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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
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Justin Falk will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators.
He has one goal and one assist in 31 games this season. It's the fourth time in eight games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Jordan Nolan will also watch the game from the press box. Feb 15 - 7:12 PM

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Justin Falk will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the New York Islanders.

Falk has now been scratched in three of his team's last four games. The Sabres blue liner has one goal, no assists and a minus-10 rating in 28 games this season. Scott Wilson will also watch the game from the press box. Neither player will have fantasy value going forward.
Feb 8 - 6:44 PM

Justin Falk got his first goal of the season on Thursday night.

Falk tied the game at 2-2 at the 17:10 mark of the second period in Buffalo's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers. It was his first point in 22 appearances this campaign and just his third goal in 245 career NHL games.
Jan 19 - 9:12 AM

Justin Falk got into a shoving and shouting match with teammate Evander Kane at Wednesday's practice.

Falk apparently called Kane selfish at one point during a physical practice in what has been a dismal season for the Sabres. "Just spur of the moment. Emotions running high. This time of year, where we're at," Falk said. "Personally everyone's got a different situation they're in. Just in the heat of the moment it boiled over." He has been a healthy scratch three of the last four games.
Jan 11 - 9:04 AM

Justin Falk will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins.

This will be the second time in a row that he'll watch the Sabres play from the press box. He has no points and a minus-3 rating in 17 games this season. Josh Gorges and Scott Wilson will also serve as scratches for the Sabres in this one.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 07:14:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 06:09:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 09:02:00 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.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 11:34:00 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.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 05:19:00 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.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 01:38:00 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.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 08:31:00 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.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 08:27:00 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.
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 03:01:00 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.
Thu, Feb 9, 2017 01:25:00 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.
Tue, Feb 7, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Benoit Pouliot
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Nicholas Baptiste
5Jordan Nolan
6Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Casey Nelson
9Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson