• Securing Ice Time Could Be Hard For Sharks' Brown

    News: Mike Brown could have difficulty cracking the lineup on a regular basis this season, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
    Analysis: The Sharks missed the toughness and grinding ability last season from Raffi Torres and Mike Brown, both of whom missed significant time with injury, but neither player is an ideal fit for new coach Peter DeBoer, who prefers to ice four skilled lines with scoring ability. With only 31 points in 349 career games, Brown doesn't really fit that profile, and could spend a lot of time in the press box as a result.
  • Sharks' Brown To Play Friday

    News: Mike Brown (leg) will join the lineup Friday against the Coyotes, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Mike Brown will play for the first time since Dec. 9 in his return from a fractured right fibula. He's set to skate on the fourth line next to Barclay Goodrow and Ben Smith.
  • Sharks Activate Brown From IR

    News: Mike Brown (leg) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.
    Analysis: Coach Todd McLellan indicated Wednesday that Mike Brown could make his return to the lineup over the weekend, and the winger's activation only adds further credence to that idea. Look for him to make his first appearance since Dec. 9 in either of the Sharks' back-to-back contests against the Coyotes on Friday or Saturday.
  • Sharks' Brown Could Be Close To Playing

    News: Mike Brown (leg) skated as an extra on the fourth line during Wednesday's practice, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Coach Todd McLellan said that Mike Brown wouldn't be ready to play Wednesday against the Avalanche, but with another practice, the winger might be cleared to return over the weekend. Brown has been sidelined since Dec. 9 with a broken fibula.
  • Sharks' Brown Still Far Off Return

    News: Mike Brown (leg) continued to skate Saturday morning, but still remains far off from returning to game action, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Mike Brown has been slow to heal since breaking a bone in his leg in December. The Sharks don't seem to be counting on him to return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.
  • Sharks' Brown Progressing

    News: Mike Brown (leg) practiced Monday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: There had been fears that Mike Brown, who suffered a broken bone in his right leg back on Dec. 9, might not play again this season, but Monday's report suggests that the fourth-liner could see action as the Sharks' upcoming seven-game road trip progresses.
  • Sharks' Brown Looking Likely To Miss Rest Of Year

    News: Coach Todd McLellan said Wednesday that it's looking "bleaker and bleaker" that Mike Brown (leg) will return this season, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Mike Brown has been able to skate on his own in recent weeks, but he still has yet to take part in any team activity since suffering a broken bone in his right leg Dec. 9. The Sharks will continue to monitor him regularly in the hope he notices some more healing before the season ends, but the team doesn't appear to be counting on him for support down the stretch. The 29-year-old has appeared in just eight games this season.
  • Sharks' Brown Skates With Team Saturday

    News: Mike Brown (leg) skated with the Sharks at Saturday's morning practice, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: It was Mike Brown's first on-ice workout with the team since he fractured a bone in his right leg Dec. 9. The winger has reported some gradual improvement with his condition over the last few days, but is still getting over a setback in his recovery that he suffered a few weeks back. There's no timetable for his return and there likely won't be until he's able to participate in full-contact practice.
  • Sharks' Brown Not Close To Return

    News: Mike Brown (leg) has yet to receive clearance to skate, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Kurz appears to be several weeks away from taking to the ice, meaning he'll more than likely be facing the far end of his six-to-eight-week recovery timetable, or perhaps even longer. As a fixture in the Sharks' bottom six, Mike Brown hasn't seen many offensive scoring opportunities on the few occasions he's been healthy enough to play this season.
  • Sharks' Brown Out 6-8 Weeks With Broken Fibula

    News: Mike Brown has a broken right fibula and will miss six-to-eight weeks from the time of the fracture on Dec. 9, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
    Analysis: Mike Brown was placed on injured reserve the day after the injury, indicating it was severe. Now that the injury has been revealed as a broken fibula, the timetable has been set at six-to-eight weeks, scheduling his return for late January or early February