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Zidlicky drama on the rise with Wild

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."
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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."

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