Braun (COVID-19 protocols) will return to the Flyers' lineup Saturday against Buffalo, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphiareports.
Braun has missed Philadelphia's last three games, but he'll return to a bottom-four role against the Sabres. The 34-year-old American has tallied one assist in 13 contests this campaign.
Braun will be activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list and return to practice Wednesday, but he won't play in the evening's matchup with the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Although Braun won't be available against the Rangers, he could be an option for Friday's matchup with Buffalo after getting a few practices under his belt. He's picked up one assist through 13 games this season.
Braun was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Although Braun has been added to the league's virus protocols list, he may not end up missing any game action, as the Flyers won't play again until Sunday against the Rangers at the earliest.
Braun recorded an assist Sunday in a 7-4 win over the Capitals.
The apple counts as Braun's first point of the season, as his offensive utility has been constricted by the third-pairing role. When Braun's NHL career began a decade ago, the Sharks trusted him with power-play minutes, but there is no such opportunity for him in Philadelphia, and he's actually starting a career-low 31.8 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone this season.
Braun penned a two-year, $3.6 million contract with Philadelphia on Monday.
With Matt Niskanen opting to retire, the Flyers were no doubt eager to re-sign Braun to shore up their blue line. This season, the 32-year-old defenseman garnered three goals, 16 assists and 91 hits while averaging 17:16 of ice time. The departure of Niskanen could also open up a spot on the No. 2 power-play unit for Braun, which would bolster his fantasy value ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
Braun posted an assist and four hits in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 4.
Braun had the primary helper on Sean Couturier's second-period tally. The 33-year-old defenseman has two assists in the playoffs, both of which have come in the last three games. Braun has added 16 hits, 24 blocked shots and 15 shots on net through 13 appearances. He's typically used in a defense-first role.
Braun posted two shots on net, two PIM and one block in a 2-0 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday.
While his shooting percentage is very close to a career high, Braun still only has three goals this season because of a decline in shots on goal. A big reason for that decline is the fact Braun has averaged three fewer minutes per game during his first campaign with the Flyers than last season with the Sharks. Braun has more assists than he had in 2018-19, though, giving him more points overall and a better plus/minus. He has three goals and 19 points with a minus-2 rating and 70 shots in 62 games.
Braun recorded three assists in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets.
After missing Thursday's game due to illness, the veteran blueliner returned and posted his second three-helper performance in February. Braun has only three goals and 19 points through 55 games on the season, however, so while his recent production is eye-opening, he's highly unlikely to keep it up.
Braun (illness) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against Winnipeg, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
Braun missed Thursday's game against Columbus due to an illness, but he'll return to a bottom-four role against the Jets. The former Shark has notched 16 points in 54 games this campaign.
Braun will not play in Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets due to a bout with the flu, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
After starting the season with just 11 points over his first 48 games played, Braun had hit a bit of a groove with five assists in the last six contests. Unfortunately, he'll need to wait a few nights for a chance to add to those totals Saturday when the Jets stroll into the City of Brotherly Love.
Braun posted three assists, including one on the power play, and a plus-1 rating in a 6-2 victory over the Panthers on Thursday.
The three helpers move Braun within one of his assist total from his final season with the Sharks in 2018-19. Braun has been racking up the assists lately, as he has five of them in the last four games. He also has a plus-6 rating during that stretch. Braun has posted three goals and 16 points with a minus-1 rating and 62 shots on net in 52 games this season.
Braun scored an empty-net goal with a plus-1 rating, two shots, three blocks and two hits in a 3-0 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old tallied his first goal of the season Dec. 31, and he now he has three scores in his last five games. All of a sudden, Braun is threatening to set a career high in goals (his best mark in a season is five) behind his 5.6 shooting percentage. He has three goals, 11 points, a minus-9 rating, 54 shots, 64 hits and 63 blocks in 44 games this season.
Braun (groin) will play in Saturday's game versus the Kings, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
Braun tested it out during morning skate, and he's feeling good enough to return ahead of schedule. There could be a cap on the 32-year-old's minutes after missing the last six games, and he's in line to work on the bottom pairing. Braun has accrued 10 points through 42 games this year.
Braun (groin) joined the team for Saturday's practice session.
It remains to be seen if Braun will get back into the lineup for Saturday's tilt against the Kings, but it looks like a strong possibility right now. The 32-year-old blueliner has missed the last six games with his groin injury.
Braun (groin) could return to action as soon as Saturday against L.A.
Braun was initially expected to be sidelined through the All-Star break, but his recovery is evidently ahead of schedule. Once he's given the green light, the 32-year-old American, who's picked up 10 points in 42 games this campaign, will return to a bottom-four role for the Flyers.
Braun (groin) will be out of the lineup through the All-Star break, the team announced Monday.
Braun will miss at least the next eight games based on his recovery timeline with a potential return date of Jan. 31 versus the Penguins. Prior to getting hurt, the blueliner seemed to have found a scoring touch with five points in his last six outings. With the Minneapolis native on the shelf, Robert Hagg will slot into the lineup. GIven the length of Braun's impending absence, he figures to be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.
Braun netted a goal on two shots in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Braun has half of his season output in his last six games. The defenseman has posted five points (two tallies, three helpers) in that span. For the year, the 32-year-old has added 60 hits, 59 blocked shots and 52 shots on goal through 42 contests.
Braun scored a goal and added a helper in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Kings.
Somewhat surprisingly, Tuesday marked Braun's second multi-point effort in the last four games. The defenseman now has nine points, 59 hits, 57 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating through 40 contests this season. He's mostly used in defensive situations, which will continue to limit his fantasy value.
Braun collected a pair of assists during Monday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.
The 32-year-old remains without a goal this season, but Braun's two assists give him seven in 37 games in 2019-20. Considering he'd been held off the scoresheet in nine straight games prior to Monday's win, Bruan's fantasy value remains very low outside of deeper leagues.
Braun has zero points and a minus-1 rating with two PIM in the last eight games.
It's been a disappointing first season in Philadelphia for Braun, who still doesn't have a goal this season. He also has five assists with a minus-11 rating. Braun owns a minus-25 rating in 113 games since the start of 2018-19 season. The lack of scoring and poor plus-minus make it very difficult to trust Braun at the moment.
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