St. Louis Blues Defense Gets a Boost with Justin Faulk’s Return Against Jets

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The St. Louis Blues got a big boost as defenseman Justin Faulk returned from an upper-body injury, activated from the injured reserve after missing 12 games.

Faulk’s presence on the ice brings added depth and stability to the Blues’ defensive lineup as they continue their push for a playoff spot.

In his 40 games this season, Faulk has contributed two goals and 19 points, showcasing his value as a key contributor on both ends of the ice. Last season marked a career-high for Faulk offensively, as he tallied 11 goals and 50 points for the Blues, demonstrating his ability to make an impact on the scoresheet.

Originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft, Faulk spent the first eight seasons of his career in Raleigh before joining the Blues in a trade prior to the 2019-20 season. 

Since then, Faulk has established himself as a reliable two-way defender known for his consistent point production and strong defensive play.

St. Louis Blues’ Playoff Hopes with Faulk’s Comeback

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The St. Louis Blues got a big boost as defenseman Justin Faulk returned from an upper-body injury, activated from the injured reserve after missing 12 games.

Despite not receiving individual accolades or recognition as one of the league’s top defensemen, Faulk’s steady contributions have earned him respect throughout his career. 

Faulk’s record of 882 games played for the Hurricanes and Blues combined for 415 points and 126 goals speaks to his dependability and longevity on the rink. Even though Faulk joined the St. Louis Blues a year following their Stanley Cup victory in 2019, his playoff expertise and leadership are still very essential to the team. 

Having appeared in 38 playoff games and contributing three goals and 17 points, Faulk brings postseason experience and a proven track record of success to the Blues’ lineup. 

As the St. Louis Blues aim to secure a playoff berth this season, Faulk’s return comes at a crucial time, providing a welcome boost to their defensive corps and bolstering their postseason aspirations

With Faulk back in the lineup, the Blues are poised to make a strong push down the stretch of the regular season and into the playoffs.

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