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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled left wing Noah Clarke from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League and have placed left wing Jeff Cowan on the injured reserve list with a groin injury (retroactive to October 6), Kings President, Hockey Operations/General Manager Dave Taylor announced today.

Clarke, 26, has four points (all assists) in five games to share the lead in Monarchs scoring (with Konstantin Pushkarev) this season. The 5-9, 193-pound native of LaVerne, California, was originally selected by the Kings in the ninth-round (250th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, and became the first native Californian to skate for the Kings when he made his NHL debut against the Edmonton Oilers on December 16, 2003. Clarke has one assist and zero penalty minutes in two career NHL games with the Kings.

Cowan, 29, suffered his injury against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 6. He has not appeared in a game since for the Kings. The 6-2, 205-pound native of Scarborough, Ontario, and has zero points and penalty minutes in one game this season.

Acquired by the Kings from Atlanta for Kip Brennan on March 9, 2004, Cowan has three points (1-2=3) and 24 penalty minutes in 14 career games with the Kings. The seven-year pro, originally signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames on October 2, 1995, has 59 points (32-27=59) and 387 penalty minutes in 259 career NHL games with the Kings, Atlanta and Calgary.

The Kings (7-3-0, 14 points) continue their four-game homestand at STAPLES Center versus the San Jose Sharks tonight at 7:30 p.m. The contest will air on FSN West, KSPN Radio 710 and along the Kings Radio Network.
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