Dennis Wideman RUMORS & NEWS

  • NHL dismisses neutral arbitrator from Dennis Wideman case

    Sportsnet "The NHL has dismissed James Oldham from his position as neutral arbitrator, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. Oldham was assigned to the case of Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman, who was suspended 20 games for cross-checking NHL linesman Don Henderson from behind on..." July 20

  • NHL sues NHLPA to vacate Wideman suspension

    TSN "The National Hockey League has applied for a judicial review, a form of a lawsuit, against the NHL Players' Association to vacate the reduced 10-game suspension of Calgary Flames' defenceman Dennis Wideman. Wideman's suspension for hitting linesman Don Henderson on Jan. 27 originally drew a..." June 09

  • Friedman wonders if Wideman-to-Edmonton makes sense

    Today's Slapshot "“I do wonder if Calgary and Wideman are going to say, ‘Is it time for a fresh start?’ It was a really rough end to the season for everybody this year. There might be some hurt feelings over some of the stuff that came out in the testimony. “I’m wondering if they kind of talk to each other and..." April 18

  • Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman out for season with tricep injury

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman will miss the remainder of the regular season with a tricep injury, the team announced Friday. " March 19

  • Flames' Wideman injured in post-goal collision

    The Score "Dennis Wideman just can't seem to stay on the ice. The Calgary Flames defenseman was hurt in the immediate aftermath of Michael Frolik's goal against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. Wideman collided with teammate Joe Colborne near the boards, moments after Frolik gave the Flames a 2-0..." March 17

  • Linesman hit by Wideman is out for season with concussion

    TSN "The National Hockey League Officials Association said linesman Don Henderson, who reportedly sustained a concussion when he was cross-checked from behind by Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman, will miss the remainder of this season. Wideman’s 20-game suspension for the hit was reduced to..." March 12

  • NHL Officials' Association unhappy with Wideman decision

    The Score "It's been more than six weeks since Dennis Wideman cross-checked linesman Don Henderson, and the situation continues to intensify after an arbitrator recently made a decision to reduce the defenseman's suspension from 20 games to 10. While Wideman was thankful for the sentence reduction, the..." March 12

  • Dennis Wideman's text about 'stupid refs, stupid media' was sent to Gregory Campbell

    The Score "An interesting twist to the Dennis Wideman suspension saga was revealed Friday, after the Calgary Flames defenseman's suspension for making contact with linesman Don Henderson was reduced to 10 games from 20. After Wideman's initial appeal of the suspension was upheld by the NHL, it was..." March 11

  • Final verdict made on Dennis Wideman appeal

    Sportsnet "Roughly a month and a half after the controversial incident, the Dennis Wideman appeal process is over, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports. Independent arbitrator James Oldham chopped the NHL’s 20-game suspension of the Calgary Flames defenceman in half Friday, making it a 10-game ban. Wideman..." March 11

  • Dennis Wideman ruling not expected until week of March 7

    ESPN "A decision on Dennis Wideman's final appeal isn't expected for at least another week, sources told ESPN. Following a two-day final appeal hearing Thursday and Friday in New York, the neutral arbitrator, James Oldham, informed the parties that he would not be in a position to render a decision..." February 27

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    The NHLPA’s appeal to the Neutral Discipline Arbitrator regarding the suspension of Dennis Wideman will be heard on Thursday & Friday in NYC

  • Wideman can be reimbursed in the event suspension is reduced

    The Score "All is not lost for Dennis Wideman. Although commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday upheld Wideman's 20-game suspension for checking linesman Don Henderson, the NHLPA announced it would appeal to a neutral arbitrator. Sunday will mark the 10th game of Wideman's suspension, but Sportsnet's..." February 21

  • Wideman victim Don Henderson experiencing concussion symptoms

    Calgary Sun "More than three weeks after being rocked by a Dennis Wideman crosscheck, the Calgary Sun has learned linesman Don Henderson is still battling concussion symptoms that threaten to end his season. As if there weren’t enough issues for the arbitrator to consider as part of Wideman’s suspension..." February 19

  • Brian Burke fumes over NHL's handling of Dennis Wideman suspension

    Sporting News "Brian Burke is not a fan of the NHL's "incomprehensible" handling of Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman's suspension appeal. The Flames' president of hockey operations — speaking on Sportsnet's "Tim and Sid Show" Wednesday — didn't mince words over a perceived dragging of feet by commissioner..." February 18

