Brown scored the Leafs' only goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Blues on Tuesday night. Brown has been scuffling -- he has just six points (four goals, two assists) in his last 29 games. His fantasy future may be relatively bright, but right now, he needs to be on your bench in keeper leagues and the wire in single-year and daily formats.
Brown skated with William Nylander and Zach Hyman at Sunday's practice, reports the Toronto Sun. Brown had been playing with Hyman and the injured Auston Matthews, but that hadn't lit a fire under his cold game. He's mired in a slump that has seen him deliver just one point -- a goal -- in his last 11 games. It remains to be seen if he can find chemistry with Nylander.
Brown assisted on the lone Maple Leafs goal during Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Panthers. The 23-year-old winger is off to a great start with 13 points in 23 games to open the year, but a healthy crop of forwards threatens to keep the sixth-round pick from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft buried in the bottom six, limiting his fantasy value to deeper formats.
Brown had an empty-net goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday. Brown has now topped double digits and is up to seven goals on the season. He was expected to be a depth guy, but in the Leafs' high-powered offense, anyone who gets consistent ice time has the potential to break out.
Brown potted an even-strength goal in Saturday's 6-4 road loss to the Blues. The Maple Leafs have now lost five of their past six games, but Brown has three goals and four points over that span. While there's no way that he'll be able to sustain his gaudy 37.5 shooting percentage, it can't hurt that the Canadian winger has stepped up when the team seemingly needs him the most.
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