NHL deems Jared Cowen's hit 'accidental'

Senators' Jared Cowen has been cleared following his hit on Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk. (Errol...

Senators' Jared Cowen has been cleared following his hit on Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:51 PM ET

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jared Cowen was back in his familiar spot on the Senators’ blueline against Carolina here Sunday night.

Much to the displeasure of the Detroit Red Wings.

The Wings wanted the book thrown at the club’s defenceman after they claimed top centre Pavel Datsyuk suffered a concussion on an uncalled elbow to the head in the third period of Ottawa’s 4-2 victory Saturday in Detroit.


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