After being traded to the Hurricanes on Wednesday, Liles will be in the lineup tonight.
Liles will be paired with rookie Ryan Murphy and will also play the point on their first power-play unit. Liles is a solid offensive defenseman who has more value with his new club than he did with the Maple Leafs. He should see regular minutes and ample power-play time.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have sent J.M Liles to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
Liles was originally recalled by the Leafs on October 28, but did not play in any games. He has played eight games for the Marlies this season collecting five points on one goal and four assists, while recording eight minutes in penalties.
Liles was recalled by the Maple Leafs on Monday to accompany them on their three game road trip. The Maple Leafs will roll with the same six defensemen as they used on Saturday. Liles had a goal and four assists in eight games with the Marlies.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled John-Michael Liles from Toronto (AHL).
The Maple Leafs are getting set for a three-game western Canadian road trip, so Liles has been recalled to be the Maple Leafs seventh defenseman on the trip. Liles has one goal and four assists in eight games with the Marlies.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenceman John-Michael Liles on waivers as their opening-night roster begins to come into focus.
Liles looked like the odd man out on the blue-line during the pre-season, something that became even more clear after Cody Franson signed. If he's not claimed by another NHL team, Liles could be assigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies.