The Ottawa Senators have agreed to terms with defenceman Jared Cowen on a four-year contract worth $12M.
The ninth pick of the 2009 Draft has played only 89 regular season games. During the 2012 NHL lockout, the Senators assigned Cowen to their AHL farm team in Binghamton in order to give him the opportunity to play at a competitive level. He suffered what was expected to be a season-ending hip injury on October 6, 2012, in a game against the Albany Devils. Cowen underwent surgery on November 17, 2012, in New York to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. By March 27, 2013, Cowen was able to practice with the Senators and he was finally able to return to the Ottawa lineup on April 16, 2013, much sooner than initial estimate of six to eight months.
Cowen played in every game the Senators took part in 2011-12, scoring five goals and adding 12 assists.
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