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Marek Zidlicky | Defenseman | #28

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/3/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 6 (176) / NYR
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Marek Zidlicky will draw into the Islanders' lineup Friday night.
Zidlicky was a healthy scratch for the first four games of the Islanders' first round series. New York needed to change its lineup because Ryan Pulock is out with an upper-body injury. Apr 22 - 1:07 PM

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Marek Zidlicky will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 of the Eastern Quarterfinal series against the Florida Panthers.

The Islanders will go with the same lineup in Game 4 from the winning lineup in Game 3, which means, joining the veteran blueliner in the press box will be Adam Pelech, Steve Bernier, Eric Boulton and Christopher Gibson.

Coach Jack Capuano will forego any lineup changes for Sunday's Game 3 against the Panthers.

Which means that Marek Zidlicky, Adam Pelech, Steve Bernier, Eric Boulton, and Christopher Gibson will remain on the sidelines. Through 44 career playoff games, Zidlicky has posted 15 points.

Marek Zidlicky, Adam Pelech, and Steve Bernier will each be scratched for Game 2 on Friday night in addition to Eric Boulton and Christopher Gibson as well.

Of the group only Zidlicky has posted a modicum of fantasy value. He posted 16 points in 53 games this season. In addition, through 44 career playoff games he's posted 15 points.

Marek Zidlicky will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 against Florida on Thursday.

The 39-year-old missed most of the final month of the season because of an upper-body injury. Zidlicky had four goals and 16 points in 53 games. Steve Bernier, Eric Boulton, Adam Pelech and Christopher Gibson will also watch the game from the press box. Jaroslav Halak, Anders Lee, Brian Strait and Mikhail Grabovski are out due to injury.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 14 - 7:58 PM

Marek Zidlicky will get one final regular season game in Sunday's match with Philadelphia.

Zidlicky has posted just four goals and 16 points through 52 games for the Islanders this season, so we wouldn't expect much tonight. But with just one goal til 90, and three points for 420, it'd be cool to see him reach the nice round numbers for his career.
Apr 10 - 6:55 PM

Marek Zidlicky will be scratched against the Sabres on Saturday night.

Through the final 52 games of his vaunted regular season career, Zidlicky posted four goals and 16 points with four coming on the man advantage. He doesn't have a lot left in the tank, but he can still be a difference-maker in crunch time.
Apr 9 - 5:50 PM

Marek Zidlicky will be back in the New York Islanders lineup Saturday.

Zidlicky has missed 13 games with an upper body injury but with Travis Hamonic out with a knee injury, Zidlicky will jump back in. The veteran defenseman has four goals and 15 points in 49 games this season and at age 39 this could be his last hurrah in the NHL.
Apr 2 - 9:55 AM

Marek Zidlicky (upper body) will be out of the lineup 'a little while'.

The 39 year-old suffered his injury a week ago when the Islanders battled the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. In 49 games, Zidlicky has just four goals and 15 points. Fellow teammate Mikhail Grabovski was out of the Islanders lineup on Saturday for the ninth straight game and may miss some time too. Grabovski has only posted nine goals and 16 assists in 57 games this season.
Mar 14 - 9:36 AM

Marek Zidlicky missed practice Friday and will sit out his third straight game with an upper body injury.

Zidlicky has only four goals and 15 points in 49 games this season and it appears that his days of being fantasy relevant are over.
Mar 12 - 8:40 AM

Marek Zidlicky didn't play against Pittsburgh on Tuesday because of an upper-body injury.

Zidlicky has four goals and 15 points in 49 games this season. He should be regarded as day-to-day for now.
Mar 9 - 9:51 AM

Marek Zidlicky will tag in for Ryan Pulock on Sunday against the Rangers.

The veteran defender hasn't played in over a week. Zidlicky has also posted just four goals and 15 points with 60 blocks in 48 games this season. Anything can happen in a rivalry game, but there are probably better options on your waiver wire.
Mar 6 - 3:00 PM

Marek Zidlicky will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Winnipeg.

Zidlicky will sit for a third consecutive game. The veteran blue liner has four goals and 15 points in 48 games this season. Steve Bernier, Eric Boulton, Brian Strait and Jean-Francois Berube will also watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 3 - 8:01 PM

Marek Zidlicky, Eric Boulton, and Steve Bernier will each be scratched against the Canucks on Tuesday night.

There's nary a margin of fantasy value between these three veterans. Which is particularly disappointing as it pertains to Zidlicky, who was an effective contributor from the blue line as recently as last season. He collected 11 points in 21 post-trade deadline games for Detroit last season, if you recall.
Mar 1 - 9:08 PM

Marek Zidlicky will be scratched against the Oilers on Sunday night.

It's been a disappointing final twirl around the NHL for the 38-year-old veteran defender. Zidlicky has posted just four goals and 15 points in 48 managed games this season. Originally brought in to boost the Isles' power play, he has no goals and four assists with the man advantage.
Feb 28 - 4:56 PM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
5Alan Quine
6James Wright
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Shane Prince
6Eric Boulton
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
10Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak
3Jean-Francois Berube