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Cottle: Powell will play for Bayhawks this season

Will we see the legendary Casey Powell back in Major League Lacrosse? According to Chesapeake Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle, we will.

“You will see Casey Powell in a Bayhawks uniform this season,” Cottle said on the league's weekly conference call Wednesday.

Powell told Inside Lacrosse last August that he was retiring from MLL and was “keeping his options open.” At the time, Powell had been suspended by the league — a suspension that carries into this season — for playing in the Lake Placid Tournament, in which he led the Burnt Orange to the 2012 Lake Placid Summit Classic Master's I Division Title.

The former Syracuse star was picked up by the Bayhawks in this year's Supplemental Draft and moved to the active roster last week.

His status has been a constant question the past two seasons. He played the final two regular-season games for the Hamilton Nationals in 2011 and nearly led them to the 2011 championship. He injured his knee in that championship game and played in only three games for Hamilton last season.

In his retirement email to IL last year, he fittingly signed it, “Sincerely, Brett Favre” — referring to the former NFL quarterback's on-again, off-again retirement.

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