• Out a couple of weeks with injured hand

    News: Chris Brown is out a "couple of weeks" with a hand injury, per Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, CSN Washington's Chuck Gormley reports.
    Analysis: Specifics about the injury are unclear at this point. Chris Brown signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Capitals in mid-July. That type of deal will allow him to shuttle between the organizational ranks, with the potential to be a call-up option for the parent club once he gets healthy again. He made his way into five games last season, having notched one point in five games.
  • Brown Signs Two-Year, Two Way Contract With Caps

    News: Chris Brown signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Capitals on Thursday.
    Analysis: Chris Brown has served as a fringe-level NHL player for a couple years now, so it makes sense that Washington will want him on a two-way contract and be able to move him between levels. He should serve as depth for the Capitals and make at least occasional appearances in the NHL.
  • Capitals Reassign Brown

    News: Chris Brown was reassigned to AHL Hershey on Saturday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Chris Brown was set to serve as a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Sabres, so rather than letting him rot in the press box, the team elected to send him to the minors to pick up some playing time. There's a chance the team could bring him back to the NHL squad after the weekend, but likely only if Liam O'Brien (lower body) and Brooks Laich (shoulder) are deemed unavailable for the Capitals' next game Wednesday.
  • Capitals' Brown Called Up Friday

    News: Chris Brown was recalled by the Capitals on Friday.
    Analysis: Chris Brown was sent down to the minors in late October and will likely have a minimal role when the Capitals face the Devils on Friday. The 23-year-old has only made three appearances this season for Washington and has made 20 NHL appearances throughout his young career.
  • Caps Send Brown To Hershey

    News: Chris Brown has been sent down to AHL Hershey.
    Analysis: With the return of Tom Wilson, Chris Brown is the odd-man out in the Caps' current lineup configuration. Brown has chipped in a goal through three games in Washington this season.
  • Brown Gets On Board For Caps

    News: Chris Brown, making his second appearance in the lineup this year, scored his first goal of the year Thursday against the Devils. He also picked up two PIM and went plus-1.
    Analysis: Chris Brown only played 10:46 in his fourth-line role, so don't expect much more from him, as he hasn't shown huge upside at either the AHL or NHL level over the last couple years.
  • Caps' Brown Looking To Stick With Caps This Fall

    News: Chris Brown is making his case to be a member of the team's fourth-line when the regular season opens up in October, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
    Analysis: Chris Brown, acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes in March as part of the package for disgruntled winger Martin Erat, played well on the team's fourth-line while splitting time between the Capitals and AHL Hershey. The injury to Tom Wilson may have opened a door for Brown and Michael Latta to open the season with the Capitals, but the competition is tough with Jay Beagle and Aaron Volpatti as veterans in the mix for one of the remaining bottom-six spots. In any case, Brown isn't likely to have much fantasy value outside of very deep leagues unless he gets a more prominent role in the lineup.