An independent arbitrator has reduced the suspension of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman from 20 games to 10 games.
On Jan. 27, Wideman hit linesman Don Henderson while skating back to the Calgary bench and was eventually suspended 20 games by NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. Henderson suffered a concussion on the play and has not officiated since.
Wideman has sat 19 games during a lengthy appeal process that involved commissioner Gary Bettman and then the neutral arbitrator.
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