Flyers aquire defenceman Justin Braun from Sharks

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Calgary Flames right wing Michael Frolik (67) works for the puck against San Jose Sharks defenceman Justin Braun (61) in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Tony Avelar/AP)

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers continued to shore up their defence by acquiring veteran Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks.

Philadelphia on Tuesday sent a 2019 second-round pick and 2019 third-round pick to San Jose for Braun. The Sharks were looking to clear salary-cap space after re-signing defenceman Erik Karlsson for $92 million over eight years.

Braun, 32, counts $3.8 million against the salary cap this season in the last year of his contract. He joins a remade Flyers blue line that includes fellow right-handed-shooting defenceman Matt Niskanen, who was acquired from Washington in a trade last week.

Braun is a defence-minded player who kills penalties. He had two goals and 14 assists and averaged 20:18 in 78 games last season with the Sharks.

Acquire:
  • 2019 second-round pick (41st overall)
  • 2020 third-round pick
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