Brown tallied a goal, three points, a plus-3 rating and five hits in a 4-1 victory against the Blue Jackets on Saturday. The right winger missed the first few weeks with a finger injury, but he's been mighty impressive in his first three games, recording two goals and four points. Brown is clearly healthy too, indicted by the fact he has posted 14 hits in three contests. If he stays healthy, Brown is a candidate to score 20 goals and post 200 hits.
Brown scored a power-play goal and logged 22:17 of ice time Sunday in a 4-3 win over New York. Brown was extra eager to fill the scoresheet Sunday. Returning to L.A.'s lineup, the 33-year-old, on top of scoring a goal, tallied three shots on goal, dished out a team-high seven hits and even blocked a shot. Fully recovered from his finger injury, Brown appears motivated to prove his 61-point performance from a season ago was no fluke.
Brown (finger) has been activated from the Kings' injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Brown was cleared to play already but had to serve the rest of his time on long-term injured reserve. The Kings are hoping Brown can change their fate, as they've gotten off to a brutal 2-7-1 start. The 33-year-old winger had 28 goals and 61 points -- 15 on the power play -- in 81 games last season and will immediately return to the top six for Sunday's game versus the Rangers.
Brown (finger) has been cleared to return for Sunday's road game against the Rangers, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Brown told Rosen that he was actually fit to play in Tuesday's road game against the Stars, but the winger was ineligible for that contest due to his initial placement on long-term injured reserve. The Kings and fantasy owners alike should be eager to see Brown in action, as he managed a career-high 61 points (28 goals, 33 assists) over 81 games in the 2017-18 campaign -- to put his surge into perspective, consider that he experienced a 25-point increase compared to the prior season's output.
Despite the fact that Brown (finger) is not eligible to play, he will travel with the team for its two-game road trip, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports. Brown becomes eligible to be activated off injured reserve Sunday versus the Rangers -- and early indications are that he will in fact suit up for that game. Due to his finger issue, the winger will miss the 80-game threshold for the first time since 2013-14 and will play in his fewest games since the lockout shortened 2012-13 campaign. One healthy, Brown figures to slot into a top-six role, possibly on the second line with Ilya Kovalchuk and Jeff Carter.
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