LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated left wing Jeff Cowan from the injured reserve list and placed right wing Dustin Brown on the injured reserve list (retroactive to January 3) due to a bruised chest, Kings President, Hockey Operations/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today.
Cowan, 29, has missed the club's last 13 games after being placed on the injured reserve list with a strained hamstring on December 19 (retroactive to December 11). He was injured on December 10 in a game against Florida, and in 20 games with the Kings this season, the 6-2, 205-pound native of Scarborough, Ontario, has six points (5-1=6) and 24 penalty minutes.
Acquired by the Kings from the Atlanta Thrashers on March 9, 2004, for Kip Brennan, Cowan has 65 points (37-28=65) and 411 penalty minutes in 278 career NHL regular season games with the Kings, Thrashers and Calgary Flames.
Brown, 21, suffered the injury during the Kings-Dallas game on January 2. He has missed the club's last two games, and in 42 games with the Kings this season, he has 16 points (7-9=16) and 45 penalty minutes.
A 6-0, 200-pound native of Ithaca, New York, Brown was originally selected by the Kings in the first-round (13th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. In 73 career NHL regular season games, all with the Kings, he has 21 points (8-13=21) and 61 penalty minutes.