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Wounded Avalanche on tap for Blue Jackets

Nathan MacKinnon's strong rookie campaign helped the Colorado Avalanche make a surprising run to the Central Division title in 2013-14. This season won't end nearly the same way. After learning MacKinnon will be out for the rest of the season, Colorado begins a back-to-back road set Saturday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. MacKinnon's 63 points matched Carolina's Jeff Skinner...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Blue Jackets Preview

Nathan MacKinnon's strong rookie campaign helped the Colorado Avalanche make a surprising run to the Central Division title in 2013-14. This season won't end nearly the same way. After learning MacKinnon will be out for the rest of the season, Colorado begins a back-to-back road set Saturday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. MacKinnon's 63 points matched Carolina's Jeff Skinner...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubinsky returns with goal, assist as Blue Jackets hold off Devils

  Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist in returning to the lineup from a concussion, and the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Recently acquired defenseman Justin Falk got his first points of the season with a goal and an assist. Sergei Bobrovsky made 21 saves as Columbus beat...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubinsky back with a goal and assist, Columbus stops skid

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist in returning to the lineup from a concussion, and the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Recently acquired defenseman Justin Falk got his first points of the season with a goal and an assist. Sergei Bobrovsky made 21 saves...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets grant Leopold's daughter's request--€“ trade him to be closer to home

"It isn't always just about business." It was a simple tweet from Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen after the Blue Jackets announced the trade of the defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth round pick. But what accompanied those words was a picture of a letter - a letter written by Jordan's 11-year-old daughter...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

CBJ trade Leopold to MIN for Falk, 2015 5th

In a trade that pretty much everyone saw coming, the Jackets dealt veteran d-man Jordan Leopold to Minnesota in exchange for a 2015 5th rounder and 26 year old defender Justin Falk. The part that no one really saw coming: the trade may have been facilitated by a lovely note that Jordan Leopold’s 11 year old daughter Jordyn wrote to the Wild management, imploring Minnesota to acquire...
Via BS Hockey
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold's daughter predicts dad's trade in adorable letter to Minnesota Wild

The Columbus Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. Not so much big news if it wasn't for the fact that Leopold's 11-year-old daughter Jordyn predicted the trade — if not brokered the deal.This letter is courtesy of KFAN's Paul Allen, who received Jordyn's handwritten...
Via The Other Paper
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild acquire Jordan Leopold for Justin Falk and 5th round pick

Well, if you were feeling that Minnesota didn’t have enough “local” connections on the roster, worry no more. If you’re one of those fans that clamors for the Minnesota player, you should be happy with the move made by the Wild. And if you like the rest of us realized we needed some depth on the blue line, well this trade might make you realize this was an acceptable trade...
Via State of Hockey News
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade defenseman Jordan Leopold to Wild

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. The 34-year-old Leopold, an unrestricted free agent this summer, is returning to him home state. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets on Nov. 15 from the St. Louis Blues for a fifth-round pick in 2016...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

A game plan for Coyotes majority owner Andrew Barroway

Coyotes (16-23-4) at Wild (19-19-5) When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. TV: FOX Sports Arizona Season series: Wild leads, 2-0. Injuries: Minnesota: D Justin Falk (upper body), G Darcy Kuemper (lower body), D Marco Scandella (upper body), D Keith Ballard (facial fractures, concussion) and F Mikael Granlund (wrist) are on injured reserve. Arizona: F Shane...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild recalls Falk, reassigns Dumba to Iowa

The Minnesota Wild altered its stable of defensemen on Saturday, recalling Justin Falk from Iowa of the American Hockey League while also sending prospect Matt Dumba down to the AHL affiliate. Falk, 26, played three earlier contests with Minnesota this season, and he recorded three points in 16 games with Iowa. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has produced 17 points in 132 NHL games with...
Via Fox Sports North
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild reassigns Christian Folin to Iowa Wild

(Photo/USA TODAY Sports) The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday, November 14 they have reassigned defenseman Christian Folin to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and recalled defenseman Justin Falk. Folin skated in nine of the Minnesota Wild’s 15 games this season, missing a good portion of the start of the 2014-15 season due to...
Via Mill City Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild recall Falk, send Folin to Iowa

The Minnesota Wild made a pair of personnel moves, recalling Justin Falk from the Iowa Wild and reassigning Christian Folin to the AHL-affiliate club. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the roster changes Friday. Falk, a 26-year-old defenseman, had one assist and 22 PIM in 12 games with Iowa this season. He also appeared in two games with Minnesota. The 6-foot-5, 222-pounder...
Via Fox Sports North
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL referee hit in mouth with puck, suffers broken jaw (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.NHL referee Dave Lewis suffered a broken jaw after being hit in the mouth with a puck during Tuesday night's Boston Bruins game against Minnesota.It happened in the first period as Wild defenseman Justin Falk tried to clear the puck but hit Lewis in the mouth instead. Lewis began bleeding and was taken to the locker room to get medical attention...
Via Holdout Sports
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild place defensemen Ballard, Folin on injured reserve

