John-Michael Liles

#26 D / Carolina Hurricanes / EXP: 11YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 lb Age: 35 College: Michigan State

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Hurricanes' John-Michael Liles: Adds helper in losing cause Monday

      Liles posted a rare assist in Monday's 3-2 OT loss to the Flyers. It was just his second point in 21 games so far this season. After recording a respectable 20 points last year, Liles will be lucky to hit double digits this season given his current pace. He's still averaging over 20 minutes per game on the Canes' top defensive pairing, but Liles has not seen any power-play time for three straight games. His fantasy value barely moves the needle right now. Avoid.

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      Hurricanes' John-Michael Liles: No offense from the Canes' blue line

      Liles was held off the scoresheet for the 12th time in 13 games Friday against the Stars. With just a single assist so far this season, Liles is currently on track to post the worst offensive totals of his career. The puzzling thing is, Liles continues to see a decent amount of ice time, averaging almost 21 minutes a game, with a decent amount of that coming on the power play (2:33), but he just can't seem to make anything click offensively. That said, Liles' teammates can't seem to find the net either, as the Canes are currently tied for third-last in the NHL in goals per game at a meagre 2.08. As such, we don't expect Liles' numbers to turn around anytime soon. Avoid.

    • Canes' Liles Sets Up Two In Loss

      News: John-Michael Liles set up two of the Hurricanes' three goals in Monday's narrow loss to the Sabres.
      Analysis: With 19 assists in 54 games, John-Michael Liles has been a sneaky asset in that category in deep leagues, but his overall profile still isn't especially attractive. He's not a goal scorer (only two on the season) and isn't overly physical on the defensive end, either, as evidenced by his 68 hits and 14 PIM. Moreover, he'll turn 35 in November, so he's rather unlikely to make a return to the glory days.
    • Canes' Liles: Three-Game Point Streak

      News: John-Michael Liles tallied an assist and put up six shot attempts in Monday's loss to the Blackhawks.
      Analysis: John-Michael Liles has assists in his last three games, while missing one contest in between due to a lower-body injury. At 34 years old, Liles is well removed from his years of steady 40-point production with the Avalanche in the mid-to-late 2000s, but he still represents one of the better puck movers on a Hurricanes blue line that lacks high-end talent.
    • Canes' Liles Likely Back In Saturday

      News: John-Michael Liles (lower body) skated as part of the second pairing at Saturday's morning skate, an indication he'll likely play later in the evening against the Rangers.
      Analysis: John-Michael Liles missed the Hurricanes' previous game Thursday against the Canadiens with the injury, but was able to return to practice Friday. The blueliner has two goals, 16 points, and a minus-6 rating over 45 games this season.
    • Canes' Liles Returns To Practice

      News: John-Michael Liles (lower body) returned to practice Friday,'s Michael Smith reports.
      Analysis: John-Michael Liles missed Thursday's game against the Canadiens, after suffering the injury during Tuesday's game against the Senators. He can be considered questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Rangers.
    • Canes' Liles Has Lower-Body Injury

      News: John-Michael Liles suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's loss to the Senators and has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
      Analysis: The Hurricanes will call up Danny Biega from AHL Charlotte to take John-Michael Liles' lineup spot for at least Thursday's game. The 34-year-old Liles has two goals, 14 assists, and a minus-6 rating over 45 games this season.
    • Canes' Liles (Scratch) To Rejoin Lineup Saturday

      News: John-Michael Liles, who sat out the previous two games as a healthy scratch, will return to the lineup Saturday against Florida, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
      Analysis: John-Michael Liles will take the place of Ryan Murphy, who took part in the morning skate but will sit out against the Panthers due to illness. With 15 points in 42 games, Liles has been a decent contributor offensively when he plays, but until he can find himself a regular spot in the lineup, it's hard to recommend him for fantasy purposes.
    • Canes' Liles Assists In Win Over Isles

      News: John-Michael 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.
      Analysis: John-Michael Liles has found himself serving as a healthy scratch numerous times this season; however, following the recent trades that sent Andrej Sekera and Tim Gleason to the Kings and Capitals, respectively, the Canes are now a little thinner on the blue line, and we suspect Liles will see more regular minutes going forward.
    • Liles Back And Producing In Canes' Lineup

      News: John-Michael Liles recorded a power-play assist - his third helper in the past five games - during Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks.
      Analysis: After sitting out for most of January as a healthy scratch, John-Michael 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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