Braydon Coburn D PHI 2 Months

Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca said that the Edmonton Oilers could be interested in Philadelphia blueliner Braydon Coburn.

The Oilers certainly need help on their blueline and he is a steady defenseman despite his weak showing at times during the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. He is a minutes eater on the blueline and can play the power play as well but his value will be five-on-five and on penalty killing. Stay tuned.

Braydon Coburn D PHI 4 Months

Braydon Coburn has been added to Team Canada's roster for the 2014 World Championships.

Coburn is replacing Marc Methot, who was shutdown due to what's believed to be a back injury. Coburn had five goals and 17 points in 82 games in 2013-14.

Braydon Coburn D PHI 4 Months

Braydon Coburn's muscular play was conspicuous during the Flyers' 2-1 win over the Rangers in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff series Friday night.

He played 25:27 grueling minutes against Rangers superstar Rick Nash and shut him down. Nash played 17:11 with five shots and was a minus-1. ''I thought (Coburn) had a great game," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "He skated, really skated and was strong on the puck and strong on his breakout plays. He did a great job down low against Nash. That is not an easy guy to check. That whole line is not easy to check with (Marty) St. Louis and (Derek) Stepan, a good line. Our D as a whole did a good job."

Braydon Coburn D PHI 4 Months

Braydon Coburn was one of seven Flyers who played all 82 games of the schedule.

Coburn was joined by fellow defenseman Mark Streit as well as forwards Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux, Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier. Coburn had five goals and 17 points with 63 penalty minutes and a minus-six rating, making him an afterthought in traditional pools.

Braydon Coburn D PHI 8 Months

Braydon Coburn is leading the Philadelphia Flyers in total ice time this season.

There was speculation over the summer that the Flyers might trade Coburn after the acquisition and signing of defenseman Mark Streit, but Coburn has proven to be an important part of their team. In addition to eating a ton of minutes, he's second on the team with 49 blocked shots, and has been leading the Flyers' penalty killing efforts. At the same time, his limited offensive upside makes him one of those defensemen that's far more valuable to his team than he is to most fantasy owners.

Braydon Coburn D PHI Jun 29 '13

The Philadelphia Flyers are reportedly open to trading Braydon Coburn.

Coburn had five points and 41 penalty minutes in 33 games this season. He comes with a $4.5 million annual cap hit, so dealing him would certainly help their cap situation.

Braydon Coburn D PHI Jun 28 '13

The Flyers will have eight NHL defensemen on their roster once they officially announce Mark Streit's contract.

While you can never have enough defensemen, it'll be hard for the Flyers to enter next season with their current group. Not counting Chris Pronger, Philly's defensemen will account for over 43 percent of the team's payroll next season despite only accounting for 30 percent of the roster, according to Philly.com. That leads beat writer Frank Seravalli to think someone will be dealt, with Braydon Coburn's $4.5 million cap hit the most likely suspect. The Flyers would surely like to hold onto the 28-year-old blueliner, but his age, size and speed make him their best trading chip. The Oilers and Flames are reportedly interested in Coburn, but keep an eye out for Anaheim, which is reportedly seeking a top-four defenseman in any trade for sniper Bobby Ryan.

Braydon Coburn D PHI Jun 27 '13

Braydon Coburn has apparently been given a clear bill of health from his shoulder injury.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Andrej Meszaros is the team's only player who hasn't received clearance. Coburn missed the last 15 games of the season due to a separated shoulder. He should be expected to be fine for next year.

Braydon Coburn D PHI Jun 25 '13

Oilers radio commentator Bob Stauffer speculated Edmonton could chase Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn this offseason due to Philadelphia's salary cap issues.

Stauffer speculates that Coburn and his $4.5 million cap hit could be a liability for the Flyers after Philly agreed to terms with defenseman Mark Streit. While it's unclear if Coburn is on the trading block after a sub-par 2013 season, the link between him and the Oilers makes sense. The 28-year old could be an ideal fit the Oilers, who are in desperate need of size on their back end, and his defense-first game could also pair well with some of Edmonton's offensive-minded blueliners.

Braydon Coburn D PHI Mar 29 '13

Braydon Coburn separated his left shoulder on Thursday.

Coburn is out indefinitely due to the injury. He doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues, but does rank fourth on the team with 76 hits and third with 61 blocked shots.