Pension Plan Puppets "According to Friend Of The Blog James "James Mirtle" Mirtle, Jared Cowen and the Leafs are disputing whether or not he's injured--and if he's injured, Cowen cannot be bought out. According to Bob Mackenzie, the Leafs have now missed the first buyout window." July 01
The Score "Embattled defenseman Jared Cowen cleared waivers Thursday, making him eligible to be bought out by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto will earn a $650,000 cap credit with Cowen's impending buy out, but the transaction will cost them $750,000 in valuable cap space in 2017-18, Sportsnet's Chris..." June 16
TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenceman Jared Cowen on waivers on Wednesday for the purposes of buying him out. Cowen was acquired from the Ottawa Senators in the Dion Phaneuf trade in February. The 25-year-old was subsequently placed on waivers but not picked up by another NHL..." June 15
The Score "Jared Cowen is looking ahead, not back. Physically able to play but effectively shut down by the Toronto Maple Leafs after being acquired as part of the Dion Phaneuf trade, the defenseman will not file a grievance against the club, choosing rather to take steps towards rehabilitating both his..." March 08
Jared Cowen won't play again this season because #leafs intend to buy him out in June.
The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jared Cowen cleared waivers Saturday, as expected. Acquired from the Ottawa Senators in the Dion Phaneuf trade, Cowen is unlikely to suit up in a single game in the blue and white. " February 27
Sportsnet "A pair of interesting pre-trade-deadline waiver moves were made Friday. Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jared Cowen and Chicago Blackhawks forward Jiri Sekac are now available for pickup until 12 p.m. ET Saturday." February 26
TSN "There was a different type of buzz and energy inside the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday morning. With Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in town, the media gathering was much larger than you would usually find on a typical weekday. The scrum sizes were befitting of a playoff game instead..." February 05