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April 26, 2018 03:00 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Could be gone as UFA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Flyers GM Ron Hextall is not interested in retaining Oduya, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.

It turns out that Oduya -- who was claimed off waivers from Ottawa at the trade deadline -- truly was a rental player as the Flyers needed extra depth for the playoffs, though he didn't see any game action despite having two Stanley Cup championships with the Blackhawks on his resume (2013, 2015). Pittsburgh took care of the intrastate rival in the conference quarterfinals in six games. The 36-year-old has recorded 190 points (41 goals, 149 assists) over 850 career games between six NHL clubs.

April 2, 2018 07:41 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Finally healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (lower body) is healthy and could return to the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders, Dave Isaac of the Court-Post reports.

You can't necessarily say the Flyers have missed Oduya, considering that he's only played in one game since being traded from the Senators. He's missed his last 13 games with injury. Though the 36-year-old is healthy, that doesn't mean he will necessarily play. Given his long layoff, and Philly's fight for a playoff spot, Oduya may find himself outside the lineup looking in.

March 15, 2018 06:49 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (lower body) won't play Thursday against Columbus.

Oduya will miss a fifth straight game Thursday, and the Flyers have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his return to the lineup. Philadelphia should provide an update on the veteran blueliner once he's deemed fit to play, but he should be considered out indefinitely until that occurs.

March 12, 2018 04:17 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (lower body) is out Monday against the Golden Knights.

Oduya has only been able to play in one game with the Flyers since being claimed off waivers. The 36-year-old was able to participate in the morning skate Monday at least, so he may be able to return soon. Since the Flyers don't play again until Thursday, he'll have a few days to get ready.

March 10, 2018 02:21 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Hampered by lower-body issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Bill Meltzer of reports.

The Swede has only played in one game for the Flyers since they claimed him off waivers via the Senators ahead of trade-deadline day. Oduya's next chance to play now arrives Monday against the visiting Golden Knights.

March 7, 2018 07:44 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Officially healthy scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (undisclosed) is healthy but will serve as a scratch for Wednesday's game against the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Oduya took part in the team's morning skate session Wednesday, suggesting that he was healthy ahead of the contest. The veteran should serve as a fringe lineup option the rest of the way, but he's played in just one contest since the Flyers claimed him off waivers Feb. 26. Regardless of his lineup status, Oduya's eight points (four goals, four assists) over 52 games between the Senators and Flyers this season leave him off the fantasy radar in the vast majority of formats.

March 7, 2018 07:24 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Practices, sitting out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (undisclosed) participated in practice Wednesday but is not in the lineup for the evening's contest against the Penguins, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Oduya's presence at morning skate Wednesday could suggest that he's serving as a healthy scratch for the matchup against Pittsburgh, but, regardless of the reason, he has played in just one game since being claimed off waivers by the Flyers on Feb. 26. The veteran blueliner's next opportunity to draw in arrives Thursday in Boston.

March 5, 2018 11:33 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Questionable for Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya suffered an injury during the second period of Sunday's 4-1 loss to Florida, and his status for Wednesday's match with Pittsburgh is in doubt, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The 36-year-old only played for nine seconds during the third period, and wasn't on the bench for the majority of the frame. It doesn't appear the injury will be long term, as he was able to walk out of the locker room. But, with Andrew MacDonald (upper body) currently sidelined as well, Travis Sanheim will be a popular recall option for Wednesday's tilt if neither Oduya or MacDonald are ready to go.

March 5, 2018 11:17 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Pegged for Flyers debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya will play Sunday against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Oduya will get this opportunity since Andrew MacDonald (upper body) won't dress Sunday. Since being traded to the Flyers, Oduya has sat out three games due to visa issues, but he was simply a healthy scratch Saturday. This may become a consistent theme for the 36-year-old blueliner, as he had just four goals and eight points in 51 games for the Senators this season.

March 3, 2018 02:40 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Healthy scratch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Lightning, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Oduya was on the ice for warmups, so it appears visa problems are no longer holding him back and he's simply a healthy scratch. The veteran blueliner should draw into the lineup some moving forward, but he's not guaranteed to see consistent action with his new club.

March 1, 2018 04:24 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Visa issues persist, out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (visa) is dealing with immigration issues, which have delayed his debut with the Flyers, reports.

