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Liles (illness) will not be in the lineup Thursday against the Maple Leafs.

Viewed as questionable to play heading into Thursday, Liles still appears to be under the weather and will miss his second straight match as a result. A void was created on defense by the Hurricanes' decision earlier in the day to trade Jay Harrison to the Jets, but it will be Brett Bellemore rather than Liles who steps in to fill the vacancy.

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Liles (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Canadiens.

Considered a game-time decision heading into the evening, Liles wasn't able to take part in the team's pregame session, making it safe to rule him out for Tuesday's affair. He'll be replaced on the Hurricanes' second pairing by Jay Harrison.

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Liles is dealing with an illness and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

The illness prevented Liles from taking part in Tuesday's morning skate, and it could prevent him from taking the ice Tuesday night as well.

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Liles assisted on two goals in Tuesday's win over the Stars.

Though he doubled his point total over the previous 11 games of the season, Liles found himself on the ice for four Dallas goals, finishing with a minus-2 rating on the night. With limited offensive involvement at this stage of his career and weak hit and penalty minute totals, Liles won't carry much fantasy value when he finds himself in the lineup.

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Liles remained on the ice for extra work at morning skate and looks to be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Coyotes.

Jay Harrison is set to enter the lineup in place of Liles, who has one point and a minus-3 rating through five games on the season. The Hurricanes don't have a defined seventh defenseman on their roster, so expect a number of blueliners to rotate in and out of the lineup for the games to come.

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Liles (upper-body soreness) is slated for a return to action Thursday against the Flames.

Coach Bill Peters acknowledged after the Hurricanes' morning session that Brett Bellemore and Jay Harrison would be scratched on defense Thursday night, paving the way for Liles' return to the lineup. Liles has one point and four shot attempts through three games, during which he's averaged 18:40 of ice time.

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Liles (general soreness) has been cleared for contact, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

Liles is showing improvement, but he is not ready to play just yet, so he will miss his second straight game Tuesday night. With him back on the ice, however, he could return to action as soon as Thursday.

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Liles was in a yellow, no-contact jersey at the Hurricanes practice on Sunday, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

The 33-year-old defenseman did not play in Carolina's game on Thursday against the Rangers and his status for Tuesday's game against the Jets is in question. Liles has one assist in three games so far this season.

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Coach Bill Peters said Liles (general soreness) is close to returning, reports Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News-Observer.

Liles missed Thursday's game against the Rangers after getting a little banged up Tuesday against Buffalo. The Canes' next game isn't until Oct. 21 against Winnipeg, giving Liles plenty of time to heal up. We expect he will suit up against the Jets.

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Liles (general soreness) didn't take part in morning skate and looks to be out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers.

Coach Bill Peters said that Liles was "banged up" after Tuesday's game against the Sabres and is being listed as day-to-day. It appears Brett Bellemore will take his spot in the Carolina lineup.