Braydon Coburn

#55 D / Tampa Bay Lightning / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 220 lb Age: 30 College: None

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    Lightning's Braydon Coburn: Snaps 12-game point drought with assist

    Coburn's assist Tuesday snapped a 12-game point drought. He has just one goal and six assists in 46 games. But that's not his gig -- he's locked into a key shutdown role with the Bolts. Coburn's contributions are clearly greater on the ice than they are in the fantasy arena.

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    Lightning's Braydon Coburn: Game may be leaving him behind

    Coburn has five points in 28 games this season. Once upon a time, he teased with 36 points. But that was Coburn's first full season (2007-08). He used to contribute both hits and blocked shots, but those have started to disappear because of controlled minutes. Coburn's lead feet make him a liability in heavy rotation, as the game has gotten faster and his feet slower. There's limited fantasy value, if any, in his game.

  • Can he fix flaws exposed in postseason?

    News: Braydon Coburn will start the season in Tampa's top four defenders, but will need to prove he can be better in possession to keep that role.
    Analysis: He's big and mobile, and he does a good job of standing guys up at the blue line. But the Bolts got hemmed into their own zone far too many times while he was on the ice last season and that needs to change. They paid a high price to get him (Radko Gudas plus first and third picks in 2015), but saw him deliver the team's worst Corsi For % in the postseason and quite frankly, act like an anchor to defence partner Jason Garrison. He has little fantasy impact, but will negatively affect the performance of others if he can't improve his game.
  • Bolts' Coburn To Play In Game 6

    News: Braydon Coburn (illness) is on the ice for pregame warmups and looks poised to play in Tuesday's Game 6 against the Rangers, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: The Lightning are skating seven defensemen in their warmups, but it's likely the case where coach Jon Cooper is leaning toward going with only 11 forwards rather than 12, a lineup choice he's made previously in the playoffs. Braydon Coburn seems to be fine after participating in both morning skate and warmups, and should be in the lineup for minutes in the mid- to upper-teens.
  • Lightning's Coburn Skating Tuesday Morning

    News: Braydon Coburn (illness) is participating in Tuesday's morning skate, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: Braydon Coburn fell ill during Sunday's Game 5 and missed most of the final two periods, but with 48 hours to recover, he'll likely be ready for Tuesday's Game 6. If not, the leading candidates to replace him in the lineup would be Mark Barberio, Slater Koekkoek and Luke Witkowski. The Lightning have been using seven defensemen and just 11 forwards, so it's also possible they'll replace Coburn with a forward, likely Jonathan Marchessault.
  • Lightning's Coburn Misses Most Of Game 5 While Ill

    News: Braydon Coburn missed most of Sunday's Game 5 against the Rangers due to an illness, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: Lightning coach Jon Cooper hinted after the game that Braydon Coburn was vomiting on the bench, and the defenseman didn't play at all during the second period. Coburn finished with just 5:43 of ice time, after topping 15 minutes in each of the series' first four games. He can be considered day-to-day as the Lightning take a 3-2 series lead back to Tampa Bay for Tuesday's Game 6.
  • Bolts' Coburn Nets Winner In Game 7

    News: Braydon Coburn scored the game and series-winning goal in Wednesday's Game 7 win over Detroit.
    Analysis: The shot knuckleballed toward the Wings net and it kicked up over Petr Mrazek and into the net. But a goal is a goal, and this one gets the Bolts through to the next round.
  • Lightning's Coburn Set To Return

    News: Braydon Coburn (lower body) has been activated from IR and is slated to suit up for Thursday's playoff opener against the Red Wings, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: Also getting the green light along with Braydon Coburn (who last played March 10) are fellow blueliner Andrej Sustr and forward Alex Killorn. Meanwhile, defenseman Jason Garrison will not suit up for the contest. In four games for Tampa Bay prior to being sidelined, Coburn notched two assists. Previous to that, he had recorded nine points in 39 games for the Flyers.
  • Bolts' Coburn Expects To Play Thursday

    News: Coach Jon Cooper said he expects Braydon Coburn (lower body) to play in Game 1 of the Lightning's first-round playoff series against the Red Wings on Thursday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: Braydon Coburn has been able to take contact while skating with the team the last few days, and with no setbacks with his injury to date, he appears to be trending toward a return to game action. The Lightning will still have to formally activate Coburn from injured reserve in order to facilitate his re-entry in the lineup, but that should take place following Thursday's morning skate. Expect Coburn, who was limited by injury to just four games with the Lightning after being acquired from the Flyers at the trade deadline, to assume a role on the team's third defensive pairing.
  • Lightning's Coburn Iffy For Game 1

    News: Coach Jon Cooper noted Tuesday that Braydon Coburn (lower body) is "questionable to probable" for Thursday's playoff opener against the Red Wings,'s Bryan Burns reports.
    Analysis: Braydon Coburn, who participated in Tuesday's optional skate, continues to inch toward a return to action and even if he is unable to suit up for Thursday's Game 1, it seems likely that the blueliner will play at some point during the Lightning's opening-round series.
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