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OLLI MAATTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Penguins Announce Olli Maatta Will Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Miss Rest of Season

Credit: Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports After tonight’s 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild, the Pittsburgh Penguins confirmed reports that defenseman Olli Maatta will indeed undergo shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season. The 20-year-old attempted to rehab the shoulder, but that plan failed. It has been an extremely tough year for the young defenseman. In addition...
Via The PensNation
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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 Injury Update: Olli Maatta will play tonight

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will be returning to the lineup tonight to face the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. #458007587 / gettyimages.com Maatta had surgery on November 4th to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid gland. He started skating again a week later, but the original prognosis was for Maatta to miss about four weeks, according to the Globe...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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 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

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

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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