Maatta has a "fairly severe shoulder separation" and is expected to miss at least a month, Josh Yohe of The Athletic reports. It was expected that Maatta suffered a shoulder injury, but it's now clear he has a serious issue. Justin Schultz (lower leg) will be returning from injured reserve soon so the Penguins will simply place him into Maatta's spot in the lineup. Maatta could be a candidate for long-term injured reserve to give the Pens salary cap relief.
Maatta (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and is out indefinitely after getting hurt in Monday's clash with Philadelphia. Maatta appeared to injure his shoulder on the hit Monday, though the team won't confirm anything beyond an upper-body issue. The Pens may not need to call up a player from the minors, as Justin Schultz (lower leg) is nearing a return to the lineup and could replace Maatta on the 23-man roster. If Schultz isn't ready for Wednesday's matchup with Edmonton, Chad Ruhwedel figures to slot in for Maatta.
Maatta suffered an upper-body injury Monday against the Flyers and will be further evaluated Tuesday. Maatta was injured in the first period Monday and did not return to the game. If he misses Wednesday's game against Edmonton, he will likely be replaced by Justin Schultz (lower leg) or Chad Ruhwedel.
Maatta (undisclosed) did not return to Monday's game against the Flyers. Maatta took a hit in the corner and spilled into the boards, seemingly jamming his shoulder in the process. The incident happened during the first period and he did not return to the game. An update on his status should be available after the game. Fortunately for the Penguins, Justin Schultz (lower leg) is almost ready to return to action.
Maatta has been limited to just one goal and one assist since the start of 2019 (nine games). After playing all 82 games last season, in which he tallied 29 points, it appears Maatta had put his health and injury woes behind him and returned to the offensive contributor he was during his rookie campaign. While the Finn has missed just one contest this year, his offensive production has been limited, as he has a meager 12 points in 47 outings. With Marcus Pettersson rolling since joining the Pens (eight points in 23 games), Maatta could be in danger of seeing his minutes drop if he can't figure out the offensive side of his game.
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