Olli Maatta

#3 D / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 204 lb Age: 21 College: None

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    INJURY ALERT: Out | Upper Body |
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Penguins' Olli Maatta: Making good progress

      Maatta (upper body) is expected to skate before team practices for the next several days as part of his recovery process, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Pens coach Mike Johnston sounded optimistic his defender might return in less than the three or four weeks he was originally projected to miss. "I'm hoping it might progress over the next few days," Johnston said. Maatta has already missed one week after being checked into the boards from behind by Minnesota's Nino Niederreiter.

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      Penguins' Olli Maatta: Likely out at least a month

      Maatta is expected to be sidelined for at least a month with an upper-body injury he suffered in Tuesday's tilt against Minnesota, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Maatta is still in the hospital Wednesday after being hit into the Wild's bench door by Minnesota's Nino Niederreiter in the second period of Tuesday's contest. The good news is that internal organ damage is no longer a serious concern, and Maatta isn't expected to require surgery to address the ailment. The bad news is that the 21-year-old blueliner is expected to be out at least a month with the injury, and could be sidelined far longer depending on how his rehabilitation goes. A more definitive timetable for Maata's return should be established once team physicians have an opportunity to evaluate him further.

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      Penguins' Olli Maatta: Remains in hospital Wednesday

      Maatta (upper-body) remains in the hospital Wednesday after being hit into the bench door by Nino Niederreiter, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The team physician was performing surgery on another patient Wednesday, so an update on Maatta's condition is not expected until later on Wednesday. The team is worried about the possibility of internal injuries for Maatta, who has been snakebitten by injuries over the past two seasons. Niederreiter was not suspended for the hit.

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      Penguins' Olli Maatta: Dealing with internal injury

      Maatta was taken to a hospital and examined for possible damage to internal organs after exiting Tuesday's game against the Wild, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Dave Molinari reports. He suffered the injury after getting shoved into a door that just been opened on the Wild's bench, and was down on the ice in obvious pain. This injury sounds pretty serious, so owners should be prepared to be without Maatta for an extended period of time.

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      Penguins' Olli Maatta: Leaves ice Tuesday

      Maatta left Tuesday's game after taking a hit from behind by Minnesota's Nino Niederreiter. He skated off with the help of two people. Maatta has undergone two shoulder surgeries in the last two years, so there's a chance he could miss time with yet another shoulder injury.

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      Penguins' Olli Maatta: Helps Pens to victory Saturday

      Maatta netted the game-winning goal -- his first point in five games -- Saturday against Toronto. Maatta was off to a slow start, which isn't altogether unsurprising, given that he played his final game in 2014-15 last December (due to shoulder surgery). He totaled four shots Saturday, one more than he did in the first four games, combined. The game-winner was his first since 2013-14 and second of his career.

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      Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta Set to skate with Ben Lovejoy on Thursday

      Maatta will skate with Ben Lovejoy at the start of Thursday's game in Dallas, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Maatta returned to the Pens' roster Thursday after a procedural salary-cap move sent him to the minors Tuesday. Maatta did not have a particularly strong training camp but he is loaded with both offensive and defensive ability. Pittsburgh is simply looking for the 21-year-old Finn to stay healthy and let his talent take over.

    • Assigned to minors

      News: Olli Maatta has been assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
      Analysis: The Pens made the move in order to get forward Oskar Sundqvist up with the parent club. Just 21 years old, Olli Maatta has already experienced multiple shoulder injuries and dealt with a cancerous tumor in his thyroid last year. Hopefully the Finn can finally stay healthy as he comes with plenty of upside as a big-bodied blueliner who works well on both ends of the ice.
    • Skates with new partner Tuesday

      News: Olli Maatta skated with Ben Lovejoy during practice Tuesday.
      Analysis: It was thought that Olli Maatta and Kris Letang would form a super pairing but the team might decide spread out its two top defenders (making it tougher for opponents to game plan). Maatta also practiced on the team's second power-play unit along with Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Plotnikov, Patric Hornqvist and Daniel Sprong on Tuesday. The Pens are still trying different even-strength and power-play units and have more moving parts than in recent seasons. When the dust settles, look for Maatta to take on a key role in whatever success Pittsburgh enjoys in 2015-16.
    • Pens' Maatta Cleared For Camp

      News: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said that Olli Maatta (shoulder) has been cleared to participate for the start of training camp Friday.
      Analysis: Olli Maatta endured no serious setbacks in his recovery from January shoulder surgery and will look to reestablish himself as a regular top-four defender for the Penguins after a slew of injuries and illness derailed his 2014-15 campaign. The 21-year-old has already compiled an impressive 10 goals and 28 assists over 98 career games, so if health permits this season, he could be a top breakout candidate from the blue line.
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