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Oduya registered an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.

While points are always a nice bonus for 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.

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Oduya (lower body) will play Saturday against the Kings, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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.

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Oduya (lower body) will play Friday against the Red Wings, Tracey Myers of reports.

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.

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Oduya (lower body) joined the Blackhawks for Thursday's practice, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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.

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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 reports.

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.

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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.

With the goal in Chicago's fourth game of the season, 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.

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Oduya returned to practice on Sunday after missing Friday with a lower-body injury, ESPN Chicago reports.

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.

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Oduya (lower body) didn't take part in Friday's morning skate.

The Blackhawks believe 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.

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Oduya (broken foot) has been cleared for full activity during training camp, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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.

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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.