Detroit Red Wings Acquire Erik Cole, Marek Zidlicky at NHL Trade Deadline
The Detroit Red Wings made two moves ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline.
First on Sunday, the Wings on Sunday two prospects and a second-round pick to the Dallas Stars for veteran winger Erik Cole and a third-round pick.
Then Monday, the Wings sent a conditional third-round pick to New Jersey for 38-year-old right-handed defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
Cole, a 36-year-old American, figures to be a physical addition to the Red Wings forward corps. More from MLive.com's Ansar Khan:
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Cole plays an abrasive, physical style and has good offensive skills. He has 18 goals and 15 assists, along with a plus-4 rating, in 57 games this season. He also led the Stars with 116 hits. He had been playing right wing on the top line with Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn.
He is a rental, set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He has a $4.5 million salary-cap hit.
The Wings sent the Stars center Mattias Janmark and defenseman Mattias Backman.
Zidlicky figures to be the big, right-handed shot the Wings have sought at the blue line.