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NHL Linesman Don Henderson Files Suit Against Dennis Wideman

from Rick Westhead of TSN,

National Hockey League linesman Don Henderson has filed a $10.25 million lawsuit against Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman more than a year after Wideman hit Henderson from behind during a game against the Nashville Predators.

CTV News and TSN have learned that Henderson filed his lawsuit against Wideman on Apr. 18 in a Calgary court.

Henderson seeks general damages of $200,000, special damages to pay for housekeeping, yard work and hospital expenses of $50,000, and damages for loss of income and future loss of income of $10 million.

The Flames are also listed as a defendant.

According to his lawsuit, Henderson suffered injuries to his head, neck back, shoulder, and right knee. He also allegedly suffered a concussion, pain, numbness and tingling in his right arm and hand, shock anxiety and depression, headaches and permanent and partial disability.

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WingedRider's avatar

The hit by Wideman sure looked intentional, the money I have no idea.

Henderson should get some $$, pretty serious injuries.

Govt of Alberta as a plaintiff, hmm?

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 04/20/17 at 06:51 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Clearly woozy my arse.

I don’t see how Henderson shouldn’t get a decent settlement out of this.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 04/20/17 at 11:18 PM ET

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Clearly woozy my arse.

You’re right, he was clearly CONCUSSED.

He should be suing the league for their bullshit handling of concussions, not another victim.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 04/21/17 at 08:53 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Now, while I never went to pharmacy school, I’ve been concussed. Several times…once while playing hockey.

Didn’t crosscheck a linesman into the boards though.

My bad.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 04/21/17 at 10:55 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Please tell me there aren’t still people defending Wideman.  Lmfao.

I don’t think he should have to stand trial; he’s clearly concussed and therefore liable to attack someone from behind.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 04/21/17 at 01:49 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

He should be suing the league for their bullshit handling of concussions

This is a pretty good point.  There are so many concussions in the league that it really makes one wonder why more linesman aren’t being cross-checked in the back.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 04/21/17 at 01:51 PM ET

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