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    Senators' Jared Cowen: Plus one

    Cowen is plus-1 after two regular season games.Cowen continues to be a defensive minded defenseman who can stave off opposing offense and gives fellow teammates a rest without making costly mistakes.

  • Sens' Cowen Fully Recovered From Abdominal Tear

    News: Jared Cowen said last week that he's fully recovered from an April surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle in his oblique muscle, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
    Analysis: Jared Cowen noted that the oblique issue had been bothering him for two seasons, but with the procedure finally out of the way, he looks poised to enter the start of training camp at 100 percent health. A former top-four defenseman for the Senators, Cowen will need to prove that playing hurt was the primary reason for the decline in his performance rather than a diminished skill set. Even in previous seasons, the former first-round pick has rarely been a useful fantasy performer outside of the hits category, where he's exceeded the 200 mark on two occasions.
  • Sens' Cowen To Undergo Sports Hernia Surgery

    News: Jared Cowen will undergo surgery to address a sports hernia during the offseason, Chris Stevenson of TSN 1200 reports.
    Analysis: GM Bryan Murray said he doesn't anticipate that the procedure will delay Jared Cowen's availability during training camp. Cowen became a forgotten man by the Senators in the second half of the season, appearing in just 15 games after the All-Star break and in none of the Senators' six posteason contests. He'll have to battle for a regular role on the Sens' third defensive pairing during camp.
  • Sens' Cowen Healthy, But Not Playing

    News: Jared Cowen has recovered from his illness, but appears to be out of the lineup Tuesday against the Bruins, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
    Analysis: Timing hasn't been Jared Cowen's forte of late, as he was prepared to return from a three-game suspension last week before the illness set in. With the Senators rolling to six wins while Cowen has been out the last seven games, coach Dave Cameron has been resistant to changing his lineup, leaving the blueliner as a healthy scratch. He'll probably have to wait for the team to hit a slump before getting a chance to play again.
  • Sens' Cowen (Illness) Likely Out Friday

    News: Jared Cowen (illness) is unlikely to play in Friday's game against the Sabres, TSN's Steve Lloyd reports.
    Analysis: Jared Cowen's illness is apparently somewhat serious, as he's set to miss a third consecutive game, after recently serving a three-game suspension. He can be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Flames.
  • Sens' Cowen Out Again Wednesday

    News: Jared Cowen (illness) is not participating in the warmup for Wednesday's game, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
    Analysis: Effectively, this will rule him out for Wednesday night. The Sens will roll with the same six blueliners they've used for the past four games.
  • Sens' Cowen Iffy For Wednesay

    News: Jared Cowen (illness) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Jets, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
    Analysis: Jared Cowen did not play Tuesday against the Wild and it's not a lock that he'll feel well enough to return to action on Wednesday either. In any case, with nine points and a minus-13 rating over 49 games, he's only a fantasy option in deeper formats.
  • Sens' Cowen Under The Weather

    News: Jared Cowen (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Wild.
    Analysis: Consider Jared Cowen, who has gone 14 games without a point, day-to-day as Wednesday's game against the Jets approaches.
  • Suspension Over For Sens' Cowen

    News: Jared Cowen has completed his three-game suspension and will be eligible to return to action Tuesday against the Wild.
    Analysis: Jared Cowen didn't skate as part of a regular pairing at Monday's practice, suggesting he might remain out of the lineup Tuesday as a healthy scratch. Even when he's been on the ice, Cowen hasn't provided much value in the fantasy realm, contributing nine points and a minus-13 rating over 49 games.
  • Sens' Cowen Draws Three-Game Suspension

    News: Jared Cowen has been suspended for three games as a result of his hit to the head of Jussi Jokinen during Saturday's game against the Panthers, TSN.ca reports.
    Analysis: Jared Cowen, who has recorded three goals and six assists, to go along with 43 PIM in 48 games for the Sens to date, will thus be eligible to return to the team's lineup when the team takes on the Wild on the road on March 3.