Justin Falk
Justin Falk
30-Year-Old DefensemanD
Ottawa Senators
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Falk played in 98 games over two seasons with the Sabres, mostly as a seventh defenseman who was often pressed into action due to injuries. The lanky 6-foot-5 defender plays a stay-at-home style that's quickly going out of fashion, and as a result he was not re-signed. He's never been able to find a regular role, and at 29 years old is unlikely to find one at this stage of his career. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators in November of 2018.
Placed on waivers
DOttawa Senators  Minors
January 21, 2019
Falk (concussion) was cleared to play Monday and has been placed on waivers for the purpose of assigning him to AHL Belleville, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
The 30-year-old has played just 10 games this season, failing to record a single point along the way. Expected to clear waivers, Falk will report to AHL Belleville in the next day or so.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:56
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:07
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
13:42
0:01
0:45
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
16:05
0:02
1:36
2018–19
12:56
0:01
1:07
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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 eight assists, which limits his fantasy value. Falk is steady and dependable, but won't play anything more than a third-pairing or depth role this coming season.
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
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.
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.
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.
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Skipping road trip
DOttawa Senators  Minors
Concussion
January 17, 2019
Falk (concussion) will not make the team's upcoming two-game road trip, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
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Won't play Wednesday
DOttawa Senators  Minors
Concussion
January 16, 2019
Falk (concussion) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Colorado.
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Could return Wednesday
DOttawa Senators  Minors
Concussion
January 14, 2019
Falk (concussion) might be available against the Avalanche on Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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Hits IR
DOttawa Senators  Minors
Concussion
December 27, 2018
Falk (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
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Concussed, will miss next two games
DOttawa Senators  Minors
Concussion
December 27, 2018
Falk will miss a pair of games this weekend as the result of sustaining a concussion prior to the Christmas break.
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