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April 22, 2016 03:49 PM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Will return to the lineup
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Zidlicky will draw back into the lineup Friday in Florida, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Zidlicky will replace the injured Ryan Pulock (upper body) who will be out 1-2 weeks. What Zidlicky lacks in size he can make up for in speed. His play this season has been inconsistent at best but at this point in the playoffs coach Jack Capuano has decided to go with the experience in Zidlicky rather than the youth of Adam Pelech.

April 1, 2016 01:27 PM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Will be back in lineup Saturday
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Zidlicky (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday night against the Penguins, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.

Zidlicky has missed the past 13 games with the upper-body ailment. At 39 years old, Zidlicky is no spring chicken, and he's not nearly as mobile as he used to be. Still, he could be a decent spot play in deep leagues since he does average close to two minutes per game on the man advantage and knows the game well.

March 12, 2016 01:25 PM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Will not play Saturday
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Zidlicky (upper body) will be "out a little while" according to coach Jack Capuano, which rules him out for Saturday's tilt with Boston, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Without a definitive timeline to return, it is unclear when Zidlicky will be ready to return. The Islanders play three games in the next four days, meaning the blueliner could be out at least another week. Having registered 15 points in 49 contests this season, the veteran does offer mid-range fantasy value, but has gone without a point in his last five matchups.

March 9, 2016 06:04 PM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Out again Wednesday
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Zidlicky (upper body) won't play Wednesday against the Maple Leafs, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

Zidlicky has been a solid defender for the Islanders this season, posting a plus-4 rating over 49 games, but shouldn't be owned in the vast majority of fantasy leagues, as he's tallied just 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) and 43 shots on goal over that span. The 39-year-old blueliner will hope to return to action Saturday against the Bruins.

March 8, 2016 02:02 PM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Out against Penguins
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Zidlicky will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Penguins with an upper-body injury.

Zidlicky has been in and out of the lineup all season due to injuries and depth on the Islanders blue line. Additionally, the veteran's inability to score with consistency, he's tallied a paltry two points in his last 10 outings, has led to coach Jack Capuano searching for different combinations at defense. It remains unclear if the 39-year-old will be cleared for action Wednesday when the team travels to Toronto.

January 12, 2016 11:00 AM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Back in action Tuesday
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Zidlicky will be in the lineup Tuesday night against the visiting Blue Jackets.

Zidlicky has missed seven games this season with Islanders coach Jack Capuano occasionally parking him on the bench. Scott Mayfield is the only other Isles blueliner that is healthy and has a right-handed shot, but he'll reportedly draw out of the lineup in favor of Zidlicky on Tuesday.

December 29, 2015 05:18 PM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Will draw into lineup Tuesday
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Zidlicky will be in the lineup Tuesday night, opposing the Maple Leafs on the road, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Zidlicky reportedly will replace Brian Strait against the Buds. Interestingly, the 53 points that Zidlicky put up in his rookie campaign with the Predators has proven to be his best mark through 11 years of service time. He can still get it done offensively as a bottom-pairing defenseman, but Zidlicky is 38 years old and the Islanders don't need him to be a 20-plus minute player like he was with the Devils in 2014-15.

December 13, 2015 08:02 PM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Scores twice against former team
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Zidlicky potted a pair of goals in Sunday's win over the Devils.

Zidlicky had been held off the scoresheet in four straight coming in, and hadn't found the back of the net since the first game of the season, but continued to find success against his former club as he now has four points against the Devils in three games this year. The blueliner has just 10 points on the year though, and likely won't contribute much in standard formats.

November 28, 2015 12:52 AM
Islanders' Marek Zidlicky: Tallies two helpers
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Zidlicky notched two assists versus the Panthers on Friday.

Zidlicky only saw 13:01 of ice time, and these points were his first in eight games.

June 5, 2015 04:21 AM
The agent for Zidlicky (concussion) said his client is "100 percent committed to playing in the NHL next season," Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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The agent for Zidlicky (concussion) said his client is "100 percent committed to playing in the NHL next season," Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

June 1, 2015 02:31 PM
Zidlicky (concussion) is unsure whether he wants to keep playing, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.The 38-year-old blueliner suffered a concussion during the playoffs, and while he doesn't have an extremely notable history of similar injuries, it's certainly not the first concussion of his career. Between his age and long-term health concerns, Zidlicky may find it hard to justify playing another season. If he does decide to continue his career, he'll be an unrestricted free agent.
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Zidlicky (concussion) is unsure whether he wants to keep playing, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.The 38-year-old blueliner suffered a concussion during the playoffs, and while he doesn't have an extremely notable history of similar injuries, it's certainly not the first concussion of his career. Between his age and long-term health concerns, Zidlicky may find it hard to justify playing another season. If he does decide to continue his career, he'll be an unrestricted free agent.

June 1, 2015 02:33 PM
Zidlicky suffered an apparent concussion in Monday's Game 6 and will miss Wednesday's Game 7, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.With Niklas Kronwall also out, the Red Wings' blue line is suddenly paper thin in depth. If Detroit gets to the next round, Zidlicky may be available, but that's going to be a stiff test in Tampa without two of its defensemen.
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Zidlicky suffered an apparent concussion in Monday's Game 6 and will miss Wednesday's Game 7, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.With Niklas Kronwall also out, the Red Wings' blue line is suddenly paper thin in depth. If Detroit gets to the next round, Zidlicky may be available, but that's going to be a stiff test in Tampa without two of its defensemen.

