Justin Braun D SAN 4 Days

Braun (finger) will miss the next four-to-six weeks, csnbayarea.com reports.

Braun, who suffered a broken finger on his left hand while blocking a shot back on Jan. 19, skated on Tuesday, but he'll need to wait until his finger heals up fully before rejoining the Sharks' lineup.

Justin Braun D SAN 11 Days

Braun (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Braun sustained an upper-body injury in Monday's loss to the Devils and is set to be "out a while." Mirco Mueller (wrist) was activated from IR in a corresponding move.

Justin Braun D SAN 11 Days

Coach Todd McLellan indicated that Braun will be out "a while" with an unspecified upper body injury.

Per the San Jose Mercury News, Braun left Monday's game against New Jersey after blocking a shot and it sounds like the blueliner -- who has notched 19 points in 47 games -- will probably miss time beyond Wednesday's game against the Kings.

Justin Braun D SAN 13 Days

Braun registered two assists for the second straight game in Saturday's loss to the Flames.

With five points in his last three games, Braun now has 19 points (one goal) in 46 games on the season, to go with a plus-5 rating. Averaging 21:03 of ice time and contributing 34 PIM, the 27-year-old has been a decent fantasy option this season. On track for 35 points, Braun is worth looking at in some very deep leagues.

Justin Braun D SAN 15 Days

Braun turned in a pair of assists and blocked six shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over Toronto.

It's his first multi-point game in more than a month, dating back to Dec. 6. Braun isn't known for providing much offense, but he does have four helpers in the last five games and a career-high 16 points in 45 games for the season.

Justin Braun D SAN 17 Days

Braun had an assist and two shots for the Sharks in a win over the Coyotes on Tuesday.

That assist is Braun's 14th of the season, a new career high for the 27-year-old d-man. He still has just one goal on the season, but Braun is an improved player from last season. However, he remains an option best suited to deep fantasy leagues only.

Justin Braun D SAN 2 Months

Braun scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's win over Calgary.

Not known as a big offensive producer, Braun has managed 10 points in 28 games this season, to go with an impressive plus-8 rating. Averaging 21:20 of ice time per game, Braun logs heavy minutes benhidn a talented offense in San Jose. Considering he has 30 PIM and is on pace for 30 points, Braun could be worth a look in some deeper formats.

Justin Braun D SAN 3 Months

Braun picked up 14 PIM and blocked five shots in Sunday's win over Anaheim.

Braun has three assists in 10 games this season, to go with a plus-3 rating. Currently playing on the team's top defensive pairing, Braun logs heavy minutes and sees second-unit power-play time. He isn't a big offensive contributor, though, never surpassing 20 points in his career. He provides more value to the Sharks than he does to fantasy owners.

Justin Braun D SAN 3 Months

Braun had an assist, a plus-1 rating, and a shot in the Sharks loss to the Bruins on Tuesday.

Braun has three assists through the season's opening seven games, as well as a plus-3 rating. Braun remains a serviceable fantasy option, but he doesn't stand out in any category.

Justin Braun D SAN 5 Months

Braun, who set career bests with 17 points, four goals, and 13 assists last season, has inked a five-year extension with the Sharks, which will begin in the 2015-16 season.

Braun's strengths for fantasy lie in his 20:59 of average ice time last year. His fantasy value is limited though. He led the team with 2:11 per night in shorthanded ice time and his career-high 17 points is nothing that will get you drafting him in early rounds. Great signing for the Sharks, but he's a fill-in kind of fantasy player in most formats.