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Liles was a healthy scratch for the third straight game Tuesday versus the Lightning.

Liles' fantasy value has taken a sharp hit in recent weeks, as he has missed 12 of the past 18 games. He was recently cleared to play following a bout of illness, but now cannot seem to find himself a spot in the lineup. It will probably take an injury to one of the Hurricanes' regular defensemen before he does so. Keep him on your bench for the time being.

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Liles (illness) will play Thursday against the Sabres.

Liles will return to action Thursday after missing the last five games. It's not exactly clear where he will line up, but he figures to form half of the Hurricanes' second defensive pairing alongside Ron Hainsey.

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Liles returned to practice Monday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Liles was placed on injured reserve last Tuesday, making him eligible to return for the Hurricanes' game Tuesday against the Predators. His return to practice means that he is still an option for the game, but the team will likely provide an update on his status prior to the contest.

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Liles (illness) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

The IR placement will leave Liles unavailable for at least the Hurricanes' next two contests. Ryan Murphy was recalled from AHL Charlotte to provide the Hurricanes with an extra body on defense in the interim.

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Liles (illness) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Penguins, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.

It isn't a great sign for Liles that he was ruled out more than 24 hours before the game. He'll miss a second straight contest, and will hope to be back for Friday's matchup with the Flyers.

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Liles (illness) is not practicing Tuesday NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.

After missing Monday's matchup with the Canadiens, Liles is seemingly in danger of missing Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh. He's dealing with an illness for the second time this month.

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Liles (illness) will not play in Monday's game against the Canadiens, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports.

Liles battled an illness earlier this month and missed three games, so he could miss more action beyond Monday's game.

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Liles is questionable with flu-like symptoms for Monday's game against the Canadiens.

The blueliner has a goal and six assists in 25 games to date, but missed the team's morning skate Monday, and will sit out the game as well if he doesn't start feeling better.

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Liles (illness) returned to action Sunday against the Rangers. He saw 18:34 of ice time in the defeat.

The blueliner missed the Hurricanes' previous three games. He finished Sunday's contest with no points on two shot attempts, and chipped in two hits and a blocked shot on the defensive end.

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Liles (illness) took part in Saturday's gameday skate, but appears unlikely to play later in the evening against the Rangers.

Because the Hurricanes will be playing the first game of a back-to-back set with the Rangers on Saturday, it seems like coach Bill Peters could be hesitant to slot Liles back in the lineup for two games right off the bat. He remained on the ice for extra work after the morning skate concluded, suggesting he'd serve as a scratch for Saturday's game. Though he'll miss his third straight contest, there would seem to be a good possibility that he returns to action for the rematch Sunday in New York.