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Cowen a victim of numbers

Jared Cowen is headed to the coast and a Tuesday night game against Chilliwack. It’s not where he wanted to be, but it’s a definite lesson on the business side of professional sports.

The Spokane Chiefs defenseman was sent back to the Western Hockey League when age and contracts made it difficult for the Ottawa Senators to keep their 2009 first-round draft pick.

From the Ottawa Citizen, after this story about the move, is this story about the unsung veteran that got the final spot on defense. Here’s the take from the Senators’ website.


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