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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 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

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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

Olli Maatta (soft tissue/muscle damage) is skating but the prognosis remains the same.

Maatta suffered the injury on November 17 and he was slated to miss three-four weeks which is now one-two weeks. "I’m not sure on the time line, but he’s continuing to skate and work out, and things look fairly positive right now," coach Mike Johnston said. "We’ll probably have a better idea on the time line at the beginning of next week." Stay tuned.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:28:00 AM

Olli Maatta will be sidelined for three-to-four weeks due to an upper-body injury.

The Penguins announced that he has been released from the hospital after he spent the night there for observation. TSN's Darren Dreger reports that Maatta's injury is muscular and not structural.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 06:05:00 PM

Olli Maatta suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday night and he is still at the hospital for observation.

He will be evaluated further later in the day, but the Penguins announced that the issue is not related to his previous injuries. Maatta was limited to 18 games last season because of a cancerous tumor on his thyroid gland that had to be removed, the mumps, and a shoulder injury. The kid just can't catch a break.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Olli Maatta is expected to get more playing time in increments.

He has been playing alongside Kris Letang lately. The Penguins want to see Maatta return to the player he was before he underwent shoulder surgery. "He's trending, as we thought, and going in the right direction," said assistant coach Gary Agnew. "Is he where he was [before the surgery]? No, but he's going in the right direction."
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Olli Maatta had an assist in a 3-1 win against Washington Wednesday night.

Maatta has a goal and an assist in nine games this season. He's averaging a modest 16:41 minutes per contest this season compared to 18:29 minutes during his 29-point rookie season back in 2013-14.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Olli Maatta has been sent down to the minors, but his stay is expected to be temporary.

The move was made to help the Penguins stay cap compliant for the start of the season. Maattaa doesn't have to clear waivers to be assigned to the AHL. He will likely be back with the team shortly and in the lineup for Thursday's opener.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 03:56:00 PM

Olli Maatta is on schedule with his recovery from his shoulder surgery in January.

Maatta's goal is to be ready for the start of training camp. He's coming off of a terribly unlucky campaign that also involved him having a cancerous tumor on his thyroid gland removed and battle the mumps. He finished with a goal and nine points in 20 contests.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Olli Maatta (shoulder) should resume skating in about two weeks.

With the Penguins eliminated from the playoffs, Maatta has plenty of time to recover before the start of training camp. He also had to get a cancerous tumor on his thyroid gland removed and was limited to 20 contests in 2014-15.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 07:25:00 AM

Olli Maatta (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Maatta's fate was reported earlier on Monday and the Penguins confirmed it Tuesday night. He will need to undergo his second shoulder surgery in just eight months. That's on top of the fact that he needed to have a cancerous tumor on his thyroid gland removed and suffered from the mumps this season.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 09:34:00 AM

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