Leafs' Liles Returns to Lineup Friday: John-Michael Liles will return to the lineup and be paired alongside Ryan O'Byrne, James Mirtle of TSN1050 reports. (Updated 5/10/13)
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John-Michael Liles was a healthy scratch on Wednesday, but will return to the lineup to add a quicker presence on the blue line. The Leafs enter a must win Game 5 as they are down 3-1 to the Bruins. (Updated 5/10/13).
John-Michael Liles is a smooth-skating, puck-moving defender, but he never really got his game back on track after suffering a mid-season concussion last year. He's had a full summer to build on his recovery so expect a fresh start this season. However, Jake Gardiner's emergence will relegate Liles to the second power-play unit and that will reduce his fantasy value. We still like him for at least 35 points, but there are a lot of guys like him out there. Don't overrate him and don't expect many goals. (Updated 8/14/12)