Following an in-person hearing Tuesday,Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended 20 games for hitting veteran linesman Don Henderson during a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Jan. 27. Officially, Wideman was cited for violating Rule 40, which covers physical abuse of officials. As a result of the suspension, the veteran defenseman will also forfeit $564,516.80 in salary. It is the second longest suspension handed down by the NHL this season, next to the 41-game ban Raffi Torres received for an illegal hit during the preseason. According to reports, he was represented by the NHLPA and Flames organization in his defense at the hearing. Henderson was also on hand, per reports, with representatives from the NHL Officials Association there as well. The NHL’s Hockey Operations department was ultimately responsible for the disciplinary decision.