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Minnesota Swarm Activate Ryan Cousins to 23-man Roster

The Minnesota Swarm have activated team captain Ryan Cousins to the 23 man roster after missing the first half of the season due to his full-time job duties as a fire fighter in Toronto.

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From the Swarm release:

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"Going into the second half of the season with Ryan back in the lineup will be a big boost for us on field and in the dressing room," general manager Marty O’Neill said. "Ryan brings lots of confidence to the whole group and it couldn’t come at a better time."

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Cousins has been Minnesota’s Captain since the team’s inception in 2005 and will hold the same role for the remainder of the 2011 season. The former NLL Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008 has appeared in 121 games in his nine-year career, totaling 73 points (31g, 42a) and 547 loose balls.

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This should be a big boost to the squad going into the game against the Mammoth, and throughout the second half.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.