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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 and Riley Nash will be scratched against the Kings on Thursday.
Through 30 games this season the veteran defender has posted just five helpers along with 21 hits and 37 blocks. He's also suited up just eight times since the calendar turned to 2017. Nash meanwhile has 10 points with 47 hits in 60 games thus far. Feb 23 - 9:22 PM
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John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow will be scratched against the Sharks on Sunday.

The veteran defender has appeared in just one game since Jan. 22nd, which may signal his role with the team. In 30 games this season Liles has five assists with 21 hits and 37 blocks.
Feb 19 - 7:17 PM

John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow will be scratched against the Canucks on Saturday.

Through 30 games so far this season the veteran defender has posted five points along with 21 hits and 37 blocks while seeing just over 16 minutes per game.
Feb 11 - 12:59 PM

John-Michael Liles, Jimmy Hayes and Joe Morrow will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Toronto.

Liles has posted five helpers along with 36 blocks and 19 hits in 29 games. Hayes has but three points and 56 hits in 40 games this season. As Morrow 29 hits in 17 games thus far.
Feb 4 - 3:35 PM

John-Michael Liles will sit out again as the Bruins will go with the same lineup that earned a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning the night before.

Along with Liles, Austin Czarnik and Joe Morrow will once again be the healthy scratches for the second straight game after the All Star break.
Feb 1 - 7:53 PM

John-Michael Liles, Austin Czarnik and Joe Morrow will each be scratched from Thursday's match with Pittsburgh.

Through 29 games thus far the veteran defender Liles has no goals with five helpers and 36 blocks. Meanwhile the rookie Czarnik has picked up five goals and 13 points along with 25 blocks.
Jan 26 - 7:09 PM

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

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.
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

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