Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

February 3rd, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

The NHL handed Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman a 20-game suspension on Feb. 3 for cross-checking a lineman during a loss to the Nashville Predators last week.  

SportsCentre was the first to report the news on Twitter. 

NHL Public Relations released an official statement regarding the decision to discipline Wideman:

The National Hockey League Players' Association later released a statement announcing Wideman would be appealing the suspension, per Travis Hughes of SB Nation:

On Feb. 6, the NHLPA announced Wideman's appeal would take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke provided a statement regarding the news: 

We were informed earlier today that our player, Dennis Wideman, was suspended for contact with an official in last Wednesday’s game against Nashville. We disagree with the severity of today’s suspension ruling and maintain that Dennis’ collision with the linesman was unintentional and accidental. We agree that our officials’ safety and we ...

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