Jared Cowen won’t play for Leafs, who plan on buying him out

AP

Jared Cowen won’t play for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, and the plan is to buy him out during the off-season.

That’s what GM Lou Lamoriello told the media as he discussed the trade deadline on Monday.

This announcement comes from reporters including ESPN’s Craig Custance:

Here’s the press conference itself, which touches on other issues.

If that buyout goes as planned, here’s the expected cost:

Cowen was part of the trade that sent Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators.

It’s been a tough season for Cowen, who obviously lost favor toward the end of his time with the Senators. At 25, he has time to turn things around … it just won’t happen with the Maple Leafs.

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