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John-Michael Liles | Defenseman

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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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

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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

Defenseman John-Michael Liles has not played in the Carolina Hurricanes' past two games because of what the club has called an upper-body injury.

There's a tweet from Raleigh News and Observer hockey reporter Chip Alexander, however, saying that Canes coach Kirk Muller says Liles is concussed.
Mar 13 - 9:12 AM

John-Michael Liles will not play Saturday night at New Jersey due to an upper-body injury.

Liles sustained the injury in Carolina's loss against the Rangers on Friday night. Mike Komisarek will play in his place.
Mar 8 - 6:53 PM

John-Michael Liles (lower body) returned to action on Tuesday February 25.

Liles missed the Hurricanes' last game before the Olympic break due to the ailment. He logged 22:40 minutes in Carolina's 3-2 loss to Buffalo.
Feb 26 - 1:37 AM

Carolina defenseman John-Michael Liles is questionable for tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Liles left during the Canes' 5-1 win over Florida on Friday with a lower-body injury.
Feb 8 - 9:46 AM

John-Michael Liles recorded an assist in Carolina's 5-3 loss on Sunday.

Liles now has two points in eight games since being acquired by Carolina. Those aren't exactly inspiring numbers, but we wouldn't give up on Liles just yet. He's definitely a risk, but he has a lot of upside now that he's away from a Toronto team that wasn't using him.
Jan 20 - 9:04 AM

John-Michael Liles scored a goal in his first game against Toronto since the trade.

Toronto shipped Liles and prospect Dennis Robertson to Carolina on Jan. 1 in exchange for Tim Gleason. Liles was barely used by the Maple Leafs this season, but Carolina is giving him plenty of power-play ice time. He's not a bad guy to gamble on if you need a defenseman.
Jan 10 - 9:25 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have matched John-Michael Liles alongside Ryan Murphy.

Liles was also paired with Murphy on the point during the power play as Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner and Alexander Semin were up front. The Hurricanes needed an offensive defenseman and the trade for Liles on Wednesday should help the team a lot as Liles has a lot of offensive capabilities. He is worth picking up in deep pools as Liles will get plenty of chances to show his offensive firepower.
Jan 4 - 5:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Victor Rask
3Jay McClement
4Brad Malone
5Jordan Staal
6Brody Sutter
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Nathan Gerbe
3Jiri Tlusty
4Chris Terry
RW1Alexander Semin
2Elias Lindholm
3Pat Dwyer
4Zach Boychuk
5Riley Nash
6Patrick Brown
D1Justin Faulk
2Andrej Sekera
3Ron Hainsey
4Ryan Murphy
5Tim Gleason
6John-Michael Liles
7Jay Harrison
8Brett Bellemore
G1Cam Ward
2Anton Khudobin