Johnny Oduya is making his return from injury right on time.
The Blackhawks' defenseman participated in Friday's morning skate for the first time since suffering a upper-body injury Feb. 22 in a 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at the United Center. He skated one shift before heading to the locker room shortly afterward and did not return.
The Swedish blue-liner has two goals and three assists through 60 games this season. He was one of just nine Blackhawks at the time of his injury to not miss a game.
The Blackhawks are still waiting on rookie defensemen Trevor van Riemsdyk's return from his own injury, a left patella fracture from a Dallas' Trevor Daley shot on Nov. 16. Van Riemsdyk returned to practicing two days prior to Oduya's injury.
Van Riemsdyk has one assist in 18 games this season.