Looking for some insurance in Buffalo and depth in Rochester, the Sabres have added another free agent defenseman with the signing of 6-foot-5, 210-pound Justin Falk. He split last year with Columbus and Calder Cup champion Lake Erie. The Winnipeg Sun reports the Manitoba native signed a two-way deal, paying $650,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the AHL.
Falk, 27, was Minnesota's fourth-round pick in 2007. He had four assists in 24 games for Columbus last season and had two goals, seven assists in 32 games for Lake Erie. He had four assists while playing 17 playoff games for the Monsters, as they swept Hershey to take the AHL title.
Falk has played 171 games in the NHL with Minnesota, the New York Rangers and Columbus. Earlier today, the Sabres signed former Vancouver blueliner Taylor Fedun to a two-way deal.