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Johnny Oduya | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 188
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Johnny Oduya could return to action by the end of next week.
Oduya is recovering from an upper-body injury. Check back with us next week for an update as to his status. Feb 28 - 12:05 PM

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Johnny Oduya (upper body) is expected to be sidelined for around a couple of weeks, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

He was injured on his first shift of the Chicago's 6-2 loss to Boston on Sunday. The Blackhawks are slated to lean on Tim Erixon and David Rundblad more during Oduya's absence.
Feb 24 - 10:36 AM

Johnny Oduya's undisclosed injury is related to his upper-body.

Oduya is likely to be sidelined for a couple of weeks due to the ailment. With Oduya unavailable, Kyle Cumiskey might come out of the press box and stick with the Blackhawks for a while longer.
Feb 23 - 3:03 PM

Johnny Oduya left Sunday's game against the Boston Bruins with an undisclosed injury.

Oduya left the game in the first period and he hasn't returned to the bench for the start of the second. We'll give you a more detailed update as soon as one is made available.
Feb 22 - 4:48 PM

Johnny Oduya was able to play Friday nigt against the Red Wings.

He left Tuesday's game after getting hit with a shot but was OK to dress for the 4-1 loss to Detroit Friday evening. Oduya took 30 shits and had 20:28 of ice time so he looks to be just fine.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 02:36:00 AM

Johnny Oduya exited Tuesday's game in the third period after getting hit with a shot.

"We'll know more (Wednesday)," coach Joel Quenneville said. "We'll see. Hopefully, he'll be all right." Oduya has more to the Blackhawks as a shutdown blueliner than he does in fantasy hockey. He has two points and 27 blocks in 16 games this season.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Johnny Oduya is projected to open the season with David Rundblad as his defense partner.

The Blackhawks appear to be leaning towards beginning the year with the duo of Oduya and Niklas Hjalmarsson skating on different pairings. Hjalmarsson is slated to be joined by training camp standout Trevor van Riemsdyk.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Johnny Oduya (lower body) wasn't on the ice Friday morning.

Oduya might be able to skate on Saturday though. He had 16 points and 38 penalty minutes in 77 contests in 2013-14.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Ryan Winn of the Arizona Republic thinks that the Coyotes should take advantage of teams over the NHL salary cap.

Winn writes that the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks are two of the four team who are already over the salary cap limit and will each need to make at least one trade to get under the cap by the start of the season. The Coyotes are well under the cap as they have spent almost $57.9 million and can go as high as $69 million. Defenseman Johnny Oduya is slated to make only $2.825 million with a cap hit of $3.375 million and will make a solid addition to the Arizona blueline. Stay tuned.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 07:01:00 AM

It turns out that Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya broke his right foot blocking a shot from the point late in the third period of Game 7 of the Western Conference final against the Los Angeles Kings.

He kept playing in overtime anyway, logging three shifts. Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said Oduya might not have been able to play if his team had beaten the Kings and moved on to the Stanley Cup championship series.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 10:11:00 AM

The NHL's and NHLPA's determination of a $69 milliion salary cap for the 2014-15 season may force the Blackhawks to trade a number of players with Johnny Oduya at the top of the list.

The Hawks have already moved Brandon Bollig to the Flames for a draft pick to save $1.25 million and may have to move Oduya who makes a whopping $3.375 million in order to re-sign a number of players and address the extensions of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane while staying under the cap. Stay tuned.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Johnny Oduya sustained an undisclosed injury in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

Had Chicago advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, Oduya might not have been able to play. Given that the Kings eliminated the Blackhawks though, Oduya has plenty of time to recover.
Source: CSN Chicago
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 09:02:00 AM

The Blackhawks shook up their defense pairings in Game 5.

Johnny Oduya, who normally plays with Niklas Hjalmarsson, skated alongside Nick Leddy, while Hjalmarsson was paired with Duncan Keith. The other defense tandem featured Michal Rozsival and Brent Seabrook.

Johnny Oduya picked up his third assist of the playoffs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday.

He jumped into the rush late in the third period and set up Jonathan Toews on a 3-on-1 rush to seal Chicago's 3-1 victory against Los Angeles. Oduya has four points in 13 postseason matches.
Mon, May 19, 2014 08:12:00 AM

Look for Johnny Oduya (lower body) to rejoin the Blackhawks on Wednesday.

Oduya was sidelined for three consecutive contests. He has three goals and 15 points in 74 games this season. He also ranks third on the team with 111 blocked shots.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 01:53:00 PM

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