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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.

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Liles (undisclosed) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Bill Peters said Liles got "banged up" late in Tuesday's loss to the Sabres, resulting in his absence from practice. The team's medical staff will assess his health after Thursday's morning skate before determining if he'll be ready to go for the game against the Rangers.

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Liles scored a goal in the Hurricanes 5-2 loss to the Capitals on Sunday.

Liles was fighting for a roster spot this preseason, but it appears he'll have earned his way onto the team at the start of the season. He also logged some time on special teams, both on the power play and shorthanded, so he play a valuable role in Carolina this year, but he probably won't put up great fantasy numbers.

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Liles saw 20:27 worth of ice time - including almost three minutes on the power play - and chipped in an assist during Wednesday's 6-3 preseason loss to the Blue Jackets.

Liles spent most of last season playing for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL before being traded to Carolina in January. He saw an increased workload for the Hurricanes, averaging roughly 20 minutes of ice time in 35 games. Liles' best days as an offensively-creative defenseman appear to be behind him, however with two years left on his contract he will likely stick around long enough to mentor the young, up-and-coming blueliners the Canes have on their roster, like Justin Faulk (22) and Ryan Murphy (21). He will likely play on the Canes' second or third defensive pairing this upcoming season and see a decent amount of power-play minutes. Just don't expect a huge spike in his offensive totals.

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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.

John-Michael Liles D CAR 7 Months

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

John-Michael Liles D CAR 7 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.