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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
26-7-5 57
26-9-5 57
24-9-3 51
22-11-2 46
17-17-5 39
11-20-6 28
11-18-2 24
7-24-5 19

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 7 9 -7 14:48 26

Top Chris Wideman News

  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Facing potential suspension

    Wideman will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Thursday for his headbutt of the Bruins' Erik Haula.

    Considering the league classified the incident as headbutting, which is well outside the definition of a "hockey play", fantasy players should probably be expecting the defenseman to serve at least a one-game suspension, though it could certainly be longer. Assuming Wideman is unavailable for Thursday's matchup with Chicago, Alexander Romanov figures to step into the lineup in his stead.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Suspended one game

    Wideman was suspended for one game Thursday.

    Wideman was suspended for headbutting Erik Haula in Wednesday's game against Boston. The suspension is effective immediately for the length of one game. He will miss Thursday's contest in Chicago. Alexander Romanov is likely to see an expanded role in Wideman's absence.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Healthy, at practice Sunday

    Wideman cleared COVID-19 protocols and practiced Sunday, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    The defenseman, who has nine points in 22 games this season, hasn't played since Dec. 11 due to a personal issue and COVID-19 protocols. Who returns from protocols will dictate Wideman's playing time, but he should be in the lineup Wednesday at Boston.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Designated for COVID-19 protocols

    Wideman (personal) was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Wideman had missed the club's previous two contests while attending to a personal matter but now should be expected to miss the club's upcoming three-game road trip, though he could link up with the team at some point if he meets certain protocol requirements. In 22 appearances this season, the veteran blueliner has notched nine points and remains on pace to top his career-best 17 points set back in 2016-17 with Ottawa.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Not playing Thursday

    Wideman (personal) remains out of the lineup Thursday versus the Flyers, John Lu of reports.

    Wideman left the team Tuesday to attend the birth of his child. He's not yet back with the team Thursday, so it's unclear if he'll play Saturday against the Bruins.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Unavailable versus Pittsburgh

    Wideman will remain back in Montreal for the birth of his child and will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Penguins.

    Considering Wideman has just one assist, five shots and a minus-6 rating in his last seven games, few fantasy players will be impacted by his absence.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Ready to rock

    Wideman (undisclosed) will rejoin the lineup for Thursday's game against the Avalanche.

    Wideman is expected to return to a substantial role following his two-game absence, skating on Montreal's third pair and top power-play unit versus Colorado. He's picked up eight points through 17 contests this campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Out Monday

    Wideman (undisclosed) will not play Monday against Vancouver.

    Wideman will miss his second straight game and it's still unclear what he's dealing with. He has eight points and 22 PIM through 17 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Won't play Saturday

    Wideman (upper body) won't be available for Saturday's game versus Pittsburgh.

    With Wideman on the shelf, Michael Pezzetta will slot into the lineup against the Penguins. Wideman will be reevaluated ahead of Monday's matchup with Vancouver.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Slots in at forward

    Wideman had two assists and one hit over 11:46 of ice time in Saturday's 6-3 win over Nashville.

    After amassing four points in four games, Wideman was made a healthy scratch Thursday, so that the Canadiens could get a look at Mattias Norlinder on the blue line. Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme, desperate for offense, made an inspired decision and inserted the puck-moving defenseman at forward on the fourth line in place of Michael Pezzetta. The move paid immediate dividends, as Wideman helped on both of Ryan Poehling's goals. Wideman has eight points, 21 shots, 14 hits, nine blocked shots and 22 PIM over 15 games.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Healthy scratch Thursday

    Wideman was not in the lineup for Thursday's 6-0 loss to the Penguins.

    Wideman has provided offense from the blue line with two goals and six points through 14 games, but he was given a seat in the press box so that Mattias Norlinder could make his NHL debut. Head coach Dominique Ducharme suggested to Arpon Basu of The Athletic that Norlinder and Wideman are similar players, which may be the reason the coach sat Wideman.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Helps on final goal in loss

    Wideman had an assist, three hits, two blocked shots and four PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

    Wideman sparked an immediate answer to New York's third goal. After the ensuing faceoff, the Rangers cleared the puck to the neutral zone, where Wideman quickly forwarded it and set up the sequence that led to Josh Anderson's goal. It was the sixth point for Wideman, who leads the Canadiens' blueliners, and his fourth point in the last four games.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Posts two-pointer in loss

    Wideman had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings.

    Wideman picked up the secondary assist on Montreal's first goal, then stepped up from the point to bury a feed from Artturi Lehkonen early in the third period to give the Canadiens a point, the third consecutive game with a point for Montreal. Wideman has points in two straight game and five through 12 contests.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Logs power-play helper

    Wideman had a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Flames.

    Wideman's blast from the point clanged off a post and landed behind Jacob Markstrom when Brendan Gallagher batted it home for Montreal's game-tying goal in the second period. Wideman, who had been a healthy scratch for four consecutive contests at the end of October, has played all six games since and averaged 3:30 with the man advantage. He has two power-play assists and three total points over 11 games.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Nabs power-play assist

    Wideman had a power-play assist and one blocked shot over 14:06 of ice time in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.

    Wideman entered the lineup for the inactive Sami Niku and picked up the primary helper on Mike Hoffman's power-play tally four seconds into a Montreal power play. Wideman had been a healthy scratch the previous four games before taking Niku's spot on the third pairing. It was the second point in six games for Wideman.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Unlikely scorer in ugly loss

    Wideman scored a goal and provided three shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Sabres.

    After spending the last few seasons with stints in the AHL and KHL, Wideman scored his first NHL goal since the 2018-19 campaign and put the Habs within one in the second period. Although the team wasn't able to make much out of the goal, the 31-year-old also had three shots, one block and two PIM on the night. Wideman led the KHL in points last season among defensemen but shouldn't be expected to produce anything beyond a the 20-point threshold this year.

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  • Canadiens' Chris Wideman: Signs with Montreal

    Wideman signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday.

    Wideman spent the 2020-21 campaign with the Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo of the KHL, racking up nine goals, 41 points and 73 PIM in 59 contests. The 31-year-old blueliner will likely serve as a rotational, bottom-pairing option for the Canadiens next season.

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  • Chris Wideman: Headed overseas

    Wideman penned a one-year deal with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) on Monday.

    Wideman spent the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign playing for AHL San Diego, for which he tallied nine goals and 22 helpers in 53 outings. The Miami University product was selected by the Senators in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft and went on to log 181 games in the league for Ottawa, Edmonton and Florida. This likely marks the end of the 30-year-old veteran's NHL career, which means he'll eventually retire having scored 16 goals and 29 helpers along the way.

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  • Ducks' Chris Wideman: Returned to minor-league affiliate

    Anaheim reassigned Wideman to AHL San Diego on Friday.

    Wideman failed to crack the lineup during his one-game stay with the big club. The 29-year-old American will spend most of his time in the minors in 2019-20, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to have him on their radar.

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  • Ducks' Chris Wideman: Called up from minors

    Wideman was promoted from AHL San Diego on Thursday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.

    Wideman will make his first trip to Anaheim since joining the organization on a one-year deal this offseason. The St. Louis native is unlikely to crack the lineup versus Arizona on Thursday but will provide emergency depth for the road clash. If Wideman suits up, it will likely come at the expense of Jacob Larsson or Korbinian Holzer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 180 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 32
Experience: 4
Shoots: Right