NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey Devils have traded veteran defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional draft pick.
Zidlicky’s agent Allan Walsh disclosed the deal in a tweet Monday, hours before the NHL trade deadline. Zidlicky had to waive a no-trade clause in his contract that expires after this season.
The Devils will receive a third-round draft pick in 2016, but they will also get a second rounder this year if Detroit reaches the Eastern Conference finals. If the Red Wings reach the Stanley Cup Finals, the third rounder next year becomes a second-round pick, but the second-round choice in 2015 is wiped out.
The 38-year-old Zidlicky has played in all 63 games for the Devils this season, scoring four goals and adding 19 assists.
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