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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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.
Unhappy Zidlicky vents to Russo
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.
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.
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.
Wild calls up four from Houston, Yeo not waiting for things to get better
The Wild called up four players from the Houston Aeros today. Forwards Matt Kassian, Jed Ortmeyer, Chad Rau and defenseman Nate Prosser will join the team for Saturday's game against Dallas. Head coach Mike Yeo says, "We're not just going to stand around and hope things get better."
Wild ready for the playoff push
Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck doesn't think the question is whether the Wild can hang onto a playoff spot. He believes "it's a question of us climbing the ladder from here." The Wild opens the second half of the season Tuesday night against Nashville, and head coach Mike Yeo says every game now "matters."
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