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Austin Watson | Winger | #51

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 204
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (18) / NAS
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Austin Watson scored his fifth goal of the postseason in Game 3 versus Winnipeg.
Watson gave the Predators a 3-0 lead late in the first period. However, the Jets roared back in the second stanza and earned a 7-4 victory to take a 2-1 series lead. Watson and Filip Forsberg, who also scored in Tuesday's loss, co-lead the Predators in goals this playoffs. Watson has eight points in nine postseason matches. May 2 - 9:36 AM

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Austin Watson will be back in the lineup for Game 2 against Winnipeg.

Watson is on the ice for pregame warmups alongside Colton Sissons and Nick Bonino. He wasn't able to finish Friday's game because of an undisclosed injury.
Apr 29 - 6:42 PM

Austin Watson (undisclosed) is projected to play in Game 2 versus Winnipeg on Sunday night.

Nashville didn't have a morning skate, but Watson practiced Saturday and said he felt "great" after the session. He is expected to be back alongside Colton Sissons and Nick Bonino if he plays.
Apr 29 - 3:16 PM

Coach Peter Laviolette said he is not looking to make lineup changes from Game 1 against Winnipeg, so Austin Watson may be available to play Sunday night.

Watson skated on Saturday and may be good to go after he left Friday's second-round opener early. If he doesn't return then Laviolette will have to adjust, which could put Scott Hartnell or Eeli Tolvanen in the lineup.
Apr 29 - 10:59 AM

Austin Watson (undisclosed) took part in Saturday's practice.

Watson was hurt during Game 1 on Friday. There's a good chance that he'll end up playing on Sunday, but given that this is the playoffs, we don't know anything for sure yet.
Apr 28 - 5:11 PM

Austin Watson suffered an undisclosed injury during Game 1 against the Jets on Friday night.

Watson came into this game a little banged up, but he decided to play anyway. Unfortunately for him, he was forced from Game 1 after he received only 4:09 of ice time. Head coach Peter Laviolette didn't provide an update on Watson's status after the game. Expect the team to shed a little more light on the injury on Saturday. The 26-year-old has four goals and three assists in seven games this postseason.
Apr 27 - 11:13 PM

The conditional pick attached to the Tommy Wingels' trade is a 2019 fourth-round selection.

Boston acquired Wingels from Chicago on Feb. 26th. The Bruins would have given Chicago a fifth-round pick instead had the Bruins not advanced beyond the first round.
Apr 26 - 4:16 PM

Austin Watson netted his fourth goal of the playoffs on Sunday night in Game 6 against Colorado.

Watson led the Predators with four goals and seven points in six games in the opening round of the postseason. Linemate Colton Sissons, who had two helpers in Game 6, also had seven points in the series. Nashville will face Winnipeg in the second round of the playoffs.
Apr 23 - 10:29 AM

Austin Watson scored his team-leading third goal of the playoffs on Monday night in a Game 3 loss to Colorado.

Watson is tied for second in goal scoring in the postseason after he found the back of the net late in Game 3. He has scored a goal in each game of the series so far and he has added one assist for four points in three outings.
Apr 17 - 10:15 AM

Austin Watson registered one goal and one assist in Nashville's Game 1 win over Colorado.

Watson got the Predators on the board in the second period after the Avalanche took a 1-0 lead. He also assisted on Colton Sissons' empty-netter in the Predators' 5-2 victory. Watson finished the regular season with 14 goals and 19 points in 76 games.
Apr 13 - 10:49 AM

Austin Watson will play in Saturday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

He missed the last three games with an upper-body injury. Watson will skate on a line with Colton Sissons and Nick Bonino. He has 12 goals and 16 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 31 - 7:41 PM

Austin Watson (upper body) took part in Wednesday's optional practice.

It's not clear when Watson will return, but the fact that he practiced is obviously a good sign. He has missed Nashville's last two games.
Mar 28 - 5:52 PM

Austin Watson is out with an upper-body injury.

Nashville plans to provide an update on Watson's status Tuesday. He only logged 8:23 of ice time on Saturday versus Minnesota.
Mar 25 - 6:38 PM

Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

He's the latest Predator to get a night off. Watson has 12 goals and three assists in 69 games this season. This is just the third game he's missed all season (he was suspended for two games earlier this season). Yannick Weber and Matt Irwin will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 19 - 6:48 PM

Austin Watson got another shorthanded goal in Nashville's 3-1 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday night.

Watson has produced a team-high four shorthanded goals this season and he has earned each marker within the past 15 games. He has tallied five goals and one assist in his last nine outings to give him 15 points on the year.
Mar 14 - 12:28 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Calle Jarnkrok
3Kevin Fiala
4Scott Hartnell
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Ryan Hartman
5Miikka Salomaki
6Eeli Tolvanen
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Ryan Ellis
5Matt Irwin
6Alexei Emelin
7Yannick Weber
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Anders Lindback
3Juuse Saros