Brown has been released from his tryout by the Blue Jackets on Monday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports. Brown made 58 appearances last season for the Sharks and Canadiens, but was only able to tally five points while averaging a meager 7:13 in ice time per game. In terms of fantasy, the winger's best contribution comes in the form of PIM after he spent 90 minutes in the Sin Bin, which gives him bottom-end value and should keep him off the radar of most owners.
Brown signed a professional tryout agreement with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. Brown is likely here as a placeholder with Columbus missing five forwards due to the World Cup of Hockey. The winger is 39 years old and recorded a meager five points in 58 contests last season. The biggest fantasy value the veteran has to offer comes from his 90 PIM and 120 hits, but outside of those categories, his contributions are pretty limited.
Brown (upper body) had two hits, two blocked shots and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers. He had left the Habs' previous game due to the injury. Montreal was officially eliminated from the playoffs with the loss, so we'll see if that reality has any impact on how head coach Michel Therrien chooses to use his vetarans vis-a-vis the young forwards on the roster. Brown has been in the active lineup most nights and gives an honest effort, which carries some weight with the coach. If he continues to get ice time and fantasy owners can use Brown's style -- the nine-year veteran has 23 PIM and 51 hits in 12 games with Montreal -- you'll get someone who doesn't hold back and is motivated to play for his next contract.
Brown left Thursday night's game against Detroit early with an upper-body injury, Hockey Inside Out reports. Brown took part in Friday's optional practice, but his status for Saturday's game against the Rangers has not been confirmed. The 30-year-old, who was the first star in Tuesday's win over the Ducks, brings more value in PIM. Since joining the Habs 11 games ago, Brown has 23 minutes in penalties.
Brown scored a goal and added an assist in just 7:42 on the ice in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks. Well, that's uncommon, to say the least. Brown had only three points in 53 games coming into Tuesday's action, but if you somehow bet the house on him scoring his second goal of the year -- not to mention another point to boot -- you'd have won a whole row of mansions. The 36-year-old enforcer's fantasy value is typically limited to hits and PIM, and he doesn't even rack up too many of those anymore.
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