Oduya (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Wednesday's game against the Maple Leafs. All signs currently point to Oduya missing a second straight game Wednesday, but his absence will likely go unnoticed by most fantasy owners, as his lack of offensive upside keeps him from being a viable option in all but the deepest of season-long formats. The Senators are about to go on their league-mandated break, so Oduya's next opportunity to return to the lineup won't come until Jan. 18 against St. Louis.
Oduya (lower body) participated in Tuesday's morning skate but left early, likely making him doubtful at best for the evening's game against Chicago, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. Considering Oduya's lengthy injury history, it's a good sign that he was able to suit up at all following his absence from the end of Saturday's contest, but don't expect him to return Tuesday just yet. Assuming he doesn't go, the Sens will be on the second half of the back-to-back Wednesday, so the veteran d-man will get another shot at cracking the lineup up quite soon.
Oduya left in the third period of Saturday's game against the Lightning with a lower-body injury and didn't return. Oduya has just two goals and five points through 37 games this season, even though he's been paired with Erik Karlsson for the most part. The 36-year-old blueliner will likely be evaluated Sunday, as the Senators' next game is Tuesday against Chicago. If Oduya can't go, expect Fredrik Claesson to fill into the defensive rotation if Mark Borowiecki (concussion) isn't healthy in time.
Oduya blocked two shots in a 3-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday. Oduya has been held pointless in his last 13 games, but has been playing over sixty-percent of his minutes with Erik Karlsson over the last 10 contests. While Karlsson has been on a cold streak as of late, this certainly has upside pointwise for the 36-year-old when Karlsson proceeds to hit an inevitable hot streak, as he'll have a great opportunity to log some secondary or primary assists. Oduya has only notched four points (two assists, two goals) in 28 games thus far in 2017-18, and even if he doesn't see a small spike in point production, but it seems likely he'll be able to clear last year's mark of seven.
Oduya blocked two shots in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Montreal. Oduya has seen his point production decline in the last two seasons as after notching 21 points in 2015-16, he's recorded only 11 total since including four points (two goals, two assists) this season, and is currently on a 13 game pointless streak. Still, the Swede averages 16:50 of ice time per game and has been paired with Erik Karlsson often throughout the last 10 games, and we could very well see an increase in Oduya's point production when Karlsson hits a hot streak.
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