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27 Johnny Oduya D
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 10/1/1981 | Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden | Team: Chicago Blackhawks | College: None | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 213.67
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3/2/2015

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Skates On Own

News: Johnny Oduya (upper body) skated on his own Monday morning, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports.
Analysis: While Johnny Oduya is expected to miss at least another game or two, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said the defenseman's Monday participation is a good sign. Oduya may thus stand some chance to return for Friday's game against the Oilers.

2/27/2015

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks Place Oduya On IR

News: Johnny Oduya (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya has missed nearly a week with the injury and is slated to miss at least another one, so the decision to place him on IR doesn't register as much of a surprise. The transaction will open up a spot on the 23-man roster for an extra player, should the Blackhawks choose to fill the vacancy.

2/23/2015

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Johnny Oduya

Chicago's Oduya Sidelined

News: Johnny Oduya will miss a couple of weeks due to an upper-body injury.
Analysis: With just five points and 26 PIM in 60 games to date, Johnny Oduya's absence is of more import to Chicago's blue line depth than it is to fantasy owners.

2/22/2015

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Johnny Oduya

Hawks' Oduya Could Miss Some Time

News: Johnny Oduya, who left the game with an upper-body injury on Sunday in the first period, could miss a few games, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya played one shift during the first period on Sunday. He left the ice at 2:34 of the first period and went to the locker room shortly afterward. He did not return to the game. "We'll know more tomorrow," Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville said. "We'll see how he is. Upper body, but we'll see. Might miss a few [games]." Oduya has two goals, three assists and is a minus-9 in 60 games this season. He is one of nine Blackhawks not to miss a game this season.

1/31/2015

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Johnny Oduya

Hawks' Oduya Tallies Assist

News: Johnny Oduya registered an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Analysis: While points are always a nice bonus for Johnny Oduya, his true value lies in his skills as a defender. Oduya has posted 42 hits, 88 blocked shots and five points through 48 games with the Blackhawks this season.

11/30/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Hawks' Oduya Will Play Saturday

News: Johnny Oduya (lower body) will play Saturday against the Kings, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: The veteran defender is banged up, but will tough it out once again on Saturday against the Kings. The veteran defender has just two points and a plus-1 rating through 23 games this season.

11/14/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Will Play Friday

News: Johnny Oduya (lower body) will play Friday against the Red Wings, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya practiced fully Thursday, eliminating any concerns about the injury to his foot that he sustained Tuesday night while blocking a shot. The blueliner has just two points and a minus-2 rating while playing in all 16 of the Blackhawks' games this season.

11/13/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Practices Thursday

News: Johnny Oduya (lower body) joined the Blackhawks for Thursday's practice, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya was injured late in Tuesday's win over the Lightning, but his return to practice suggests his ailment isn't particularly serious. If he's able to take part in pairing work during Friday's morning skate, there's a good chance he'll be available later that night against the Red Wings.

11/12/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Chicago's Oduya Hurt In Victory

News: Johnny Oduya suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot midway through the third period of Tuesday's shootout win over the Lightning, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya didn't return to action after blocking the shot off his right leg, finishing the night with a season-low 13:49 of ice time. Coach Joel Quenneville said the team would find out more information regarding the nature and severity of his injury after Oduya is evaluated Wednesday.

10/19/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Hawks' Oduya Lights Lamp Saturday Night

News: Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season on Saturday night that gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead against Nashville in the Hawks' 2-1 overtime win.
Analysis: With the goal in Chicago's fourth game of the season, Johnny Oduya has a third of his projected output. He had three goals each in the previous two seasons. Goals and assists are just a bonus for Oduya. He had 114 blocks last season so that is where the Blackhawks want him to equal or go beyond that this season.

10/5/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Returns To Practice

News: Johnny Oduya returned to practice on Sunday after missing Friday with a lower-body injury, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya only missed one practice so the injury should not have an effect on his fantasy production this season. He scored three goals and 13 assists last season.

10/3/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Doesn't Skate Friday

News: Johnny Oduya (lower body) didn't take part in Friday's morning skate.
Analysis: The Blackhawks believe Johnny Oduya may be able to practice by Sunday, so it doesn't sound like he's at much risk of missing the team's Oct. 9 season opener against the Stars. The blueliner tallied three goals, 13 assists and finished with a plus-11 rating in 77 games with the Blackhawks in 2013-14.

9/18/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya (Foot) Cleared For Training Camp

News: Johnny Oduya (broken foot) has been cleared for full activity during training camp, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya suffered the broken foot in the Blackhawks' Game 7 loss to the Kings in the Western Conference Finals, after it was struck by a shot from the opposition. A summer of rest allowed the foot to heal without too many complications, and he should be on track to reprise his role on the second pairing with Niklas Hjalmarsson when the new season begins.

