Dennis Wideman, NHLPA’s appeal to neutral party begins Thursday


It’s now official: the NHLPA will appeal to a neutral arbitrator on Dennis Wideman‘s behalf regarding his 20-game suspension. This comes a little less than a week after NHL commissioner Gary Bettman decided to uphold the league’s decision.

(For the ins and outs of that situation, click here.)

The union announced that the case will be heard on Thursday and Friday.

They didn’t provide additional information beyond that in this official tweet:

If Wideman sits out that full 20 games, he’d be eligible to return during a March 14 home game against the St. Louis Blues.


Brian Burke was not happy about the timing of the ruling

NHLPA wasn’t happy that it was upheld