Marek Zidlicky of the New Jersey Devils could be on the radar for teams looking for an offensive-minded defenseman prior to the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline at 3 p.m. ET on March 2, but his contract contains a no-trade clause and he told Northjersey.com on Monday that general manager Lou Lamoriello has not approached him about waiving it.
"I don't think about that," Zidlicky said of a possible trade. "The last two games was pretty tough for us and I don't think about it."
The Devils are coming off a road trip in which they lost 3-1 games to the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators. They have lost four straight overall and begin a six-game homestand against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday in 13th place in the Eastern Conference, 12 points behind the Boston Bruins for the second wild-card spot.
Zidlicky, 38, has four goals and 22 points in 56 games this season. Three of his goals are on the power play. For his career, 56 of his 82 goals have come with the man advantage.
Zidlicky was acquired by the Devils from the Minnesota Wild prior to the 2012 trade deadline and helped them reach the Stanley Cup Final. He said he understands having a no-trade clause doesn't necessarily mean the Devils won't look to move him.
"It really doesn't matter if you have a no-trade," he said according to Northjersey.com. "It happened to me one time and I had a no-trade also. It's not easy. It's not just about yourself."