The Carolina Hurricanes earned their best win of the season on Saturday, with a 5-1 domination of the Washington Capitals.
Faulk missed three games with an upper-body injury. He had three goals and three assists in his first 11 outings.
“It’s been eight days or whatever, so it hasn’t been that long a layoff,” said Faulk, per the News & Observer. “It should be fine. I’ve been getting better every day.”
Saturday’s victory over the Caps offered a glimpse of what the ‘Canes can do, so long as they get the saves from either Cam Ward or Eddie Lack. Carolina outshot Washington, 38-21, with rookie Sebastian Aho finally breaking through, potting the first two goals of his NHL career.
“Tonight, that was a very good line,” coach Bill Peters told reporters. “And that should be a good line. There’s plenty of hockey sense there. Teravainen seems like he’s kind of fitting in and comfortable. Now that Aho’s gotten on the board, I think he’s going to take a step also.”