Jackets re-sign defenseman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way pact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2015-16 season.

The 26-year-old Falk had a goal and an assist in 18 games last season. He was picked up from Minnesota at the trade deadline along with a fifth-round pick for defenseman Jordan Leopold.

A native of Snowflake, Manitoba, Falk has two goals and 17 assists along with 134 penalty minutes in 147 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Wild and New York Rangers.

He was Minnesota's second pick, 110th overall, in the 2007 draft.

The signing was announced on Friday.

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