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OLLI MAATTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Olli Maatta Returns To Penguins Lineup Two Weeks After Having Tumor Removed

Two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his neck, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is returning to the lineup. The 20-year-old blue-liner confirmed after the team’s morning skate in Montreal that he’ll play against the Canadiens on Tuesday night. “I look at it as a bump on the road,” Maatta told the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review. “It...
Via NESN.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

HotTake Tuesday: Maatta, Malkin and More.

Welcome to HotTake Tuesday, yinz! Today we’ll be covering some topics in the beginning of the post and get to your questions in the latter half.  So grab a nice hot cup of coffee, sit back, dig in, and enjoy this week’s serving of HotTakes. How much does Olli Maatta Mean to the Penguins? Richter: What an unbelievable kid. We knew he was poised by seeing him become a full...
Via The PensNation
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Olli Maatta Undergo Surgery For Tumor, Full Recovery Expected

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Matta will undergo surgery to have a tumor removed, the team announce Monday. According to the Penguins, Maatta’s tumor could be low-grade thyroid cancer. However, according to team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ medical staff is confident the 20-year-old Maatta can make a full recovery. “Olli will have surgery to remove the...
Via NESN.com
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Five reasons the Penguins will be better in 2014

Crosby and the Penguins will be a better team in 2014. It’s been quite the offseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Out are Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero, as well as about a half-dozen players including fan favorites Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen, James Neal and Jussi Jokinen. In is head coach Mike Johnston and GM Jim Rutherford, as well as a whole slew of new faces that will soon don the...
Via isportsweb.com
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Olli Maatta is becoming a superstar defenseman

So far it's been good start to the Olympics for fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jussi Jokinen and Olli Maatta have been tearing it up for the undefeated Team Finland. Evgeni Malkin is off to a good start for Russia, and Sidney Crosby got his first point on Friday for the undefeated Canadians. So far Maatta has stolen the spotlight from Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Olli Maatta continues stellar rookie season

Whatever it is, Olli Maatta has it. Speed?  Check.  Hands? Check. Hockey Sense? Double-check.  At only 19, Maatta already looks poised to develop into the National Hockey League’s next great puck-moving defenseman.  In fact, I don’t think the Penguins have had a prospect look so poised and NHL-ready in his first year since Sidney Crosby was a rookie in 2005-2006. Maatta has...
Via isportsweb.com
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stick Taps: Olli Maatta hates coffee, & Barry Trotz is saying crazy things.

With Jaromir Jagr recently tying former teammate Mario Lemieux, Hooks Orpik over at PensBurgh took a closer look to see what the chances of Sidney Crosby ever catching Le Megnifique would be. The guys at the PensBlog have noticed some recent trends as they broke down the Penguins last ten games. Ray Ferraro loses his coffee thanks to Olli Maatta and Benn Ferriero during Tuesday night’s...
Via The PensNation
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens Make Maatta a Healthy Scratch – Sign of Things to Come?

(Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Olli Maatta will be a healthy scratch today when the Penguins play the New Jersey Devils. It would make sense if the scratch is nothing more than a temporary change made simply to give Maatta a rest.  He’s halfway through his first experience of what a grind the NHL schedule can be.  He leads the team in blocked shots with 72.  Thanks to the recent...
Via The PensNation
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Olli Maatta making name for himself

At the beginning of the season, Pittsburgh invited two young defensemen, Olli Maatta and Derrick Pouliot, to training camp this year to see how they would fair with some of Pittsburgh’s better defensemen. When it came to selecting a roster for the 2013-2014 season, Määttä’s solid performance during training camp, due to an injury to Kris Letang, earned him a spot on the Pittsburgh’s...
Via isportsweb.com
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Stick Taps: Can Olli Maatta Win the Calder Trophy?

Can Olli Maatta win the Calder Trophy? Ryan Wilson takes a detailed look at that question and some of the challenges facing Maatta’s bid. The Toledo Walleye of the ECHL unveiled what will be a Christmas jersey for the ages. Other Ugly Christmas hockey sweaters making the rounds are the Knoxville Ice Bears, the Reading Royals, Lake Erie Monsters, and Wilkes-Barre Penguins. Our...
Via The PensNation
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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