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NHL Free Agency 2012: Justin Falk Agrees To 1-Year, $875,000 Extension With Minnesota Wild

On Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota Wild came to terms on a one-year, one-way contract with restricted free agent Justin Falk worth $875,000. The deal came just in time, as Falk was 15 minutes away from being eligible to file for arbitration.

The 6-foot-5, 215 pound defenseman is known for his agility and toughness.

Over three seasons, Falk has played 72 games with the Wild, reaching a career high of 47 in 2011-12 campaign. Still considered a rookie last season due to the amount of games he has played, the 23-year old ranked sixth in ice-time minutes and eighth in blocked shots amongst all rookies.

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