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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 8 - 7:34 AM

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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.
Dec 3 - 10:36 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.
Nov 29 - 7:18 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.
Nov 29 - 10:30 AM

John-Michael Liles left Sunday's match with the Lightning due to an upper body injury.

The veteran defender played just 2:24 before departing. We'll keep you posted on his status as it develops. Consider Liles day-to-day for now.
Nov 27 - 2:31 PM

John-Michael Liles appears to be available for Thursday's game after he left Tuesday's match early in the third period.

"Liles is good, yep," said coach Claude Julien aftere Liles didn't skate on Wednesday. He exited Tuesday's match after he sustained a cut.
Nov 3 - 9:29 AM

John-Michael Liles is thrilled that he'll be back in Boston next season.

Liles re-signed with the Bruins after the start of free agency and admitted he wanted to return all along. "I’m not going to tell you it was a really long list of teams, but there were some other teams and some comparable offers," said Liles. "I just really enjoyed playing here for those 17 games and just really enjoyed playing in this city. I thought the fans were fantastic, I thought the group in the room was great. . . . My family absolutely loved being here in the city, so that was a big part of it." The Bruins acquired Liles from Carolina and he proved to be a decent fit on their blue line at the end of last season. He'll likely put up close to 20 points in 2016-17.
Sep 10 - 9:57 AM

John-Michael Liles' one-year contract with the Boston Bruins is worth up to $2,250,000.

Liles will receive $2 million in a base salary and he could earn an additional $250,000 in playoff bonuses. He had six goals and 21 points in 81 games last season.
Jul 8 - 11:36 AM

The Boston Bruins have re-signed John-Michael Liles.

Liles played 17 games for Boston after being acquired at the deadline from Carolina. He is now a five-six defenseman at best for the Bruins but he can still score and could hit the 30 point mark if he plays regularly.
Jul 1 - 12:24 PM

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

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

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