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Justin Braun | Defenseman | #61

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
College: UMass-Amherst
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 7 (201) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Justin Braun earned an assist on Thursday in a 4-2 win against Pittsburgh.
Braun logged 25:01 of ice time in the match, mostly against Sidney Crosby's line, alongside Marc-Edouard Vlasic. His shot from the point was deflected in front by Logan Couture. Braun has seven points in the postseason, including two goals and one helper in the Stanley Cup Final. Jun 10 - 9:06 AM

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San Jose defenseman Justin Braun, playing with a heavy heart, scored his first goal of the postseason in the Sharks' 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night.

Braun's goal the tied game at 1-1 at 15:55 of the third period, setting up the sudden-death overtime. Braun was scheduled to leave the Sharks temporarily after Wednesday's game to head to Atlanta for the funeral of his father-in-law and former NHL star Tom Lysiak. Lysiak died Monday from complications of leukemia. He was 63. Assisting on Braun's goal was Logan Couture, his 19th helper of the postseason. The Sharks trail the Pens 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 3 goes Saturday night in San Jose.
Jun 1 - 11:39 PM

Justin Braun (personal) will temporarily leave the team after Wednesday's game.

He will head to Atlanta for the funeral of his father-in-law and former NHL player Tom Lysiak. Lysiak passed away Monday at 63 from complications of leukemia.
Jun 1 - 8:39 AM

Justin Braun is expected to play on Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

His father-in-law passed away recently, but the Sharks defender is still projected to be in the lineup. Braun has contributed four assists and a plus-7 rating in 18 playoff games. We would like to extend our condolences for his loss.
May 30 - 5:50 PM

Justin Braun earned an assist in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.

He recorded a helper on a goal by Tommy Wingels just 2:07 into Tuesday's match. That marker ended up being the game winner, as the Sharks blanked the St. Louis Blues by a score of 4-0. Braun has four assists and 17 shots in 14 postseason matches this year.
May 18 - 8:47 AM

Justin Braun collected his fourth career point in the playoffs during Thursday's 4-3 win over LA in Game 1.

The point was an assist during 17 seconds in to the third period, as Joe Pavelski scored on a classic wrap-around.
Apr 15 - 1:51 AM

Justin Braun scored a pair of goals in the San Jose Sharks 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

Braun's first goal of the game was assisted by Melker Karlsson and Tommy Wingels. Braun also scored into an empty net in the dying seconds of the game to seal the victory for the Sharks. Braun's goals were his third and fourth goals of the season. He now has 23 points in 74 games played.
Mar 29 - 1:45 AM

Updating an earlier item, Justin Braun will indeed play Tuesday against the Jets.

Through 38 games this season Braun has posted 17 points, 46 hits, and 68 blocks. Not half bad at all for most poolies.
Jan 12 - 7:55 PM

Justin Braun will be a game-time decision Tuesday night against the Jets.

Braun was cut along the visor after a Kris Russell shot caught him in the third period last night. Though he didn't miss much time, facial injuries tend to need a bit of time to heal. Braun has 17 points, 46 hits, and 68 blocks in 38 games this season.
Jan 12 - 7:22 PM

Justin Braun assisted on three goals Saturday.

It was a big night for the defenseman who now has a goal and 17 points in 37 games. He has been scoring a lot lately as he has 11 points in his last 15 games. He is definitely worth looking at in most pools at this time.
Jan 10 - 10:30 AM

Justin Braun (elbow) was activated from the IL on Tuesday December 1.

Braun had three shots on goal in 18:53 minutes of ice time in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh. He has no goals and six assists in 22 games this season.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 02:34:00 AM

Justin Braun is on the mend following minor surgery last Wednesday on his infected elbow.

"Woke up today, felt the pain was a lot less, and decided to give it a shot," Braun said Monday. "Felt pretty good out there. Good job padding it up and everything. Feel good." He still won't play Tuesday even though he is feeling better.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:58:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks have placed Justin Braun on IR with an infected left elbow.

Yuck! Infections are never good, fortunately, it doesn't sound like Braun's career is in any danger. Braun will miss both tonight's game with Calgary, and Tuesday's with Pittsburgh. Through 21 games this season Braun has six points, 26 hits, and 36 blocks, which should not inspire a roster spot on your squad unless you're in a very deep pool.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 08:50:00 PM

Justin Braun will miss his second straight game on Saturday as he is dealing with an infected elbow.

Braun has six assists in 21 games this season but has been an important part of the Sharks blueline. The Sharks are hoping he is able to return to the lineup next week as they host Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Matt Tennyson will once again play in place of Braun.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:55:00 AM

Justin Braun is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Braun will miss Wednesday's game and is day-to-day beyond that. He has six assists in 21 games in 2015-16.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Patrick Marleau
4Chris Tierney
5Micheal Haley
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Mikkel Boedker
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Tommy Wingels
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Mirco Mueller
8David Schlemko
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell