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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
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Olli Maatta picked up an assist and a plus-2 rating in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.
He also recorded a double minor for high sticking early in the third period. Still, it was a decent game for Maatta in his return from the press box. He was scratched for the last three games, but to play due to Trevor Daley's season-ending injury. May 23 - 8:17 AM

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Olli Maattta is skating on a pairing with Kris Letang on Sunday morning.

With Trevor Daley sidelined, it looks like the Penguins will re-insert Maatta in their lineup for Game 5. The 21-year-old has one assist in nine games this postseason. The series is tied 2-2 going into Game 5.
May 22 - 10:56 AM

Olli Maatta might be back in the Penguins lineup on Sunday.

Maatta has spent three straight games in the press box, but Trevor Daley suffered a lower-body injury on Friday that might keep him on the sidelines for now. If that happens then Maatta is his likely replacement.
May 21 - 12:34 PM

Olli Maatta will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Maatta will sit for the third consecutive game. The 21-year-old has no goals and one assist in nine playoff games in 2016. Beau Bennett, Derrick Pouliot and Oskar Sundqvist will also watch from the press box.
May 20 - 8:06 PM

Olli Maatta wasn't dressed for Game 3 Wednesday night.

The Penguins have used Maatta in nine playoff games this year, but this is his second straight contest in the press box. When he has played, he's averaged 16:00 minutes of ice time in the postseason.
May 18 - 8:11 PM

Olli Maatta is a Game 2 scratch.

Well we saw this coming when Maatta only played 13:23 in Game 1 and coach Mike Sullivan was not too pleased with his play. Maatta was also a fourth pairing in practice Sunday. Justin Schultz will replace him in the lineup.
May 16 - 8:07 PM

It looks like Olli Maatta might be scratched for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Maatta is coming off a concussion and he played just 13:23 in Pittsburgh's Game 1 loss. On Sunday morning, Maatta was skating on a pairing with Derrick Pouliot, who often serves as a healthy scratch for the Penguins. Things could change between now and the start of Game 2, but it looks like Maatta could be the odd man out. Justin Schultz could take his spot in the lineup.
May 15 - 12:59 PM

Olli Maatta saw only 13:23 of action in Game 1.

Maatta got beat badly by Alex Killorn on the Lightning's first goal and coach Mike Sullivan was not too pleased with the play. "Obviously we would like him to have more of a positive impact on the game," Sullivan said. "I think last night's game (Friday), I thought sometimes he was trying to do a little bit too much with the puck, and when he does that, he puts himself in tough circumstances." Look for Maatta to learn from his miscue and see more action in Game 2.
May 15 - 8:32 AM

Olli Maatta registered an assist in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime win against the Capitals on Tuesday.

It was Maatta's first point in eight postseason games. He had six goals and 19 points in 67 regular season contests.
May 11 - 10:33 AM

Olli Maatta will indeed be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

It was expected that he would return after he practiced fully on Monday and that will be the case.
May 10 - 8:11 PM

Olli Maatta (upper body) still appears to be on track to return Tuesday night in Game 6.

He participated in an optional morning skate after practicing fully on Monday. Maatta is officially listed as a game-time decision, but appears probable to return. Coach Mike Sullivan hasn't ruled out using seven defensemen if Maatta is able to play.
May 10 - 3:30 PM

Olli Maatta (upper body) is listed as a game-time decision for Game 6 on Tuesday night.

Coach Mike Sullivan was impressed with Maatta's practice on Monday and said that the defenseman was "feeling 100 percent." He skated with Trevor Daley in the session and saw time on the second power-play unit.
May 9 - 1:24 PM

It seems likely that Olli Maatta will be back from an upper-body injury on Tuesday in Game 6.

He skated alongside Trevor Daley during Monday's practice and he worked on the second power-play unit. Maatta hasn't played since Game 2 against Washington back on Apr. 30.
May 9 - 12:12 PM

Olli Maatta (upper body) won't play in Game 5 against Washington on Saturday night.

Maatta exited Game 2 after being hit by Caps defenseman Brooks Orpik, who was suspended for three games for the incident. On the plus side, it does appear as though Maatta is improving. He participated in the team's morning skate on Saturday. He's still considered day-to-day.
May 7 - 12:16 PM

Olli Maatta (upper body) probably won't return for Game 5 on Saturday.

Maatta did participate in Friday's practice, but he was wearing a no contact jersey. "I feel good," he said. "This is the first step towards playing for sure, practicing with the team. I'm happy with the progression." So in other words, he appears to be making progress, but his return likely isn't imminent.
Source: NHL.com
May 6 - 4:43 PM

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C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Kevin Porter
6Oskar Sundqvist
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Kael Mouillierat
5Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Beau Bennett
4Bryan Rust
5Tom Kuhnhackl
6Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Matt Murray