Found August 16, 2013 on
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
With less than a month to the opening of training camp, the Senators and restricted free agent defenceman Jared Cowen are still trying to get a contract in place as the sides try to find common ground on length and dollars.
League sources confirmed to the Sun Thursday the Senators have tabled an eight-year, $28-million offer — an average of $3.5 million per season — to Cowen’s camp.
It hasn’t been rejected, but the deal’s not done, either.
It is similar to the seven-year, $28-million contract signed by New York Islanders blueliner Travis Hamonic, which pays him an average of $4 million per season.
The two sides have exchanged several proposals and are still trying to find the route to a contract.
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The Ottawa Sun reports that the Ottawa Senators have tabled an eight-year $28 million contract offer to restricted free agent defenceman Jared Cowen as both sides look to get a deal done before the start of training camp next month.
The Sun adds that while the deal has not been rejected nothing has been done and both side have exchanged 'several proposals.'
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