Red Wings Add Defenseman Zidlicky

The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the New Jersey Devils in the final hours before the NHL’s trade deadline on Monday.

Zidlicky waived a no-movement clause to accept the trade to Detroit. The Devils received a third-round draft pick in 2016 in return. If the Red Wings make the Stanley Cup Final, they will also get Detroit’s second-round draft pick this year.

The Devils retained $1 million in salary on Zidlicky’s contract, which expires this summer.

In 63 games with the Devils, Zidlicky has four goals and 19 assists.

It was the second trade in the final 24 hours before the trade deadline for Detroit, as the Red Wings acquired forward Erik Cole from the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

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