- Following the Ottawa Senators' 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Regina on Monday, the club returned its 2009 first-round NHL draft pick, defenceman Jared Cowen
, to the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League.
The 18-year old native of Saskatoon suited up in two pre-season games after being out of action since last January following a knee injury. Cowen had two penalty minutes in the Senators’ 2-1 loss to the Canadiens in Montreal on Friday, Sept. 18, and another two minutes in the victory over the Lightning.
Visit the Senators website for audio (MP3 format file
) comments from general manager Bryan Murray on Cowen.
The Senators camp roster is now comprised of 27 players: three goaltenders, eight defencemen and 16 forwards. The Senators’ last pre-season game is Friday, Sept. 25, when they host the Boston Bruins. Ottawa has two wins and three losses in five pre-season games.