January 29, 2016 10:06 am

Flames’ Dennis Wideman suspended indefinitely for hitting linesman

WATCH: The NHL has suspended Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman pending a hearing with NHL hockey operations on February 2 for hitting linesman Don Henderson during . Brendan Parker reports.

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NEW YORK – Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for checking and knocking down linesman Don Henderson on Wednesday night.

Wideman will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL’s department of hockey operations.

WATCH: Flames Dennis Wideman sends linesman to ice with hit from behind

During the second period of the Flames’ game against Nashville, Wideman got up after being hit and struck Henderson on the way to the bench. Wideman said he was in pain and was just trying to get off the ice, adding that he couldn’t avoid Henderson.

Wideman apologized to Henderson after the incident.

WATCH: Do you think the hit was intentional?

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