Saturday, March 19, 2016
Injury Ends Wideman's Season
It may not appease those who were opposed to the decision to reduce Dennis Wideman's suspension from 20 to 10 games, but the hockey gods do have a sense of karma. Wideman suffered an upper-body injury earlier this week and the Calgary Flames announced that the injury to his triceps, will keep him out of their lineup for the remainder of the regular season, the last three weeks worth of action.
Since his return from the suspension, the 32-year old defender played in three games with the Flames, but failed to register a point. In total, Wideman's season finishes as 2 goals and 19 points in 51 games. Unoffically, on Saturday morning, Wideman ranks 369th in pool scoring.
Mike chose Wideman in the 4th round of the hockey pool draft, getting swept up in the frenzy of defensemen early on in the draft. This hurt his team badly, as Wideman is one of the worst picks in the round, being 262 spots worse than his overall draft selection.
Mike's team opened up action on Saturday morning in 21st place, but still among the leaders for the weekly scoring race, something that Wideman had yet to contribute to. Missing Wideman will only hurt his potential, as the Flames still have one more game this week to play.
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