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Justin Falk

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

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Falk made the most of his opportunity during the 2016-17 season after injuries ravaged Buffalo's blue line, appearing in 52 games and earning a contract extension mid-way through the season. The steady 6-foot-5 defenseman registered 101 hits and 40 blocked shots, but just ei...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Undisclosed    EST. RETURN:  10/24/2017
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 223   DOB: 10/11/1988
BORN: Snowflake, Manitoba   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #110 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Falk Contract Information:

Signed one-year, $650,000 contract extension with the Sabres in February of 2017.

October 19, 2017  –  Justin Falk News

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Justin Falk NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 20 3 0 0 0 -2 0 1 0.0 0 0 5:41 0 0 0 0:01 4 2
2010-11 21 NHL MIN 22 0 3 3 -4 6 7 0.0 0 0 14:09 0 0 0 0:05 22 17
2011-12 22 NHL MIN 47 1 8 9 -13 54 46 2.2 0 0 19:30 1 0 1 0:14 78 78
2012-13 23 NHL MIN 36 0 3 3 -9 40 27 0.0 0 0 13:13 0 0 0 0:04 53 39
2013-14 24 NHL NYR 21 0 2 2 -5 20 10 0.0 0 0 11:56 0 0 0 0:01 39 28
2014-15 25 NHL MIN 13 0 0 0 -6 7 10 0.0 0 0 9:08 0 0 0 0:01 6 15
2014-15 25 NHL CLS 5 1 1 2 -3 7 8 12.5 0 0 15:13 0 0 0 0:01 6 4
2014-15 25 AHL IOW 39 1 6 7 -11 34 0 0
2015-16 26 AHL LAK 32 2 7 9 3 43 0 0
2015-16 26 NHL CLS 24 0 4 4 2 17 16 0.0 0 0 14:14 0 0 0 0:01 37 38
2016-17 27 NHL BUF 52 0 8 8 -3 29 33 0.0 0 0 13:42 0 0 0 0:01 101 40
2016-17 27 AHL ROC 10 0 0 0 3 11 0 0

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#7 Left Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

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Short-Handed Time On Ice in 2017-18

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Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 14:14 0:01 0:55
2016-17 13:42 0:01 0:45

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Justin Falk
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Oct 20 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 17 VGK@VGK Did Not Play
Oct 15 ANA@ANA Did Not Play
Oct 14 LOS@LOS Did Not Play
Oct 12 SAN@SAN Did Not Play
Oct 9 NJD Did Not Play
Oct 7 NYI@NYI Did Not Play
Oct 5 MON Did Not Play

Justin Falk: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Falk (undisclosed) will begin the season on injured reserve, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 reports.

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Falk is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Falk (lower body) will play Saturday with the Maple Leafs in town.

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Falk (lower body) has a "good chance" of returning to action Saturday against Toronto, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Falk (lower body) is still considered day-to-day and will miss Monday's outing against Detroit.

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Falk will be sidelined for a "few days" due to a lower-body injury.

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Falk inked a one-year, $650,000 contract extension with the Sabres on Monday.

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Falk was called up for Tuesday's game against St. Louis, WGR 550 reports.

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Falk was sent down to AHL Rochester on Sunday.

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Falk was recalled from AHL Rochester on Friday.

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Falk passed through waivers unclaimed and was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Tuesday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Falk was placed on waivers Monday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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2017-18

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2013-14

Received in a post season deal with Minnesota for prospect Benn Ferriero, the 24-year-old Falk's career has been in the fast lane since being drafted in 2007. After spending two solid seasons with the Houston Aeros (AHL), Falk played in 25 games over two seasons with the Wild before being sent back to Houston for the rest of 2010-11. However, the 6'5 blue liner showed enough promise to earn a spot with Minnesota in 2011-12 where he remained as staple despite some knee problems. Nonetheless, Falk has yet to show any kind of categorical upside and a talented core of Rangers defensemen will likely leave him with very little playing time. While we think he could flourish in New York, we just don't see him getting enough playing time to warrant a fantasy roster spot in any format

2012-13

Falk is a big (6-5, 220), stay-at-home defender who only gets noticed when he screws things up. That's a good thing because it means he's generally doing his job right. He won't wow you with hits or passes, and he occasionally emits a brain fart that causes havoc on the ice. But still, he's close to earning NHL ice time; it just remains to be seen if its this season or next.

2011-12

Falk, who will turn 23 years old in October, is best viewed as organizational depth for the Wild. The 6-foot-5 bruiser had just three assists for his only points in 22 NHL games last season, and is likely to require more seasoning in the minors in 2011-12.

2010-11

Falk will contend for a blue line job in training camp with the Wild. He'll likely spend much of the season in the AHL. He won't produce much offense, but did have 87 PIM in 69 games last year in the AHL.