Report: Bruins looking into defenseman Marek Zidlicky
The Boston Bruins are looking to shore up their defense this offseason after trading away Johnny Boychuck last October and Dougie Hamilton earlier this summer, and one possible target could be Detroit's Marek Zidlicky, according to a report from TVA.
Zidlicky, a 38-year-old blue liner, would be a short term option for the Bruins, but he has some of the offensive upside that Boston currently lacks on defense. The free agent split last season with the Devils and the Red Wings, and Zidlicky had 11 points in 21 games with the Wings. His body has also held up well despite aging, as he missed just one game in the last two seasons.
The interest in Zidlicky follows earlier rumors that the Bruins might attempt to sign free agent defenseman Cody Franson.
(h/t Pro Hockey Talk)
#bruins GM Don Sweeney mentioned that he is talking with Marek Zidlicky. Could be a really good fit.— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 30, 2015