The Nashville Predators play their third game of a four game home stand this evening hosting the New York Islanders. First puck drops at 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator’s decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge.
Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association announced Thursday that an arbitrator had reduced it to 18 games.
The NHL issued a statement Friday saying that ”we are disappointed with the Arbitrator’s decision.” The NHL doesn’t have a written domestic violence policy and takes each situation on a case by case basis.