• Watson's domestic abuse ban pared to 18 games

    4 days ago - By ESPN

    Predators forward Austin Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic violence has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator.
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  • Watson's suspension reduced to 18 games

    5 days ago - By TheScore

    An arbitrator has reduced Austin Watson 's suspension to 18 games, the NHL and NHLPA announced Thursday. The Nashville Predators forward was originally suspended for 27 games following a no-contest plea to domestic violence. "Our organization was not involved in the appeal of Austin Watson's 27-game suspension, but we are aware of its reduction to 18 games," the Predators said in a statement. "As previously stated, our focus has and will continue to be the health and well-being of Austin and his family." Watson is now eligible to return on Nov. 15 against the Arizona Coyotes. Copyright ©...
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  • Predators forward Austin Watson's domestic-violence suspension reduced to 18 games

    Predators forward Austin Watson's domestic-violence suspension reduced to 18 games

    5 days ago - By USA Today

    Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest to an incident involving his girlfriend, had his suspension cut from 27 games to 18.
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  • Preds' Austin Watson's domestic abuse suspension reduced to 18 games

    Preds' Austin Watson's domestic abuse suspension reduced to 18 games

    5 days ago - By CBC

    Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator.
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  • Predators forward Austin Watson's suspension reduced to 18 games

    Predators forward Austin Watson's suspension reduced to 18 games

    5 days ago - By Sporting News

    Austin Watson was arrested June 16 in Tennessee after an alleged altercation with his domestic partner.
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  • Predators' Austin Watson has suspension reduced to 18 games

    5 days ago - By ProHockeyTalk

    He had previously been suspended for 27 games.
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  • Predators forward Austin Watson has 27-game suspension reduced

    5 days ago - By Sportsnet

    NEW YORK - Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson ‘s 27-game suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator.
    The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das' decision Thursday.
    Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension last month. Watson pleaded no contest in July to a charge of domestic assault stemming from an incident in June, and the NHL found Watson engaged in unacceptable off-ice conduct.
    The NHL does not have a written domestic abuse policy and has chosen to judge each incident separately. Slava Voynov is currently...
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