The Blackhawks have acquired Johnny Oduya from the Stars for Mark McNeill and a conditional fourth round pick.
Oduya was with the Blackhawks from the second half of 2012 until 2015, where he collected nine goals and 34 assists (43 points) in 219 games. Oduya has just seven points (1G / 6A) in 37 games with the Stars this season, but is an upgrade on Michal Rozsival as the Blackhawks’ seven defenseman.
Oduya left Tuesday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return. Oduya played just 8:41 TOI before retiring to the dressing room and will miss Thursday’s game as a result. He is listed as day-to-day.
Oduya (lower-body) could return to the lineup this weekend.
Oduya has missed the last eight games with a lower-body injury, but is expected to be ready for this weekend. Oduya has picked up one goal and four assists (five points) in 19 games this season. The Stars have went 3-4-1 in the eight games that he has missed so far.
Oduya will miss a couple of weeks with an upper-body injury.
Oduya left Sunday’s game in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return. The injury will keep him out for at least two weeks, which means that Kyle Cumiskey should draw back into the lineup on Tuesday.
Oduya missed practice on Tuesday after blocking a shot in Monday's win over the Oilers. He is averaging 20:27 TOI on the Blackhawks second paring and is enjoying a strong start to the season. He has two goals and seven points in 25 games (on pace for 23 points), his career high is 29 in 2008-09.