News:Mike Brown passed the century mark Saturday against Vancouver; he was whistled for a 10-minute misconduct penalty at the close of a wild first period, giving him 107 PIMs this season.
Analysis: This is the only reason to draft him; he has just two points all year.
News: The Oilers have acquired Mike Brown from the Maple Leafs in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2014 Draft.
Analysis: Though Mike Brown has just one assist in 12 games, he has racked up 70 penalty minutes in that span, which places him third overall in the NHL, with the two players ahead of him in that category (Brandon Prust and Jared Boll) each having played 22 games.
Leafs' Brown (Lower Body) Expected To Return Wednesday
News:Mike Brown (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN1050.
Analysis:Mike Brown left Monday's game against the Flyers with just 3:23 of ice time. He has played in 11 games this season with 55 PIM and zero points.
News:Mike Brown (lower body) participated in Wednesday's morning skate, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN1050.
Analysis:Mike Brown left Monday's win over Philadelphia after seeing just 3:23 worth of ice time, but in any case, he is only of note in PIM-friendly formats. To date, Brown has zero points and 55 penalty minutes in 11 games.
News:Mike Brown left Monday's win over Philadelphia due to a lower-body injury and was also unable to complete Tuesday's practice, according to TSN Radio 1050.
Analysis:Mike Brown is a depth forward, but with Matt Frattin, Joffrey Lupul and Colton Orr already on the shelf, the team doesn't want to start digging too deep to fill out its forward ranks. However, Orr is thought to be close to a return, and perhaps Brown's injury isn't too serious.
News: After missing the last seven games with a shoulder injury, Mike Brown is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday against the Senators, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown was actually activated from injured reserve a few days ago but was a healthy scratch in his first eligible game back. He should see some time on the Leafs' fourth line, replacing Frazer McLaren. He may not help much with the goals or assists, but he can rack up the penalty minutes when he wants to. If you're looking for winger help in deeper leagues and need a bruiser, Brown fits the bill.
Maple Leafs' Brown A Healthy Scratch In First Game Back From Injury
News:Mike Brown will be a healthy scratch Thursday night, TSN's Mark Masters reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown was just activated after missing two weeks with a shoulder injury, but he's a scratch in his first game back on the roster. He doesn't offer much on the statsheet besides penalty minutes, and is not worth owning in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
News:Mike Brown (shoulder) will be available for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, The Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown returned to practice about a week ago, and it appears he is finally ready for game action again. With fellow forward Matt Frattin (knee) out at least a week, it seems likely that Brown will be activated Thursday night.
News:Mike Brown (shoulder) has been cleared to practice, the Toronto Star reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown missed the previous week of games and practices with the shoulder injury, but should only require a few tune-up sessions before he's back in the Toronto lineup.
News:Mike Brown will miss at least a week with a shoulder injury suffered Tuesday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown's absence won't have much of an effect on the Leafs' scoring output, but it will cost them some muscle up front. Ryan Hamilton appears likely to take Brown's place Thursday night, but Clarke MacArthur could fill in as well if his injured finger improves in the next couple days.
News:Mike Brown left Tuesday's game with a bruised shoulder and did not practice Wednesday, the Toronto Sun reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown suffered the injury during a skirmish with the Sabres' Mike Weber and did not return to the game. Fortunately, the ailment is a bruise rather than a structural injury, but consider Brown questionable for Thursday's game against the Capitals.
News:Mike Brown (knee) is available to return to action Tuesday against the Hurricanes, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown, who has missed the last nine games, figures to see spot duty in his expected return to the Leafs' lineup Tuesday.
News:Mike Brown will miss at least one week with a thigh contusion, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown suffered the injury during Wednesday night's game against Pittsburgh. He has missed 23 games so far this season.
News:Mike Brown left Wednesday's game favoring his right leg, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050. He did not return.
Analysis: There's no word on the severity. Look elsewhere for his any production you might get from him.
News:Mike Brown (hand) will miss Tuesday's game against Boston, Toronto Globe and Mail writer James Mirtle reports.
Analysis: It's not clear when Mike Brown suffered the injury, nor whether he's any worse than day-to-day.
News:Mike Brown (back) played just over 12 minutes Saturday in his return from injury.
Analysis: He laid three hits on the Wings and should see an uptick in that category once he gets his legs under him.
News:Mike Brown (back) is expected to play against Detroit on Saturday, MapleLeafs.com reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown only has three points (one goal) in 18 games this year, but he should be there Saturday if you need him.