  • Commissioner Bettman upholds 20-game suspension for Flames' Wideman "Commissioner Gary Bettman today upheld the 20-game suspension that was assessed to Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for conduct violative of Rule 40 (Physical Abuse of Officials) during NHL Game No. 742 in Calgary on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Wideman met with Commissioner Bettman at a hearing..." February 17

  • Decision on Wideman appeal could take days

    TSN "A decision from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman’s appeal of a 20-game suspension for physical abuse of an official could take days to be rendered. If recent history is any indication, Bettman may not issue his verdict until after the weekend. That’s..." February 11

  • New evidence could be heard at Dennis Wideman’s appeal

    Sportsnet "Dennis Wideman’s appeal hearing is set to take place Wednesday in New York City, as the Calgary Flames defenceman attempts to get his 20-game suspension reduced. Wideman was handed a 20-game ban for knocking linesman Don Henderson to the ice in a Jan. 27 game against the Nashville..." February 07

  • Suspension appeal hearing for Flames' Wideman set for Wednesday

    The Score "Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman will plead his case to the league next week. The 32-year-old's appeal hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday in New York City. Wideman is appealing the 20-game suspension he was assessed after hitting linesman Don Henderson in a game against the..." February 06

  • Wideman apologizes but is 'really disappointed' over suspension for collision with referee

    Calgary Herald "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman broke his silence Thursday, issuing a public apology to linesman Don Henderson and saying he is “disappointed” with the 20-game suspension he was handed by the NHL after his ugly collision with the official last week. Reading from notes, Wideman..." February 04

  • The NHL Is Afraid Of Dennis Wideman's Defense

    Deadspin "Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman received a 20-game suspension for checking an official, but the controversy isn’t nearly over yet. The players’ union released a strong statement defending Wideman, and he will appeal: perhaps his first of two. It was one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen on..." February 04

  • NHLPA to appeal Dennis Wideman's suspension

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "It's breaking Dennis Wideman news all afternoon. Earlier today the league dropped the hammer on Wideman with a 20 game suspension that would keep #6 out until the middle of March. Wideman is getting the gate for his cross check on linesman Don Henderson last week in a game against the Nashville..." February 04

  • Wideman diagnosed with concussion after incident with linesman, Salomaki

    The Score "Dennis Wideman was found to have a concussion after the Calgary Flames' game against the Nashville Predators last week, but the league says that doesn't excuse his cross-check on linesman Don Henderson. Nashville Predators forward Miikka Salomaki delivered a hit on Wideman moments before the..." February 04

  • Wideman suspended 20 games for hit on linesman

    TSN "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman has been suspended 20 games by the NHL on Tuesday for his Jan. 27 hit on linesman Don Henderson. Wideman, 32, is the 12th NHL player to be suspended for physical abuse of an official in the last 15 years. Wideman was quickly suspended indefinitely by the..." February 03

  • Report: Dennis Wideman Will Tell NHL He Was "Woozy" When He Checked Linesman

    Deadspin "Dennis Wideman’s disciplinary hearing begins at 2:30 today, and I’m genuinely curious what sort of suspension the NHL will hand down. The video shows what happened—Wideman cross-checking a linesman, landing him in the hospital overnight for observation—but it doesn’t show why. And there doesn’t..." February 02

  • Flames D Wideman suspended indefinitely for hit on linesman

    TSN "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for his hit on linesman Don Henderson on Wednesday night. Before the incident, Wideman was on the receiving end of a hard check from Nashville Predators forward Miikka Salomaki. On his way back to the..." January 29

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Confirming NHL linesman Don Henderson was in hospital for precautionary reasons. Home now. NHL expected to decide on Wideman today.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Indefinite suspension for Wideman pending post All Star hearing.

  • Was NHL player concussed when he brutally ran over referee?

    New York Post "There’s making contact with an official, and then there’s what Dennis Wideman did on Wednesday night. The Calgary Flames defenseman cross-checked linesman Don Henderson from behind, crumpling Henderson to the ice near the Nashville Predators bench. The play occurred during the second period of..." January 28

  • Dennis Wideman on linesman hit: I couldn’t avoid it

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman defended his collision with linesman Don Henderson that knocked the official on to the ice in Wednesday night’s game against the Nashville Predators. There was no penalty on the play. “I was just trying to get off the ice. And, at the last second, I..." January 28

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