Blackhawks' Johnny Oduya returns in third period of Game 3

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya left Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Tampa Bay Lightningon Monday night before returning in the third period.

It was not immediately clear what forced Oduya from the game during the second period, although he was clipped by Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov earlier in the frame.

Oduya left with 7:44 remaining in the second.

Chicago is known to rely heavily on its top four defensemen -- Oduya, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Niklas Hjalmarsson.

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