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Marek Zidlicky expected to sign 3-year contract with Wild

Mar 2, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

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Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky is expected to sign  a
three-year, $12 million contract by the end of the day, according to
Michael Russo of the Star Tribune:

It’s expected he’ll
sign on the dotted line by the end of the day, most
likely before the Wild’s flight this afternoon to Calgary. There’s still
a few issues to resolve, but it’s expected to happen. Basically, I hear
it’s just crystalizing the language of a no-trade clause. Don’t have
those details yet.

There were some concerns overnight
that the Wild and Zidlicky were not going to be able to come to an
agreement on a contract extension, leading the team to most likely trade
him before the trade deadline. Zidlicky is in the final season of a
four-year, $13.4 million contract, originally signed with Nashville
before he was traded to Minnesota in 2008.

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