Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky isn't happy with his lack of playing time. He's been a healthy scratch three straight games, and he's now wondering if there is a place for him with the Wild. Zidlicky told Michael Russo of the Star Tribune that head coach Mike Yeo told him he's doing everything wrong with and without the puck.
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The drama around Marek Zidlicky is on the rise. Reports surfaced Wednesday that the Wild defenseman was asked to waive his no-trade clause. That wasn't true. But when asked if he wants to play for the Wild, Zidlicky responded, "that's tough to say right now."
Wild's Zidlicky not in lineup to face Jets
Wild coach Mike Yeo is scratching Marek Zidlicky from Thursday night's game against the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Trade rumors have surrounded the Wild defenseman for the past couple of weeks. Reports claim Zidlicky waived his no-trade clause Wednesday to go to New Jersey. The NHL trade deadline is February 27.
Latendresse and Zidlicky could return soon
Guillaume Latendresse and Marek Zidlicky have missed significant time this season as they continue recovering from concussions. Mike Yeo says both players have been on the ice and skating hard, and it's just a matter of time before they return to practice.
Clutterbuck returns to Wild's top line
The first place Minnesota Wild is getting healthier. Cal Clutterbuck, who missed the last two games with a thigh contusion, is expected to skate on the top line with Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley Tuesday against Winnipeg. Guillaume Latendresse, Justin Falk, Marek Zidlicky, and Josh Harding all returned to practice as well.
Spurgeon 'day-to-day', Yeo 'disappointed' NHL didn't suspend McLeod
The Minnesota Wild was relieved to learn Wednesday that Jared Spurgeon's lower-body injury isn't as serious as it looked. Head coach Mike Yeo says his young defenseman is day-to-day after being checked head-first into the boards by Colorado's Cody McLeod. Yeo says he is "surprised and very disappointed" that McLeod wasn't suspended.
Wild sends Scandella back to Houston
Marco Scandella was informed Monday that he was being sent back to the Wild's AHL affiliate in Houston. Head coach Mike Yeo said Scandella "shrunk" a little bit after each mistake he's made during the Wild's slump. Yeo hopes a trip back to the minors will help Scandella's confidence.
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