Justin Falk
D BUF
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Falk will skate with Marco Scandella on the Sabres top pairing 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.

Justin Falk
D BUF
1 month ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Justin Falk
D BUF
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

To make room for the Manitoba native, the Sabres placed another one of its defenseman 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.

Justin Falk
D BUF
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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 currently allowing 3.58 goals per game, currently the fifth-worst mark in the league.

Justin Falk
D BUF
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Falk has yet to play this season but looks like he's ready to hit the ice -- if not on 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.

Justin Falk
D BUF
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Justin Falk
D BUF
2 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Justin Falk
D BUF
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Justin Falk
D BUF
2 months ago

Falk (undisclosed) will begin the season on injured reserve, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Sabres haven't disclosed what's ailing Falk, but it's bad enough that he'll start the season on injured reserve. With Falk and Evan Rodrigues (hand) on the shelf, that means Russian import Victor Antipin and veteran journeyman Matt Tennyson will start the season with the big club, although head coach Phil Housley hasn't disclosed who will dress for the season opener on Oct. 5. There is no timetable for Falk's return.

Justin Falk
D BUF
2 months ago

Falk is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

With three Buffalo defensemen already dealing with the injury bug, this was not a development the Sabres needed with the season right around the corner. Although Jake McCabe said he is good to go, the team may have to turn to Matt Tennyson to fill the void if more of their blueliners can't suit up on Opening Night. Either way, Falk doesn't present a lot of fantasy value considering he has yet to break the 10-point threshold in any of his nine NHL seasons.