The announcement was made by the Devils during pre-game warmups.
Zidlicky will be replaced in the lineup by Peter Harrold. Zidlicky has three goals and 14 points in 30 games for the Devils this season. Harrold, who had been a healthy scratch the past five games, has two assists in 20 games.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie