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Jared Cowen | Defenseman | #29

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 238
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (9) / OTT
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Jared Cowen has been bought out as far as Toronto and the NHL are concerned, but he has a grievance hearing with independent arbitrator scheduled for Oct. 19.
If he wins his arbitration then he will get his $4.5 million salary, but if he loses then he will receive $750,000 this year and $750,000 next year as part of the buyout. Cowen underwent hip surgery after he was initially bought out, so he is unlikely to be ready to play until February. Sep 28 - 1:03 PM

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Jared Cowen's buyout is being held up because of an injury concern.

He is apparently still dealing with the lingering effects from his 2012 hip surgery and he underwent another procedure after the season on a doctor's recommendation. However, before that he was cleared to play in the AHL. Injured players cannot be bought out without the player's agreement and an arbitrator will decide on the situation.
Source: TSN.ca
Aug 3 - 2:00 PM

Despite being placed on waivers, Jared Cowen was not bought out by the Maple Leafs before the first buyout deadline passed.

Bob McKenzie speculates the reason is that Cowen is not healthy, and players cannot be bought out while injured. Both Toronto and Cowen's representatives are refusing to comment on the situation, and the NHLPA is believed to be involved.
Jun 30 - 9:34 PM

Jared Cowen has successfully cleared waivers.

That will allow Toronto to buyout Cowen's contract. He would have come with a $3.1 million cap hit in 2016-17, but instead Toronto will be charged a cap hit of $750,000 in each of the next two seasons.
Jun 16 - 12:16 PM

Jared Cowen has been placed on waivers by Toronto.

The Maple Leafs will buy out the final year of his contract. Cowen didn't see any action with Toronto after he was acquired from Ottawa in the Dion Phaneuf trade.
Jun 15 - 12:41 PM

Toronto may get teams interested in acquiring Jared Cowen now that the buyout window is open.

If Cowen is bought out of the final year of his contract then the team will have a rare $650,000 salary-cap credit for next season. That could help teams that have to cover potential overage penalties going into 2016-17.
Jun 15 - 10:47 AM

Jared Cowen has been granted permission to talk with other teams now, according to Damien Cox of Sportsnet.

Cowen has been sent home and his contract, a $3.1 million cap hit through 2016-17, will be bought out this offseason. He had four assists with the Senators, and never played with Toronto since being acquired in the Dion Phaneuf trade.
Mar 5 - 10:58 PM

Jared Cowen isn't listed on Toronto's active roster and he won't play again this season.

The Leafs intend to buy him out in the summer. He has an unusual contract anomaly that will gives them a salary cap credit of $650,000 for next season.
Feb 29 - 4:21 PM

Per Damien Cox, "expect Jared Cowen to be dealt by the Leafs by Monday."

Well, certainly anything is possible as the Maple Leafs continue to gather as many young assets and draft picks as they can manage. Though it's clear that other teams value Cowen much more highly than the Leafs do, which is potentially very good news for him and his career.
Feb 27 - 9:15 PM

Jared Cowen (hip) has been activated off of the injured reserve list and placed on waivers.

Cowen last played on February 2nd. He'll presumably be sent to the minors if he clears.
Feb 26 - 12:15 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed Jared Cowen on injured reserve.

He suffered the hip injury while he was still a member of the Ottawa Senators. Earlier this week, Leafs coach Mike Babcock said Cowen was about 10 days away from being back to full health.
Feb 13 - 6:08 PM

Jared Cowen (hip) is expected to take 10 days to get back to 100 percent.

"They just felt that his hips were really tight," coach Mike Babcock said. "So he's not injured or nothing. We're going to spend the next 10 days doing what we can to help him loosen his hips up so we can catch him being good when he starts." The medical staff made the decision after Cowen took part in Thursday's skate.
Feb 12 - 9:18 AM

Jared Cowen is experiencing tightness in his hip.

Cowen will miss Thursday's game as a result. He was acquired by Toronto on Tuesday as part of the Dion Phaneuf trade.
Feb 11 - 4:50 PM

Jared Cowen will not join the Maple Leafs in time to play against Calgary on Tuesday night.

His Toronto debut could come Thursday at Edmonton. Cowen was looking for a fresh start and he should get one with the Leafs.
Feb 9 - 2:06 PM

Jared Cowen has been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He was sent to the Leafs in a nine-player deal that moved Dion Phaneuf to the Senators. Cowen had four assists and 16 penalty minutes in 37 games with Ottawa this season. He has sat frequently as a healthy scratch and was in need of a change of scenery. Cowen should be able to step into Toronto's lineup.
Feb 9 - 12:01 PM

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