The Minnesota Wild placed defensemen Keith Ballard and Christian Folin on injured reserve Tuesday and recalled Stu Bickel and Justin Falk from Iowa. Both Ballard and Folin are hitting IR due to illness. The move is retroactive to Oct. 21, so the pair could be activated any time after Tuesday night's game at Boston. Folin has played in three games this season for the Wild and has...
Via Fox Sports North
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild cut training camp roster to 27

The Minnesota Wild have one preseason game left to sort out their opening-day roster but they narrowed down the choices on Friday. Minnesota assigned forwards Tyler Graovac, Michael Keranen, Zack Phillips and Joel Rechlicz, and defensemen Jon Blum, Justin Falk and Gustav Olofsson to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. The Wild also placed forwards Curt Gogol and Brett Sutter...
Via Fox Sports North
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild season capsule

MINNESOTA WILD LAST SEASON: 43-27-12, 98 points. Lost to Chicago 4-2 in Western Conference semifinals after beating Colorado 4-3 in first round. COACH: Mike Yeo, fourth season, 104-82-26. ADDED: LW Thomas Vanek, LW Brett Sutter, D Justin Falk, D Stu Bickel. LOST: RW Dany Heatley, LW Matt Moulson, D Clayton Stoner, C Cody McCormick, LW Mike Rupp. PLAYER TO WATCH: Vanek signed a three...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild sign defenseman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way deal

Justin Falk comes back to the Wild organization, as he signs a 1-year, 2-way contract. There is an old saying that goes, “the devil you know, is better than the one that you don’t.”  It wasn’t the first time in the Wild’s history that the team brought a player back after a season or two away from the organization.  The team brought back Sergei Krivokrasov after trading...
Via State of Hockey News
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers to Hire Williams as Asst. Coach?; Falk Returns to Minnesota

Welcome to August and the literal dog days of the NHL offseason. The good news is we only have a few weeks left before training camps begin and all of us can once again salivate over the idea of watching hockey games. The bad news is it’s going to feel like an eternity before camp arrives. Two pieces of news surfaced over the last 24 hours. Lets take a look at them… 1) Rangers...
Via NY Rangers Blog
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Falk returns to Wild on one-year deal

Justin Falk is returning to his original team. Falk signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild on Friday, returning to Minnesota after spending last season with the New York Rangers. Originally a fourth-round draft pick by the Wild in 2007, Falk had one goal, 14 assists and 100 penalty minutes in 108 regular season games with the Wild from 2009-13. The 6-foot-5 defenseman...
Via Fox Sports North
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Mike Kostka

The Rangers have signed defenseman Mike Kostka to a one year deal. I haven’t been able to link the dollar figure, but it is below $700K per. He replaces Justin Falk as the Rangers right handed seventh defenseman. You remember him, right? He’s serviceable in that role. With that, the Rangers defense is basically set. Dan Boyle is the round peg that will be sledge hammered into...
Via Save By Richter
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

All except Justin Falk receive qualifying offers

As expected, all restricted free agents received qualifying offers. Justin Falk did not receive a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. No formal announcement has been made about the AHL RFAs. The qualifying offer amounts are listed below. NHL Derick Brassard – $3.7 million Mats Zuccarello – $1.15 million Chris Kreider – $850,500 […] The post...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Recall JT Miller

The New York Rangers have recalled JT Miller today, just ahead of the first round playoff matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Wolf Pack’s season is practically over and I would expect an influx of ‘black aces’ in the near future. Miller was scolded in the media by Alain Vigneault on April 2nd, following his demotion to Hartford. Jesper Fast has fit nicely in his brief...
Via Save By Richter
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonagh 100%, But Won’t Play Tonight; Girardi & St. Louis Also Out; Talbot Starts

#NYR Lineup Update: McDonagh, Girardi, and St. Louis are all healthy but will not play tonight..Talbot starts in goal — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 12, 2014 McDonagh says his shoulder is 100% and he has full range of motion. “I feel ready to play, I am ready to go, but you have to respect the coach’s decision..I’ll be ready when the playoffs start,” McDonagh added...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Random thoughts as the playoffs approach

Photo: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports As the playoffs approach, the Rangers have been one of the hotter teams of late, winning eight of ten games to solidify their spot in the playoffs. With five games remaining, their magic number to clinch a spot is three, while the magic number to clinch a non-wild card spot is down to seven. It seems almost a guarantee that the Rangers will...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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