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Liles recorded an assist and was plus-2 during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders. It was his 13th point of the season and fifth in his last 11 games.

Liles has found himself serving as a healthy scratch numerous times this season; however, following the recent trade that sent Tim Gleason to Washington, the Canes are now a little thinner on the blue line, and we suspect Liles will see more regular minutes going forward.

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Liles recorded a power-play assist - his third helper in the past five games - during Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks.After sitting out for most of January as a healthy scratch, Liles now seems to have cemented himself a regular spot in the lineup, playing mostly on the Canes' second defensive pairing with Tim Gleason. Furthermore, with Ryan Murphy (leg) currently on IR, we suspect Liles should continue to see regular minutes for the time being. For fantasy purposes, if you are in need of a guy averaging roughly 20 minutes per night with some second-line PP time thrown in, Liles just might fit the bill.

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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.