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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 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. Oct 26 - 10:30 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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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.
Oct 18 - 8:55 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.
Oct 15 - 4:58 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.
Oct 13 - 2:04 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
Sep 21 - 4:56 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.
Jun 9 - 9:19 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.
Mar 18 - 7:02 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.
Mar 18 - 1:27 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."
Mar 17 - 2:35 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.
Mar 11 - 6:49 PM

Dennis Wideman's suspension has been officially reduced to 10 games by neutral arbitrator James Oldham, making him eligible to play Friday.

Of course, Wideman has already served 19 games of his 20-game suspension because of the time it took to go through the process, so this decision really only spared him one game. This does make a difference to Wideman financially though as he'll get half of his forfeited salary, which works out to be roughly $282K. Oldham's argument for reducing the suspension comes to him feeling that there wasn't enough evidence to demonstrate that Wideman intentionally hit linesman Don Henderson. The NHL strongly disagrees with that assessment and left the door open to dispute this further.
Mar 11 - 2:59 PM

Dennis Wideman's 20-game suspension has reportedly been reduced by 10 games per the neutral arbitrator's ruling.

Of course, the 20th game of Wideman's suspension was set for Friday night so the reality that he served 19 games of what was ultimately ruled to be a 10-game suspension. That being said, this will make a difference to Wideman from a salary lost perspective.
Mar 11 - 1:31 PM

Dennis Wideman will serve the 20th game of his suspension on Friday.

If you haven't been keeping tabs on Wideman, but heard that he appealed his 20-game suspension for hitting linesman Don Henderson, you could be forgiven for hearing this news and just assuming he must have lost his appeal. The reality is that the ruling hasn't come in yet. He had to first appeal to commissioner Gary Bettman and it was only after Bettman sided with the original ruling that Wideman could elevate his appeal to a neutral arbitrator. That arbitrator hasn't come to a decision yet and obviously unless that happens before tonight's game whatever decision the arbitrator comes to will be completely moot from a games missed perspective.
Mar 11 - 12:57 PM

According to Bill Daly, the arbitrator in Dennis Wideman's suspension "doesn't anticipate siding on the case until the week of March 7th."

What a process. And what a mess. By the morning of March 7th, Wideman will have already missed 17 of his 20 games. Of course he'll be reimbursed for any and all games the neutral arbiter deems he shouldn't have missed, but that's well beyond the point.
Feb 27 - 7:18 PM

Linesman Don Henderson, who is the man Dennis Wideman is serving a 20-game suspension over hitting, is reportedly dealing with concussion symptoms.

"He still can’t do anything because he hasn’t gone two days symptom-free," a Calgary Sun source said. "I don’t think he’s coming back anytime soon, if at all." Henderson found out more about his condition after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday. Additionally Henderson is experiencing back pain after undergoing back surgery roughly a decade ago. Dennis Wideman appealed his suspension to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman who upheld it. The next step is expected to be bringing it to a neutral arbitrator.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 19 - 10:53 AM

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