Cowan out indefinitely following knee surgery

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Vancouver forward Jeff Cowan
had minor knee surgery before Game 4 of the Canucks' second-round
series with the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

Cowan, who was hurt late in Game 3, will be out for an
indefinite period, according to the team.

Cowan, a tough guy picked up off waivers from Los Angeles on
Dec. 30, was playing on the second line in the playoffs and scored
two of Vancouver's five goals in this series, which the Ducks led
two games to one. He had the double-overtime winner in Game 2 in

Cowan had seven goals, three assists and 93 penalty minutes in
47 games with the Canucks in the regular season.

Vancouver has also been missing gritty forwards Matt Cooke
(groin) and Ryan Kesler (broken finger) since the first game of the
first round.

The Canucks did get back defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who hadn't
played since Game 7 against Dallas in the first round, from an
undisclosed injury for Game 4.