Dennis Wideman Injury: Updates on Flames Defenseman’s Concussion and Return

February 3rd, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman was suspended 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking an official, per USA Today Sports' Jimmy Hascup, but he reportedly suffered a concussion in the same game.

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Wideman's Concussion May Have Occurred Before Hitting Linesman Wednesday, Feb. 3 According to NHL on NBC, the league confirmed Wideman suffered a concussion. Mike Halford of NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk added the defenseman “potentially suffered” the concussion “on a hit he took moments before colliding” with the official.

Halford passed along the NHL’s explanation for the suspension despite the concussion:

It is accepted for the purposes of this decision that he was later diagnosed as having suffered a concussion. However, that fact even accepted as true, cannot excuse Wideman’s subsequent actions.

First, although he appears to get up slowly from being checked, Wideman skates steadily and purposefully to his bench, taking a half dozen strides to get there. Wideman also demonstrates his continu ...

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