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Pro Sports Daily:
The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenseman John-Michael Liles on injured reserve Tuesday with concussion-like symptoms.
Liles sat out Friday's game against the New York Islanders after taking a hard hit from Buffalo's Paul Gaustad one night earlier.
"We're shutting him down for a few days," Toronto coach Ron Wilson said. "He was better today, but not ready to go."
Liles has appeared in 34 games this season, scoring four goals to go along with 17 assists.
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