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Austin Watson Suspended Two Games for Boarding

Forward Will Miss Games vs. Jets and Canadiens Following Suspension

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

New York (Nov. 19, 2017) - Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Colorado Avalanche forward Dominic Toninato during NHL Game No. 302 in Nashville on Saturday, Nov. 18, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

The incident occurred at 11:47 of the first period. Watson was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Watson will forfeit $11,827.96. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following video: 

Video: Watson suspended two games for boarding

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