Wideman is second in the National Hockey League in time on the ice in a game, averaging 28 minutes and one second. Wideman only trails Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild, who is averaging 29 minutes and seven seconds.
So far this season, Wideman has one goal and four assists for five points, is a -2 with 31 shots on net. The veteran blueliner has provided stability for the Flames in the early stages of the season, as the franchise is surprisingly at the .500 mark at 4-4-2. Still, even though Calgary has played respectable, they are still four points back of the Los Angeles Kings for a playoff spot.
The Flames next play Wideman's old franchise, the Washington Capitals on Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Saddledome.