News:Mike Brown (back surgery) returned to practice Monday and said he felt he could play Tuesday if trainers and staff gave him the go-ahead, reports David Alter of Sportsnet 590 The Fan.
Analysis: He was supposed to be out six weeks after surgery and that happened right at the beginning of December. The Leafs could really use his mustacheod presence on the forecheck and PK, but don't activate him until you see his name in a box score.
News:Mike Brown will miss six weeks after undergoing back surgery Thursday, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.
Analysis:Mike Brown was already on injured reserve with a groin injury, but that muscle will have plenty of time to heal while he recovers from surgery. Expect Brown to return to the ice sometime in mid-to-late January.
News:Mike Brown (lower body) has been but on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 15, reports Toronto's Sportsnet 590 The Fan.
Analysis: It's just a formality. He needs to miss seven days once on the IR and he's already done that. But it does suggest Mike Brown will be out for a few more games.
News:Mike Brown missed Thursday's practice with a groin injury and was sent back to Toronto for further evaluation, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis: The enforcer has not played since November 15, and it appears likely that he will miss the final two games of the Maple Leafs' current road trip that ends Sunday. Expect an update on Mike Brown's status as more details become available.
News:Mike Brown, who missed Thursday's game with an "upper-body injury and all-around soreness," should be available either Saturday or Sunday, reports the Toronto Sun.
Analysis: He's better on the ice than in the fantasy arena but he will bring you hits and the occasional goon points.
News:Mike Brown (groin) put in a strong performance Friday in his first preseason game of the year. He scored twice and picked up a two-minute minor for roughing.
Analysis: He's no sniper but he was johnny-on-the-spot twice for those goals. He brings some serious energy and enthusiasm (and a killer moustache) to the Leafs' fourth line.
News:Mike Brown (groin) will make his preseason debut Friday against Detroit, reports the Globe and Mail.
Analysis: "I feel good today so it will be tonight," Mike Brown said after the Leafs' game-day skate Friday. He's an energy player whose best fantasy contribution lies in sin bin point. But even then, he's not a pure pugilist. His value is much higher on the ice than in the fantasy arena.
News:Mike Brown (groin) was on the ice Saturday during the Leafs' practice, reports David Alter of FAN590.
Analysis: He hasn't participated in any scrimmages or games because of the injury, and he left the ice early Saturday. We don't know if that suggests a setback or nothing at all. Mike Brown is a sparkplug winger for the Leafs whose performance is far more helpful on the ice than in the fantasy arena.
News:Mike Brown (groin) is still at least another week or more from being close to 100 percent, reports Sportsnet.ca.
Analysis: He has never delivered much by way of points but he brings grit and energy to the Leafs' forward ranks and he can kill penalties. The Leafs need him to be healthy far more than you do.
News: Brown (upper body) has a shot to play Tuesday against the Islanders, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: With just five points and 41 PIMs in 27 games this season, Brown is more valuable to the Leafs than he is to fantasy owners.
News: Brown (upper body) was one the ice for Leafs' practice Friday for the first time since the beginning of February, the Toronto Star reports.
Analysis: Brown's status for Saturday's game against the Senators is unknown; for now consider him day-to-day.
News: Brown (upper body) will miss "a couple weeks," Toronto Globe and Mail writer James Mirtle reports.
Analysis: Brown only has five points (two goals) on the year, so his absence shouldn't affect the fantasy world too much.
News: Brown agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Jeff Marek of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
Analysis: Brown brings little offense to the Leafs but he's a high-energy, tough player who sports a team-high plus-3 rating. He's currently dealing with an upper-body injury suffered in Tuesday's game against the Panthers.
News: Brown left Tuesday's game against the Panthers with an upper-body injury, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: Brown took a big hit from Keaton Ellerby in the second period and appeared to hit his head on the dasher board; he did not return. The Leafs have Wednesday off before returning to action Thursday.
News: Brown scored a goal and added an assist in Monday's loss to the Hurricanes.
Analysis: He's playing inspired hockey since his return from suspension but his value is limited to those leagues that reward stays in the sin bin. And even then, he doesn't rack up PIMs the way a lot of other hard-nosed players can.
News: Brown is expected to return to Toronto's lineup Saturday after serving a three-game suspension, the Toronto Sun reports.
Analysis: Brown will be back in a reserve forward role for Saturday's game at home against the Capitals.
News: Brown has been suspended for three games by the NHL for a head hit on Ed Jovanovski, James Mirtle of the Toronto Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: With three points in 23 games, Brown's only worth a look as a source of PIMs. He has 342 in 165 career NHL games to date.
News: Brown (finger) has been cleared for action and will play Thursday against Phoenix, reports Toronto Star.
Analysis: He's a buzzsaw on blades with a penchant for hard hits and even a few flying fists. Get him back in there if you typically use him -- he might bring you some quality hits and PIMs.
News: Brown (finger) practiced Sunday for the first time since his injury, according to a report on Toronto's AM640.
Analysis: He has been out since the beginning of December so he should be ready for game action in about a week. His fantasy value is limited; it's his on-ice presence that matters most for the Leafs.
News: Brown will miss four-to-six weeks with a broken finger, the Toronto Globe & Mail's James Mirtle reports.
Analysis: No word yet as to whether the Leafs are planning on making a roster move to account for Brown's absence, but don't be surprised if he ends up on IR in the next 48 hours.
Maple Leafs' Brown Out Friday With Lower Body Injury
News: Brown will not play in Friday's game against the Sabres due to a lower body injury, according to James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis: Brown suffered the injury Wednesday, so Luca Caputi will suit up for the Leafs on Friday night. Consider Brown day-to-day.
News: Ducks RW Mike Brown scored a goal and finished at plus-1 on Thursday against the Stars. The Ducks went in front 2-1 at 2:15 of the second period when Brown's shot from the right circle got through Marty Turco's pads. He also got into a fight with Brian Sutherby in the first period.
Analysis: Brown has two goals in his last six games and four on the season, but still he has more fights -- seven. Brown has scored some timely goals in his career, but he is mostly on the ice for his enforcer skills. Consider him a nice flier in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy.
News: Anaheim RW Mike Brown, who started his career with the Canucks, played his 100th NHL game on Wednesday against Vancouver. Brown was questionable after suffering an upper-body injury on Saturday against the Blue Jackets, but he dressed and played for 9:11. He had no points and no penalty minutes.
Analysis: Brown fared much better than his fight partner, Derek Dorsett, on Saturday. Dorsett it out of the lineup for several weeks after tussling with Brown, who didn't even miss a game. Brown has scored some timely goals in his career, but he is mostly on the ice for his enforcer skills. Consider him a nice flier in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Ducks LW Mike Brown left Saturday's game against Columbus late in the second period because of an upper-body injury and didn't return. He had no points in 3:50 of ice time, but he did fight Derek Dorsett, who broke his hand during the scrum with Brown.
Analysis: We wouldn't be surprised if Brown was injured in the fight with Dorsett since it was a heavyweight bout between two top enforcers. Brown has scored some timely goals in his career, but he is mostly on the ice for his enforcer skills. Consider him a nice flier in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM when healthy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Ducks LW Mike Brown, promoted to the third line to play with C Todd Marchant and RW Petteri Nokelainen, scored his second goal of the season on Saturday against the Coyotes. Both have been game-winners, and, in fact, all four of Brown's goals since he joined the Ducks last season in a trade with Vancouver have been game-winners.
Analysis: Brown might have a knack for timely goals, but he is not on the ice for his offense. He has 26 penalty minutes in 15 games and has gotten into four fights. Consider him a nice flier in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Ducks LW Mike Brown had an active night Saturday against the Sharks, engaging in a pair of fights, first- and third-period scraps with San Jose C Scott Nichol.
Analysis: Brown has done nothing but bring toughness to the Ducks' checking line since acquiring him last season from Vancouver. He is going to post a lot of penalty minutes in 2009-10, so consider him a nice flier in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM.
News: The Anaheim Ducks signed right wing Mike Brown to a two-year contract extension on Monday, allowing the team to keep a reliable penalty killer. Terms were not disclosed.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Brown was acquired at this year's trade deadline from Vancouver. His toughness was something the Ducks were looking for after they traded Brad May to the Toronto Maple Leafs in January. Brown appeared in 28 games for the Ducks, scoring two goals with one assist. He added two assists in the playoffs. He is nothing more than a flier in leagues that reward heavily for PIM Draft Day.
News: Anaheim RW Mike Brown will be back for the Ducks in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal. The Red Wings were told Saturday that Brown would not be suspended for his hit that bloodied Jiri Hudler. Brown landed a blow to Hudler's head in the first period of Game 1 on Friday night. He was given a major penalty for interference, leading to Detroit scoring a tying goal, and a game misconduct that ended his night. The game was delayed briefly while Hudler was helped off the ice and blood was scraped off it. A towel was pressed against a big cut above Hudler's left eye. Hudler returned to the game in the second period, helping the defending Stanley Cup champions win 3-2 to stay undefeated in the playoffs.
