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61 Justin Braun D
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 2/10/1987 | Birthplace: St. Paul, MN, USA | Team: San Jose Sharks | College: Massachusetts | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary: $1,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 21/14 | Average Draft Position: 291.00
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9/17/2014

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Justin Braun

Sharks Sign Braun To Five-Year Extension

News: Justin Braun, who set career bests with 17 points, four goals, and 13 assists last season, has inked a five-year, $19 million extension with the Sharks, which will begin in the 2015-16 season.
Analysis: Justin Braun's strengths for fantasy lie in his 20:59 of average ice time last year, but his value in other categories is generally limited. Though he occupies a prominent place on the Sharks' penalty kill, the aforementioned career-highs are nothing that will get you drafting him in early rounds. It's a great signing for the Sharks, but strictly from a real-life perspective.

5/7/2014

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Justin Braun

Braun Has First Playoff Goal, Sharks Knocked Out

News: Justin Braun registered a goal — his first career postseason goal through 24 games — and an assist in the seven-game series against the Kings.
Analysis: Justin Braun remains one of those defenseman who has tremendous value for his team, but has a limited upside for fantasy. He tallied four goals and 13 assists through 82 games this season. He scored in streaks and managed a plus-19 rating in the regular season, but we have likely seen what the 27-year-old is capable of. He should stay around these production levels, but a huge increase is unlikely.

4/29/2014

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Justin Braun

Braun Registers Assist In Sharks Loss

News: Justin Braun had an assist in a Game 6 loss to Los Angeles on Monday.
Analysis: Justin Braun played a series-low 18:42 on Monday, but got an assist on the Sharks' only goal of the night. He's recording some good numbers here and there, but his ceiling for fantasy remains limited.

4/21/2014

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun Scores First Playoff Goal

News: Justin Braun netted his first career postseason goal, a game-winner, and went plus-3 in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Kings.
Analysis: Justin Braun is averaging just over 20 minutes per game and is plus-5 through the opening two contests. Though he's been an asset on the ice, don't expect much offensive production from Braun; he may get some points, but that's not why he's out there for San Jose. Through his first 17 previous postseason games, he had zero goals and one assist.

4/10/2014

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Justin Braun

Braun Ramps Up Physical Play For Sharks

News: Justin Braun had five hits and four blocked shots through 18:09 of ice time in Wednesday's loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Justin Braun has been inconsistent most of the season, but he can play a good physical game and is never scared to put his body in front of the shot.

3/23/2014

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Justin Braun

Braun Blocks Five In Sharks' Loss

News: Justin Braun laid down in front of five shots in Saturday's OT loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: Justin Braun's 126 blocks on the season ranks 29th in the league, but he's not giving you much else. Braun finished Saturday with 19:40 on ice, no points, no shots, no hits, no takeaways... you get the picture. He has value in certain leagues, just make sure that's your league if you're playing him.

3/7/2014

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Justin Braun

Braun Scores, Blocks Shots In Sharks Win

News: Justin Braun had a goal, a plus-1 rating, four shots, three hits, and two blocked shots in Thursday's win over the Penguins.
Analysis: Justin Braun was doing it for owners in every category. This isn't the norm though and don't expect this kind of "across the board" performance from Braun often. Do expect to see those hits and blocked shots keep piling up.

2/13/2014

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun Leading Team In Blocked Shots

News: Justin Braun leads the Sharks in blocks with 109 entering the Olympic break.
Analysis: Justin Braun has suited up for all 59 games while averaging 21:25 of ice time, but he's not a standout in any category aside from blocks. That being said, he is at least serviceable by defenseman standards as a scorer (14 points) and carries a plus-16 rating. Fantasy players could do worse in their search for blue line depth.

12/28/2013

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Justin Braun

Braun Blocks Six In Sharks Win

News: Justin Braun took three shots and laid down in front of six in Friday's shootout win over Phoenix.
Analysis: Justin Braun continues to be about what you expected, but has value in particular formats, as he showed with six blocked shots on Friday.

12/18/2013

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Justin Braun

Two Helpers For Sharks' Braun

News: Justin Braun picked up a pair of assists in Tuesday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: With that, he matched his point total from the prior 11 games combined, as Justin Braun had tallied just a goal and an assist in that span. Tuesday was also his first time since Dec. 3 with a positive plus-minus -- a surprising stat for a guy who racked up a plus-19 in the first two months of the season.

12/6/2013

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Justin Braun

Braun Scores In Sharks' Loss

News: Justin Braun scored in San Jose's 5-3 loss to Carolina on Friday, his second point in the last five games.
Analysis: Justin Braun has a modest nine points through 29 contests on the season, but is averaging close to two minutes of power-play time per game. He's not lighting up the scoresheet, but he's a solid player for the Sharks, albeit one who doesn't score as often as poolies would like.

