Austin Watson has been returned to available status and has entered the follow-up care phase of the SABH Program.
Austin Watson has been placed in Stage Two of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program (SABH) of the NHL and NHLPA for treatment related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse.
The NHLPA issued the following statement this evening regarding the impartial arbitrator’s decision to reduce Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson’s suspension from 27 to 18 NHL games.
The NHLPA and NHL announced today that Nashville Predators’ forward Austin Watson’s 27-game suspension has been reduced to a suspension covering the first 18 games of the 2018-19 regular season.
The NHLPA issued the following statement today regarding the NHL's decision to suspend Austin Watson for 27 games.
Playing in his third full NHL season, the 26-year-old left wing and proud native of Ann Arbor, Michigan offered up his top ‘Favourite Athletes Of All Time’.
The biggest thing Austin Watson learned about himself last season was how a change in approach can make a world of difference.
It would be understandable if Austin Watson were a little tired after two rounds of dishing out body check after body check on a nightly basis. But as Watson sees it, the more hits he delivers, the more effective and energized he is.