Marek Zidlicky D DET 2 months ago

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.

Zidlicky, 38, had temporarily been considering retirement after his Red Wings were eliminated from the playoffs in April, but with free agency approaching, he quickly changed his tune in order to increase his marketability to other clubs. Even at his advanced age, Zidlicky offers a quality right-handed shot on defense, but it's unclear if the Red Wings are interested in bringing him back. Zidlicky tallied seven goals and 27 assists across 84 games with the Devils and Red Wings last season, playing in every game until a concussion prevented him from suiting up in Game 7 of Detroit's first-round series loss to Tampa Bay. He's expected to be fine for the start of the upcoming season.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 3 months ago

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.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 3 months ago

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.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 4 months ago

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.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 5 months ago

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.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 5 months ago

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.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 5 months ago

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.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 5 months ago

Zidlicky was absent from Saturday's practice due to what coach Mike Babcock described as a "charley horse," MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Zidlicky said that he still anticipates that Zidlicky will play Sunday against the Bruins, but his status may not be verified until the Red Wings complete their morning skate. The veteran blueliner, who was acquired by the Red Wings prior to Monday's trade deadline, has already made an immediate impact on the blue line, tallying the game-winning power-play goal in his first game with the team earlier this week.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 5 months ago

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.

Marek Zidlicky D DET 6 months ago

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.