According to CapFriendly, the Senators have loaned Brown to AHL Belleville.
Brown was battling for a spot in the Senators' top six during training camp, but ultimately lost out to Joshua Norris, who is expected to start the season on Ottawa's top line. Brown racked up 28 points in 25 AHL appearances last season, so he clearly has talent, but he may need a change of scenery to make a notable impact at the NHL level in 2020-21.
Brown racked up four assists in AHL Belleville's 5-3 win over Manitoba on Monday.
Brown has now posted 11 points in eight games since being returned to the minors in late December. It's surprising Ottawa hasn't given Brown a regular spot in their lineup given how well he has played for Belleville combined with the fact the Sens aren't competing for a playoff spot. Brown should be recalled at some point later in the season.
The Senators reassigned Brown to AHL Belleville on Saturday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Brown suited up in the last 11 games for the Senators, recording two assists and 11 shots on net while averaging 10:16 of ice time per contest. The 21-year-old will have more opportunities in the minors, as he should slot into the top six with power-play responsibilities.
Brown is a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Flames, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Coach D.J. Smith said he's holding Brown out since the team is playing back-to-back games, so it sounds like he's attempting to help the 21-year-old adjust to the NHL game. Brown has six points -- three on the power play -- through 12 games, and Jean-Christophe Beaudin will enter the lineup to add depth up the middle.
Brown scored the game-winning goal on the power play while adding two shots and two PIM in Friday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Brown snuck in from the left point and wired a shot off the post and in, registering his first goal in 15 NHL games. The 2016 first-round pick has had an injury-riddled 2019-20 season, but more plays like the one he delivered Friday could help the 6-foot-6, 21-year-old secure a regular bottom-six role.
Brown (upper body) was removed from injured reserve ahead of Friday's matchup with the Flyers.
Brown should be in the mix for a spot in the lineup versus Philadelphia now that he's been taken off IR. Prior to getting hurt, the center had registered two assists and four shots in his last four games. If Brown gets into the lineup, Mikkel Boedker or Filip Chlapik will likely be relegated to the press box.
Brown (upper body) won't play Wednesday against the Devils, NHL.com's Mike Morreale reports.
Brown was a full participant at Tuesday's practice, so he's definitely closing in on a return to the lineup, but he'll have to wait for Friday's matchup with Philadelphia for his next opportunity to do so. The 6-foot-6 American will likely slot into a bottom-six role and a spot on one of Ottawa's power-play units once he's given the green light.
Brown (upper body) practiced in a non-contact jersey Sunday, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports.
Brown still needs to be cleared for contact, but he's nearing a return to action. Monday's tilt against the Hurricanes seems a bit ambitious, but a return Wednesday in New Jersey can't be ruled out.
Coach D.J. Smith is hopeful that Brown (upper body) will be ready to return to practice at some point within "the next week or so," Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Brown will almost certainly miss Ottawa's next three games, but could be ready to rejoin the lineup shortly thereafter. Once he's deemed fit to play, the 25-year-old winger, who's racked up 12 points in 14 games this campaign, will return to a top-six role and a spot on one of Ottawa's power-play units.
Brown (upper body) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 2, per the NHL's official media site.
Brown isn't eligible to return until Nov. 9 against the Islanders, but there's a good chance he misses a few more games after that. The Senators will have Artem Anisimov (lower body) back in the lineup going forward, but their depth up the middle is troubling with Colin White (hip) also on the mend.
Coach Pierre Dorion said Sunday that Brown is week-to-week with an upper body injury.
Brown left Saturday's game against Boston after he took a slash to the arm/wrist area and didn't return. The fact that he'll be monitored on a week-to-week basis suggests Brown could be facing a multi-game absence. For now, consider the youngster a long shot for Monday's game against the Rangers.
Brown (upper body) left and will not return to Saturday's game against Boston, Hailey Salvian of The Athletic reports.
Brown took a slash to the arm/wrist area and went immediately down the tunnel afterwards. Ottawa next plays the Rangers on Monday, so Brown will have a couple of days to recover and hopefully won't miss any extra time. Brown collected an assist before departing Saturday's game.
The Senators recalled Brown from AHL Belleville on Wednesday.
Brown has had a fantastic start to the campaign in the minors, racking up three goals and seven points in five games. The 6-foot-6 forward could make his season debut with the big club as soon as Wednesday against Detroit.
Brown was one of four players sent down to AHL Belleville on Monday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
With Belleville a point out of a playoff spot, the Senators likely made the move to allow Brown to play in the Calder Cup playoffs, as he would be ineligible if left on the NHL roster past Monday. Brown will likely be called up if Belleville does not qualify or is quickly eliminated.
Brown was recalled from AHL Belleville on Friday.
Brown has yet to log any ice time for the Senators this season, but that could change with a host of high-caliber players rumored to be on their way out of Ottawa ahead of the trade deadline. In a corresponding move, the Senators also recalled Drake Batherson, while reassigning Darren Archibald and defenseman Cody Goloubef. Brown, who was drafted 11th overall in 2016, could make a tangible impact in the fantasy realm if afforded a stable role down the stretch for the rebuilding Senators.
Brown was demoted to AHL Belleville on Sunday, TSN reports.
Brown appears to have lost out on the fourth-line center role to fellow youngster Filip Chlapik. Bringing in Chris Tierney as part of the Erik Karlsson deal may have bolstered the Senators' depth down the middle, but it likely bounced Brown from a spot on the Opening Night roster.
Brown was returned to OHL Windsor on Wednesday.
Brown logged four games -- watching another five -- before the club pulled the trigger on sending him back to juniors. In his limited NHL action, the center snagged an assist -- his first career point -- along with four shots on goal and one blocked shot. The 19-year-old is averaging over a point per game with the Spitfires and should be able to continue that production level this year as well.
Brown has watched the past five games from the press box.
The American center remains on the Senators' active roster, but it's clear that he's a depth player at this juncture. While he did lace his skates for the Oct. 5 season opener, Brown only garnered 10:18 of ice time in that shootout loss to the Capitals. It's safe to disregard him in any fantasy format.
Brown racked up four assists in Windsor's (OHL) 5-4 overtime win over London on Sunday.
Brown now has 14 points (including a whopping 11 assists) in his first six games this season. Brown has always been known as more of a playmaker than a finisher, so his numbers in the early part of the year shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Brown needs to continue to add weight to his frame, but he has the hands and physical attributes to become a dominant power forward at the NHL level down the line.
Brown has enjoyed being local and learning from Ottawa-based veteran skaters and coaches -- including new teammate Chris Neil -- and acknowledged his vast improvement over the summer, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Brown may be only 18 years old, but he's making strides early and it's getting noticed by his teammates. "The kid wants to get better, there's a reason why he was a first round pick," Chris Neil said. The 2016 No. 11 pick was a force with the Windsor Spitfires last season, potting 21 goals and amassing 53 assists at the helm. Brown is going to battle for a roster spot early, and if he continues to catch the eye of the coaches and teammates alike, the center could be utilized earlier than expected.
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