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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 really found 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.

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John-Michael Liles returned to action on Friday March 21.

John-Michael Liles D CAR 4 Months

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.

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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.

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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.

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John-Michael Liles returned to action on Tuesday February 25.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.