The NHL’s Department of Player Safety is working overtime on Sunday night, as they’ve handed out a pair of suspensions.
Moments after announcing Radko Gudas’ 10-game suspension, the league handed a two-game ban to Predators forward Austin Watson for boarding Avs rookie Dominic Toninato.
Unlike Gudas, Watson has no history of being fined or suspended during his NHL career.
Here’s the league’s full explanation of their decision to suspend Watson:
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