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John-Michael Liles | Defenseman

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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John-Michael Liles will return to action on Sunday after missing three games with an upper body injury.
The defenseman will replace Michal Jordan on the blueline. Liles has a goal and six assists in 22 games with a minus-four rating. He is not fantasy-worthy at this time. Dec 21 - 12:03 PM

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John-Michael Liles is out Saturday night because of an upper-body injury.

Liles has missed the past three games. The veteran blueliner has seven points this season.
Dec 20 - 7:18 PM

John-Michael Liles and Brett Bellemore will be scratches in Montreal on Tuesday night.

Liles is feeling under the weather and is dealing with an illness. Neither player has any fantasy value.
Dec 16 - 9:10 PM

John-Michael Liles had an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Nashville.

Liles just has five points in 17 games in 2014-15. He used to be a great offensive defenseman, but we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues this season.
Dec 3 - 9:50 AM

John-Michael Liles will be a healthy scratch in Carolina's game at Los Angeles on Thursday.

Jay Harrison is returning to the Canes' lineup so Liles will sit. The 33-year-old had two assists in Carolina's last game against Dallas, but he was also a minus-2 in that game.
Nov 20 - 10:23 PM

John-Michael Liles had two assists in Carolina's 6-4 victory over Dallas.

This game aside, Liles' days of being relevant in standard fantasy leagues are behind him. He's still getting regular minutes with the man advantage, but he only has three points in 12 contests.
Nov 19 - 8:59 AM

John-Michael Liles (lower body) returned to action on Tuesday October 28.

Liles missed Friday's game due to the ailment. He had a minus-two rating in 16:31 minutes of ice time in his return.
Oct 29 - 1:43 AM

John-Michael Liles sat out Friday's game with a lower body injury.

Liles had just returned from an upper body injury on Thursday before being felled by this latest injury. Liles has one assist in four games with a minus-one rating. He is not worth having at this time.
Oct 25 - 6:49 AM

John-Michael Liles is ready to return to the Hurricanes lineup according to coach Bill Peters.

Liles has missed one game because of an upper-body injury. The 33-year-old has one assist in three games this season.
Oct 19 - 1:32 PM

John-Michael Liles (upper body) skated on his own Friday.

Coach Bill Peters expects to have Liles at practice on Sunday. He missed Thursday's game because of an upper-body injury.
Oct 17 - 6:18 PM

John-Michael Liles suffered an undisclosed injury Tuesday night.

Coach Bill Peters said the defenseman is day-to-day. Liles has one assist in three games this season.
Oct 15 - 5:36 PM

John-Michael Liles skated alongside Jay Harrison during Wednesday's practice.

The Hurricanes won't make their season debut until Friday, but it will be interesting to see how Liles is used when they do. Liles is capable offensively, but isn't a lock to play regularly. If he does though, he could surpass the 30-point mark.
Oct 9 - 8:09 AM

John-Michael Liles registered three points in the Hurricanes' 4-1 win over the Stars on Thursday night.

A turn-back-the-block performance for Liles, who scored and had two helpers. He struggled to find his way with the Maple Leafs and his game has certainly slipped in recent seasons, but he's an offensive-minded defensemen capable of putting together some solid games here and there. That being said, he has nine points in 36 games this season and isn't worth adding down the stretch. Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist, while Eric Staal and Riley Nash each lit the lamp as well. Chris Terry assisted twice.
Apr 3 - 9:57 PM

John-Michael Liles was back in the Hurricane lineup Friday night against Chicago.

He had missed the last two weeks with a concussion but seems fine to activate after playing 19:30 (3:10 on the power play) and taking four shots on goal in the Hurricanes' 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
Mar 22 - 2:22 AM

John-Michael Liles (concussion) was on the ice with the Hurricanes on Monday.

Liles was wearing a no-contact jersey though, so his return probably isn't imminent. He has a goal and four points in 28 games this season.
Mar 18 - 10:05 AM

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4Brad Malone
5Jordan Staal
6Andrej Nestrasil
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
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RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Zach Boychuk
5Riley Nash
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Tim Gleason
5Michal Jordan
6John-Michael Liles
7Brett Bellemore
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin