NHLPA STATEMENT ON DENNIS WIDEMAN DECISION

The NHLPA released the following statement Friday regarding the Neutral Discipline Arbitrator’s decision to reduce Dennis Wideman’s suspension to 10-games

NHLPA STATEMENT ON DENNIS WIDEMAN DECISION

TORONTO (March 11, 2016) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association released the following statement this afternoon regarding the Neutral Discipline Arbitrator’s decision to reduce Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension:

"Given that it was undisputed that Dennis suffered a concussion mere seconds prior to his collision with linesman Don Henderson, we felt strongly that there should have been no discipline. Nonetheless we are pleased that Arbitrator Oldham found that the collision was not intentional and that the suspension was reduced to 10 games. We respect the process and the decision and we look forward to Dennis returning to the ice tonight with his teammates."

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