Brown lit the lamp twice on eight shots on goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames on Wednesday. Are we on the verge of a Dustin Brown renaissance? While the veteran has struggled the last few years, he has five points and 13 shots on net through three games this year. Sure, it's early, but this is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Brown scored his first goal of the season, picked up an assist and dished out three hits in Saturday's win over the Sharks. Brown looked great on a line with Anze Kopitar, opening the scoring with a perfect snipe and throwing his body around all night. The veteran's production has dropped off in recent years after he had established himself as a 20-30 goal scorer who racked up whopping PIM and hit totals. If Brown sticks on a line with Kopitar, he should be able to find twine at a decent rate this season. The 32-year-old is declining, but he still holds fantasy value -- especially when we see shades of his former self like we witnessed Saturday.
Brown scored a goal and added a helper in Saturday's loss to the Canucks. Brown continued to show he is a well-rounded asset by dishing out four hits and spending over four minutes on both power play and penalty kill. Nevertheless, the 32-year-old winger hasn't had a season over 40 points since 2011, and his cap hit of $5.875 million is troublesome for that dismal production. Hopefully this early preseason game is a good sign for Brown's upcoming season, where he is expected to slot into a first-line role again.
Brown was left unprotected ahead of Wednesday's expansion draft, TSN reports. Frankly, the Kings would likely welcome the selection of Brown given that they are tied to him for another five seasons. He notched just 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) over 80 games for the Kings this season and is now 31 years of age. Considering his yearly cap hit would be $5.875 million, it's unlikely the Golden Knights would touch him.
Brown went top shelf for his 12th goal after collecting an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Oilers. The veteran monarch has looked much more comfortable without the pressure of being the team captain, increasing his point total (34) by six and doubling his power-play output compared to last year;, Brown has collected four goals and two assists in that situation over 1:31 of ice time this campaign. Still, he's a marginal fantasy option outside of some of the deeper fantasy formats these days.
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