Dennis Wideman D CGY 2 Months

Wideman found the net on one of his three shot attempts in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Bolts.

The tally was Wideman's third in four games, and his first power-play point of the season. He's rebounded well since being a healthy scratch Oct. 9, and is just one goal off matching his output from his injury-shortened 2013-14 campaign.

Dennis Wideman D CGY 2 Months

Wideman had a goal, an assist, four shots, two hits, and was a plus-2 in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Quite the night from Wideman, who logged 23:19 of ice time in the victory. He now has three goals and five points in his last three games after opening the season with three straight scoreless efforts. If he manages to stay healthy, there is no reason the offensive defenseman can't net 40-50 points with the Flames in 2014-15.

Dennis Wideman D CGY 2 Months

Wideman scored the opening goal in a 2-1 overtime win over Chicago on Wednesday.

Wideman has had a rough start to the season, getting benched for a game, but that seems to have woken him up. He has one point in five games, but should up that production at least a little bit as time goes on.

Dennis Wideman D CGY 2 Months

Wideman will reenter the lineup Saturday against the Blues, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

Wideman was sent to the press box for a game after a dismal showing in the Flames' opener, but it appears it was just a one-game banishment. The team will count on Wideman to be a stabilizing force in their top four this season, after he supplied four goals and 17 assists in 46 games in 2013-14.

Dennis Wideman D CGY 2 Months

Wideman will be scratched from the lineup Thursday against the Oilers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

The highest-paid player on the Flames' roster, Wideman had a brutal game in Wednesday's season-opening loss to the Canucks, particularly on his own end. He also took a big hit from the Canucks' Alex Burrows in the game, though it sounds like he'll only be sitting due to performance reasons rather than injury. In any case, the Flames are hoping the night out of the lineup will motivate Wideman to deliver a bounce-back performance his next time out. Raphael Diaz will fill in for Wideman on the blue line, pairing up with Ladislav Smid.

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Dennis Wideman (upper body) won't return before the conclusion of the season.

Wideman will consequently finish the 2013-14 campaign with four goals and 21 points in 46 games. This was the second season of his five-year, $26.25 million contract with Calgary.

Dennis Wideman D CGY 10 Months

Dennis Wideman is dealing with an upper-body injury.

The Calgary Flames have ruled Wideman out for Friday and Saturday's games. He has four goals and 21 points in 46 contests in 2013-14.

Dennis Wideman D CGY 11 Months

Dennis Wideman recorded two assists in Calgary's 4-1 victory on Thursday.

Wideman didn't record a point in his previous five contests. He has a solid 17 points in 38 contests, but fantasy owners have also had to endure his minus-15 rating. Despite the Flames current four-game winning streak, Calgary is likely to resume its descent in the not too distant future and Wideman's plus/minus rating should go down further before the campaign's over.

Dennis Wideman D CGY 11 Months

Dennis Wideman logged 38:05 minutes of ice time in Calgary's 3-2 shootout loss on Saturday.

That's what happens when you engage in a line brawl just two seconds into the contest. The officials, in an effort to prevent the game from devolving further, booted four Flames players immediately following the massive melee. That force the remaining players to be leaned on extensively and Wideman was one example of that. Of course, Calgary never needs an excuse to lean on the veteran defenseman, as they already ask him to log 24:59 minutes during an average game.

Dennis Wideman D CGY 12 Months

Dennis Wideman (broken hand) will return on Friday.

Wideman has been out since Nov. 27. Before the injury, he was averaging 26:14 minutes per contest, so naturally his absence left the Flames with a huge void to fill. He also chips in offensively and that's crucial for Calgary right now as they have scored just one goal in their past three games.