The Sharks traded Braun to the Flyers in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2020 third-round pick Tuesday.
The Sharks primarily made this move to free up some much needed cap space, so the pair of draft picks they'll be getting back in return are really just an added bonus. Braun's lack of offensive upside will prevent him from being a viable option in most fantasy formats, but he should be able to log 20-plus minutes of ice time per night and hold his own against the opposition's top forwards, making him a valuable piece for Philadelphia.
Braun dished out an assist in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.
Braun also added two PIM in the contest. The 32-year-old blueliner has 15 points in 67 games this season, a large step down from the 33 points he recorded last year but much more in line with his career norms. Braun also has 94 hits and 109 blocked shots to his name, which could make him useful to fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Braun tallied an assist and got in a fight in a 6-5 loss to the Bruins on Monday.
Braun provided the secondary assist on center Joe Thornton's hat-trick-clinching goal. His fight came earlier in the game, as he dropped the mitts with Bruins forward Chris Wagner. Since returning from a knee injury in January, Braun has five assists in 14 games. He typically serves a more defensive role on ice, so his fantasy value remains limited.
Braun (knee) is slated to return against the Senators on Saturday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Pending his removal from injured reserve, Braun reportedly will link up with Tim Heed in the upcoming contest. It's a third-pairing assignment, and we'll be able to determine whether the defenseman is near 100 percent if he ends up coming close to the 19:55 of ice time that he's averaged through 42 games this season. The 31-year-old remains a streaky offensive contributor with his upside seemingly capped at about 35 points per season.
Braun (knee) is doubtful to play Thursday night against the Golden Knights, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Braun needs a miraculous turnaround in order to be cleared for the upcoming game in Sin City. As far as we know, the defenseman hasn't been able to practice since sustaining his injury last Wednesday, and it's confirmed that he remains on injured reserve for the time being. Still, we'll keep you posted if it starts to look like he may be able to return ahead of Saturday's home game against the Senators.
The Sharks have placed Braun (knee) on injured reserve, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Braun's placement on IR was almost certainly made retroactive to Jan. 2, but he'll still miss San Jose's next three contests at a minimum. The recently recalled Jacob Middleton will likely slide into Braun's spot in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Tampa Bay.
Braun indicated after Wednesday's game against the Avalanche that his knee "shifted a bit, but everything seems intact," Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Braun hopes that a couple days of rest will allow him to return to action Friday, but there's no guarantee at this point that will be the case. Should he wind up missing another game, the team may be forced to add another blueliner from the minors if Radim Simek (concussion) and Tim Heed (undisclosed) can't play either.
Braun is considered questionable to retake the ice Wednesday against the Avalanche, Paul Gackle of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Braun logged just 5:40 of ice time prior to his exit, failing to make his way into the box score. The Sharks will roll with one fewer defenseman in his absence, while Braun's status remains unclear for the rest of the night. If he's unable to return, the blueliner will have a pair of days to rest up before the Sharks return to action Saturday against the Lightning.
Braun had an assist, three shots on net and two blocks shots in a 7-3 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday.
Braun set a new personal best with 33 points last season, but he seems destined to fall short of that this year. His helper Sunday only gives him seven points through 34 games. The 31-year-old is also in a particularly dry patch, as he has only three points in his last 15 contests.
Braun netted a helper in Tuesday's 8-2 dismantling of the Flyers.
Considering the number of points the Sharks put up, it was more of a challenge for guys not to end up on the scoresheet. It was the second assist of the year for the Minneapolis native and first with the man advantage. The blueliner also added four shots, two hits and four PIM.
Braun assisted on the game-tying goal in Game 3 against the Golden Knights, but Vegas prevailed in overtime, 4-3.
This was Braun's first point of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, but he's done a terrific job within his own zone. We're talking 21 blocked shots through four games against the Ducks and three more facing the Golden Knights in the conference semifinals. Of course, it's important to know just how far a defensive specialist can take you in fantasy pools. Despite averaging 24:19 of ice time in the current series, Braun isn't doing nearly enough with the puck to warrant a look in most settings.
Braun (illness) rejoined his teammates at practice Tuesday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Braun didn't play in Sunday's matchup against the Oilers because of the bug, but he is slated to retake the ice alongside Marc-Edouard Vlasic on the second pairing Tuesday evening. The veteran blueliner is having a career year offensively for the Sharks despite being absent from the power play, owning 26 points (two goals, 24 assists) and a plus-8 rating over 62 contests.
Braun (illness) won't play Sunday against the Wild, Paul Gackle of The Mercury News reports.
Braun is having his best year yet, compiling two goals, 26 points, 118 hits and 120 blocked shots through 61 games. This is the first game that he'll sit out this season, and Tim Heed enters the lineup in his place. According to A.J. Jakubec of TSN, the Sharks have major interest in a trade for the Senators' Erik Karlsson, so it's fair to think Braun could be on the trading block with three years left on a $3.8 million per year contract.
Braun netted his second goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's win over Dallas.
Braun is riding a three-game point streak and is now up to a career-high 24 points in 59 games. He logs heavy minutes and dishes out plenty of hits, making him of value in deeper leagues. A career offensive season at age 31 is a tad surprising, but Braun has always had decent offensive awareness and has a strong shot.
Braun notched an assist in Sunday's 6-2 victory over the Ducks.
Braun remains on pace to set a new career high in points (23). While those numbers may not warrant an immediate roster spot, the American defenseman handed out three hits in the contest -- continuing his pursuit of setting a new career high in hits (136 in 2016-17). For those needing defensive help in the physical aspect of the game, Braun certainly has some value.
Braun tallied an assist in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers.
Braun now has three assists during this point streak, bringing his total up to 15 on the year. The American defenseman is on pace to destroy his career high of 23, and since Nov. 22, he's failed to register a point just three times. For those desperate for defensive help, Braun is a great candidate to fill the void in all but the shallowest of leagues.
Braun had an assist, three blocks, and three shots on goal in a 3-1 win Tuesday over the Flyers.
The veteran defenseman has been filling up the scoresheet lately, posting an assist in four straight games while piling up 11 blocks and seven shots on goal in that span. The assists have been great for Braun's fantasy owners, but the abundance of blocks, shots and ice time are what make Braun a consistent performer in both season-long and daily formats.
Braun collected an assist in Saturday's 5-0 dismantling of the Canucks.
Braun finished the impressive victory with one assist, two blocks and two hits, giving him five, 35 and 38 - respectively - this season. Braun's inconsistent offensively, but he's on pace to surpass last season's career highs in hits (136) and blocks (161). If you're in a league that values those defensive stats, the blueliner is definitely worth a speculative look.
Braun assisted on a pair of goals to complement a whopping 10 hits in Friday's 3-0 win over New Jersey.
The offensive barrage isn't what is expected of Braun, but his fantasy owners will happily take that as well as his propensity for laying into opponents.
Braun set up an even-strength goal in Tuesday's 5-2 home win over the Canadiens.
This was the American defenseman's first point of the season. Braun's averaging just a tick over 20 minutes per game, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect consistent offensive production from him. He recorded 161 blocked shots in 81 games last season, which is truly the bread and butter in terms of what he'll contribute from a fantasy perspective.
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