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Justin Falk | Defenseman | #41

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 223
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (110) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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The Buffalo Sabres have announced that Justin Falk and Kyle Criscuolo will serve as healthy scratches tonight.
They will be replaced in the lineup by Josh Gorges and Seth Griffith. Matt Moulson will also watch the game from the press box. Falk has zero points in 11 games this season. Nov 25 - 6:09 PM

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Justin Falk is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday night.

Falk has not played yet this season due to an undisclosed lower-body injury. He is slated to be paired with Victor Antipin. In 52 games last year, Falk produced eight assists and 29 penalty minutes. Falk is not listed on injured reserve on Buffalo's official website anymore, but Nathan Beaulieu appears to have been put on IR.
Nov 2 - 9:02 AM

Justin Falk is "close" to returning to action, per Sabres head coach Phil Housley.

Falk has been dealing with an undisclosed injury that's cost him the entire season so far. The Sabres say he's day-to-day right now. He skated during Friday's practice.
Oct 28 - 11:34 AM

Justin Falk (undisclosed) has resumed skating.

That's progress, but Falk isn't close to returning. He hasn't practiced yet and Sabres coach Phil Housley said that he remains week-to-week. Falk hasn't played at all this season.
Oct 19 - 5:19 PM

Justin Falk (calf) is ready to return on Saturday.

Falk has missed the Sabres' last four games. He has seven assists in 46 games this season.
Mar 25 - 1:38 PM

Justin Falk (calf) might be available to return Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Coach Bylsma said on Thursday "there's a possibility of maybe one of those guys," Taylor Fedun or Falk "coming back to practice by tomorrow or Saturday and we'll see for the weekend." The Sabres defense could be getting healthier.
Mar 24 - 8:31 AM

Justin Falk will miss the next two games with a calf injury.

He didn't practice Wednesday and won't play when Buffalo visits Los Angeles and Anaheim on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Falk has seven assists in 46 games this season.
Mar 16 - 8:27 AM

Justin Falk will tag in for Dmitry Kulikov on Sunday against the Penguins.

Through 41 games this season Falk has posted seven points along with 21 PIMs, 28 blocks and 77 hits while seeing just over 13 minutes per match.
Mar 5 - 3:01 PM

Justin Falk will indeed play on Thursday against the Predators.

Through 36 games this season he has posted five helpers along with 19 PIMs and 63 hits while seeing just over 13 minutes per game on average.
Feb 9 - 1:25 PM

Justin Falk will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Falk has picked up points in back-to-back games, but that's not enough to keep him in the lineup tonight. He has five assists in 36 games this season. Taylor Fedun will take his spot in the lineup.
Feb 7 - 7:09 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Justin Falk to a one-year extension worth $650,000.

The defenseman has only four assists in 35 games with the Sabres this season and was pointless in 10 games with Rochester of the AHL. He had nine points with Minnesota in 2011-12 and that was his best fantasy season so don't think about drafting him ever.
Feb 6 - 9:48 AM

Justin Falk will tag in for Josh Gorges against the Jets on Saturday afternoon.

Falk has posted one point and 38 hits in 22 games so far this season. While Gorges has 25 PIMs, 62 blocks and 77 hits in 34 games thus far.
Jan 7 - 12:26 PM

Justin Falk has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

Falk had been sent down to the minors on Sunday. He has no points in two games with the Sabres this season.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:16:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have returned Justin Falk to AHL Rochester.

The 28-year-old Falk has managed just two games with the Sabers so far, and with nary an indent on the stat sheet. We wouldn't expect much of the veteran tweener.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 03:13:00 PM

Justin Falk made his Sabres debut in Friday night's 2-1 OT loss to the Devils.

Buffalo signed Falk to a one-year, two-way deal over the summer. He started the year in the minors, but finally got a crack with the big club. Falk finished the game with a minus-1 rating, one shot on goal and one hit in 12:24 of ice time. There's no fantasy value here.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 08:34:00 AM

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