Wideman last played on November 16 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, after which he was sidelined with the hamstring injury. It was reported in late November that the rearguard would meet with doctors to determine his future, and it seems surgery is the required option for Wideman.
The 27-year-old also wrote about the difficulty of being separated from the game.
“Worse than the pain is the empty feeling of not being with my teammates on the ice and in the locker room on a daily basis,” Wideman wrote in his tweet. “The doctor has assured me that I will be able to make a full recovery and I plan on doing so as quickly as possible.”