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Faulk notched a shorthanded goal on three shots, a power-play assist, a plus-1 rating, two PIM and five hits in Thursday's win over the Leafs.

Another nice stat line for Faulk, who's now accounted for three of Carolina's eight goals over the team's last five games. He's still carrying a minus-13 rating for the year, but his 19 points certainly take the edge off.

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Faulk scored the team's lone goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Devils.

With 16 points in 27 games, Faulk is well on his way to besting his previous career-high of 32 points. He could reach the 50 point plateau, but he also sports a minus-15 rating currently as the rest of his team around him struggles.

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Faulk added a pair of assists during Friday's 4-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Faulk's offensive output now stands at 14 points in 22 games this season, putting him on pace for a career-high 50-point campaign. Faulk has been a real workhorse for the Canes this season, averaging roughly 24 minutes of ice time per game. He also shoots the puck a ton - his 63 shots on goal puts him in the top 10 in that category among NHL defensemen.

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With 12 points in 20 games, Faulk is on pace for a career-high 50 points this season.

Faulk continues to lead the Hurricanes in ice time per game with 23:52, including 2:29 on the power play. His emergence as a top-tier NHL defenseman continues, and fantasy owners should take advantage wherever possible.

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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.