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Johnny Oduya | Defenseman | #27

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 7 (221) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Johnny Oduya might be a healthy scratch in Game 4 on Thursday.
That's based on Wednesday's practice where Michal Kempny was paired with Brent Seabrook instead of Oduya. Given that Chicago is trailing Nashville 3-0 in the series, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Blackhawks make some changes. Oduya has no points and a minus-three rating in three playoff contests this year. He's been averaging 21:01 minutes per game. Apr 19 - 5:49 PM

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Johnny Oduya is feeling more comfortable with the Chicago Blackhawks, but he still has some work to do.

Oduya was re-acquired by the 'Hawks before the trade deadline. Although he's feeling more comfortable with his "new" team, he admits he's still not completely up to speed. "I feel pretty good. Of course it's a lot easier when you have guys around you you've seen before, a coaching staff," Oduya said. "It's a work in progress, anyway. I want to be better, I want to evolve with the team and want us to be better, too. It's a work in progress." Even when he's at his best, Oduya doesn't provide much in terms of fantasy value.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 25 - 11:32 AM

Johnny Oduya will indeed play in Tuesday's match against the Canucks.

The veteran defender missed Sunday's match with Colorado as a healthy scratch. In five games since coming over from Dallas, he has both a goal and an assist with four PIMs, four blocks and 22 hits.
Mar 21 - 4:56 PM

Johnny Oduya attended the morning skate on Tuesday.

Which is a positive step in the right direction as he was a healthy scratch against Colorado on Sunday. Chicago is clearly playing it safe with the veteran defender, who has lost significant time to injuries this season. In five games since coming over from Dallas, he has both a goal and an assist with four PIMs, four blocks and 22 hits. It is not yet clear if he'll play tonight against Vancouver.
Mar 21 - 3:19 PM

Johnny Oduya was a healthy scratch Sunday against Colorado.

Oduya also didn't play in the second game of a back-to-back against Detroit on March 10, as coach Joel Quenneville has been managing him leading into the playoffs. The veteran blueliner has dealt with injury issues this year. Oduya has one goal and one assist in five games with Chicago since he was acquired from Dallas.
Mar 20 - 11:53 AM

Johnny Oduya scored his first point in his second stint with the Blackhawks on Sunday.

Two games, one point. Not too shabby for the veteran defender who won't be leaned on quite as much this time around to provide offense. Chicago would go on to beat Minnesota, 4-2.
Mar 12 - 3:48 PM

Johnny Oduya is back in the Chicago lineup Sunday against Minnesota.

He was held out of Friday night's game for precautionary reasons. If for some reason you need Oduya, he's good to go for Sunday's matinee.
Mar 12 - 12:02 PM

Johnny Oduya will be a healthy scratch on Friday against Detroit.

Coach Joel Quenneville notes that both he and Niklas Hjalmarsson will be held out for "precautionary" reasons. Which is not to suggest that there's an injury afoot, rather that the veteran rearguards could use some pacing in their return to the lineup. Oduya has suited up just once for Chicago since being acquired from Dallas on Feb. 28th.
Mar 10 - 6:15 PM

Johnny Oduya (ankle) is good to play on Thursday.

Chicago acquired Oduya from Dallas on Feb. 28, but he hasn't been able to play since the acquisition due to the injury. He had a goal and seven points in 37 contests with the Stars this season.
Mar 8 - 2:36 PM

Johnny Oduya (ankle) appears to be likely to play on Thursday.

It will mark his season debut with Chicago if he's able to return from an ankle injury. Oduya was traded back to the Blackhawks from Dallas just before trade deadline day. He will skate again on Tuesday, but there's a good chance that he will play against Anaheim, according to coach Joel Quenneville.
Mar 6 - 5:10 PM

Johnny Oduya is still a few days away from playing for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Oduya was acquired in a trade with Dallas last week, but he still hasn't played for the Hawks because he's making his way back from an ankle injury. It sounds like he should be ready to go sometime next week. He isn't worth adding in any fantasy league.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 4 - 10:23 AM

Johnny Oduya (ankle) will miss Friday's game.

Oduya also won't travel with the Blackhawks to Nashville for Saturday's contest. He is expected to skate on his own on Saturday though.
Mar 3 - 2:44 PM

Johnny Oduya is on the ice practicing with Chicago on Thursday.

He wasn't able to attend Wednesday's match but appears in line to make his second debut with the club on Friday against the Islanders. He'll be wearing his familiar No. 27 as well. The 35-year-old one goal and six assists in 37 games this season. He's been averaging 18:10 of ice time with the Stars.
Mar 2 - 12:46 PM

Johnny Oduya won't be available to the Blackhawks for Wednesday's match with Pittsburgh.

He simply won't arrive in time to get himself ready to play, so his second debut with Chicago will have to wait until Friday against the Islanders. The 35-year-old one goal and six assists in 37 games this season. He's been averaging 18:10 of ice time with the Stars.
Mar 1 - 12:28 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have reportedly acquired Johnny Oduya from the Dallas Stars for Mark McNeil and a conditional fourth round draft pick.

This will be Oduya's second stint with the Blackhawks, as he was with them from 2011-12 to 2014-15. He won a pair of Stanley Cups with the 'Hawks in 2013 and 2015. The 35-year-old one goal and six assists in 37 games this season. He's been averaging 18:10 of ice time with the Stars. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. McNeill was Chicago's first round pick back in 2011, but he's only played in one NHL game since then.
Feb 28 - 7:46 PM

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