Faulk has fully recovered from the upper-body injury that kept him out of Games 3 and 4 of the Blues' first-round series versus the Avalanche, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Faulk was pretty productive for the Blues in 2020-21, picking up seven goals, 18 helpers, 117 shots and 127 blocks while averaging a whopping 24:16 of ice time through 56 contests The 29-year-old blueliner should once again see top-four usage as well as regular power-play time with St. Louis in 2021-22.
Faulk (upper body) won't play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Avalanche, per coach Craig Berube, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Faulk was viewed as doubtful heading into this game, so it's no surprise that he'll continue to sit out due to the vicious hit he took from Nazem Kadri in Game 2. The blueliner's next opportunity to rejoin the lineup will either come in Game 5 on Tuesday or he will need to wait until next season, depending on whether or not the Blues are able to extend the series with a Game 4 win.
Faulk (upper body) is considered doubtful for Sunday's Game 4 against the Avalanche, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Faulk will almost certainly miss a second straight contest with his upper-body issue. Steve Santini will likely continue to occupy a bottom-pairing role until Faulk or Robert Bortuzzo (upper body) is ready to return.
Faulk (upper body) won't play in Friday's Game 3 versus the Avalanche.
Faulk exited Wednesday's Game 2 loss after taking a headshot from Colorado's Nazem Kadri and he could be facing an extended absence. Either way, check back for another update on his status prior to Sunday's Game 4.
Faulk (upper body) left Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Avalanche after a headshot from Nazem Kadri and did not return. Head coach Craig Berube did not have an update on Faulk's status after the game.
Faulk was caught up high by Kadri in the third period and the Blues' defenseman immediately retreated to the locker room. Until more information is available, Faulk should be considered day-to-day, but it's plausible he ends up missing time with the injury. Robert Bortuzzo (upper body) also left Wednesday's contest -- Steve Santini or Vince Dunn (upper body) could be candidates to enter the lineup in Faulk's absence.
Faulk produced an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Wild.
Faulk had the secondary assist on David Perron's second-period tally. The 29-year-old Faulk is up to 24 points, 117 shots on net, 127 hits and a plus-10 rating through 55 contests. The veteran blueliner has brought physicality and solid offense in his second season with the Blues.
Faulk scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Kings.
Faulk assisted on Tyler Bozak's opening tally at 1:25 of the third period. In overtime, Faulk netted the decisive goal. The 29-year-old blueliner is up to seven goals, 23 points, 116 shots on net, 125 hits, 85 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating through 54 contests. He's been solid at both ends of the ice in a top-four role.
Faulk registered a shorthanded assist, three hits, two shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Faulk earned the secondary helper on Ryan O'Reilly's first-period tally. The 29-year-old Faulk has been modestly productive on special teams with five power-play points and two shorthanded assists. The defenseman has 21 points, 112 shots, 118 hits, 80 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating through 52 contests.
Faulk registered two assists, five shots on goal and two blocked shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Ducks.
Faulk had secondary helpers on a Brayden Schenn power-play goal and a Ryan O'Reilly empty-netter. In his last 10 games, Faulk has produced just three helpers to go with 23 hits and 18 blocked shots. The veteran defenseman has 19 points, 109 shots on net, 113 hits, 78 blocked shots and a plus-11 rating in 50 appearances overall.
Faulk scored a goal, supplied two assists and went plus-3 in Friday's 9-1 win over the Wild.
Faulk had a hand in Sammy Blais' first-period tally and Ryan O'Reilly's first of three goals in the game. In the second period, Faulk added a goal of his own. The defenseman had gone 11 games without a point before Friday's outburst. He's matched last year's scoring output of 16 points in just 40 games this year. Faulk has added 88 shots on net, 90 hits, 60 blocked shots and a plus-8 rating.
Faulk posted an assist and four blocked shots in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
Faulk collected the secondary assist on a Sammy Blais goal in the third period. The 28-year-old Faulk has 13 points, 60 shots on net, 68 hits and 43 blocked shots with a plus-9 rating through 28 games. He's just three points shy of his season output of 16 points last year, which took him 69 outings to accumulate.
Faulk notched two assists, a pair of hits and two blocked shots in Monday's 5-4 win over the Ducks.
Faulk had a hand in both of Zach Sanford's tallies Monday -- one on the power play and one while shorthanded. The 28-year-old Faulk is up to 11 points, 55 shots on net, a plus-16 rating, 59 hits and 25 blocks through 22 appearances. He had all of 16 points in 69 outings last year, but Faulk seems set for a much improved second campaign in the Blue Note.
Faulk recorded an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Sharks.
Faulk set up Ryan O'Reilly for the third goal between the two teams in a span of 2:02 early in the third period. This gave the Blues a 6-5 lead at the time. Faulk has only nine points in 21 contests this season, but he's added 55 shots on net, a plus-15 rating, 15 PIM, 57 hits and 23 blocked shots to provide a well-rounded stat line.
Faulk scored twice on four shots and added an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.
Faulk opened the scoring on the power play in the first period, and he later added a tally at even strength that stood as the game-winner. The blueliner also assisted on Ivan Barbashev's empty-net goal. Faulk is up to five goals, eight points, 39 shots, a plus-14 rating and 44 hits through 14 contests. With solid all-around numbers, there's plenty of appeal for the 28-year-old in fantasy, especially if he can maintain a large role with the man advantage.
Faulk posted a power-play assist, five shots on goal, four PIM and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.
The defenseman earned the secondary helper on Ryan O'Reilly's opening tally in the first period, Faulk is up to five points, a plus-12 rating, 35 shots on net, 42 hits and 14 blocked shots in 13 contests. The power-play assist was his first point with the man advantage this season.
Faulk scored a goal on two shots, adding three hits and a block in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Coyotes.
Faulk staked the Blues to a 2-1 lead with a brilliant effort early in the second period, stickhandling his way through the offensive zone before beating Darcy Kuemper five-hole. It was Faulk's third goal of the season but his first in the last seven games. Faulk was a consistent 30-point scorer over his last six seasons in Carolina but has been unable to find that same level of production since joining the Blues. He had 16 points in 69 games last season and has four through 10 outings in 2020-21.
Faulk notched an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Faulk hasn't done much offensively this year, as the assist was just his third point in nine contests. He's been stronger in the peripheral metrics, with an impressive plus-11 rating, 24 shots on goal, 34 hits and 11 blocked shots. The 28-year-old had a stretch of six seasons at 30 or more points before stumbling to just 16 points in 69 outings last year. His role in St. Louis is more defensive, but he can still put up decent all-around numbers.
Faulk scored twice on a game-high eight shots in Monday's 5-4 win over the Sharks. He added two PIM and three hits with a plus-2 rating.
Faulk filled up the scoresheet in this one, including even-strength goals to open and close the second period. His first goal came after he jumped out of the penalty box and found twine with a snapshot from the top of the right faceoff circle, getting the Blues on the board. Faulk added his second with a minute left in the frame to give St. Louis a 4-3 lead. Faulk had just 16 points in 69 games last year, his first in St. Louis, but had eclipsed the 30-point mark in each of his previous six seasons.
Faulk scored a goal on four shots, doled out eight hits and blocked three shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canucks in Game 3.
Faulk's first goal and point of the postseason got the Blues on the board at 8:16 of the second period. The defenseman has added 18 hits, seven shots on goal and 11 blocked shots in six playoff games.
Faulk registered an assist in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Stars in the round robin.
Faulk picked up his first point in three games. He added eight hits, four shots and a plus-3 rating during the round-robin round. Faulk had arguably the worst season of his career with 16 points in 69 games, largely due to his reduction in usage. He skated 1:51 less per game overall, and saw his power-play time drop from 2:56 to 1:05 per outing in 2019-20.
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