J.T. Brown is a hard-working, fast-skating checker who creates chaos on the forecheck. He's not afraid to throw his slim frame around, but his rate-limiting factor is his skill set. Brown gets points by opportunity, rather than creating them himself. And that was clearly evident in 2016-17 when his point total dropped to just six (three goals, three assists) in 64 games. Brown has just a single year left on a deal that pays $1.25 million, and at 27, his days in the NHL are limited.
Brown (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Sabres, Erik Erlendsson of Lightning Insider reports. Brown returns after a three-game absence and is projected to slot back onto Tampa Bay's fourth line with Gabriel Dumont and Greg McKegg. All the same, Brown has just one goal in his last 22 games and should not be a highly sought-after fantasy commodity for the final day of the regular season.
Brown (undisclosed) is not expected to suit up for Friday's crucial Atlantic Division showdown with the Canadiens, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Assuming Brown does indeed sit Friday, he'll have just one more chance to play before the regular season comes to a close Sunday, when the Lightning take on the Sabres. The recently recalled Michael Bournival, who scored in Thursday's win over the Maple Leafs, seems like a good candidate to see meaningful bottom-six ice time in Brown's absence.
Brown (undisclosed) will likely sit out Thursday's away game against the Maple Leafs, NHL.com reports. This would mark Brown's second straight missed game, but his limited offensive productivity makes the winger a non-factor for owners in the majority of fantasy formats. Cory Conacher could see more playing time Thursday in Brown's place on the fourth line.
Brown (undisclosed) will not play against the Bruins on Tuesday, Caley Chelios of Fox Sports reports. The Lightning are being rather mum on Brown, but plenty of suspicion was raised when he recorded a mere 4:57 of ice time in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars. This is a terrible time for the gritty forward to be out of the lineup, as the Bolts desperately need to win out to have a shot at a playoff berth.
Brown's goal Thursday night against the Red Wings was his first point in 20 games. He opened the scoring for the Bolts in an eventual 5-3 win. Brown isn't counted on for offense, so the goal was gravy. He's an energy winger who uses his body effectively in limited ice to change momentum or grate opponents. Brown is the epitome of a guy who is better on the ice than in the fantasy arena.
Rank Among Leaders
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||65||5||8||12||2||0||0||0||14||20||13.5|