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Updated: July 5th, 2012 3:45pm
Wild re-signs defenseman Justin Falk to one-year, one-way contract

Wild re-signs defenseman Justin Falk to one-year, one-way contract

by Tom Pelissero
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The Minnesota Wild's offseason didn't end with the signings of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

They announced on Thursday afternoon they've agreed to a one-year, one-way contract with defenseman Justin Falk, who received a restricted free-agent qualifying offer last week and could have filed for arbitration at 4 p.m.

Falk, 23, played in a career-high 47 games last season and scored his first NHL goal on a power play against Colorado on Jan. 24. He ranked sixth in ice time and eighth among rookies in blocked shots (78).

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