It looks like a lot of us speculating about a final defensive move for the Wild were wrong when we got to writing about a particular former Wild defenseman. Justin Falk is returning to Minnesota on a one-year, two-way deal, the team announced Friday.
The 25-year-old d-man played with the New York Rangers last season, posting a pair of assists, a minus-5 rating, and 20 penalty minutes. He did not suit up for any of the Rangers’ playoff games.
Falk was originally drafted in the fourth round (110th overall) by the Wild in 2007. He played parts of four seasons with the team, accumulating one goal, 14 assists, and 100 penalty minutes through 108 games in a Wild sweater. He only left the organization for a single season.
Falk will likely act as added depth for the organization as it seeks to get Iowa on track and have a safety net in case the fleet of much-talked about young defenseman aren’t quite ready for the big time.
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