KINGS EXERCISE OPTION ON JEFF COWAN
Cowan, 30, played in 46 games this past season with the Kings and had nine points – including eight goals – and 73 penalty minutes, his second season with the club. He missed a total of 28 games due to groin, hamstring and back injuries.
Acquired by the Kings from the Atlanta Thrashers on March 9, 2004, in exchange for Kip Brennan, the 6-2, 205-pound Cowan, who is a native of Scarborough, Ontario, has played in 304 career NHL games and has 68 points (40-28=68) and 460 penalty minutes. In addition to the Kings, Cowan has played for the Thrashers and the Calgary Flames.