John-Michael Liles
D FA
5 months ago

GM Don Sweeney confirmed that Liles is not in the Bruins' plans for the coming season, CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran blueliner will thus look to catch on with another team once free agency opens this weekend. Liles is coming off a 2016-17 campaign in which he logged five helpers in 36 regular season games for the Bruins. At this stage of his career, Liles' fantasy value is modest, but the 36-year-old can still provide valuable blue line depth and experience wherever he lands.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
7 months ago

Liles collected two assists during Monday's Game 3 loss to Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

Boston scored three second-period goals, and Liles assisted on the first two. He was a regular in the press box throughout the season and played just 12:24 during Game 3, so don't let this offensive outburst fool you. Liles could return to being a healthy scratch in short order if the Boston blue line gets someone back from injury for Game 4.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
8 months ago

Liles was a healthy scratch for the eighth consecutive game Wednesday against Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has suited up for just two of the past 20 contests and totaled only five assists through 31 games this season. Liles is completely off the fantasy grid at this stage of the game, and unless he draws into the lineup consistently and carves out a decent role, his virtual status is unlikely to change this year.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
9 months ago

Liles, who had been out of the lineup for 10 of the Bruins' previous 11 games, saw 16:21 worth of ice time in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars, the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Liles back in the mix Sunday, Colin Miller was made a healthy scratch. Given that the 36-year-old Liles is seeing limited action for the B's and set to become an unrestricted free agent after the current campaign, it's plausible that the team could try to move the veteran blueliner in advance of the upcoming NHL trade deadline.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
10 months ago

Liles was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

With the Bruins' top blueliners healthy at the moment, Liles and Joe Morrow are currently the odd men out on that front. Liles is presumably the next man up, however, the next time injuries hit. Through 29 games this season, the 36-year-old rearguard has logged five assists.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
10 months ago

Liles (concussion) will draw into Sunday's lineup against the Hurricanes, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Liles return will provide the Bruins with a bit of a boost along the blue line, but his five assists in 22 contests don't make him a huge fantasy asset. His return removes Colin Miller out of the lineup Sunday and he will pair with Kevin Miller.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
10 months ago

Liles (concussion) could return to action as soon as Sunday's game against the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

Per coach Claude Julien, a decision on that front will be made after warmups Sunday, though with just five helpers over 22 games to date, Liles -- who the Bruins acquired from Carolina last February -- is off the fantasy radar in most formats.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
10 months ago

Coach Claude Julien suggested that Liles (concussion) is inching toward a return to action. "I think he feels good enough that we'll probably have to make a decision on him sometime soon," Julien noted Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Liles, who suffered what the Boston Herald describes as a severe concussion back on Nov. 27, could add some veteran depth and leadership to the Bruins' blue line once he's available, but the 36-year-old hasn't been much of a fantasy factor this season, having logged five helpers over 22 games.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
11 months ago

Liles (concussion) practiced Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Liles -- who remains listed on IR -- worked on the Bruins' spare blueliner pairing with Joe Morrow on Wednesday, suggesting that the team is easing the veteran back into the mix and that his return is not yet imminent. Liles suffered what the Boston Herald describes as a severe concussion back on Nov. 27.

John-Michael Liles
D FA
12 months ago

Liles (concussion) is showing on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

For obvious reasons, the B's need to protect Liles' noggin, but especially so because he's regarded as one of the smartest blueliners in the game. With towering defenseman Zdeno Chara (lower body) also injured, it might be in the best interest of the Bruins to summon a rearguard from the minors -- currently, the team only has six healthy skaters available on the back line.