Maatta picked up an assist during Tuesday's 5-4 win against the Rangers. The first-period helper brought Maatta's scoring streak to a career-high five games. During the streak, the 23-year-old blueliner has recorded a goal and five assists, with two coming with the man advantage. With seven points in as many games, Maatta has a very good chance to surpass his career high of 29 points.
Maatta scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Predators. Maatta already has three points, including two goals in three games. He is working to rebound from a forgettable 2016-17 campaign, and he looks great so far. How do you spell s-l-e-e-p-e-r?
Maatta scored a first-period goal and logged a team-high 24:58 of ice time during Friday's Game 4 win over Ottawa. Maatta played a full three minutes more than any other Penguin at even strength in Game 4, as he's being leaned on to step up with so many Pittsburgh defensemen injured or playing at less than 100 percent. Unfortunately, Maatta often doesn't translate his sound on-ice game to virtual results. He has a respectable six points through 16 postseason games, but he's only registered 23 shots and 28 blocked shots, so his fantasy floor is low. Additionally, Maatta logged just 26 seconds with the man advantage in Game 4, and slotting anywhere but on Pittsburgh's No. 1 power-play unit doesn't provide much of a boost.
Maatta collected an assist and logged 22:33 of ice time during Monday's Game 2 win over Ottawa. Maatta has registered a respectable five assists through 14 postseason games, but his role and fantasy value could increase if Justin Schultz (undisclosed) has to miss time. Schultz left Monday's game, and Maatta took over quarterbacking the No. 1 power-play unit. It's a situation to monitor, but if Maatta does climb the depth chart and skate with that top unit, he'll be an excellent option for daily contests.
Maatta (hand) will rejoin the lineup for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rangers. The 22-year-old blueliner will attempt to knock some rust off after missing the team's last 25 games due to injury. The news at least guarantees -- barring another injury -- that he is healthy ahead of the club's impending playoff run. His return is a little less notable in the fantasy realm, as Maatta has only collected seven points (one goal, six assists) over 54 contests this season. He does have a history of prodcution, so he could be a sneaky late pick in fantasy playoff pools playing on a team that figures to make a deep run.
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