Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 11/24/13

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Jared Cowen of the Ottawa Senators poses for a portrait after being selected #9 overall by the Senators during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NHL looked at Cowen hit on Datsyuk and ruled that there will be no suspension. #sens — Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) November 24, 2013 The Jared Cowen hit in question was an elbow that he delivered to Pavel Datsyuk's head, or as the Detroit Red Wings announcers would say, 'Right in the jaw. RIGHT IN THE JAW!" Datsyuk was being held out of today's contest versus Buffalo with a suspected concussion, but it's worth noting that there was no penalty called on the play.  As unfortunate as it is to see one of the game's best players get injured like this, I think the issue at hand had more to do with Cowen's intent. It certainly doesn't look like he intentionally targeted the head in this instance. Although Datsyuk's head was the principle point of contact, it looked like the contact with the head was created because Datsyuk stopped short and Cowen followed through anticipating that Datsyuk's momentum would carry him forward.  Having watched the hit a number of ti...
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