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John-Michael Liles | Defenseman | #26

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 5 (159) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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John-Michael Liles is eligible for unrestricted free agency.
The 35-year-old blueliner proved to be a solid puck-mover for the Bruins after he was acquired from Carolina. Liles contributed six assists in 17 games with the Bruins. It's unclear if he'll be back with the team. Apr 11 - 9:51 AM

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John-Michael Liles picked up a pair of helpers during his return to action in Friday's 6-5 win over St. Louis.

Liles now has four assists and points through 13 games with Boston. Which gives him 13 points in 77 games in all when you combine his time with Carolina.
Apr 2 - 12:27 AM

John-Michael Liles will return to the Bruins' blue line for Friday's match with the Blues.

Through the first dozen games of his career with Boston, Liles has posted two helpers with 12 hits and 24 blocks. Not bad if your league rewards it. He's expected to skate with Zdeno Chara on the team's top unit.
Source: Lou Korac
Apr 1 - 6:40 PM

John-Michael Liles (lower body) is a possibility to return on Friday.

He missed the Bruins' past two games with a lower-body injury. Liles was expected to travel with the team and his status will probably be decided after the morning skate.
Apr 1 - 7:53 AM

John-Michael Liles returned to Bruins practice on Wednesday.

Liles has missed the past two games with a lower body injury he suffered on March 24 in a game against the Panthers. So far this season, he has six goals and 17 points in 76 games.
Mar 31 - 8:37 AM

John-Michael Liles (lower body) won't play on Tuesday at New Jersey.

He skated on Monday morning, but he won't travel with the team. Liles didn't play on Saturday in Toronto either because of the injury.
Mar 28 - 1:16 PM

John-Michael Liles did not travel with his Bruin teammates to Toronto and will not play against the Maple Leafs Saturday night.

He sustained a right leg injury Thursday as he got tangled up with the Panthers' Garrett Wilson. Liles will be re-evaluated in Boston Saturday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 26 - 8:09 AM

John-Michael Liles sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's contest.

Liles is being evaluated and for now we don't have any details regarding the nature or severity of his injury. What we do know is that he's not expected to travel with the Bruins to Toronto, so he won't return on Saturday.
Mar 25 - 11:55 AM

John-Michael Liles was pretty terrible Friday night against Anaheim.

In the Bruins' 4-0 loss to the Ducks, Liles was a minus three and was directly responsible for one Anaheim goal when Ryan Getzlaf stole the puck off of him. Liles has not had any fantasy value for a few seasons now and we don't see that changing in the future.
Mar 19 - 5:58 AM

John-Michael Liles will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Thursday.

He could be facing supplemental discipline for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov. Liles wasn't penalized on the play.
Mar 9 - 12:38 PM

John-Michael Liles might hear from the league after he delivered a forearm to the head of Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov on Tuesday night.

He was not penalized on the play, but the Department of Player Safety could still take a look at it. "I was trying to step into him as he went by me. I didn't think I came up high with it," Liles said. "I thought I was just trying to step into him. I don't know if he was falling or if he ducked. Obviously, he was down for a while. I didn't see a replay, so I'm not really sure."
Mar 9 - 9:15 AM

John-Michael Liles spent most of his time alongside Adam McQuaid during his Boston debut on Tuesday night.

He posted one shot, one hit and one giveaway during his 16:55 of ice time. Liles also logged 1:49 of power-play time in the match, which was third among Boston's defensemen behind Torey Krug (5:10) and Zdeno Chara (2:47).
Mar 2 - 7:57 AM

John-Michael Liles will make his Bruins debut against the Flames on Tuesday night.

Liles is set to skate with Dennis Seidenberg tonight and create the teams' second pairing. The 35-year-old veteran defender has posted just six goals and 15 points with 64 blocks and 96 hits with Carolina this season through 64 games. It's worth noting that six of his goals and 12 of his points have been accrued since December.
Source: Matt Kalman
Mar 1 - 6:16 PM

The Boston Bruins have acquired John-Michael Liles for a third and fifth round pick plus prospect Anthony Camara.

The 35-year-old veteran defender has posted just six goals and 15 points with 64 blocks and 96 hits with Carolina this season through 64 games. He averaged just over 20 minutes a night as well, so he figures to see plenty of time on Boston's blue line.
Feb 29 - 3:05 PM

John-Michael Liles potted his sixth goal of the season against his former team on Thursday night in a 3-1 loss to Toronto.

Liles has 15 points in 62 games now. He played in 104 games for the Leafs between 2011 and 2014.
Feb 25 - 10:46 PM

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D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
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