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Austin Watson | Winger | #51

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 204
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (18) / NAS
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Austin Watson scored one goal, one assist, and was engaged in a fight Tuesday night as the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3.
Watson’s assist came on the first goal of the night at the 14:52 minute mark of the first period. He scored his first goal of the season at 2:42 in the third, and his fighting penalty came at 3:30 in the second to give him the Gordie Howe hat trick. Watson has only three points on the year, so he has not been particularly fantasy relevant. Frederick Gaudreau earned his first career point on an assist for Watson’s goal. Nov 29 - 11:46 PM

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The Nashville Predators have recalled Austin Watson from AHL Milwaukee with food poisoning playing a major role in what Saturday's lineup might look like.

It hasn't been a pretty sight in Nashville's locker rooms. Watson has posted just 11 points in 64 career NHL games, so we wouldn't count on him to make much of an impact.
Oct 22 - 6:25 PM

The Nashville Predators have assigned Austin Watson to AHL Milwaukee.

The 24-year-old Watson has posted three consecutive seasons of at least 20 goals and 37 points, indicating it may not be much longer until he's a mainstay in Nashville's lineup.
Oct 8 - 3:14 PM

The Nashville Predators have placed Austin Watson on waivers.

Nashville will likely send Watson to the AHL if he clears. He had three goals and 10 points in 57 games with the Predators in 2015-16.
Oct 7 - 1:46 PM

Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

The 24-year-old has yet to play a game this postseason. Petter Granberg, Cody Bass, Eric Nystrom, Pontus Aberg, Marek Mazanec and Gabriel Bourque will also watch the game from the bench. Nashville is one loss away from being eliminated.
May 9 - 9:02 PM

Austin Watson is among the Predators scratches Sunday night against the Sharks.

Watson last played April 9. In 57 regular-season games, the 24-year-old recorded three goals and 10 points. Eric Nystrom, Petter Granberg, Pontus Aberg, Gabriel Bourque and Marek Mazanec are also scratches.
May 1 - 8:11 PM

Austin Watson will be scratched against Dallas on Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old has three goals and 10 points with 41 blocks and 71 hits in 55 games this season as a rookie. Not bad, but not much value either.
Source: Steve Hunt
Mar 29 - 7:59 PM

Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

The 24-year-old has three goals and 10 points in 55 games this season. This will be his fourth consecutive game as a healthy scratch for the Preds. Paul Gaustad, Anthony Bitetto and Gabriel Bourque will all miss the game due to injury.
Mar 28 - 7:42 PM

Austin Watson will be scratched against Columbus on Saturday night.

Through the first 61 games of his career, Watson has posted just 11 points with 32 PIMs, 43 blocks, and 73 hits. So far the 24-year-old's talent hasn't quite blossomed at the game's highest level.
Mar 26 - 7:42 PM

Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

The 24-year-old has three goals and 10 points in 55 games this season. Paul Gaustad, Anthony Bitetto and Gabriel Bourque are all missing the game due to injury.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 24 - 8:10 PM

Austin Watson will be a healthy scratch in Monday's against the Los Angeles Kings.

The 24-year-old has three goals and 10 points in 55 games this season. The former first round pick shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. Anthony Bitetto, Paul Gaustad and Gabriel Bourque will miss the game because of injury.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 21 - 8:17 PM

Austin Watson and Petter Granberg will be scratched from Friday's match with Tampa Bay

Through 38 games in his rookie campaign, Watson hasn't had much of an impact as a 24-year-old. With just five points and 53 hits, he along with Granberg are better suited for your waiver wire.
Source: Corey Long
Feb 12 - 7:02 PM

Austin Watson is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

The 24-year-old in four straight games and five of his team's last six. He has two goals, five points and a minus-10 rating in 32 games this season. Anthony Bitetto is the other scratch for the Predators.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 21 - 8:15 PM

Austin Watson and Petter Granberg will both be scratched from Saturday's match with Minnesota.

Unfortunately, there isn't much fantasy value to be had here. Watson has posted just five points with 25 blocks and 42 hits through 32 games this season.
Jan 16 - 6:59 PM

Austin Watson, Anthony Bitetto and Petter Granberg will each be scratched from Tuesday's match with Winnipeg.

While Bitetto and Granberg have combined for just a single game played so far this season with Nashville, Watson has posted five points with 24 blocks and 37 hits through 30 games.
Jan 5 - 7:41 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Reid Boucher
4Miikka Salomaki
5Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Anthony Bitetto
6Matt Irwin
7Petter Granberg
8Adam Pardy
9Yannick Weber
G1Pekka Rinne
2Marek Mazanec