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July 1, 2021 10:48 AM
Senators' Austin Watson: Should be ready on time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson believes he'll be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season after fracturing his hand in March.

Watson wasn't a real contributor on the scoresheet and might struggle to get ice time as the Senators continue giving opportunities to younger players. He's likely to be in a bottom-six role if he does get ice time, and there will be more valuable fantasy options available.

April 27, 2021 01:12 PM
Senators' Austin Watson: Won't return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (hand) has been ruled out of the remainder of the campaign, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Watson will finish the season having picked up 10 points, 40 PIM and 100 hits through 34 games. The 30-year-old winger underwent surgery to repair fractures in his thumb and hand in late March, so he should be back to 100 percent ahead of next year's training camp.

March 30, 2021 02:08 AM
Senators' Austin Watson: Undergoes surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson underwent surgery to repair the fractures in his thumb and hand, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Watson had pins put into his hand to help aid his recovery. The 30-year-old was already expected to miss 4-6 weeks, so a late April return looks like the plan for now. Watson produced 10 points and 100 hits through 34 games before this injury.

March 24, 2021 10:20 PM
Senators' Austin Watson: Appears on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (hand) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Watson is already expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with a broken hand. His placement on injured reserve opens up a roster spot. The 30-year-old shouldn't be expected back until late April at the earliest.

March 25, 2021 04:00 AM
Senators' Austin Watson: Out 4-6 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson is facing an absence of 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Watson was bogged down in a 25-game goal drought prior to getting hurt, but he registered six assists, 27 shots and 75 hits while averaging 12:17 of ice time. Without Watson in the lineup, Ryan Dzingel and Alex Formenton could both see upticks in ice time. If Watson is out closer to the six-week timetable, he'll miss the remainder of the season.

March 23, 2021 12:32 PM
Senators' Austin Watson: Unavailable against Calgary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson (undisclosed) won't play Wednesday versus the Flames, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Watson is currently undergoing further evaluation, and the Senators are expected to release a more concrete timetable for his recovery Wednesday. The 30-year-old winger has notched 10 points in 34 games this year.

March 13, 2021 12:52 AM
Senators' Austin Watson: Helpers in consecutive outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson notched an assist, three hits and two shots on goal in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Oilers.

Watson has helpers in consecutive games after he went 11 straight contests without a point. The 30-year-old forward typically plays in a fourth-line role. He's amassed nine points, 81 hits, 37 blocked shots, 35 PIM and 33 shots on net through 30 contests. His rough play could attract some fantasy attention in deeper formats.

March 11, 2021 08:00 AM
Senators' Austin Watson: Manages assist in big loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson recorded an assist Wednesday in a 7-1 loss to the Oilers.

While there was no cause for celebration from the Senators in this overwhelming defeat, Watson deserves credit for helping Evgenii Dadonov to his 100th career goal. Watson has been a sneaky cash-saving option in DFS tournaments, as he has collected three goals, five assists, and 37 blocked shots through 29 games.

February 3, 2021 01:56 AM
Senators' Austin Watson: Sends helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson recorded an assist, four hits and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.

Watson had a strong defensive game -- not bad for a fourth-line forward. While his scoring numbers don't jump off the page, the 30-year-old has five points through 10 contests this season. He's supplemented that with 18 PIM, 29 hits, 11 blocked shots and 14 shots on goal from a fourth-line role. He's on pace for his first 20-point campaign, a mark he hasn't reached in a full season, let alone the 56-game 2020-21 schedule, so expect Watson to experience regression eventually.

February 1, 2021 01:48 AM
Senators' Austin Watson: Pots goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson scored a goal on three shots, doled out two hits and blocked a pair of shots in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Oilers.

Watson provided the last goal of the game, as the Senators made a half-hearted comeback attempt in the third period. The tally was his third in nine games -- he's added 14 shots on goal, 25 hits and 18 PIM from a fourth-line role.

January 26, 2021 02:28 PM
Senators' Austin Watson: Goal and two fights in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson scored a goal on two shots, doled out five hits and added 10 PIM in Monday's loss to Vancouver.

