Flames' Wideman suspended indefinitely pending hearing for hitting linesman

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Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for cross-checking linesman Don Henderson on Wednesday night.

The league will meet with Wideman on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

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Wideman hit Henderson into the boards from behind as the blue-liner traveled back to the Flames' bench in the second period of a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night

The cross-check came moments after Wideman himself was hit hard by Predators forward Miikka Salomaki.

Related: Flames' Wideman: Cross-check on linesman was 'completely unintentional'

Wideman wasn't handed a game misconduct or even penalized for the hit on Henderson, and a result, he isn't subject to the NHL's Rule 40 - which would restrict a suspension to either three, 10, or 20 games - as Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman pointed out Thursday night.

The league's director of hockey operations, Colin Campbell, can instead potentially suspend Wideman for a duration of his choosing.