|December 13, 2014: Pens' Maatta (Upper Body) To Miss A Couple Weeks|
Coach Mike Johnston said Maatta (upper body) would be out for at least a couple of weeks, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Maatta, who was placed on injured reserve earlier Saturday, is still undergoing tests to determine the severity of his injury. It's believed that his ailment is related to his surgically-repaired shoulder, which nearly threatened his availability for the start of the regular season. The 20-year-old has a goal and nine points over 20 games on the campaign.
|December 13, 2014: Pens' Maatta Reportedly Placed On IR|
The Penguins have reportedly placed Maatta (upper body) on IR, Dan Potash of Root Sports Pittsburgh reports.Maatta unexpectedly missed Monday's game and didn't play Friday, either. Coach Mike Johnston is expected to update Maatta's status prior to Saturday's game in Columbus. The defenseman underwent surgery to his shoulder in the spring and it's possible he's re-injured it.
|December 11, 2014: Pens' Maatta To Miss At Least Two More|
Maatta is dealing with an upper-body injury and will not play in either of the Penguins' two games over the weekend.Maatta has been off the ice since he was surprisingly scratched from Monday's game and could be at risk of an extended absence. After Thursday's practice, coach Mike Johnston announced Maatta would undergo further testing to determine the extent of his injury. The Penguins offer to have a clearer picture of his health by the end of the weekend.
|December 9, 2014: Pens' Maatta Not Practicing Tuesday|
Maatta (undisclosed) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.Coach Mike Johnston declined to provide an update on the blueliner's status, making his availability a bit foggy for Friday's game versus the Flames. Since returning from surgery on his thyroid gland on Nov. 18, Maatta has produced no goals and three helpers over 10 games.
|December 9, 2014: Neutral Zone Wrap: Tis the season to shop wisely|
Try to keep your head while those around you lose theirs. Evan Berofsky gives shopping advice for Penguins, Ducks, Leafs, Flyers and Oilers.