Watson tallied the Senators' lone goal in the second period. In the third, he fought Zack MacEwen first and threw down with Antoine Roussel in the final minute of the blowout. Through six games, Watson is up to three points, 19 hits, 16 PIM and a minus-1 rating in a fourth-line role.

January 24, 2021 02:04 AM
Senators' Austin Watson: Delivers assist Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson posted an assist and four hits in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Jets.

Watson picked up the secondary helper on Brady Tkachuk's second-period goal. In his first year with the Senators, Watson has two points, 14 hits and six PIM through five contests. He's seen only minimal usage on the fourth line -- he entered Saturday averaging 10:35 per game. Watson can be an effective real-life depth scorer, but that level of play isn't enough for most fantasy managers to consider.

October 10, 2020 04:08 PM
Senators' Austin Watson: Sent to Ottawa via trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Predators traded Watson to the Senators for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick Saturday.

Watson has geared up in 306 games for the Predators since being selected 18th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and he's posted 36 goals, 41 assists and 358 PIM. The 6-foot-4, 204-pound winger plays with an edge and should handle a bottom-six role for the Senators in the upcoming season. Watson has two years remaining at $1.5 million per season.

March 2, 2020 11:04 AM
Predators' Austin Watson: Healthy scratch again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson served as a healthy scratch for the third consecutive game Saturday against the Avalanche.

Watson is clearly the odd man out in the Predators' forward corps these days, having watched from the press box for 10 of the team's past 22 games. His fantasy value is about as close to zero as it can possibly get.

February 9, 2020 12:12 PM
Predators' Austin Watson: Riding pine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson sat out his third consecutive game as a healthy scratch Saturday against the Oilers.

Watson has played in just five of the Preds' last 12 games, and looking at his output this season, it's easy to see why. He has just four points in 14 games dating back to the start of December, and he is a combined minus-13 over that span. Watson will likely find his way back into the lineup eventually, but either way, he does not boast a ton of fantasy appeal at this point in time.

January 6, 2020 02:04 AM
Predators' Austin Watson: Goal and fight Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson scored a goal on two shots, dished three hits and served a fighting major in Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Ducks.

Watson fought Nicolas Deslauriers just three seconds into the game. The first period ended better for Watson as his sixth goal of the season tied the game at one. The pesky winger now has 13 points, 95 hits, 49 PIM and 43 shots on goal through 39 contests this season.

January 5, 2020 01:56 PM
Predators' Austin Watson: Earns assist Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson posted an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

Watson had the secondary helper on Yakov Trenin's insurance tally in the third period. Watson hadn't been on the scoresheet in five games, and he recently spent a pair of games in the press box before Colton Sissons suffered a lower-body injury. The 27-year-old forward has amassed 12 points, 92 hits and 44 PIM in 38 contests this season.

December 16, 2019 03:00 AM
Predators' Austin Watson: Scoring despite fourth-line role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson scored his team's only goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Stars, snapping a five-game pointless streak.

The 28-year-old winger is now up to 10 points on the season (5G, 5A), putting him on pace to crack the 20-point plateau for the first time in his career. Given that he spends most of his time skating on the Preds' fourth line, his fantasy value remains limited to deeper formats only.

November 30, 2019 10:40 AM
Predators' Austin Watson: Deposits fourth goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson scored a goal on two shots, dished five hits and added two PIM in Friday's 3-0 win over the Hurricanes.

Watson's second-period tally was a deflection of Mattias Ekholm's long-range shot. It also produced the final score. Watson is up to four goals, nine points, 57 hits and 20 PIM in 25 games. At his current scoring pace, he'll easily shatter the career-high 19 points he had in 2017-18.

November 24, 2019 11:40 AM
Predators' Austin Watson: Pockets pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson delivered two assists and four shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blues.

Watson's first assist came in the first period, as he won the puck in the neutral zone and sent Mathieu Olivier on a breakaway. Colton Sissons buried the rebound to stretch the Predators' lead to 3-1. Watson also supplied an assist on Calle Jarnkrok's empty-net goal. The pair of assists put the 27-year-old on the scoresheet for the first time since his four-point game against the Flames on Oct. 31. Watson has eight points, 48 hits and 25 blocked shots in 22 games, playing almost exclusively on the fourth line.

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