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Dennis Wideman | Defenseman | #6

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 202
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 8 (241) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Dennis Wideman will tag in for Jyrki Jokipakka against the Rangers on Saturday.
This will be the veteran defender's first game since Nov. 1st. Wideman has four points with eight hits and nine blocks thus far in only eight games. Sat, Nov 12, 2016 02:18:00 PM

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Dennis Wideman will be scratched against the Stars on Thursday.

Wideman hasn't played since Nov. 1st. The veteran defender has four points with eight hits and nine blocks thus far in only eight games.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 08:20:00 PM

Dennis Wideman and Nicklas Grossmann will be scratched from Sunday's match with the Ducks.

This will be Wideman's third straight in the press box. He has two goals and four points with eight hits and nine blocks through eight game thus far. Grossmann for his part has no points and seven hits in three games.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 06:08:00 PM

Dennis Wideman and Jyrki Jokipakka will be scratched from Saturday's match with the Kings.

This will be Wideman's second straight match on the pine. He has two goals and four points with eight hits and nine blocks through eight game thus far. Jokipakka meanwhile has posted four points with eight blocks in 10 games.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Dennis Wideman, Nicklas Grossmann and Freddie Hamilton will each be scratched from Thursday's match with San Jose.

Wideman has posted two goals and four points with eight hits and nine blocks through eight games this season. We'd stick it out with him if you're in a deep league. Whereas Grossmann and Hamilton have seen just a pair of games each, and do not appear to factor strongly into Calgary's plans.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 09:14:00 PM

Dennis Wideman found the back of the net in Calgary's 4-1 win against St. Louis.

Wideman has two goals and four points in five contests this season. It's still early, but there's certainly the potential for him to bounce back after being limited to 19 points in 2015-16.
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Dennis Wideman is expected to be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

It's the second game in a row that he'll be scratched. That's a lot of money to have sitting out, as Wideman makes $5.25 million this season. He's managed to score one goal in two games this season. Nicklas Grossmann and Freddie Hamilton will also watch from the press box.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 08:55:00 PM

Dennis Wideman will be scratched from Saturday's match with the Canucks.

The veteran defender has a power play tally, six shots and a minor penalty through the first two games of the season as he's skated a touch under 20 minutes per. Wideman missed nearly half of last season due to injury so this likely just a way to pace the 33-year-old, and get youngster Brett Kulak in against a weak opponent.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Dennis Wideman brought the Calgary Flames to within two goals at the 11:29 minute mark of the third, but it was not enough in their 7-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night.

With stints with the Blues, Bruins, Panthers, Capitals, and now Flames Wideman has made the rounds. In his career, he has 95 goals in 759 games, but 275 assists have contributed greatly to his 370 career points. Mikael Backlund provided an assist in the Wideman goal, which was his second assist of the evening.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 02:04:00 AM

Dennis Wideman is "looking forward to a fresh start" after a difficult campaign.

The low point of Wideman's season was him hitting linesman Don Henderson on Jan. 27, which resulted in a 20-game suspension. That suspension was eventually reduced to 10 games by a neutral arbitrator, but at that point he had already served 19 games of it, and the NHL has responded by filing a lawsuit in order to get the original suspension restored. "It was tough," Wideman said at Tuesday’s annual Calgary Flames Celebrity Charity golf tournament at Country Hills Golf Club. "There was obviously a lot going on in the second half. It’s something you have to move on from. Obviously, I’m sorry it happened and the way it happened, and everything else. It was a tough year, and I’m looking forward to a fresh start this year." On the ice, Wideman had 19 points in 51 contests, down from 51 points in 2014-15. He's something of a wild card for 2016-17 from a fantasy perspective, but towards the end of a standard league, if you still need a defenseman at that point.
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 04:56:00 AM

The NHL has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the NHLPA in order to restore Dennis Wideman's 20 suspension for hitting linesman Don Henderson back on Jan. 27.

"We are disappointed that the NHL has chosen to challenge the award of the Neutral Discipline Arbitrator (NDA) in court, as the collective bargaining agreement clearly provides that the decision of the NDA is final," said NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon in an e-mail. "We are confident this action is completely without merit and that the court will agree." Wideman had his ban reduced to 10 games by neutral arbitrator James Oldham on March 10.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 09:19:00 AM

Dennis Wideman will miss the rest of the season due to the tricep injury suffered on Wednesday.

Wow. Talk about a season from hell for the veteran defender. Wideman finishes with two goals, 19 points and with a career worst 2.7 shooting percentage in 51 games. Now exiting his age-32 season, Wideman will ding the cap at $5.25M for just one more season and holds a No-Movement Clause to boot.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Dennis Wideman (upper body) isn't available for Friday's game.

Wideman left Wednesday's contest due to the injury. He has two goals and 19 points in 51 contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 01:27:00 PM

Dennis Wideman left Calgary's win over Winnipeg because of an upper-body injury.

"It doesn't look very good," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "The preliminary reports that we got from the medical staff are not very good, but he'll have some tests [Thursday] and we should have more news late [Thursday] or on Friday."
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 02:35:00 AM

After 19 long games, Dennis Wideman returns to Calgary's blue line on Friday against Arizona.

Looks like Wideman got off a game early, or nine games late, depending on who you speak to. Either way, he's produced 17 assists, 19 points, 30 PIMs, 35 hits, and 74 blocks while averaging 21:03 of ice time per night over 48 games. He hasn't played since Jan. 27th, so we'd expect the powerful defender to be well-rested and with a big chip on his shoulders.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Freddie Hamilton
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Sam Bennett
3Matthew Tkachuk
4Lance Bouma
RW1Michael Frolik
2Troy Brouwer
3Kris Versteeg
4Alex Chiasson
5Micheal Ferland
6Garnet Hathaway
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Wideman
5Ladislav Smid
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Deryk Engelland
8Brett Kulak
G1Chad Johnson
2Brian Elliott