Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Maple Leaf's Liles Suffers Ankle Sprain

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a 92.1% chance of qualifying for the post season, but they may be without
one of their top defenseman because of an ankle sprain.
John-Michael Liles suffered an ankle sprain on Saturday during the 3-2 win over the Bruin (their second win in eight games) and will not join the team as they travel to Boston for the home-and-home series.
Liles suffered the injury during the second quarter when he collided awkwardly with Bruins winger Daniel Paille. Liles was jumping in to play a face-off, when Paille slid toward him, taking him down. He was able to skate off the ice and headed to the Leafs' locker room. He was seen limping, favoring his left leg, and needed assistance from the team trainer.
Liles, 32, did not return for the third quarter and is listed as day-to-day. Leafs coach Randy Carlyle told reporters after the game that X-rays came back negative. It had originally looked like Paille's skate had cut Liles' foot, but the news was that it is just an ankle sprain.
Liles had played in just five games since returning to the box from an extended stay in the press box as a healthy scratch. Mike Kotza will likely take his place
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