Red Wings Acquire Forward Cole

In the final day before the NHL’s trade deadline, the Detroit Red Wings made a move for additional forward depth in acquiring veteran Erik Cole from the Dallas Stars.

Cole comes to Detroit along with Dallas’ third-round pick in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in return for prospects Mattias Backman and Mattias Janmark, as well as the Red Wings’ second-round pick. Dallas’ pick will be returned to them if the Red Wings make the Eastern Conference Finals.

Cole, 36, has 18 goals and 15 assists for 33 points in 57 games for the Stars this season.

Injuries to Johan Franzen and Darren Helm left the Red Wings short on forwards and would have pressed little-used veteran Daniel Cleary into service.

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.