Johnny Oduya D DAL 2 weeks ago

Oduya grabbed an assist, a plus-2 rating and a minor penalty in Tuesday's loss at the hands of the lowly Maple Leafs.

Johnny Oduya D DAL 4 weeks ago

Oduya grabbed his first assist of the season, along with a shot, three blocked shots and 20:05 of ice time in Thursday's win over the Canucks.

Johnny Oduya D DAL 2 months ago

Oduya led the team in blocked shots, with four, through 20:35 of ice time.

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Johnny Oduya D DAL 2 months ago

It appears Oduya will start the season paired with Jason Demers as the Stars second defensive pairing, with coach Lindy Ruff saying, "It's a pairing I'd like to play," according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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Johnny Oduya D DAL 4 months ago

Oduya signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.

Although he reportedly wanted to return to Chicago, the team couldn't fit him into their financial plans and the two-time Stanley Cup winner was forced to move on. Oduya serves as a large upgrade to the Dallas blueline in terms of discipline and experience, and should step right in as a top-four defenseman for his new club.

Johnny Oduya D DAL 5 months ago

Oduya (elbow) has decided to become a free agent rather than wait to see whether or not the Blackhawks can afford to re-sign him, ESPN reports.

Oduya accumulated nine goals, 34 assists and a plus-31 rating in his three and a half seasons with the Blackhawks, but it appears his time with the club may be coming to an end. While there's still a chance the team re-signs him, he will now look elsewhere as well, and could command a decent contract once again.

Johnny Oduya D DAL 5 months ago

Oduya revealed Tuesday that he played through a tear in his left elbow during the final three games of the Stanley Cup Finals, ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers reports.

The injury forced Oduya out for a part of a period during Game 3 against the Lightning on June 8, but he was able to tough it out in Games 4 through 6, playing more than 24 minutes in each contest. Oduya said that the ailment left him without much power in his shot, but it didn't stop him from providing his typical gritty play on the back end, as he blocked 14 shots in those last three games. Monday's series clincher could be the last game for Oduya in a Blackhawks uniform, as he's slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and the team has little cap room to retain him.

Johnny Oduya D DAL 5 months ago

Oduya, who suffered an upper-body injury in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, skated in the Blackhawks' 2-1 Game 4 victory on Wednesday night, but he was noticeably favoring his left arm, CSN Chicago reports.

Despite the injury Oduya skated almost 26 minutes. In addition he tied the team lead with Duncan Keith for five blocked shots. If Oduya wasn't on defense, the Blackhawks might have sat him down, but the Blackhawks blue line is already hurting with Oduya in the lineup. It will definitely help Oduya with an extra day between Game 4 and Game 5 on Saturday night in Tampa Bay.

Johnny Oduya D DAL 6 months ago

Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed that Oduya (upper body) is "likely" to play in Wednesday's Game 3 against the Lightning, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

Oduya was absent from the Blackhawks' morning skate, but that was likely designed to reduce the possibility of worsening the existing injury he suffered in Monday's Game 2. There was some belief that Oduya might be replaced in the lineup by Kimmo Timonen, who has been confirmed to make his series debut Wednesday, but it now appears Kyle Cumiskey rather than Oduya will head to the press box.

Johnny Oduya D DAL 6 months ago

Coach Joel Quenneville said Oduya will be OK for Game 4, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

Oduya left Monday's Game 3 in the second period with an undisclosed injury, but he returned to action in the final period. The team, which is not practicing Tuesday, has remained mum regarding the injury, but as of now it appears Oduya is set to play in Game 4.