Johnny Oduya D CHI 6 Days

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.

Johnny Oduya D CHI 20 Days

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.

Johnny Oduya D CHI 21 Days

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.

Johnny Oduya D CHI 3 Months

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.

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The NHL's and NHLPA's determination of a $69 milliion salary cap for the 2014-15 season may force the Blackhawks to trade a number of players with Johnny Oduya at the top of the list.

The Hawks have already moved Brandon Bollig to the Flames for a draft pick to save $1.25 million and may have to move Oduya who makes a whopping $3.375 million in order to re-sign a number of players and address the extensions of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane while staying under the cap. Stay tuned.

Johnny Oduya D CHI 5 Months

Johnny Oduya sustained an undisclosed injury in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

Had Chicago advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, Oduya might not have been able to play. Given that the Kings eliminated the Blackhawks though, Oduya has plenty of time to recover.

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The Blackhawks shook up their defense pairings in Game 5.

Johnny Oduya, who normally plays with Niklas Hjalmarsson, skated alongside Nick Leddy, while Hjalmarsson was paired with Duncan Keith. The other defense tandem featured Michal Rozsival and Brent Seabrook.

Johnny Oduya D CHI 5 Months

Johnny Oduya picked up his third assists of the playoffs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday.

He jumped into the rush late in the third period and set up Jonathan Toews on a 3-on-1 rush to seal Chicago's 3-1 victory against Los Angeles. Oduya has four points in 13 postseason matches.

Johnny Oduya D CHI 7 Months

Look for Johnny Oduya (lower body) to rejoin the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Oduya was sidelined for three consecutive contests. He has three goals and 15 points in 74 games this season. He also ranks third on the team with 111 blocked shots.