News:Jared Cowen made his season debut for the Senators during a 3-2 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Analysis:Jared Cowen failed to register a point, but it was still an eventful night for the blueliner. Cowen racked up 10 PIMs by getting in two separate fights with the Canes' Chad LaRose and Kevin Westgarth. Cowen was still able to record 16:45 TOI, despite the 10 minutes he spent in the box.
News:Jared Cowen (hip) will play Tuesday against the Hurricanes, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis:Jared Cowen hasn't seen any action this season, but only registered 17 points while playing all 82 games last year for the Sens. However, he's still just 22 years old and was the ninth overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, so keep an eye on his production for the future.
News:Jared Cowen, who was supposed to be out 6-8 months after hip surgery, was on the ice practicing with the team Wednesday, according to the Ottawa Sun.
Analysis: While Jared Cowen is traveling with the team on their 12-day road trip next week, he's targeting the playoffs for his return. No need to pick him up now, he's still a big question mark.
News:Jared Cowen underwent successful surgery on Saturday to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, reports TSN.ca.
Analysis: Recovery is expected to take between six and eight months, so don't expect him back until 2013-14. He is expected to make a full recovery.
News:Jared Cowen will undergo surgery Saturday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis:Jared Cowen is expected to make a full recovery, but his three-to-six month timetable likely will keep him out for the rest of the season. If the NHL does in fact resume play this season, the Senators will need to find a viable replacement for Cowen, who was expected to be among the team's top four defensemen this season.
Sens' Cowen (Lower Body) Likely Out For The Season
News:Jared Cowen will likely miss the rest of the season as a result of the lower body injury suffered during AHL play, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Analysis: Fortunately for Jared Cowen, he didn't tear his ACL, but will nonetheless have his season cut short before it ever started, which might not be the worst thing in the world if the NHL lockout proceeds. He broke through as an NHL regular for the first time in 2011, suiting up in all 82 games for the Senators and racking up 217 hits and 74 blocks.
Sens' Cowen Remains Sidelined With Lower Body Injury
News:Jared Cowen has missed AHL Binghamton's last seven games with a lower body injury, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Analysis:Jared Cowen has yet to resume skating as the organization intends to make sure he's fully recovered before allowing him to resume training. "At this point, we're being careful," Binghamton coach Luke Richardson said Thursday. "He's out indefinitely, but we thought it was nothing, really, at the beginning. It was great to work with him last year (in Ottawa), and I'm sure he's disappointed and frustrated." Once the NHL season kicks off, the 21-year-old Cohen is expected to be among the Senators' top four defensemen, though a lingering injury could prevent him from being a full participant in any type of training camp.
News:Jared Cowen picked up a goal and added three assists in Ottawa's 6-4 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night. The rookie defenseman also finished with a plus-4 rating on the evening.
Analysis: It was only the fourth time since 1991 that a defenseman 21 years of age or younger finished a game with four points and a plus-4 rating. Jared Cowen is seeing huge minutes with both Filip Kuba (shoulder) and Sergei Gonchar (upper body) out with injuries and he's been one of Ottawa's most consistent defensemen. With 10 points (4G, 6A) in 34 games, Cowen is having a nice rookie season for a blueliner, although he'll need to start shooting the puck more to be more of an offensive threat on a night-in, night-out basis. He only has 24 shots on goal this year.
News:Jared Cowen potted the overtime goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Buffalo, giving him three points in the last five games.
Analysis:Jared Cowen has three goals on the season, but three of his six points on the year have come in the last five games. He is more of a defensive player for the Sens, who receive plenty of blue line offense from Erik Karlsson and Sergei Gonchar.
News:Jared Cowen scored both Ottawa goals in Monday's preseason loss to Toronto.
Analysis: The budding blueliner is making a claim to remain with the big club out of training camp, and supplying offense from the back end certainly aids his cause. He was impressive during the AHL playoffs last season for Binghamton and his name is to be remembered in keeper leagues, as he has a chance to make an impact on a shallow Senators squad.
Ottawa Prospect Cowen Making Impact In AHL Playoffs
News: Cowen has four points in five games since joining Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton.
Analysis: He played over 30 minutes in his AHL debut and continues to play big minutes for the B-Sens as they earned a birth in the Calder Cup Finals with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Charlotte Checkers on Wednesday night. While his four points (all assists) are nice, he's helped stabilize a blueline that was reeling with injuries. Cowen currently has a plus-6 rating playing on Binghamton's top defensive pairing with Andre Benoit. He has an excellent chance of making the big club out of training camp in September.
News: Ottawa reassigned Cowen to its AHL affiliate in Binghamton on Tuesday morning reports the Ottawa Citizen's Ken Warren.
Analysis: His junior career came to an end Monday night after the Spokane Chiefs were eliminated by the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL semi-finals. Cowen will not suit up for Game 5 of the B-Sens' second round Calder Cup (AHL) matchup Tuesday night, though. The B-Sens are one game away from clinching a birth in the Calder Cup semi-finals, but with the amount of injuries they've suffered on the back end, Cowen will most definitely log a lot of time after Tuesday's Game 5. He has a great shot at making the big club out of training camp in the fall and could form an interesting pairing with Erik Karlsson, another of Ottawa's defensive phenoms.
News: Ottawa made its final cuts on Saturday evening and Cowen was one of the casualties as he was sent back to the WHL for his last year of junior eligibility reports the Ottawa Sun.
Analysis: Ottawa's GM Bryan Murray said the decision was difficult, but the team felt it was the best thing to do for the 19-year-old blueliner. Ottawa would have rather sent Cowen to the AHL, but because he's ineligible to play there until after his final year in junior, there was nothing else to be done. Cowen is close to NHL-ready, but he needs to work on his puck skills first and foremost. Look for Cowen to join the Binghamton Senators after his junior season finishes in the spring.
Ottawa's Cowen Making Big Strides at Training Camp
News: Cowen, Ottawa's first-round draft pick in 2009, has been steadily improving over the course of training camp and could start the year with the big club.
Analysis: He had a bit of a rocky start in rookie camp, but has started showing signs of why Ottawa picked him ninth overall in the 2009 entry draft. Cowen was part of the so-called NHL squad during Monday's practice session which is a good sign. He's starting to get used to the speed of the NHL and has made faster and better decisions with the puck as he's played more preseason games. Cowen skates very well for a big man and has some untapped offensive potential, but Ottawa's management wants him to be a shutdown defender who can play big minutes, protect a lead in the final minute of a game, or kill penalties. Don't be surprised if Ottawa allows him to play nine games to start the regular season before deciding whether or not to send him back to the WHL for his final year of juniors. If he plays 10 games, then he has to stay with Ottawa for the remainder of the 2010-11 season as he's AHL-ineligible.
News: The Senators have signed 2009 first-round pick (ninth overall) D Jared Cowen to an entry-level contract.
Analysis: Cowen is currently in his third full season with the WHL's Spokane Chiefs, where he has put up 19 points in 39 games this season. The 6-5, 215-pounder earned a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships. He remains a nice long-term keeper, but the 18-year-old is still likely a year or two away from competing for a roster spot with the Sens.