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Olli Maatta | Defenseman | #3

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (22) / PIT
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Olli Maatta will return to action on Sunday against the Rangers.
He's been out since Feb. 16th with a hand injury he received surgery on. Through 54 games this season the youngster has posted a goal and seven points with 101 blocks. Apr 9 - 5:18 PM

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Olli Maatta will remain sidelined Saturday with a hand injury as the Penguins take on the Maple Leafs.

The young defender has been out of action since Feb. 16th following surgery.
Apr 8 - 1:22 PM

Olli Maatta (hand) skated before practice Tuesday.

However, he isn't ready to return yet. Maatta has been out of action since Feb. 16 following hand surgery.
Apr 4 - 4:53 PM

Olli Maatta will be out for six weeks after he had successful hand surgery.

He injured his left hand in Thursday's game against Winnipeg and quickly had a procedure to repair the issue. Maatta has also been placed on injured reserve. His proposed timetable has him out until late March.
Feb 17 - 10:58 AM

Olli Maatta suffered an undisclosed injury in Thursday's OT win over Winnipeg.

He left in the second period following a hit from Jets center Adam Lowry and didn't return. Maatta had a plus-1 rating in just 7:38 of ice time. His status was not updated after the contest, so it's unclear if he will be available to play Friday night at this time. We should know more closer to game time.
Feb 17 - 10:46 AM

Olli Maatta scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

It was also his first goal since February of last year. Maatta's marker was the final nail in Montreal's coffin, as he made it 4-1 with under five minutes remaining in the game. The Pens defenseman logged just over 22 minutes of ice time in this one. He now has six points in 42 games this season. Ian Cole, Eric Fehr and Jake Guentzel also found the back of the net for the Penguins.
Jan 18 - 10:48 PM

The Penguins will get Olli Maatta back against the Canadiens on Saturday.

Maatta hasn't played since Dec. 23rd due to illness. He has two assists with 48 hits and 66 blocks in 35 games this season.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 07:03:00 PM

Olli Maatta has recovered from his illness.

Maatta is available for Saturday's game after missing Tuesday and Wednesday's contests. He has two assists in 35 games this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Olli Maatta (illness) won't play Wednesday night.

He sat out Tuesday's game against New Jersey with an illness and isn't ready to play against Carolina.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Olli Maatta didn't skate Tuesday morning because of an illness and won't play against New Jersey.

"We left Olli home. He wasn't feeling well coming out of the break," coach Mike Sullivan said. "We thought he'd be better served resting for today." Consider Mattaa day-to-day for now.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Olli Maatta is staying on the ice longer in and after practice to build up his reps.

Maatta has had two injury-filled seasons and feels he needs to be on the ice more often because of all the time lost. "It's just a mental thing," Maatta said. "Especially before a game, you want those reps so you have the feeling for the puck. My belief is in the long run, if you do a couple of those every day, it's going to stack up, and at the end of the year, you've already done a lot. It's not really that physically demanding. It's just individual skill stuff. It doesn't really matter if you do it. It doesn't gas you out for the game. Conditioning is pretty easy to get back (after injuries). But when you lose that much time, I think it's just the feel. You haven't been on the ice for eight months in one year. That's not ideal. I'm just happy I can do that now." Maatta has only two assists in 32 games and that says it all in fantasy hockey.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:48:00 AM

Olli Maatta practiced on Tuesday alongside Kris Letang in the top pairing.

Coach Mike Sullivan moved Brian Dumoulin down to the second unit as he partnered Trevor Daley. Maatta has been anything but an offensive force this season with only one assist in 19 games but he can't help but get better offensive stats with Letang at his side.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Olli Maatta has an assist in 12 games this season.

Maatta had 29 points in his rookie season, but since then he hasn't done a lot on the offensive side of things. That being said, he has blocked 23 shots so far, which puts him in a three-way tie for first among the Penguins.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:47:00 AM

Olli Maatta scored the overtime winner in Finland's exhibition opener against Sweden.

The Finns defeated the Swedes by a 3-2 score. Aleksander Barkov led the team with a goal and an assist on Maatta's winner. Mikael Granlund, who had the other in the match, tied the game at the 15:01 mark of third.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Olli Maatta played his best hockey of the playoffs in the Stanley Cup Final.

He was scratched for three games and got another chance to play because of Trevor Daley's injury in the Eastern Conference Final versus Tampa Bay. Maatta chipped in six assists in the last nine games of the postseason to finish strong and get back into the good graces of his coach.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 10:33:00 AM

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4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
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RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
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D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Mark Streit
5Ron Hainsey
6Olli Maatta
7Ian Cole
8Brian Dumoulin
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G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury
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