Liles to remain a Leaf.

TSN reports the Toronto Maple Leafs will announc the re-signing of defenseman John-Michael Liles to a four year contract extension. More to follow.

**UPDATE**The financial terms are $15.5 million, or an average cap hit of $3.875 million per season. Liles has agreed to accept less money but a longer term deal.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s a good, affordable move by the Leafs, though one hopes Liles won’t suffer any significant lingering after-effects from his recent concussion. He’s an experienced puck-moving defenseman who in recent years has also improved his defensive play. Question now is, does this signing portend another Leafs blueliner being dealt? Stay tuned…