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Johnny Oduya | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
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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. Jul 19 - 10:11 AM

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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.
Jun 28 - 12:12 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
Jun 4 - 9:02 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.
May 19 - 8:12 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.
Apr 8 - 1:53 PM

Johnny Oduya will not play Sunday against the Blues.

He is still dealing with a lower-body injury and will sit this one out.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 6 - 11:24 AM

Johnny Oduya was a late scratch Thursday due to a lower-body injury.

He participated in the morning skate and in warmups before deciding to sit out. Coach Joel Quenneville said that Oduya wouldn't play Friday night either, but the injury isn't serious. He is listed as day-to-day.
Apr 4 - 9:16 AM

Despite the fact Johnny Oduya missed his second consecutive game due to a lower-body injury, he will be able to play for Sweden at the Sochi Olympics.

Oduya did not dress for Friday night's loss against Phoenix and also missed Wednesday night's contest. Good information if you are in an Olympic hockey pool. Otherwise this means little.
Feb 8 - 12:44 PM

Johnny Oduya didn't play Wednesday because of a lower-body injury.

Consider him day-to-day for now. Oduya has 13 points and 96 blocked shots in 58 games this season.
Feb 6 - 11:01 AM

Johnny Oduya has been selected to take part in the Winter Olympics with Team Sweden.

Chicago teammates Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger will play for Sweden in the Sochi Games as well. They are all known for their defensive skills and they should help the Swedes attempt to shut down the opposition, especially on the penalty kill.
Jan 7 - 10:26 AM

Johnny Oduya (leg) is available for Wednesday's game.

Oduya was hurt while blocking a shot during Monday's game against Edmonton. He has two goals and seven points in 25 contests this season.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 02:47:00 PM

Johnny Oduya (leg) is questionable to play Wednesday night.

He was hit in the left leg by a shot during Monday's 5-1 win over Edmonton. Oduya scored in that contest to give him seven points in 25 games this season.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 08:01:00 AM

Johnny Oduya drew an assist on Patrick Kane's first period goal.

Oduya has three goals and four assists in the playoffs and is tied for sixth in the NHL with a plus-10 rating. The Blackhawks are only one game away from winning the Stanley Cup and it will be the first time Oduya will have his name etched on the Cup if Chicago prevails.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 07:42:00 AM

Johnny Oduya ranks second in the NHL with 39 blocked shots in 18 playoff games.

When it came to blocked shots, the Boston Bruins cleanly beat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. However, Oduya was among the most prolific shot blockers in the triple-overtime contest with seven credited to him. Oduya also has three goals and six points in the postseason.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 08:47:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Peter Regin
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Nick Leddy
5Johnny Oduya
6Michal Rozsival
7David Rundblad
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta