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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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Justin Falk will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Florida Panthers.
Falk has suited up in Buffalo's previous six games. he has one goal, one assist and a minus-16 rating in 46 games. Josh Gorges will take his spot in the lineup. Kevin Porter and Matt Tennyson will also watch the game from the press box. Apr 7 - 6:55 PM

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The Buffalo Sabres has elected to scratch Justin Falk.

Nathan Beaulier will draw back into the lineup for Justin Falk who will join Victor Antipin as a healthy scratch. Kyle Okposo (concussion), Kyle Criscuolo (upper body), Evan Rodrigues (upper body), Jack Eichel (high-ankle sprain), Jake McCabe (shoulder) and Zach Bogosian (hip) will all miss today's game.
Mar 10 - 1:02 PM

Justin Falk is expected to be a healthy scratch Saturday night.

Falk also spent Thursday's game in the press box. The blueliner has a goal and an assist in 33 games in 2017-18.
Feb 24 - 6:57 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Johan Larsson
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Nicholas Baptiste
4Jordan Nolan
5Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson