Marek Zidlicky
D FA
1 year ago

Zidlicky will draw back into the lineup Friday in Florida, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday night against the Penguins, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky 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.

EDGE Analysis

Without a definitive timeline to return, it is unclear when Zidlicky will be ready to return. The Islanders playing 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.

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky (upper body) won't play Wednesday against the Maple Leafs, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Penguins with an upper-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky will be in the lineup Tuesday night against the visiting Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky will be in the lineup Tuesday night, opposing the Maple Leafs on the road, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky potted a pair of goals in Sunday's win over the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky notched two assists versus the Panthers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

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

Marek Zidlicky
D FA
2 years ago

Zidlicky scored a goal Friday against the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Zidlicky is getting up their in years, and he only played 15:16 in this game. However, he managed seven goals and 34 points last season, so there may still be a bit of gas left in his tank.