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Report: Linesman Henderson’s career may be over after neck surgery following Wideman hit

The suspension saga for Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman still doesn’t have a conclusion with the NHL seeking to have the neutral arbitrator’s decision to reduce the suspension to 10 games vacated. That may be the least important news about the incident, though, as it sounds as though linesman Don Henderson may be lost from the officiating ranks. Henderson, who was on...
Via The Hockey News
10 hours ago

NHL dismisses neutral arbitrator who ruled on Dennis Wideman suspension

James Oldham’s most notable decision as the NHL and NHLPA’s neutral arbitrator appears as if it will also be his last. According to the Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, the NHL has dismissed Oldham from his post as neutral arbitrator. Oldham, a law professor at Georgetown University, was the arbitrator assigned to the Dennis Wideman suspension case. Oldham’s decision...
Via The Hockey News
10 days ago

NHL suing NHLPA over Dennis Wideman suspension ruling

Dennis Wideman’s suspension for striking a linesman continues to cause a rift around the league. The Calgary Flames defenseman was initially suspended for 20 games for cross-checking linesman Don Henderson from behind, which sidelined Henderson with a concussion. An independent arbitrator ruled Wideman’s hit wasn’t intentional and reduced the suspension to 10 games. NHL...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Linesman hit by Wideman is out for season with concussion

The NHL Officials Association says Don Henderson, the linesman knocked to the ice by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman in January, is still recovering from the concussion he suffered and is out for the season. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press by a league spokesman, the NHLOA says it ''strongly disagrees'' with the decision by an independent arbitrator to reduce...
Via Associated Press
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Official leveled by Dennis Wideman still experiencing concussion-like symptoms

After the NHL upheld Dennis Wideman’s 20 game suspension for cross-checking official Don Henderson back three plus weeks ago, the man on the wrong side of the hit is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms and other pain, which threatens to keep him out for the rest of the season. The Calgary Sun shared some of the chilling details of what Henderson has dealt with since...
Via The Comeback
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Linesman's concussion could be career-ending

NHL linesman Don Henderson has yet to return to the ice since sustaining a concussion on a blindside hit last month from Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman. Wideman was suspended 20 games for the hit, and Henderson might never ref another game, according to new report. The Calgary Sun reported Friday that the 47-year-old official continues to deal with post-concussion symptoms and...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension upheld by the NHL

In a somewhat surprising move, the National Hockey League has announced it’s upholding Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for checking a linesman. With the suspension, Wideman will forfeit more $564,516.20 in salary. NHL upholds the Dennis Wideman suspensionpic.twitter.com/zo0Cuu482x — Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) February 17, 2016 Below video...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman speaks out on 20-game suspension

Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman spoke out publicly Thursday for the first time for since being suspended 20 games by the NHL for hitting linesman Don Henderson in the back."Firstly, I want to apologize to Don Henderson," Wideman said. "I feel awful about what happened. Hopefully he's recovering and is going to be back on the ice soon. I feel bad about the whole situation...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman suspended 20 games for hitting linesman

The National Hockey League has suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games for knocking over a linesman according to Bob Mckenzie of TSN. 20 games for Dennis Wideman. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 3, 2016 During the play, Wideman gets crunched across the boards and gets up and starts skating towards linesman Don Henderson. Wideman slogs his way...
Via The Comeback
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Wideman suspended 20 games for cross-checking linesman

The NHL stood up for its officials Wednesday by suspending Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games after he cross-checked a linesman into the boards during a game on Jan. 27. Dennis Wideman (@NHLFlames) has been suspended for 20 games. pic.twitter.com/9p3zh5fdse — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 3, 2016 Wideman was skating toward the Flames bench in the...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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