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Updated: February 24th, 2012 7:34pm
Marek Zidlicky waives no-trade, dealt to Devils for 3 players, pick

Marek Zidlicky waives no-trade, dealt to Devils for 3 players, pick

by Tom Pelissero
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Marek Zidlicky's days with the Minnesota Wild are over.

The Wild announced on Friday night they have traded the veteran defenseman to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Kurtis Foster, forwards Nick Palmieri and Stephane Veilleux and second-round pick in the 2012 draft.

Zidlicky had to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate the deal, which also could bring the Wild a conditional third-round pick in 2013.

Foster, 30, spent parts of three seasons with the Wild before signing with Tampa Bay in 2009. He has appeared in 37 games this season with Anaheim and New Jersey. He hasn't played since Feb. 17 because of a back injury.

Palmieri, 22, has appeared in 78 games over parts of three seasons with the Devils, tallying 13 goals and 12 assists.

Veilleux, 30, was the Wild's third-round pick in the 2001 NHL entry draft. He has played in 439 NHL games but only one this season, spending most of his time with the AHL's Albany Devils.

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