Wild sign Zidlicky to three-year contractThe Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky to a three-year contract extension through the 2012-13 season.
St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky to a three-year contract extension through the 2012-13 season.
Zidlicky is fourth on the Wild in scoring with five goals and 31 assists in 60 games this season. The 33-year-old logged five assists for the Czech Republic in the recently completed Vancouver Olympic Games.
"Marek logs a large number of minutes every night and also creates a lot of offense for our team," said Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher in announcing the deal. "We are excited he has agreed to continue to play with the Wild."
Zidlicky is in his sixth NHL season and second with the Wild after being acquired from Nashville in the 2008 offseason. In 443 career games for the Predators and Wild, he has 52 goals and 201 assists.
The Wild also announced a two-year extension for defenseman Clayton Stoner that runs through the 2011-12 season. The 25-year-old appeared in eight games and collected two assists earlier this season before landing on injured reserve following surgery for a sports hernia on February 12.
"Stoner is a young defenseman that adds size and toughness to our defensive corps," added Fletcher. "We are excited about his future with the Wild."