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Justin Faulk | Defenseman | #27

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/20/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
College: U. of Minnesota-Duluth
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (37) / CAR
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Justin Faulk was a surprise omission from Team USA's World Cup roster.
He represented the U.S. at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and he has played at past World Championships. Faulk was an NHL All-Star last season and he registered 37 points in 64 games in 2015-16. May 28 - 12:23 PM

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Justin Faulk will skip the 2016 World Championships.

Faulk have served as a member of Team USA in three of the last four annual tournaments. The year that he didn't participate in the Worlds, 2014, he was a member of the States' Olympic team. He has four goals and 17 points in 28 contests in his career at the Worlds. Along the way he's earned the Bronze Medal in 2013 and 2015.
Apr 12 - 10:55 AM

Justin Faulk (leg) will rejoin the Hurricanes' on Thursday.

Faulk has only participated in one game since Feb. 7. He has 15 goals and 34 points in 55 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 24 - 12:14 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Justin Faulk will not play Tuesday night against Buffalo.

He has missed 17 of the past 18 games with a leg injury. He's seen just four games of action with one point since the All-Star break. It's unclear when Faulk will be ready to return.
Mar 22 - 7:08 PM

Justin Faulk (leg) took part in the morning skate, but he was wearing a yellow, no-contact jersey so he isn't expected to play Tuesday night.

He has missed 17 of the past 18 games with a leg injury. It's unclear when Faulk will be ready to return.
Mar 22 - 5:01 PM

Justin Faulk (lower body) realizes that with the benefit of hindsight, he probably shouldn't have attempted to return on Feb. 23.

At that point, Faulk had been sidelined for roughly two weeks and he hasn't played since logging 16:51 minutes in his Feb. 23 attempt to rejoin the squad. He only resumed practicing on Monday while wearing a no-contact jersey. "At that point I think we were four points out (of playoff position)," Faulk explained. "Games are important at that point and I tried playing through it and things didn’t go as well as I wanted in that game and the next practice, too. It just didn’t look right and we took a look at it again and decided I should take some time off and let it heal."
Mar 22 - 9:01 AM

Justin Faulk (lower body) took part in Monday's practice.

He was sporting a yellow, no-contact jersey during the session and he's still suffering from a lower-body injury that has been an issue for the past five and a half weeks.
Mar 21 - 4:57 PM

Justin Faulk won't play in Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 23-year-old will miss his 10th consecutive game because of an undisclosed injury. There's no timetable for his return. Andrej Nestrasil will also miss the game due to injury.
Mar 17 - 7:01 PM

Justin Faulk won't be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins.

He's missed seven games in a row and 11 of the last 12. The 23-year-old has 15 goals and 19 assists in 55 games this season. He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Mar 10 - 7:09 PM

Justin Faulk (undisclosed) has missed eight of the Hurricanes last nine games.

This has to hurt the cause of the Hurricanes as Faulk is an offensive weapon on the blueline and his stats, especially on the power play, are great. He has 15 goals and 34 points with 12 goals coming with the man-advantage. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 27 - 6:16 AM

Justin Faulk isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Bruins.

This will be his second straight game on the shelf. Faulk returned from a leg injury earlier this week, but he may have come back too soon.
Feb 26 - 7:09 PM

Per Michael Smith, Coach Bill Peters has confirmed that Justin Faulk will not play Thursday night against Toronto.

Faulk skated 22 shifts totaling 16:51 minutes of ice time on Tuesday against Philadelphia. He collected just one shot on goal and was otherwise invisible during the game, so the star defender perhaps truly isn't ready to return from injury just yet.
Feb 25 - 6:13 PM

Confirming an earlier item, Justin Faulk did in fact return Tuesday night against the Flyers.

The Hurricanes' top defender had been sidelined with a leg injury. Michal Jordan was scratched as a result.
Feb 23 - 7:32 PM

Justin Faulk looks ready to go in Tuesday's match with Philadelphia.

Faulk was seen taking line rushes with Noah Hanifin, one of the more definitive signs that he'll play especially after taking the morning skate. If you're in a time crunch, we'd say play him. Faulk has 15 goals and 34 points with 55 blocks and 100 hits through 54 games this season.
Feb 23 - 6:41 PM

Justin Faulk (leg) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

He skated in the morning session, but he was an extra defender during line rushes. Faulk was on the ice for Sunday's pregame warm-ups, but he didn't play in that contest. Coach Bill Peters said the team's top blueliner is getting close to being back in the lineup even if he isn't ready to return on Tuesday.
Feb 23 - 11:15 AM

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C1Jordan Staal
2Teuvo Teravainen
3Victor Rask
4Jay McClement
5Brody Sutter
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Joakim Nordstrom
3Bryan Bickell
4Phil Di Giuseppe
5Brendan Woods
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Lee Stempniak
3Sebastian Aho
4Viktor Stalberg
5Andrej Nestrasil
D1Justin Faulk
2Ron Hainsey
3Noah Hanifin
4Ryan Murphy
5Jaccob Slavin
6Brett Pesce
7Trevor Carrick
8Matt Tennyson
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack