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Faulk nabbed a goal and dished out two assists in Monday's 4-1 win over the Flames.

Faulk followed up Saturday's two assist effort with three more points on Monday to make it five points in his last two games. He was on the ice for 21:39, about two minutes below his season average but still good enough to lead the team.

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Faulk registered two assists and logged a game-high 29:48 of ice time in Saturday's overtime loss to Washington.

Faulk has been stepping up lately, recording five points and a plus-3 rating in his last five games. The 22-year-old is on the rise and is the top offensive threat on the blueline in Carolina. Career season is on the way.

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Faulk collected his first goal of the year Tuesday, an unassisted, shorthanded tally in a win over the Jackets.

The goal gave Carolina a 3-1 lead at the time, but turned out to be the game-winner. With five points in 11 games, Faulk is a little ahead of his typical scoring pace, but at just 22 years old, he's got offensive upside that's yet to be realized.

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Faulk picked up his third and four assist of the season in Saturday's win over Arizona.

Faulk is a workhorse on the blueine, averaging 22:13 of ice time per game and manning the point on the top power-play unit. Faulk's defensive game has struggled, however, as exemplified by his minus-7 rating on the season. The 22-year has great offensive instincts and should post another season in the 30-point range.

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Faulk has just a single assist through five games this season after being held pointless during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Winnipeg.

Faulk recorded a career-high 32 points last season, including 17 assists, however given the Hurricanes' current injury-riddled state, it seems unlikely he will put up similar numbers again this year. Much of the team's best forwards either are, or have been, injured this year, including Eric Staal (upper body), Jordan Staal (broken leg), Jeff Skinner (concussion) and Nathan Gerbe (lower body). To his credit, Faulk is seeing his usual amount of ice time (over 23 minutes per game) and recording similar shot totals, however there is simply no one for him to pass the puck to right now. Feel free to stash him on your fantasy bench until his fortunes turn around.

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Look for Justin Faulk to take on a bigger role for the Carolina Hurricanes next season.

Faulk just turned 22 and was a valued member of the American Olympic squad this past season, so he should be expected to provide leadership in 2014-15 for the Hurricanes. "I think I've been put into a position where I need to step up and be more of a leader, whether it's more vocal or coming to the rink ready to work hard every day and show it that way," Faulk said. He had the best offensive season of his young career with five goals and 32 points in 76 games and look for that to increase next season if he remains healthy.

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Justin Faulk recorded an assist in a 5-2 loss to Washington Thursday night.

Faulk has five goals and 24 assists in 74 games this season. His 29 points is a new career-high, but we think he can top it in 2014-15.

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Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist in Carolina's 4-1 victory on Thursday.

Faulk has five goals and 28 points in 71 games this season. He inked a six-year, $29 million extension in March.

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Carolina locked up blueliner Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension worth $29 million on Monday.

The deal carries an average annual value of $4.833 million. Faulk has three goals and 24 points in 65 games with the Hurricanes during his third NHL season. He ranks second on the team in average ice time per game at 23:21 and with this deal in place he should continue to develop as a valuable two-way defenseman in Carolina.

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Justin Faulk returned to action on Friday March 21.