Gary Bettman Upholds Dennis Wideman's Suspension, Provides Window Into NHL Investigation

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman upheld Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for cross-checking a linesman from behind today, a widely expected ruling that Wideman will now appeal to a neutral arbitrator. Wideman’s primary defense, that he was concussed shortly before hitting referee Don Henderson—Wideman was indeed…

Report: Dennis Wideman Will Tell NHL He Was "Woozy" When He Checked Linesman

Dennis Wideman’s disciplinary hearing begins at 2:30 today, and I’m genuinely curious what sort of suspension the NHL will hand down. The video shows what happened—Wideman cross-checking a linesman, landing him in the hospital overnight for observation—but it doesn’t show why. And there doesn’t seem to be any…