Liles suffered a concussion after he crashed face-first into the boards in Sunday’s win over the Lightning. With Liles out, Joe Morrow was back in the lineup with Liles out and expect that to remain the case until Zdeno Chara is good-to-go.
Liles left Sunday’s game with an upper-body and did not return.
Liles played just 2:24 TOI before leaving the game with an upper-body injury. The Bruins are already without Zdeno Chara, so losing Liles would force them to recall a defenseman if neither veteran defenseman are ready to play on Tuesday.
The Bruins have re-signed John-Michael Liles to a one-year deal worth $2 million.
Liles, 35, racked up six assists in 17 games with the Bruins after he was brought in from Carolina at the Trade Deadline. Liles is a solid offensive-defenseman who brings some offensive-punch and experience to the Bruins’ third-pairing. Overall, he had six goals and 15 assists (21 points) in 81 games last year.
The Bruins have acquired John-Michael Liles from the Hurricanes for a third round pick, fifth round pick and Anthony Camara.
Liles, 35, has enjoyed a strong 11-year NHL career and now he heads to his fourth team. He has picked up six goals and nine assists (15 points) in 64 games with the Hurricanes this season. He will likely make his Bruins’ debut on Tuesday.
Liles (illness) will return to the Hurricanes lineup on Saturday.
Liles has missed the last three games with an illness, but will return tonight vs. the Rangers. He has one goal and six assists in 22 games this season. He will replace Michal Jordan in the lineup and skate with Tim Gleason.