidlicky has 13 assists and is a minus-7 this season.
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
Darren Dreger of TSN started a buzz this morning when he tweeted out that Marek Zidlicky has agreed to waive his no-trade clause to come to New Jersey. Dreger noted that no deal was done as there was still some work to do; however, the sense many got from his tweet was that a deal was imminent. Ever since then, this story has been an absolute mess to follow and cover.
A few hours...
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Which TSN’s Bob McKenzie confirms...
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Marek Zidlicky won't play tonight
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A deal may be in the works to bring Minnesota's righty defenseman and power play pointman Marek Zidlicky to the Devils.
Reports say Zidlicky, 35, has agreed to waive his no-trade clause to come to New Jersey, where fellow Czechs Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora play.
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