Justin Falk D NYR 3 Days

Justin Falk played for the first time since December 29 on Saturday.

That's an awfully long time to be a healthy scratch and Falk did not help his cause when he refused to go to the minors after the Olympic break to get in a conditioning stint. He is unlikely to play in the playoffs unless the Rangers run into the injury bug on the blueline.

Justin Falk D NYR 15 Days

Justin Falk (personal) is back with the New York Rangers.

Falk was absent for two road games so that he could be with his wife for the birth of their first kid. He has two assists in 20 games in 2013-14.

Justin Falk D NYR 18 Days

Defenseman Justin Falk, who has been a healthy scratch since Dec. 29, did not accompany the Rangers to Calgary as he remained in New York to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.

Falk is expected to rejoin the team later on the four-game swing.

Justin Falk D NYR 2 Months

Defenseman Justin Falk, who has not gotten into the Rangers' lineup since Dec. 29 because coach Alain Vigneault has made him a healthy scratch, rejected a chance to play a few games in the AHL to log some minutes.

Vigneault said Falk but Falk declined the offer given that he believes he's ready to contribute at the NHL level and his wife - who lives with him in Manhattan - is expecting a baby. "When we got back from the break, I sat down with Falker and offered him the possibility to go to Hartford and play a few games since our schedule permitted it - and that's always player's option," Vigneault said. "He felt in his situation, and I respect that, he felt he was getting everything he needed here if we needed him to play. You've got to respect that. He thinks that - obviously at some point we're gonna need him - that he'll be good to go. He's our seventh defenseman. . .For the number of games he's played this year, his attitude and his work ethic has been outstanding. He's never said a word. He's just done what the coaches have wanted him to. So if a player tells me he's fine that way, I've got no issues with it." Falk will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Justin Falk D NYR 5 Months

Justin Falk will replace Michael Del Zotto on the Rangers blueline Saturday.

Falk has been a healthy scratch in each of the Rangers last 11 games but will draw into the lineup for only the third time this season. He has no fantasy value.

Justin Falk D NYR 6 Months

Justin Falk will suit up for the New York Rangers Saturday night against St. Louis.

The Blueshirts are going to dress seven defensemen in the contest and Arron Asham will be scratched.

Justin Falk D NYR 7 Months

Justin Falk will remain with the New York Rangers as their seventh defenseman.

Falk was acquired from the Wild at the NHL draft on June 30. He had three assists and 40 penalty minutes in 36 games last season. He has no fantasy value.

Justin Falk D NYR 9 Months

Justin Falk signed a one-year deal with the Rangers worth $975,000.

The defenseman avoids arbitration. He was acquired from the Wild on draft day. Falk had three points and 40 penalty minutes in 36 games and figures to be a sixth/seventh defenseman for New York.

Justin Falk D NYR 10 Months

Justin Falk has been given a qualifying offer from the Rangers.

He made $825,000 one-way deal last season with Minnesota. Falk was acquired from the Wild on Sunday for a sixth-round pick and Benn Ferriero. If his negotiations go well then he may compete for a bottom-pairing job at training camp, but it's likely he ends up as a depth player.

Justin Falk D NYR 10 Months

The New York Rangers have acquired the rights to Justin Falk from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a sixth round pick and Benn Ferriero.

Falk had three assists and 40 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Minnesota Wild last season. He's scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer, so the Rangers still need to re-sign him.