Senators winger Austin Watson goes on NHL's COVID-19 protocol list

Ottawa Senators' Austin Watson (16) and Minnesota Wild's Jon Merrill (4) hit the ice after a collision during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won 5-4 in overtime. (Jim Mone/AP Photo)

The Ottawa Senators have placed forward Austin Watson on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list.

Being in the COVID-19 protocol does not necessarily mean Watson has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Watson made his season debut on Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury during the pre-season.

The 29-year-old Watson has 39 goals and 48 assists in 342 career NHL games with the Nashville Predators and Senators.

Ottawa hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

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