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High-scoring Avs defenseman Liles to miss four weeks

Updated: January 8, 2007, 2:34 PM ET
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DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will be without their best offensive defenseman for approximately four weeks.

Liles

John-Michael Liles suffered a broken left foot in the first period of Saturday's 2-1 shootout win at Minnesota.

The 26-year-old Liles ranks fourth among NHL defensemen in goals with 10 and is tied for 12th in scoring with 29 points. He is the first defenseman to score 10 or more goals in each of his first three seasons since Steve Duchesne from 1986-87 to 1988-89.

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