Dennis Wideman Signed Flames Jersey (Beckett COA) Abuse of a Linesman Incident
On January 27, 2016, Wideman struck lineman Don Henderson from behind in a game between the Flames and Nashville Preds. Video footage showed Wideman getting body checked along the boards by the Predators Miikka Salomaki and getting up slowly. As he skated to the bench, he cross checked the linesman across his back. Henderson was injured by the hit and left the game. Following the game, Wideman claimed the check was unintentional and that he did not see Henderson until the last moment. Henderson suffered a concussion as a result of the collision and would miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season It was later revealed that Wideman had also suffered a concussion on the Salomaki body check and refused treatment by the Flames' training staff, in violation of the NHL's mandatory head injury protocols.
Wideman was suspended indefinitely the next day, pending a hearing after the All Star break. On February 3, he was given a 20 game suspension without pay for the incident, the minimum sanction for deliberately striking an on-ice official under NHL Rule 40.2. Wideman also forfeited $564,516.18 in salary. While the NHL
acknowledged that Wideman had been injured, it took the line that any
possible disorientation Wideman suffered did not excuse the attack on
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