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January 22, 2019 03:00 AM
Senators' Justin Falk: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

January 17, 2019 01:57 PM
Senators' Justin Falk: Skipping road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (concussion) will not make the team's upcoming two-game road trip, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Falk was reportedly close to returning to action, but his absence from the road trip suggests otherwise. The Senators have one game remaining before the All-Star break after the trip, so it's quite possible the team will give him the added rest to reach 100 percent for the second half. At the very least, Falk will miss the next pair of contests against the Hurricanes and Blues.

January 16, 2019 06:52 PM
Senators' Justin Falk: Won't play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (concussion) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Colorado.

Falk is reportedly nearing a return to game action, but he'll need to wait for Friday's matchup with Carolina for his next opportunity to do so. Either way, the 30-year-old blueliner has gone scoreless in 10 appearances this season, so there's no need for fantasy owners to concern themselves with his availability.

January 14, 2019 12:12 PM
Senators' Justin Falk: Could return Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (concussion) might be available against the Avalanche on Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Falk has missed the last nine games due to his concussion, but appears to be nearing a return. Even if the blueliner is healthy, he could struggle to break into the lineup, especially if Thomas Chabot (upper body) and Ben Harpur (upper body) are also given the green light to play. Before he can return to action, Falk will need to be activated off injured reserve.

December 27, 2018 05:40 PM
Senators' Justin Falk: Hits IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

Falk's placement on injured reserve is nothing more than a procedural move, as he was already ruled out for the weekend versus the Islanders and Capitals. He will be eligible to return from injured reserve whenever healthy, though no specified expected return date has surfaced yet.

December 27, 2018 10:52 AM
Senators' Justin Falk: Concussed, will miss next two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk will miss a pair of games this weekend as the result of sustaining a concussion prior to the Christmas break.

Falk presumably will be reevaluated ahead of the New Year's Eve matchup versus host Columbus. Still, as an eighth-year player who has never topped nine points in a single season, this news doesn't hold much weight in the fantasy realm.

December 22, 2018 09:16 PM
Senators' Justin Falk: Departs with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk won't return to Saturday's game versus the Capitals due to an upper-body injury, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Falk was playing in his 10th NHL game of the season, and he's yet to score a point with the big club. The 30-year-old blueliner will have extended time to recover due to the holiday break, and his next chance to play will be Friday versus the Islanders.

December 1, 2018 01:28 PM
Senators' Justin Falk: Quick to debut for Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk was a late addition to Saturday's lineup against the Sharks, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Falk, a journeyman, subbed in for the injured Max Lajoie (undisclosed) just one day after signing a one year, two-way deal with the Senators. Fantasy owners are advised to wait and see how Falk performs in his new digs before giving consideration to adding him in deep leagues. However, He only has 33 points in 269 career games, so he'll probably remain on the waiver wire in all settings.

November 30, 2018 08:16 PM
Justin Falk: Inks two-way deal with Ottawa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Friday.

The Senators are dealing with multiple injuries at defense right now, so Falk may be tasked with joining the team and immediately drawing into the lineup if Max Lajoie (undisclosed) is unable to go Saturday against San Jose. The 30-year-old blueliner appeared in 46 games with the Sabres last season, notching just two points over that span.

April 9, 2018 10:04 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Plays sparingly throughout season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk skated in just 46 games in 2017-18, scoring only one goal and one assist while logging 121 hits.

During the year, Falk found himself largely bouncing between the ice and the press box, as he only had four stretches that he played in five or more games in a row. When on the ice though Falk averaged 18:14 of time per game, and his 121 hits are certainly impressive given his limited opportunities, and his 2.6 per game ranked second on the team. The 29-year-old has never found a double-digit point total throughout his nine year NHL career, but is solid in his own zone which should continue giving him ice time in 2018-19, although he is an unrestricted free agent and could very well find another home besides Buffalo.

January 18, 2018 10:40 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Ends 100-game goal drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk ended a 100-game goal drought in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers.

Falk tied the game at 2-2 late in the second period on a low shot that snuck through after goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was bumped out of position by his own man. The goal was Falk's first point in 22 games this season.

December 18, 2017 10:01 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Benched Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk served as a healthy scratch against the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Falk had appeared in five straight games prior to being relegated to the role of observer. Considering the Manitoba native hasn't scored a goal since the 2014-15 season when he was with the Blue Jackets, fantasy owners probably shouldn't be banking on him for offensive production. In fact, the 28-year-old is still searching for his first point of the 2017-18 campaign.

November 17, 2017 10:01 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Ready to rock Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Wings, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Falk will skate with Marco Scandella on the top pair against Detroit. The 29-year-old blueliner has developed into a solid stay-at-home defender for the Sabres this campaign, but his lack of offensive upside keeps him off the fantasy radar in most formats.

November 17, 2017 12:56 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Game-time decision Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk will be a game-time decision against the Red Wings on Friday due to an undisclosed injury, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Falk just recently returned from a 12-game absence, which no doubt makes his latest ailment all the more frustrating. In his six games back, the blueliner has been held scoreless while contributing some decent ancillary stats with five shots on goal, 25 hits and 18 blocks. If the Snowflake, Manitoba native is unable to give it a go, recently recalled Casey Nelson figures to slot into the lineup.

November 2, 2017 04:56 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Lifted from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (lower body) is now removed from injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

To make room for the Manitoba native, the Sabres placed another one of their defensemen in Nathan Beaulieu (upper body) on IR. Falk has yet to play this season, but that could change as soon as Thursday night versus the Coyotes. Expect the low-end skater to pad the hit and blocked-shot columns after recording 101 and 40 of those, respectively, last season.

October 31, 2017 06:46 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Option for road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Phil Housley confirmed Tuesday that Falk (lower body) is good to go and will be an option for Buffalo's upcoming two-game road trip, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Falk has still not officially been added back to the active roster, but this report would seem to confirm that we will see him return to the Buffalo blue line within the next two games. It's not a moment too soon either -- the Sabres are allowing 3.58 goals per game, currently the fifth-worst mark in the league.

October 31, 2017 06:13 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Attends Tuesday practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (lower body) skated on the third pairing with Victor Antipin on Tuesday.

Falk has yet to play this season but looks like he's ready to hit the ice -- if not Thursday against Arizona then certainly very soon. He's yet to be activated from IR, but the Sabres still have some time to decide and may want to keep Taylor Fedun around with Nathan Beaulieu (upper body) hurting as well.

October 28, 2017 12:32 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Not quite ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (lower body) is making progress in his injury rehab, but won't play in Saturday's 1:00 p.m. ET game against the Sharks, the Olean Times Herald reports.

The low-end defender has returned to the ice for morning skates, though he remains day-to-day. After Saturday's contest, the Sabres won't play again until they travel to Arizona for Thursday's bout with the Coyotes, providing Falk with what should be ample time to recover.

October 24, 2017 11:33 AM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Likely still out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (undisclosed) stayed on the ice for extra work after Tuesday's morning skate and is likely to remain out for the evening's contest against the Red Wings, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

While it's encouraging that he's back to skating, Falk still has yet to suit up for game action in the 2017-18 season and has no timetable for return set out for him. Expect an update when the Manitoba native returns to practice fully or is removed from the injured reserve list.

October 19, 2017 01:57 PM
Sabres' Justin Falk: Remains on the shelf
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falk (undisclosed) is still considered week-to-week and has no return date set.

Falk began the season on injured reserve and it's believed that he's suffering from a lower-body injury, although that has yet to be confirmed. Buffalo's blue line has been hit with injuries early this season, and Falk is one of the victims. He's been effectively ruled out for Friday's game against Vancouver and Saturday's game against Boston.

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