Linesman hit by Calgary Flames player files lawsuit

By CHAT News Today
April 20, 2017 - 3:59pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 7:14pm


CALGARY — The linesman who was hit by a Calgary Flames defenceman during a game last year has reportedly filed a lawsuit.

According to Rick Westhead from TSN, Don Henderson has filed a civil lawsuit against Dennis Wideman of the Calgary Flames, seeking $10.25 million in damages.

During a game against the Nashville Predators on January 27, 2016, Wideman was on the receiving end of a heavy hit by the Predators. As he skated back to the bench, Wideman cross-checked Henderson into the boards from behind.

Wideman was initially suspended for 20 games, but had it reduced to 10 games, because the NHL determined there wasn’t enough evidence to consider it an intentional action.

Henderson has not officiated a game since the hit. According to the lawsuit, he suffered a head injury, a concussion, as well as shoulder and back injuries as a result of the hit.

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