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.
Braun has no goals and four assists with a minus-10 rating in 26 games this season.
The 32-year-old is still searching for his first goal of the season, but perhaps the stat most detrimental to his value is the fact he only has one assist in the last 16 games. Braun does have an assist and six shots on net in his most recent three contests, though, so hopefully that's a sign he's turning the corner.
Braun has no goals and three assists with a minus-12 rating in 17 games this season.
The lack of scoring isn't all that much of a surprise, but combining that with the poor plus-minus has made Braun unreliable in fantasy formats. His playing time is down more than three minutes per game compared to last year, and as a result, he's averaging fewer shots, blocks and hits.
Braun posted five shots on net with a minus-1 rating, one hit and one block in a 7-4 victory against the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
The 32-year-old came in averaging just one shot on goal per game, so despite no scoring, this was definitely a big offensive outing. Braun received more playing time Saturday than he's been used to this season, but he still posted five shots without any power-play ice time. Braun has zero goals and two points with a minus-5 rating and 13 shots in nine contests this season.
Braun posted an assist with a minus-2 rating, one hit and one block in a 6-3 loss to the Oilers on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old now has two points (both assists) in the first five games of the season. While that's decent production for the blueliner, Braun also has a minus-5 rating through five games. Last season, he owned a career-worst minus-14 rating, so it's fair to be concerned about Braun as a liability in the plus-minus department.
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