NHL suspends Predators' Austin Watson 27 games for domestic violence

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NHL suspends Predators' Austin Watson 27 games for domestic violence
NHL suspends Predators' Austin Watson 27 games for domestic violence

The NHL on Wednesday announced that it has suspended Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson for the entire preseason and the first 27 games of the upcoming regular season after completing an investigation into a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend. “I have determined that Nashville Player Austin Watson engaged in a physical confrontation with his domestic partner,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a league-issued statement. “Today's ruling, while tailored to the specific facts of this case and the individuals involved, is necessary and consistent with the NHL's strongly held view that it cannot and will not tolerate this and similar types of conduct.” The NHL Players Association

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