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Minnesota Wild Trade Marek Zidlicky To New Jersey Devils, Bring Back Kurtis Foster And Stephane Veilleux

The rumors had been swirling about Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky for a couple weeks now. It was really just a question of when he would be dealt. That question has been answered on Friday, according to the New Jersey Devils official Twitter:

Devils acquire Marek Zidlicky from Wild for Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Stephane Veilleux, 2nd rd pick in '12, conditional pick in '13.
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Zidlicky had been with the Wild since 2008 and has accumulated 123 points during that span. Before Minnesota, Zidlicky spent a few very successful seasons with the Nashville Predators.

The Wild are bringing back Foster, who previously played in Minnesota in 2008-2009, and left wing Veilleux, who spent six seasons in Minnesota before going to the Lightning as a free agent in the summer of 2009.

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