Mike Brown’s career with the San Jose Sharks is over.
The Montreal Canadiens claimed the spunky yet offensively impaired fourth line winger on Monday, ahead of their game at SAP Center later.
It’s unclear if Brown, 30, will suit up against his former teammates on Monday night. Brown, who played just twice in the Sharks’ last 14 games, was in the second of a two-year contract carrying a $1.3 million salary cap hit.
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He was originally acquired by the Sharks from Edmonton on Oct. 21, 2013, in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2014 draft.
Brown seemed to fall out of favor with coach Pete DeBoer after taking a third period roughing penalty in a game on Jan. 24 against the Kings that led to a key goal-against in a 3-2 overtime loss.
“We can’t take that penalty in the third period,” DeBoer said after the game.
In 393 career NHL games, Brown has 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points and 751 penalty minutes.