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.
When things aren't going well for us in this city [Toronto], I think there is a lot of overanalyzing going on. You've got the most passionate fans in the world here and a lot of (media) coverage, so you know there's going to be a lot of people giving their two cents worth on us.
— Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk after a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday