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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News: The Sharks have recalled Justin Braun, The Mercury News reports.
Analysis:Justin Braun will replace the injured Douglas Murray on the active roster. He was only down in the AHL for two games this time, so even if Murray returns soon, Braun could see an extended stint at the NHL level.
News:Justin Braun was sent down to AHL Worcester on Tuesday, the Sharks' official site reports.
Analysis:Justin Braun was sent down following a misplay Monday night that cost San Jose a goal. He was given an opportunity to earn a spot on the Sharks' third defensive pairing going plus-2 and pitching in with one assist in 10 games.
News: The Sharks recalled Justin Braun from AHL Worcester on Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Head coach Todd McClellan is not pleased with the way some of his defensemen have played thus far, so it appears Justin Braun will get a shot to earn a spot on the Sharks' third defensive pairing. Braun figures to replace Jason Demers in Saturday's lineup.
News:Justin Braun was sent to Worcester (AHL) on Monday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: He'll be one of the first blueliners up this season when the Sharks look to the minor leagues for reinforcements.
News: Braun replaced the injured Ian White (head) for Game 2 Saturday, and though the Sharks lost 4-0, the rookie defender earned 15:32 of ice time for his postseason debut.
Analysis: Mentioned in a report by the Sharks' official site, was coach Todd McLellan's review of Braun's performance. "I thought he was one of our better defenseman," said McLellan during his postgame press conference. "He kept the game simple. He was very competitive. He moved the puck and didn't try to over handle it. He did an admirable job. He wasn't the root cause of anything that went wrong with us tonight."
News: Braun could draw into the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 quarterfinal matchup against the Kings, the Sharks' official site reports.
Analysis: Defenseman Ian White sustained an upper-body injury in the playoff opener Thursday, and it could be the rookie Braun who takes his place in the lineup, with Kent Huskins also available on the blue line. "You don't want to see a guy go down, but you've always got to be ready," Braun said. "These are the games you play for all season. I'll try to help the boys out if I get out there. I feel like I'm in good shape and I'll be ready."
News: Braun was a healthy scratch for Monday's eventual loss to the Blackhawks, but he will draw back into the lineup Tuesday night against the Stars, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Braun has shown flashes of offense this season, having produced 10 points (2 G, 8 A) in 22 games this season. However, his fantasy prospects should be limited until he fully evolves into a full-time player.
News: Braun potted a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-2 OT win over the Predators.
Analysis: Braun has just two goals this season, but each of them have come on the man advantage. He's a decent stop-gap fantasy option with defenseman Dan Boyle still bothered by an upper-body injury.
News: Braun has been elevated to a blue line point on the second power-play unit, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Braun has been quite productive in his stints with the parent club. With Dan Boyle still delayed in his return, Braun becomes a bit more burly or 'braun'ier in his efforts to hit the scoresheet with either a tally or a helper.
News: The Sharks recalled Braun from AHL Worcester on Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Despite the call-up, Braun was scratched from Saturday night's win over the Avalanche. He is a reserve defenseman for the Sharks, though the 24-year-old does have some upside in handling the puck.
News: The Sharks recalled Braun from AHL Worcester ahead of Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Braun has done very well offensively when given the chance, but his playing time in the majors largely depends on the health of other skaters at this point in his career.
News: The Sharks reassigned Braun to AHL Worcester on Wednesday, the Sharks' official site reports.
Analysis: Braun had one goal and eight assists in 14 games with the Sharks this season. He started off hot (six points in his first seven games), but cooled off after that.
News: Braun recorded his fifth assist of the season in a win over the Flyers on Wednesday.
Analysis: With six points (1G, 5A) in seven games, Braun is making the most of his playing time after a rash of injuries recently decimated the team's blue line. Keep an eye on him for future fantasy consideration in deeper pools.
News: Braun assisted for the second time in as many games with a helper Tuesday night against the Red Wings.
Analysis: Braun is needed to shore up a Sharks defense that has been missing Niclas Wallin, Jason Demers, and Kent Huskins, who've been out with respective injuries. Unfortunately, when the Sharks get healthy again, Braun could end up back in the AHL.
News: Braun was brought by the Sharks on Tuesday from AHL Worcester, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Braun was selected by the Sharks in the seventh round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has yet to debut at hockey's highest level of competition.