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NHL statement regarding U.S. District Court ruling

Judge confirms arbitrator's decision to cut suspension of Flames' Dennis Wideman

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

NHL statement on decision Wednesday of U.S. District Court regarding suspension of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman:


"We obviously disagree with the court's decision today, but also recognize the very high judicial standard we needed to meet to disturb the arbitrator's decision. While we believe we met that standard, we are prepared to turn the page and move on. We are hopeful that, if and when there is next an appeal proceeding involving supplementary discipline, the Neutral Discipline Arbitrator will properly apply the standard of review we and the NHLPA negotiated and agreed to in collective bargaining. That was clearly not done in this case."

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