11/23/2013

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Justin Braun

Braun A Plus-4 For San Jose

News: Justin Braun had two assists and a plus-4 rating in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Justin Braun, who has only five assists and two goals on the season, isn't a fantasy powerhouse, but plus-4? That puts him at plus-16 on the season, which is best in the NHL. If you're rolling with Braun right now you have to like that.

10/8/2013

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun Strikes Again

News: Justin Braun scored for the second time in three games to start the year Tuesday, potting one on the power play to put the final nail in the coffin of a 9-2 shellacking of the Rangers.
Analysis: After a zero-goal campaign last year, two in three games is an embarrassment of riches for Justin Braun. While he's flashed some upside in the AHL, he's yet to make much of an impact offensively at the NHL level, but it's not unusual to see defensemen make positive strides with their scoring in their mid-to-late 20s.

10/4/2013

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Justin Braun

Braun Nets Rare Goal For Sharks

News: Justin Braun scored one of the four San Jose goals in the team's season opener Thursday.
Analysis: Justin Braun has officially surpassed his goal total from last season. In 41 games last season he had zero goals and seven assists. He's crucial for the San Jose blue line, but more or less useless for yours.

9/20/2013

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun (Hand) Back on Ice

News: Justin Braun (hand) has been participating in on-ice activities during training camp for the Sharks, the San Jose Mercury-News reports.
Analysis: Justin Braun underwent a procedure on his hand during the offseason deemed very minor, so he shouldn't be limited at all during training camp for the Sharks. The Sharks are hoping that Braun can carry over the momentum from a strong postseason in which he paired with Marc-Edouard Vlasic to stymie the Canucks' and Kings' talented forwards.

5/30/2013

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun To Have Surgery

News: Justin Braun (hand) will have surgery on an injured hand this postseason, CSN Bay Area is reporting.
Analysis: Justin Braun was a fixture on the Sharks blueline this season, though he only registered one point in their 11 game postseason. Braun indicated that the injury is "just minor" and that he will be ready to go before the pre-season begins.

5/26/2013

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun Returns

News: Justin Braun, who left Sunday's Game 6 against the Kings in the first period after appearing to suffer a leg injury, was able to return to the contest.
Analysis: While Justin Braun is not a big contributor on offense, his return to the ice is a welcome one with regards to the Sharks' blue line depth, with the team trying to avoid elimination Sunday.

5/26/2013

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun Banged Up

News: Justin Braun was forced out of Sunday's Game 6 against the Kings in the first period after appearing to suffer a leg injury while hopping over the boards, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Justin Braun, who went into Sunday's game with one assist in nine playoff games, is coming off a regular season campaign that saw him record seven assists in 41 contests.

5/5/2013

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Justin Braun

Braun Has Assist In Sharks' Win

News: Justin Braun had an assist and a minus-1 rating in the Sharks' win over the Canucks on Sunday.
Analysis: Justin Braun had his first assist of the postseason, but don't expect much production from Braun as he only had seven points in 41 games this season.

4/7/2013

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Justin Braun

Braun Has Two-Point Night For San Jose

News: Justin Braun had two assists and a plus-1 rating Sunday against Dallas.
Analysis: Justin Braun had a good night, but he shouldn't be in your lineup. With only five points on the year — all assists — you can't count on him for productivity.

2/22/2013

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun A Healthy Scratch Friday

News: Justin Braun will not play Friday against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Justin Braun notched his first point of the season (an assist) in Tuesday's game, but he'll head back to the press box Friday as a healthy scratch.

2/15/2013

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun A Healthy Scratch Friday

News: Justin Braun will not play Friday against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Justin Braun, who's averaged more than 19 minutes in his 13 games this season, will watch from the press box Friday as a healthy scratch.

1/14/2013

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun (Wrist) Participates In First Practice

News: Justin Braun (wrist) participated in the team's first practice Sunday.
Analysis: Justin Braun was still wearing a cast as recently as Friday after breaking the hamate bone in his hand while playing in Finland during the lockout. If his participation in the first day of practice is any indication, he should be available for the Sharks when the regular season kicks off.

12/13/2012

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Justin Braun

Sharks' Braun Leaves Finland With Possible Wrist Injury

News: Justin Braun has returned to the United States after possibly fracturing his wrist while playing in Finland, CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Justin Braun originally planned to play through the injury, but experienced pain during workouts before an MRI revealed "possible evidence" of a hairline fracture. He'll look for a proper diagnosis on the wrist from a doctor in Minneapolis before an assessment is made on how much time he might miss.

6/26/2012

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Justin Braun

Sharks Sign Braun

News: Justin Braun signed a three-year contract with the Sharks on Tuesday, Brodie Brazil of NBC Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Justin Braun tallied 11 points, including nine assists, in 66 games last season for San Jose. The Sharks see promise in him moving forward, as evidence of his three-year deal.