Sens' defenceman Chris Wideman invites fans to local rink for some shinny

Local hockey players got to take on injured Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Wideman Sunday afternoon after he took to social media in the hopes of setting up a quick pickup game.

Just another Sunday afternoon in hockey-mad Ottawa

Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Wideman might be out with a hamstring injury, but he's not so hurt that he couldn't play a little pickup hockey Sunday afternoon. (Hallie Cotnam/CBC)

What better way to spend a sunny February afternoon in Ottawa than by going skate-to-skate with an NHL player?

Local hockey fans got that chance today when Ottawa Senators' defenceman Chris Wideman — currently sidelined with an injured hamstring — took to Twitter in the hopes of arranging a pickup game.

Here's how it all went down. Rumours that NHL scouts were in attendance remain unconfirmed.

Wideman put the call out at around 1:30 p.m.

His request sounded hard to believe — but it was the real thing.

And it didn't take long for a game to get underway.

Even our morning show host got in on the action.

Seems like Wideman had a good time.

This sentiment about sums it up.