7/18/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Has Broken Foot, Wearing Boot

News: Johnny Oduya revealed Friday that the injury he suffered in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals was a broken foot, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. He was interviewed wearing a walking boot on his foot.
Analysis: While Johnny Oduya was revealed to have suffered an injury in the game, the team initially declined to specify what the injury was. The 32-year-old winger apparently broke his foot when it was hit by a shot, but he expects to be back for training camp.

6/4/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Sustained Injury In Game 7

News: Coach Joel Quenneville disclosed that Johnny Oduya sustained an injury in Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Kings, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports. "I'm not sure he would have been in the next round," Quenneville said.
Analysis: Quenneville didn't offer clarification on what exactly was ailing Johnny Oduya, but with the team eliminated from the playoffs, the defenseman will have the entire offseason to recover from the injury. After producing 16 points and a plus-11 rating in 77 regular-season contests, Oduya delivered seven points and a minus-1 rating over 19 playoff games.

5/29/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Chicago's Oduya Notches Goal, Assist

News: Johnny Oduya tallied his second goal of the postseason and picked up an assist in Wednesday's Game 5 win over the Kings.
Analysis: The offensive contributions from Johnny Oduya were a pleasant surprise for the Blackhawks, after the defenseman logged just one multi-point game in the regular season. Thanks to the contest not being decided until double overtime, Oduya also finished with 29:01 of total ice time, his second-longest mark of the postseason.

4/10/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks Get Oduya Back

News: Johnny Oduya (lower body) returned on defense Wednesday against the Canadiens, seeing 19:17 of ice time in the victory.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya finished the game with a minus-1 rating, one shot on goal and a blocked shot over his 25 shifts. He missed the last three games with a lower-body injury.

4/8/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Chicago's Oduya Expected Back Wednesday

News: Johnny Oduya (lower body) is expected back in the lineup Wednesday against the Canadiens.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya has missed the previous three games with a lower-body injury, but his return to practice suggests he'll draw back in for the Blackhawks. The blueliner has 15 points and a plus-9 rating over 74 contests this season.

4/6/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Chicago's Oduya To Miss Third Straight

News: Johnny Oduya (lower body) will miss his third straight game Sunday against the Blues, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: The Blackhawks haven't suggested yet that Johnny Oduya's injury is a long-term concern, so there would seem to be good odds he gets back into the lineup at some point next week. Sheldon Brookbank will more than likely join the lineup Sunday in Oduya's place.

4/4/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Not Playing Friday

News: Johnny Oduya has a lower-body injury and will not play in Friday's game against Columbus, but he could return Sunday against the Blues.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya was scratched from Thursday's lineup with an unspecified upper-body injury that does not appear to be particularly serious. He didn't travel to Columbus for Friday's game but is evidently just day-to-day.

4/3/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Hawks' Oduya Scratched Thursday, Out Friday

News: Johnny Oduya was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to an unspecified injury, and although he's considered day-to-day, the defenseman has been ruled out for Friday against Columbus.
Analysis: Prior to Thursday, Johnny Oduya had missed just three games since the beginning of last season. The Blackhawks are still fighting for playoff seeding, but the team is banged up, and getting healthy will likely be the main concern. With just five games remaining, Chicago is likely headed for the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference.

2/7/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Hawks' Oduya Will Not Play Friday

News: Johnny Oduya (lower body) will not play Friday against the Coyotes, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: The lower-body injury will cost Johnny Oduya a second straight game, but coach Joel Quenneville said the 32-year-old will be fine to play for his native Sweden in the Olympics.

2/6/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Blackhawks' Oduya Absent From Practice

News: Johnny Oduya (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Tracy Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: His absence at practice leaves him doubtful for Friday's game against Phoenix. Johnny Oduya missed Wednesday's game with the injury, but shouldn't miss much action beyond Friday with the impending three-week break for the Winter Olympics.

2/5/2014

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Johnny Oduya

Hawks' Oduya Out Wednesday With Injury

News: Johnny Oduya will not play in Wednesday's game against the Ducks due to a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya was a late scratch with the injury. He has played in 58 games this season for the Blackhawks while totaling 13 points on three goals and 10 assists. Consider him day-to-day with the injury.

11/27/2013

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Johnny Oduya

Hawks' Oduya Will Play Wednesday

News: Johnny Oduya (leg) will play Wednesday against the Flames, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Johnny Oduya missed practiced Tuesday, after being struck in the leg by a puck Monday, but it seems he showed enough during Wednesday's morning skate to get the green light from the coaching staff. There's always a chance he sees a slightly reduced workload if his soreness is lingering at all.