News:Austin Watson potted his first NHL goal in Tuesday's win over the Flames.
Analysis: The 2010 first-round pick has steadily climbed the organizational ladder for the Predators. They'll look for him to spend the year with the big club next season.
News:Austin Watson has been recalled from AHL Milwaukee, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis:Austin Watson -- who has yet to record a point in five contests with the big club this season -- is slated to play in Tuesday's game against the Flames, then Thursday against the Red Wings before heading back to Milwaukee for the Admirals' first-round playoff game.
News:Austin Watson has been reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Analysis:Austin Watson, who is scoreless in five games with the Predators, will return to Milwaukee to play in an important AHL game on Tuesday for the Admirals. Watson could return to Nashville for the team's next game Friday against the Blackhawks.
News:Austin Watson has been called up by the Predators, The Tennessean reports.
Analysis:Austin Watson leads the Admirals and is fifth in the AHL among rookies with 20 goals this season. He gives the Predators added depth at right wing and will replace Mike Fisher in the team's lineup Sunday.
News:Austin Watson has been impressing team management with his versatility thus far in his first season at AHL Milwaukee, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: "[Austin Watson]'s so versatile that we can use him anywhere," Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton said. "We can put him in a checking role. We can put him in a higher role where he's on your top two lines." While the praise is good to hear, Watson owners should take it with a grain of salt, as "versatile" and "defensively responsible" rarely add up to a high-octane fantasy presence - unless your name happens to be Pavel Datsyuk. And this is something the Preds' brass seems to acknowledge. "Will he be able to put 60 points on the board? I don't know. I mean, if everything goes right, maybe he can," Fenton said. "In his prime, he's looking at maybe 40plus points, playing against every team's best player and bringing that Predator work ethic that we pride ourselves on."