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.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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