June 1, 2015 03:13 PM
Zidlicky set up a power-play goal in Sunday's loss to the Islanders.The move from New Jersey to the Motor City has given Zidlicky's production new-found life. In 14 games with the Wings, he's collected a respectable three goals and six assists, with seven of his points coming on the man advantage. He had only 12 power-play points over 63 games with the Devils.
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Zidlicky set up a power-play goal in Sunday's loss to the Islanders.The move from New Jersey to the Motor City has given Zidlicky's production new-found life. In 14 games with the Wings, he's collected a respectable three goals and six assists, with seven of his points coming on the man advantage. He had only 12 power-play points over 63 games with the Devils.

June 1, 2015 03:33 PM
Zidlikcy scored a power-play goal and added two assists in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Penguins.Zidlikcy has been great since joining his new club, collecting seven points in his first seven games in Detroit. Five of those points have come on the man advantage, giving him 17 points on the power play this season.
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Zidlikcy scored a power-play goal and added two assists in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Penguins.Zidlikcy has been great since joining his new club, collecting seven points in his first seven games in Detroit. Five of those points have come on the man advantage, giving him 17 points on the power play this season.

June 1, 2015 03:34 PM
Zidlicky collected a power-play assist in Saturday's loss to the Flyers.Zidlicky is off to a strong start with the Red Wings since coming over from the Devils at the trade deadline back on Mar. 2. In six games, he's tallied two goals (one of which was a game-winner) and two power-play helpers, providing the puck-moving ability the Red Wings were in desperate need of on their third defensive pairing.
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Zidlicky collected a power-play assist in Saturday's loss to the Flyers.Zidlicky is off to a strong start with the Red Wings since coming over from the Devils at the trade deadline back on Mar. 2. In six games, he's tallied two goals (one of which was a game-winner) and two power-play helpers, providing the puck-moving ability the Red Wings were in desperate need of on their third defensive pairing.

June 1, 2015 03:44 PM
Zidlicky (leg) will play Sunday against the Bruins, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.Zidlicky was dealing with a bit of a charlie horse following Friday's contest against the Flames, but was expected to play. That is indeed the case, as the blueliner continues to gel with his new teammates, and has already tallied a goal with his new club over just two games.
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Zidlicky (leg) will play Sunday against the Bruins, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.Zidlicky was dealing with a bit of a charlie horse following Friday's contest against the Flames, but was expected to play. That is indeed the case, as the blueliner continues to gel with his new teammates, and has already tallied a goal with his new club over just two games.

June 1, 2015 03:45 PM
Zidlicky was absent from Saturday's practice due to what coach Mike Babcock described as a "charley horse," MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
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Zidlicky was absent from Saturday's practice due to what coach Mike Babcock described as a "charley horse," MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

June 1, 2015 03:53 PM
The Red Wings have acquired Zidlicky from the Devils in exchange for a third-round pick in 2016, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.The Wings, seemingly in position to make a playoff run, were a bit inexperienced toward the bottom of their defense pairings, but the addition of the veteran Zidlicky solves that and gives them a right-handed shot from the point. Given the price, this is a good stretch run signing for Detroit. We'll see if Zidlicky starts to pick up power play time in his new digs.
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The Red Wings have acquired Zidlicky from the Devils in exchange for a third-round pick in 2016, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.The Wings, seemingly in position to make a playoff run, were a bit inexperienced toward the bottom of their defense pairings, but the addition of the veteran Zidlicky solves that and gives them a right-handed shot from the point. Given the price, this is a good stretch run signing for Detroit. We'll see if Zidlicky starts to pick up power play time in his new digs.

June 1, 2015 04:21 PM
Zidlicky picked up an assist in Tuesday's victory over the Senators.It's a good start to the month for Zidlicky, who accrued no goals and two assists in 11 January contests. Even at age 38, Zidlicky still offers a tinge more of puck-moving ability than the typical NHL blueliner, but his appeal is probably limited to mid-sized or deeper leagues at this point. With 21 points in 51 games thus far, Zidlicky is projected to fall safely short of last season's totals of 12 goals and 30 assists.
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Zidlicky picked up an assist in Tuesday's victory over the Senators.It's a good start to the month for Zidlicky, who accrued no goals and two assists in 11 January contests. Even at age 38, Zidlicky still offers a tinge more of puck-moving ability than the typical NHL blueliner, but his appeal is probably limited to mid-sized or deeper leagues at this point. With 21 points in 51 games thus far, Zidlicky is projected to fall safely short of last season's totals of 12 goals and 30 assists.

June 1, 2015 04:49 PM
Zidlicky chipped in an assist in Tuesday's win over the Sabres.It's just the second point in the last 10 games for the aging blueliner. While last season's total of 12 goals is probably unattainable at this point, Zidlicky could still challenge for his second consecutive 40-point season if he's able to pick up the pace in the second half. There's probably still a place for him in mid-sized fantasy leagues.
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Zidlicky chipped in an assist in Tuesday's win over the Sabres.It's just the second point in the last 10 games for the aging blueliner. While last season's total of 12 goals is probably unattainable at this point, Zidlicky could still challenge for his second consecutive 40-point season if he's able to pick up the pace in the second half. There's probably still a place for him in mid-sized fantasy leagues.