Following Washington’s 4-3 overtime win on Thursday against the Blue Jackets, Mike Knuble told the media that teammate Dennis Wideman had been hospitalized following his injury on Tuesday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Wideman suffered a lower body injury on a shot taken by Tuomo Ruutu of the Carolina in the second period and according to reports could be out for a while. Wideman was initially listed as day to day, then the organization downgraded him to week to week after Thursday’s practice. Coach Bruce Boudreau told the media that Wideman would be out the remainder of the week, but his future remains unknown.
A team source told Katie Carrera of the Washington Post that Wideman has a hematoma, most likely compartment syndrome. Though muscle damage appears limited.
Mike Knuble told the media that Wideman had been sending “gruesome” pictures of the injury to his teammates.
It’s pretty grotesque how Dennis is opened up right now,” Knuble told Carrera. “I think he’s pretty much high all the time to deal with the pain.”
Just when Washington looked healthy, they lose another defenseman. On top of it all, Washington has listed John Erskine day to day after he left with an injury. That is reportedly precautionary.