“I'm 38,” Zidlicky told Tom Gulitti of The Record with a laugh. “You think I have more than that?”
The 11-year veteran signed a one-year deal with the Islanders worth a reported $1.5 million last week.
Zidlicky said he considers the 2015-16 season his "last chance".
"Jags is different," he said.
“I'm happy I can play one more year and we'll see after that what happens,” he added.
“I said right away after the season it could be possible I will retire or we will see. You never know. It's tough for everybody. It doesn't matter if you are 38 or 28. That's the business right now.”