Mike Brown
RW FA
1 year ago

Brown has been released from his tryout by the Blue Jackets on Monday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown made 58 appearances last season for the Sharks and Canadiens, but was only able to tally five points while averaging a meager 7:13 in ice time per game. In terms of fantasy, the winger's best contribution comes in the form of PIM after he spent 90 minutes in the Sin Bin, which gives him bottom-end value and should keep him off the radar of most owners.

Mike Brown
RW FA
1 year ago

Brown signed a professional tryout agreement with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown is likely here as a placeholder with Columbus missing five forwards due to the World Cup of Hockey. The winger is 39 years old and recorded a meager five points in 58 contests last season. The biggest fantasy value the veteran has to offer comes from his 90 PIM and 120 hits, but outside of those categories, his contributions are pretty limited.

Mike Brown
RW FA
2 years ago

Brown (upper body) had two hits, two blocked shots and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers. He had left the Habs' previous game due to the injury.

EDGE Analysis

Montreal was officially eliminated from the playoffs with the loss, so we'll see if that reality has any impact on how head coach Michel Therrien chooses to use his vetarans vis-a-vis the young forwards on the roster. Brown has been in the active lineup most nights and gives an honest effort, which carries some weight with the coach. If he continues to get ice time and fantasy owners can use Brown's style -- the nine-year veteran has 23 PIM and 51 hits in 12 games with Montreal -- you'll get someone who doesn't hold back and is motivated to play for his next contract.

Mike Brown
RW FA
2 years ago

Brown left Thursday night's game against Detroit early with an upper-body injury, Hockey Inside Out reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown took part in Friday's optional practice, but his status for Saturday's game against the Rangers has not been confirmed. The 30-year-old, who was the first star in Tuesday's win over the Ducks, brings more value in PIM. Since joining the Habs 11 games ago, Brown has 23 minutes in penalties.

Mike Brown
RW FA
2 years ago

Brown scored a goal and added an assist in just 7:42 on the ice in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Well, that's uncommon, to say the least. Brown had only three points in 53 games coming into Tuesday's action, but if you somehow bet the house on him scoring his second goal of the year -- not to mention another point to boot -- you'd have won a whole row of mansions. The 36-year-old enforcer's fantasy value is typically limited to hits and PIM, and he doesn't even rack up too many of those anymore.

Mike Brown
RW FA
2 years ago

Brown returned to the Montreal lineup Thursday after being a healthy scratch Wednesday night. He had five hits and two penalty minutes in 9:10 of ice time in a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

Knowing the Kings like to he physical, head coach Michel Therrien activated Brown over Sven Andrighetto. In the two games he's been active since the Canadiens claimed him off waivers, Brown has eight hits.

Mike Brown
RW FA
2 years ago

Brown made his Montreal debut on Monday, skating 11:30 on the fourth line in a 6-2 loss to San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin admitted he's been unhappy with the way the team has been pushed around this season and the acquisition of Brown should help remedy that. Brown, who had three hits Monday, has 751 penalty minutes in 394 career games.

Mike Brown
RW FA
2 years ago

Brown, who was claimed off waivers by Montreal on Monday, practiced with the team and is expected to be in the lineup Monday night when the Habs play at San Jose, Brown's former team, the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown skated on the right wing of the fourth line, along with Michael McCarron at center and Torrey Mitchell at left wing during the team's morning skate. Brown, who had three points in 44 games for the Sharks this year, is noted for his belligerence and brings some much-needed size to Montreal's corps of forwards.

Mike Brown
RW FA
2 years ago

Brown was claimed off waivers from the Sharks by Montreal on Monday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

EDGE Analysis

The enforcer had stuck around in San Jose for a while, but it seems to be time for the NHL's best mustache to move on to different pastures. We'll see if he gets opportunities to bring his PIM-and-hits combo to bear with Les Habs; if he does, owners in leagues that utilize those categories will be well served to pay attention.

Mike Brown
RW FA
2 years ago

Brown will be scratched from the lineup Tuesday against Colorado, reports Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

EDGE Analysis

Brown will come out with Dainius Zubrus getting fully healthy. Brown's fantasy utility remains very limited. Even if you're just looking for someone who can deliver penalty minutes, there are likely better options out there. Brown isn't in the lineup consistently, and he's hardly on the ice enough to accumulate penalty minutes. Over the last eight games he's had a high of 7:16 in a game and has played as little as 3:18.