Update on $10.2 million lawsuit against Dennis Wideman and Calgary Flames

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NHL linesman Don Henderson announced a $10.2 million lawsuit for the violent attack by Dennis Wideman during the 2015-2016 NHL season. The lawsuit is against Wideman and the Calgary Flames.



The lawsuit claims Wideman "violently struck" Henderson from behind and that the linesman was "completely defenceless." In the game, Wideman took a hit in the second period from the Predators Miikka Salomaki. Moments later, Wideman was skating toward the Flames bench when he cross-checked Henderson, who had his back to the defenseman.

The linesman's injuries are listed as:

  • Head injury and concussion.
  • Injury to the neck requiring surgery.
  • Injuries to Henderson's back and shoulder.
  • Pain and numbness in his right arm and hand.
  • Injury to the right knee.
  • Headaches.
  • Anxiety and depression.

Kamil Karamali‏ of CTV News revealed that the hearing for the lawsuit was adjourned, and we may have to wait until 2018 to find out if this lawsuit will go to court or will be resolved by an arbitrator.


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