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NHLPA Says Abitrator's Decision Was Within Rules

Law360, New York (September 19, 2016, 2:52 PM EDT) -- The National Hockey League player’s union Friday asked a New York court to uphold an arbitration ruling that cut in half Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman’s suspension for striking a referee, arguing that to do otherwise would render arbitration hearings on disciplinary decisions pointless.

The National Hockey League Players Association said the NHL’s arguments for why the court should overrule the arbitrator ignore that by the language of the collective bargaining agreement, the arbitrator is allowed to consider evidence the NHL commissioner did not and rule...
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