Watson will return to the Predators lineup on Tuesday.
Watson will play in his first NHL games since January 23rd after completing his suspension and injury loan with Milwaukee (AHL). The 27-year-old has 13 points (7G / 6A) in 34 NHL games this season and had four goals in two games during his AHL loan.
The Predators have assigned Austin Watson to Milwaukee (AHL) on a long-term injury loan.
Watson (suspension) will make his season debut on Thursday.
Watson has served his 18-game suspension and will play Thursday in Arizona. Watson had 19 points (14G / 5A) and 123 PIMS in 76 games a season ago.
Watson (upper-body) will not be in the Predators lineup on Sunday.
The Predators have re-signed Austin Watson to a three-year contract worth $3.3M ($1.1M AAV).
The Predators have recalled Austin Watson from Milwaukee (AHL).
Watson will replace Cody Hodgson in the lineup on Monday.
Trotz said Watson being sent back to Milwaukee. Fisher will return for the next two games
Watson scored his first career NHL goal last night while playing 13:05 against the Flames.
Nashville has recalled forwards Daniel Bång, Kevin Henderson and Austin Watson from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions.
Watson, 21 (1/13/92), has appeared in five games for Nashville since his first career recall on April 7. He leads the Admirals and is tied for fifth fifth among American Hockey League rookies in goals (20), in addition to ranking second on Milwaukee in points (37) in 2012-13.
Preds have reassigned forwards Daniel Bang and Austin Watson, in addition to defenseman Mattias Ekholm to Milwaukee, per team press release
Nashville gas recalled forward Austin Watson from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions. Nashville’s first choice, 18th overall (first round), in the 2010 Entry Draft is expected to make his NHL debut tonight in Chicago.
Watson, 21 (1/13/92), leads the Admirals and ranks fifth among American Hockey League rookies in goals (20), in addition to ranking second on Milwaukee in points (36) in 2012-13. During a decorated junior career from 2008-12, the Ann Arbor, Mich., native won a pair of OHL titles (2009 and 2012) and a Memorial Cup (2009).
Source: Josh Cooper 04/7/13, 7:59 am EST