The New Jersey Devils have reportedly traded defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the Detroit Red Wings.

By SI Wire
March 02, 2015

The New Jersey Devils have traded defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the Detroit Red Wings, reports Ken Campbell of The Hockey News.

The Devils will receive a 2016 conditional third-round draft pick in return and will also receive a 2015 fifth-round pick if the Red Wings reach the Eastern Conference final this season, according to Campbell. If Detroit reaches the Stanley Cup final, instead of an additional fifth-round pick the 2016 third-round pick would become a second-rounder.

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Zidlicky was traded to New Jersey from the Minnesota Wild in 2012. The 38-year-old signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Devils last June.

In 63 games this season, Zidlicky has recorded four goals and 19 assists while averaging 21:56 time on ice. In his 11-year career, he has scored 35 goals and tallied 140 assists and is a two-time All-Star. 

The Red Wings (35-15-11) are currently in third place in the Atlantic Division, while the Devils (26-27-10) are in sixth in the Metropolitan Division.

The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Monday.

- Molly Geary



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