The Swedish blueliner was claimed off waivers (via Ottawa) on Monday, with the transaction taking place concurrent to the trade-deadline madness. Oduya's next opportunity to debut with his new club will arrive Saturday, for a road contest against the Lightning.

February 26, 2018 02:04 PM
Flyers' Johnny Oduya: Scooped up by Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya was claimed off waivers by the Flyers (via the Senators) on Monday.

There was wide speculation that Oduya would be on the move, but we believed it would happen via a trade and not the waiver wire. At any rate, the Flyers have acquired a stabilizing presence on the blue line for their playoff run. But with the Swede having only tacked on eight points through 51 games this season, the journeyman won't suddenly become an offensive force with his new club -- he's more of a shot-blocking aide who makes life easier for the goaltenders.

February 25, 2018 02:24 PM
Senators' Johnny Oduya: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya was waived Sunday by Ottawa, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

Despite playing in 51 of 59 games this season, Oduya has only posted eight points (four goals, four assists) in 51 games, and will hit the waiver wire. Ottawa was attempting to trade the veteran before the deadline so it's very possible he latches on to another team, but if no suitors come calling he'll report to AHL Binghamton.

February 24, 2018 11:57 AM
Senators' Johnny Oduya: Sitting out Saturday as deadline nears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya will not play in Saturday's game against the Flyers to avoid risking injury ahead of Monday's trade deadline, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Oduya appears to be on his way out as the deadline looms, though his destination remains unclear. Despite him being a significant omission for the Senators, the veteran blueliner doesn't hold the same amount of value from a fantasy standpoint. Regardless, he should be back in a lineup somewhere in the near future. With Ian Cole not yet available for the Senators, Fredrik Claesson will draw in for Oduya.

February 2, 2018 11:40 AM
Senators' Johnny Oduya: Redirects three shots in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (undisclosed) accumulated three blocked shots and a hit over 15:33 of ice time Wednesday night, contributing to a 2-1 overtime home win.

Oduya dodged a potentially serious injury that only ended up costing him four games. He's up to 38 hits and 62 blocked shots through 40 games this season -- albeit with only six points in that span -- so you'd have to be in a unique league that heavily rewards for defensive contributions for Oduya to be relevant.

January 31, 2018 02:44 PM
Senators' Johnny Oduya: Makes speedy recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (undisclosed) has been cleared to play Thursday against Anaheim, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

As recently as Jan. 22, it was speculated that the veteran blueliner would miss multiple weeks, so this news will come as somewhat of a surprise. Oduya dealt with a lower-body injury in January, as well, limiting him to just five games during the month. With just two goals and six points in 39 contests, Oduya doesn't provide much offensively, but is a reliable defender who plays around 17 minutes per night.

January 22, 2018 02:32 PM
Senators' Johnny Oduya: Facing lengthy absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (undisclosed) -- who has been placed on IR per the NHL media site -- seems to be closer to week-to-week than day-to-day, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

The news effectively rules Oduya out until after the NHL All-Star Game, which will see him miss a trio of games. The team did not provide specifics on the nature or severity of the defenseman's ailment, but did promote Erik Burgdoerfer from the minors in order to provide additional depth on the blue line. With just six points on the year, few fantasy owners are likely to be affected by the Swede's absence.

January 22, 2018 10:36 AM
Senators' Johnny Oduya: Dealing with undisclosed ailment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya is nursing an undisclosed injury, which puts his availability against the Wild on Monday into doubt, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Concerns over Oduya's malady led to the Senators recalling Erik Burgdoerfer from AHL Belleville. The exact nature of the veteran Oduya's ailment is unclear, but the need to bringing in additional depth certainly isn't a good sign. Look for an update on the Swede's status prior to puck drop Monday.

January 18, 2018 05:20 PM
Senators' Johnny Oduya: Back at it Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oduya (lower body) will return to action Thursday night against the host Blues.

Oduya's shot-blocking prowess should come in handy against a Blues team that ranks eighth in the league in attempts per game (33.4), but fantasy owners generally haven't had much use for the veteran blueliner since he's only collected six points with a minus-4 rating through 37 games.

January 10, 2018 05:32 PM
Senators' Johnny Oduya: Not expected to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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