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Olli Maatta | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
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Olli Maatta (shoulder) will be able to take part in "limited contact" at the start of camp.
He has been on the mend from off-season shoulder surgery since May. Maatta recorded nine goals and 29 points in 78 games during his rookie campaign. It appears as though he could be on track to be fine for the start of the season. Sep 18 - 3:14 PM

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Penguins head coach Mike Johnson is expected to receive news from team doctors on Olli Maatta’s surgically repaired shoulder on Wednesday or Thursday.

Maatta has been recovering nicely from the shoulder surgery that he received in May and could be cleared for contact just in time for training camp if the medical report goes well. His timeline to return was four-to-six months so fantasy owners have to be thrilled with this good news. There is a chance that he could return to the lineup for opening night but the coaching staff won’t guarantee anything. This is definitely a situation worth monitoring as the 2012 first-rounder showed brilliance during his rookie season.
Sep 17 - 12:06 AM

Olli Maatta is upbeat about how his recovery from shoulder surgery has gone.

Maatta had the operation in May. "When I had the surgery, I was afraid that over the summer, it would be kind of bad," Maatta said. "That I couldn't do too much, like work out. But I've been surprised at how good it's been. It hasn't really bothered me [while] working out. I've been able to do almost all the stuff I've needed to do, like in a normal summer." He's not entirely out of the woods yet as he still needs to be cleared for contact.
Sep 5 - 10:18 AM

Olli Maatta (shoulder) is recovering on schedule, according to Pittsburgh team officials.

However, it remains uncertain when he will be cleared to practice and/or play. Maatta underwent off-season shoulder surgery and he could miss the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
Aug 26 - 1:40 PM

Olli Maatta underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday.

According to the Penguins, the 19-year-old defender will need four-to-six months to recover. That could result in him missing the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
May 22 - 3:11 PM

Olli Maatta will require shoulder surgery.

The procedure is expected to occur on Thursday. Maatta registered nine goals and 29 points in 78 games with the Penguins during his rookie season. A timetable for his recovery should be released after the surgery.
May 22 - 10:46 AM

Olli Maatta declined an invite to play for Finland at the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championship.

He wants to start resting up after a long rookie season. Maatta notched nine goals and 29 points in 78 games with the Penguins during the regular season and he added four assists in 13 playoff outings.
May 15 - 2:59 PM

Olli Maatta played on Sunday despite being ill.

Maatta missed the morning skate as he came to practice ill. Penguin doctors gave him fluids and prescribed rest in the afternoon, allowing the rookie defenseman to play in the evening. With Game 7 on Tuesday, the Penguins have to hope that the blueliner is able to recover and play.
May 12 - 11:05 AM

Olli Maatta isn't one of the finalists for the Calder Trophy.

Maatta had nine goals and 29 points in 78 games while averaging 18:29 minutes in 2013-14. It's rare for a defenseman to win the Calder Trophy and even if that wasn't the case, Nathan MacKinnon would still be the frontrunner this season. That being said, Maatta had a strong rookie season and has a bright future ahead of him.
Apr 23 - 12:53 PM

Olli Matta scored a fortunate goal to lift the Penguins to a 4-3 comeback win over Columbus Monday night.

Matta's point shot deflected in off Blue Jackets defender James Wisniewski to complete a third period comeback from a 3-1 deficit. Brandon Sutter, Brooks Orpik and Lee Stempniak also found the back of the net in the victory.
Apr 21 - 9:50 PM

Olli Maatta recorded an assist in his playoff debut on Wednesday.

Maatta assisted on Jussi Jokinen's first period goal. Maatta logged 17:11 minutes in Game 1 of the first round, including 1:22 minutes with his team shorthanded. He had nine goals and 29 points in 78 regular season games.
Apr 17 - 10:26 AM

Olli Maatta (upper body) returned to action on Wednesday April 9.

Maatta was out for two straight games. He had two shots on goal in 16:17 minutes of ice time on Wednesday.
Apr 10 - 4:55 AM

Olli Maatta is maybe the most legitimate injured Pittsburgh Penguins player against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

Maatta joins a congested group in street clothes that also includes Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Brooks Orpik. Maatta has an upper-body injury. The 19-year-old rookie has 29 points in 75 games this season.
Apr 6 - 6:41 PM

Olli Maatta missed Saturday's game with an upper body injury.

Maatta practiced on Saturday morning with the team and it's possible that he could return to the lineup as early as Sunday as the injury is not considered serious. Stay tuned as the rookie has nine goals and 29 points with a plus-nine rating in 75 games this season.
Apr 6 - 9:47 AM

Olli Maatta was fine with being a healthy scratch on Friday.

Maatta is only 19 and in his first year in the NHL. It has been a long season for him as he did not get an Olympic break as he won a bronze medal for Finland. "Sometimes when you watch the game from up top, you see different things," Maatta said. "You actually have more time than you think you have. When you see it up top, it's really good for you." Maatta was back in the lineup Sunday and played 20:47 minutes with one assist. He now has nine goals and 29 points with a plus-10 rating and deserves to be drafted in the late rounds next season in deeper drafts.
Mar 31 - 10:12 AM

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D1Kris Letang
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