Cowen cleared waivers Saturday morning and as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston wrote Friday the Maple Leafs will try and move him before Monday’s trade deadline.
Hearing TOR has told Cowen it will try its best to trade him by deadline
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 27, 2016
Cowen, 25, has yet to appear in an NHL game since he was acquired by Toronto in a deal with the Ottawa Senators earlier this month.
His contract carries a salary cap hit of $3.1 million, per generalfanager.com, and will become a restricted free agent after the 2016-17 season,
The ninth overall pick of the 2009 NHL Draft has appeared in 249 NHL games, recording 15 goals, and 31 assists with 174 penalty minutes.