Cousins accepted his $937,125 qualifying offer from Philadelphia on Thursday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. It seems the Flyers are uncertain about Cousins as they were unwilling to offer the restricted free agent a long-term deal, but did not want to lose him outright. With his contract in hand, the 22-year-old will look to improve upon the 10-point season he had in 2015-16. Fantasy owners likely won't jump on the center, but he may be worth keep an eye on in deeper leagues.
Cousins has received a qualifying offer from the Flyers, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Cousins split the 2015-16 campaign between the Flyers and minor-league affiliate Lehigh Valley of the AHL. He was quite efficient in 36 games with the parent club, lighting the lamp six times to go along with four apples, despite only averaging 10:44 of ice time per contest. Additionally, the 22-year-old sampled the power play. Cousins should be ready to assume a full-time gig in the upcoming season with a new contract likely in the works for the pending restricted free agent. Brayden Schenn, Brandon Manning, Petr Straka and Jordan Weal also received qualifying offers by Philadelphia.
Cousins was reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday, Tony Androckitis of Hockey's Future reports. Cousins appeared to be finding his groove in the NHL, bagging three goals while dishing out a trio of helpers in 12 games since his last recall, but he didn't see much ice time most nights. The 22-year-old is working at the point-per-game pace in the AHL with 38 points in 38 games, so he could get another chance with the parent club before the end of the season.
Cousins scored the first goal of his career, adding an assist and a plus-3 rating Thursday in a 5-1 win over Buffalo. Cousins is still seeing thin ice time -- just 10:46 in this one -- but we finally got to see a flash of the talent that's helped him compile 38 points in as many AHL games this year. His goal was a spectacular one-man show, as he created a turnover, turned on the jets to beat the defense down the ice, and unleashed an impressive blast right through Sabres goalie Robin Lehner. Keep an eye on his ice time, as Cousins could see his role expand in the continued absence of Sean Couturier (lower body).
Cousins was recalled by the Flyers on Friday. Cousins will provide the Flyers with additional depth at center while Sean Couturier, who is expected to miss the next four weeks with a lower-body injury, is sidelined. The 22-year-old center has tallied a respectable 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) in 38 games with AHL Lehigh Valley this season.
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