Analysis: Brown is an enforcer but has little use except in leagues that reward heavily for PIM. Brown had only two goals and two assists this season but racked up 145 penalty minutes.
News: Ducks RW Mike Brown got the eventual game-winning goal during Tuesday's 3-2 victory against the Sabres. Brown scored late in the second period when he banked in a wraparound in off the skate of Paul Gaustad for a 3-1 lead. Ales Kotalik scored a power-play goal with 1:06 left, but Brown's goal was good enough for the win.
Analysis: Brown totaled his first point in eight games with the Ducks since coming over from Vancouver. He has been more useful as an enforcer than scorer, but the Ducks will take a game-winning goal from the veteran forward. Brown remains more of a flier in leagues reward heavily for PIM.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, RW Mike Brown made his Ducks debut on Thursday against the Predators after being acquired a day earlier in a trade with Vancouver. He played 11 minutes, 38 seconds, had two shots on goal and tied LW Chris Kunitz with a game-high four hits.
Analysis: Brown was sent to the Ducks in exchange for D Nathan McIver on Wednesday. Brown is not much of a factor in Fantasy play and should remain on waivers even though he's on a new team.
News: Canucks RW Mike Brown was a healthy scratch for a seventh straight game Sunday against the Blue Jackets. He last played Jan. 2 and has dressed for just 19 games this season.
Analysis: Brown pretty much has the shelf life of an enforcer in the NHL. He has totaled 85 penalty minutes this season and has logged 11 major penalties. But he only dresses when the team needs some added muscle. Brown is only worth a look in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM when he is getting consistent PT.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Canucks RW Mike Brown has only played two games all season but figures to get into more against tough opponents now that Rick Rypien (sports hernia surgery) is out.
Analysis: If you are looking for Brown to provide an offensive spark to your Fantasy lineup, think again. Brown is pretty much just a tough guy and will likely get a point every now-and-then. Brown is nothing more than a checking-line forward whenactive and has little to no Fantasy value outside of leagues that reward heavily for PIM.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Canucks C Kyle Wellwood and RW Mike Brown were probably the happiest healthy scratches in the NHL on Thursday night. Wellwood overcame an early failed fitness test to make the team ahead of C Matt Pettinger, who was waived and sent to the AHL. Brown was actually scheduled to join Pettinger in the minors, but once the Canucks got wind that other teams might pluck the tough winger off the waiver wire, they decided to bring him back to the big club to start the regular season.
Analysis: Brown and Jeff Cowan, who was waived and sent to St. Louis's AHL affiliate in Peoria, lost the battle for a fourth-line job to Rick Rypien, who had a strong preseason but also has a long injury history, suggesting they made need someone to fill in at some point. "We intended to put (Brown) on waivers, but when we found out there was a lot of interest in him we decided that we wouldn't do that," new general manager Mike Gillis said. "We didn't want to lose a good young player like him for nothing. When it became clear he wouldn't clear waivers, we called him." Brown, 23, played in 19 games with the Canucks last season as a rookie, recording a goal and 55 penalty minutes in 19 games. Brown is nothing more than a checking-line forward when in the NHL and has little to no Fantasy value.
News: The Canucks signed right wing Ryan Shannon, center Rick Rypien, right wing Mike Brown, defenseman Nathan McIver, defenseman Zach Fitzgerald and defenseman Jim Sharrow to contracts Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: Brown, 23, played in 19 games with the Canucks last season as a rookie, recording a goal and 55 penalty minutes in 19 games. He also spent time with the Manitoba Moose (AHL), tallying 13 points (10 goals) and 201 penalty minutes in 54 games. Brown is nothing more than a checking-line forward when in the NHL and has little to no Fantasy value.
News: The Vancouver Canucks have assigned RW Mike Brown, D Patrick Coulombe and C Jason Jaffray to Manitoba of the AHL, as they trimmed their roster down to 24.
Analysis: We might see these players some time later in the season if injuries open up spots, but neither is worth a look in Fantasy leagues at this time.
News: The Vancouver Canucks assigned F Tyler Bouck, F Mike Brown, D Alexander Edler, F Lee Goren, G Drew MacIntyre, D Nathan McIver, F Brandon Reid, F Jesse Schultz and D Yannick Tremblay to Manitoba of the AHL.
Analysis: A few of these players might see time in Vancouver at some point, but do not bother with them in Fantasy Hockey.