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John-Michael Liles | Defenseman | #26

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 5 (159) / COL
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John-Michael Liles will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Blues.
Liles returned to the Bruins lineup on Sunday, after missing 20 games with a concussion. There's a good chance he's being scratched because Boston just doesn't want to give the veteran too much playing time too soon. The 36-year-old logged 15:14 of ice in his return. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating and one shot on goal. Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow are also expected to watch from the press box. Jan 10 - 7:50 PM

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John-Michael Liles will make his long-awaited return to the Bruins' blue line on Sunday against the Hurricanes.

It's been 20 games, once as a healthy scratch, since the veteran defender has played due to a concussion. He was seen paired with Kevan Miller on the team's third defensive unit. With five points in 22 games, even that much will be a nice boost to their corps.
Jan 8 - 4:44 PM

Coach Claude Julien is calling John-Michael Liles a game-time decision for Sunday's match with Carolina.

The decision will be made after warm-ups. Normally we'd say this is a clear indicator that the veteran defender is playing, and the guess is that he will, but Liles took warm-ups yesterday as well and didn't play so we'll have to be patient.
Jan 8 - 4:11 PM

Look for John-Michael Liles to return to action Sunday against the Hurricanes.

He was cleared to return to action Friday after missing 20 games with a concussion, but did not dress against the Panthers Saturday night. Look for him to crack the Bruins' lineup for Sunday evening's tilt in Raleigh.
Jan 8 - 8:34 AM

John-Michael Liles will be scratched against the Panthers on Saturday.

He's off I/R at least, so a return is imminent. Liles has missed 20 games now, including tonight's. He has five points in 22 games thus far.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 7 - 7:01 PM

The Bruins activated John-Michael Liles from injured reserve on Saturday.

Which likely means that the veteran defender is finished recovering from the concussion that has sidelined him the last 19 games. He's not officially in the lineup yet, but it appears to be very near.
Jan 7 - 6:01 PM

John-Michael Liles (concussion) is "probably" set to return on Saturday against the Panthers, per coach Claude Julien.

"He’s probably ready to go, I think, from what I’m being told," Julien said. Boston needs to adjust their roster to make it happen, but we'd expect his string of 19-straight out with a concussion to come to an end. He has five points in 22 games.
Jan 7 - 1:34 PM

John-Michael Liles (concussion) can take contact in practices.

Liles has been sidelined for 19 straight games. It's still not clear when he'll return, but it's starting to look like he might be back soon.
Jan 6 - 1:06 PM

John-Michael Liles (concussion) feels that he's making progress.

Liles has been skating with the Boston Bruins. "I’ve been feeling good, just trying to take a half-step forward every day, and not get myself in trouble. That’s kind of all I’m trying to do," he said. Liles last played on Nov. 27. There's no timetable for his return.
Jan 2 - 10:23 AM

A timetable remains uncertain for John-Michael Liles' return from a concussion.

"I haven't heard much as far as the next step," said coach Claude Julien. "But right now he's skating with us, he's getting a little bit more involved. That shows me he's inching closer. But they haven't told me anything that gives me the impression he's going to be back anytime soon." Liles has missed the last 16 games.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 08:05:00 AM

John-Michael Liles (concussion) skated with his teammates on Tuesday.

It's encouraging that he was able to travel and practice, but it's still undetermined when he will be ready to return. Liles will sit for a 15th straight game on Tuesday night due to a concussion.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 04:04:00 PM

John-Michael Liles (concussion) still hasn't resumed skating.

He has sat out five straight games with a concussion from Nov. 27. There is no timetable for his return.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 07:34:00 AM

John-Michael Liles (concussion) won't play in Saturday's matinee against the Buffalo Sabres.

Liles was injured in last Sunday's game and he hasn't played since. He's out indefinitely for now and there's no time frame for his return. Boston is also without Zdeno Chara.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:36:00 AM

John-Michael Liles has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Liles was hurt early on in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins have also announced that he'll be out indefinitely. The veteran had five assists in 22 games before being injured.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 07:18:00 PM

John-Michael Liles (upper body) didn't travel with the team to Philadelphia for Tuesday night's contest.

He was hurt Sunday after he went face-first into the end boards. It doesn't seem like he will be available to play versus the Flyers.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3David Backes
4Ryan Spooner
5Dominic Moore
6Austin Czarnik
7Tim Schaller
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Frank Vatrano
RW1David Pastrnak
2Jimmy Hayes
3Riley Nash
4Brian Ferlin
D1Torey Krug
2Zdeno Chara
3Adam McQuaid
4Brandon Carlo
5John-Michael Liles
6Kevan Miller
7Colin Miller
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Zane McIntyre