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Justin Falk

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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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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.

November 17, 2017  –  Justin Falk News

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Falk (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Wings, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Justin Falk NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 CLS 5 1 1 2 -3 7 8 12.5 0 0 15:13 0 0 0 0:01 6 4
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 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
2017-18 28 NHL BUF 8 0 0 0 -3 0 6 0.0 0 0 18:13 0 0 0 0:01 34 21

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Justin Falk – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

18:13

Average Time On Ice

On average, Justin Falk was on the ice for 18:13.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Justin Falk was on the ice for 0:01 during power plays.

2:09

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Justin Falk was on the ice for 2:09 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2016-17 13:42 0:01 0:45
2017-18 18:13 0:01 2:09

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 18 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 3 18:07 0:00
Nov 17 DET@DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:19 0:00
Nov 14 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 4 20:23 0:08
Nov 11 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 2 19:04 0:00
Nov 10 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 3 18:54 0:00
Nov 7 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 3 18:15 0:00
Nov 4 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 4 19:11 0:00
Nov 2 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 15:32 0:00
Oct 28 SAN Did Not Play
Oct 25 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Oct 24 DET Did Not Play
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 will be a game-time decision against the Red Wings on Friday due to an undisclosed injury, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Falk (lower body) is now removed from injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Coach Phil Housley confirmed Tuesday that Falk (lower body) is good to go and will be an option for Buffalo's upcoming two-game road trip, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Falk (lower body) skated on the third pairing with Victor Antipin on Tuesday.

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Falk (lower body) is making progress in his injury rehab, but won't play in Saturday's 1:00 p.m. ET game against the Sharks, the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Falk (undisclosed) stayed on the ice for extra work after Tuesday's morning skate and is likely to remain out for the evening's contest against the Red Wings, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Falk (undisclosed) is still considered week-to-week and has no return date set.

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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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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.