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Olli Maatta | Defenseman | #3

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (22) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Olli Maatta (upper body) won't play in Game 3 on Monday night against Washington.
Coach Mike Sullivan has confirmed that Maatta will sit after he sustained an upper-body injury on Saturday from a high hit from Brooks Orpik. It would've been surprising if he was able to play. Consider him day-to-day for now. May 2 - 11:42 AM

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Penguins coach Mike Sullivan isn't optimistic about Olli Maatta's chances of playing in Game 3 on Monday night.

Sullivan said he's "not optimistic" about Maatta's chances of playing Game 3. Maatta left Game 2 feeling a little woozy after he was hit by Brooks Orpik. The Penguins defenseman didn't return to the game and Orpik will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety because of the hit. Maatta is considered day-to-day right now.
May 1 - 2:45 PM

Olli Maatta (upper body) left Saturday's game after absorbing a hit from Brooks Orpik.

After the contest Penguins coach Mike Sullivan described Orpik's hit as being late and targeting the head. The Penguins expect to know more about Maatta's condition on Sunday.
May 1 - 12:08 AM

Olli Maatta (lower body) is good to return Wednesday night.

Maatta missed roughly three weeks due to the injury. He's projected to be paired with Kris Letang in Game 1 of the Penguins' first round series.
Apr 13 - 8:04 PM

Olli Maatta (lower body) is regarded as a game-time decision for Game 1.

Maatta last played on March 24. He finished the regular season with six goals and 19 points in 67 contests.
Apr 12 - 1:09 PM

Olli Maatta (lower body) resumed practicing on Monday.

Maatta was practicing without any restrictions on Monday, but his status for Game 1 remains undetermined. He had six goals and 19 points in 67 contests in the regular season.
Apr 12 - 11:33 AM

Olli Maatta is getting close to returning to action but will not play Saturday.

The defenseman suffered a lower-body injury nine days ago and has missed the last four contests. He has six goals and 19 points in 67 games and has lots of upside but his young career has been riddled with injuries and illness.
Apr 2 - 11:11 AM

Olli Maatta suffered a lower-body injury during Thursday's contest.

Maatta's listed as week-to-week, so we doubt he'll return before the end of the regular season. He has six goals and 19 points in 67 contests this season. While he has been relatively healthy in 2015-16, he had terrible luck last season when it came to his health. During the 2014-15 campaign he was limited to 20 games because of a cancerous tumor on his thyroid gland, the mumps, and a shoulder injury that needed surgery.
Mar 25 - 1:32 PM

Olli Maatta has signed a six-year, $24,498,000 contract extension.

Maatta's annual cap hit will be $4.083 million through the 2021-22 campaign. He would have become a restricted free agent this summer after wrapping up his entry-level deal, but instead the Penguins have pushed back when he would have been originally eligible to test the unrestricted free agent waters. Maatta has become a significant part of the Penguins' defense and he's just 21 years old, so this deal has the potential to be great value for Pittsburgh.
Feb 26 - 11:10 AM

Olli Maatta now has a three game point streak thanks to his eventual game winning tally in Sunday's 5-0 win over Carolina.

Maatta has been sensational lately, and has three of his 13 points over the last week. Still just 21-years-old, Maatta's talent is imminently visible but probably needs a bit more time to fully blossom.
Jan 17 - 6:56 PM

Olli Maatta scored the lone goal for Pittsburgh in a 2-1 loss to the Ducks.

Maatta picked up a loose puck at the blue line, walked into the slot and fired a wrist shot past John Gibson for the lone Pittsburgh tally of the evening. He has goals in back-to-back contests after having missed six games with an upper-body-injury. He now totals four goals and two assists in 20 games this season.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Olli Maatta will make his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Kings.

Maatta has been out since November 17 with an upper body injury. The promising 21 year-old has struggled to stay healthy but has a very promising future ahead of him. With only four points in 18 games, he is not a recommended add to your fantasy team. However, he will likely see an increase on his 16:26 average playing time with Kris Letang out tonight.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Olli Maatta (upper body) hopes to get medical clearance Saturday morning.

If he does, then he will be in the Pittsburgh lineup Saturday afternoon after being out of action since November 17. Maatta has had a string of bad luck of late be it illness or injury and hopefully that has come to an end for the former first round pick in 2012. Maatta has two goals and four points in 18 games this season but he should do better than that if he can stay healthy.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Olli Maatta (upper body) was able to fully participate in Thursday's practice.

That includes taking contact. Maatta is expected to practice again on Friday and might return to the Penguins' lineup on Saturday or Sunday. He hasn't played since Nov. 17.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Olli Maatta (upper body) was encouraged to be back at practice on Monday.

"It's fun to be back out there," he said. "I feel good. I'm progressing really well. I'm on schedule." Maatta skated again on Tuesday and could play as early as later this week if he's able to get through contact drills.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 04:06:00 PM

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