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Johnny Oduya | Defenseman | #29

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 7 (221) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Johnny Oduya found the back of the net in Friday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Devils.
Oduya accepted a nice pass from Erik Karlsson before blasting a shot past Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid. Oduya now has one goal and no assists in eight games this season. He's been a useful addition to the Sens lineup, but he won't carry any fantasy value. Oct 28 - 11:22 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Johnny Oduya (lower body) returned to action on Saturday October 14.

Oduya had a hit and three blocked shots in his return. He was unavailable for three straight contests.
Oct 15 - 1:55 AM

Johnny Oduya (lower body) is close to being available to play, but an exact return date is unclear at this time.

"You never know. Right now, we're waiting for a phone call to see where he's at but I know he was doing much, much, much better," coach Guy Boucher said. "We're getting closer and closer. We'll see for (Friday), maybe (Saturday) and I'd say at worst, the very worst, Tuesday (against the Canucks at home)." Oduya was injured in Ottawa's season opener.
Oct 13 - 9:02 AM

Johnny Oduya (lower body) won't play on Friday, but he might play on Saturday.

Oduya will not be in Calgary with the rest of the squad, but the door has been left open for him to join the Senators in Edmonton. He was hurt on Oct. 5.
Oct 11 - 1:33 PM

Johnny Oduya (lower body) wasn't available for Saturday's contest.

Oduya sustained the injury during Thursday's game. He should be regarded as day-to-day for now.
Oct 8 - 6:42 AM

Johnny Oduya (lower body) missed Friday's practice.

Oduya left Thursday's contest because of the ailment. He's considered day-to-day, though we don't like his chances of playing on Saturday after being absent for Friday's skate.
Oct 6 - 1:39 PM

Johnny Oduya exited Thursday's regular-season opener because of a lower-body injury.

Oduya didn't play in the third period because of the ailment. Consider him day-to-day for now. Ottawa is back in action on Saturday versus Detroit.
Oct 6 - 9:38 AM

It sounds like Erik Karlsson is pretty happy with the acquisition of Johnny Oduya.

Both players are from Sweden, so there's some familiarity between the two of them. There's been speculation that they could be paired together this season, but it's still a little early to say that that's a given. "The coach decides who plays with who, and we've said that since I've been GM here," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He has carte blanche to play whoever he wants with whoever he wants. But at the same time, I think without divulging any secrets here, Erik is very happy about us signing [Oduya]. He knows that it helps our brand and our culture. We're bringing in someone who's a true pro, and you can never know if guys can play with each other until they are paired together in the NHL."
Aug 21 - 9:14 AM

Johnny Oduya might be the defense partner for Erik Karlsson in 2017-18, according to Senators GM Pierre Dorion.

Oduya could be a replacement for Marc Methot, who was taken in the expansion draft and then traded to Dallas. "You can never have too many defensemen," Dorion said. "Johnny will mix into our mix really well, with his experience." Oduya was slowed by an ankle injury last year, but Ottawa isn't concerned with that going into 2017-18.
Jul 26 - 9:26 AM

Johnny Oduya has inked a one-year, $1 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.

The Senators announced that the deal has games played, time-on-ice and playoff bonuses that could earn Oduya another $1,250,000. Oduya skated in 52 games with Dallas and Chicago last season, while chipping in two goals and nine points. He will turn 36 before the start of the 2017-18 campaign and doesn't bring much to the table in terms of fantasy value. Still, Oduya can block shots and log around 20 minutes per game if called upon.
Jul 24 - 10:00 AM

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

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

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