Dennis Wideman Comments on 20-Game Suspension, Apologizes to Referee

February 5th, 2016 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »

The NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman indefinitely after his hit on linesman Donnie Henderson sent the official into the boards Jan. 27. Wideman spoke to the media following practice Thursday, one day after finding out the league had decided to suspend him for 20 games, per

"Firstly, I want to apologize to Donnie Henderson," Wideman said. "I feel awful about what happened. Hopefully he's recovering and he's going to be back on the ice soon, but I feel really bad about the whole situation. The last seven days have been tough."

However, Wideman, who took a big hit from Nashville Predators winger Miikka Salomaki moments before making contact with Henderson, maintained it was not intentional, per

Never in my career have I ever disrespected or done anything like this to an official. I think I've prided myself on having a great working relationship with the officials, and I hope to continue that when I get out there. But again, I just want to apologize to Donnie. I feel awful about what happened.

As far as the suspension goe ...

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