Mike Brown RW SAN 1 Month
Mike Brown appears to be back in the lineup Thursday after missing the past three games with a stiff neck.
He hasn't played since he traded punches with Washington's Aaron Volpatti in a spirited bout on Jan. 14. "Didn't want to go out there and not do anything," Brown said. "When I go out there, I've got to play the way I play and that's a hard-nosed, physical game. If something's bothering me like that, I'm not going to contribute the way I can." He has four points, 90 hits and 62 penalty minutes in 35 games this season.
Mike Brown RW SAN 2 Months
Mike Brown did not practice on Friday after getting hit by a couple of shots from teammates on Thursday.
His status for Saturday's afternoon tilt against the Avalanche is up in the air at this time although coach Todd McLellan said it was just a maintenance day. Brown has two goals and four points in 29 games this season with his fantasy value coming in his 50 penalty minutes.
Mike Brown RW SAN 3 Months
Mike Brown has been placed on the injured reserve list after missing the last two games with an undisclosed injury.
The tough Brown had two goals and three points in 13 games with 19 penalty minutes before the injury. Consider him day-to-day as coach Todd McLellan said that he was between injured and healthy but did not want to play him over the last two games as he was concerned Brown would be unable to finish the game.
Mike Brown RW SAN 5 Months
Mike Brown returned to the Oilers lineup Saturday after sitting out Thursday's game as a healthy scratch.
Brown only played 4:49 minutes and had a hit and a blocked shot. Brown has 19 penalty minutes in eight games with nary a point. It is obvious where his fantasy value is.
Mike Brown RW SAN 12 Months
Mike Brown has impressed his Oiler teammates since being acquired four games ago from Toronto.
Brown has a goal and two fights and generally has provided some jump when he is on the ice. "He got into two spirited fights. I would have liked to have seen us respond, too ... a little bit better," Edmonton captain Shawn Horcoff said. "We talked about that. But he's been a really good addition for us ... and the kid can really skate. He really brings what we're looking for which is an uptempo style, and he's great in the locker-room." The Oilers really needed a tough guy to protect all their outstanding young talent and Brown is worth picking up in pools that use the penalty minute category.