Report: Wideman can be reimbursed in the event suspension is reduced
All is not lost for Dennis Wideman.
Although commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday upheld Wideman's 20-game suspension for checking linesman Don Henderson, the NHLPA announced it would appeal to a neutral arbitrator.
Sunday will mark the 10th game of Wideman's suspension, but Sportsnet's Damien Cox reported during Saturday's "Headlines" segment that the Calgary Flames defenseman can be compensated for money lost if a neutral arbitrator reduces the suspension to 10 games or fewer.
"He can't get the games back, but he can get his money back," said Cox. "He's losing $28,226 per game so he would be reimbursed."
According to Cox, it is expected that the hearing with the neutral arbitrator will take place on either Wednesday or Thursday next week.
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