Brown is in his sixth NHL season, all spent with Tampa Bay. He has had more of a sparing role in 2017-18 though as he has played in only 24 games so far this season while spending considerable time as a healthy scratch. He has a goal and three assists on the year (his last point came more than two months ago) while averaging a career-low 9:22 per game in ice time. In his career, Brown has 19 goals and 42 assists in 286 games while adding six points in 37 postseason contests.
The 27-year-old is in the final season of a two-year contract that carries a cap hit of $1.25MM. As a result, if he clears waivers on Sunday and is sent to the minors, the Lightning will still carry a prorated cap charge of $225K on their books.