OLLI MAATTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pittsburgh Penguins: How Olli Maatta’s injury changes the defense

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ started their second round series against the Washington Capitals relatively healthy with only starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury absent. However, just two games into the series, that has already changed. Pittsburgh defenseman Olli Maatta is likely to be out with a concussion following a blindside hit by current Capitals (and former Penguin) defenseman...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooks Orpik lays a high and late hit on Olli Maatta

There have been a few ugly hits in this year’s playoffs, but this one from Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta may the worst of the bunch. Orpik with a completely unnecessary, dangerous hit pic.twitter.com/ctlPfDT7ZM — Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) May 1, 2016 Another angle: possible reasonable explanations: has a bet going to see what it takes to get suspended in the playoffs...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Olli Maatta could postpone Finnish military service

There was a time in the United States when professional athletes would put their sports career on hold to go serve in the military. What was common in the World War era is now more a rarity than a common occurrence, but Olli Maatta of the Pittsburgh Penguins is scheduled to begin serving in the Finnish army in mid-April. That service could be postponed if the Penguins are in the...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Penguins sign defenseman Maatta to 6-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) Olli Maatta felt like a Pittsburgher from the moment the Penguins took the talented teenager with the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the one held on the floor of the Consol Energy Center. ''It started to feel like home straightaway,'' Maatta said. That's why Maatta didn't feel the need to look elsewhere. Rather than pursue free agency down the road...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Looks like Olli Maatta is done for the year.

View image | gettyimages.com via the PG: Although the decision on that might not be finalized for a few days, a source familiar with his situation said the injury that has prevented Maatta from playing since Dec. 6 has not responded satisfactorily to rehabilitation efforts.   We heard this back in December, but the Pens said late last month that Maatta could be back as soon...
Via The Pensblog
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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 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

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
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