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Penguins Olli Maatta tests positive for mumps

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps. The Penguins issued a statement Friday that Maatta tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation. Goaltender Thomas Greiss and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo tested negative. Teammates Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett were diagnosed with mumps in the last week. Crosby...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mumps test continue for Penguins: Fleury, Maatta, and Bortuzzo test for illness

Mumps running wild: #BREAKING: Pittsburgh #Penguins announce: Marc-Andre Fleury, Olli Maatta, and Robert Bortuzzo being tested for mumps. http://t.co/hXyO5az58W — KDKA (@CBSPittsburgh) December 17, 2014  
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

HotTake Tuesday: We got 99 problems and mumps is 1…

Everybody got problems right now. Have you seen twitter today in Pittsburgh. Dear God. James and Nick dive in head first today to get to the real issue at hand in the NHL. Mumps… and the Oilers, but mostly the mumps. Get your breathing masks, yinz! Are the Pens the poster child on how to not publicly deal with problems? Have they created a credibility problem? Seth Rorabaugh...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 30: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins

Tampa Bay Lightning (19-9-3) at Pittsburgh Penguins (19-6-4) 7:00 – NBCSN, SN, ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference square of tonight at CONSOL.  Tampa Bay has fallen into a bit of a slump recently and lost three of their last four while going 3-3-1 so far in December.  The Penguins, on the other hand, are still...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 29: Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets

Pittsburgh Penguins (19-6-3) at Columbus Blue Jackets (11-15-2) 7:00 – ROOT Sports Nationwide Arena – Columbus, Ohio The Pens pulled out a victory last night at home against Calgary.  Tonight, they’re on the road to visit their home away from home –Columbus.  They will once again be without the services of Sidney Crosby who is out with a face thing.  Bryan Rust and...
Via The Pensblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maatta goes on IR and rumor has it he could be on it awhile

Jayson Megan to WBS….Olli Maatta to IR. No skate this morning, Mike Johnston will speak at 5pm. -DP — ROOT SPORTS™ | PIT (@ROOTSPORTSPIT) December 13, 2014 FWIW, the injury is believed to be to his surgically repaired shoulder. Outlook doesn’t look good from what we were told.
Via The Pensblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 27: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers

Pittsburgh Penguins (18-6-2) at New York Rangers (11-10-4) 7:00 PM – SN, ROOT Sports Madison Square Garden – New York, New York The build-up to this game is eerily similar to that of the November 11 game that saw the Rangers blowout the Pens 5-o at MSG.  The Pens, though injured and not exactly on top of their game, are on a roll and pulling out victories.  They’ve won...
Via The Pensblog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Testing the Depth by @BrianK_PI

In what's seemingly becoming an annual tradition, the Pittsburgh Penguins are yet again facing injuries that are testing their depth. Pascal Dupuis is out, likely for the season, after suffering from blood clots. The Dupuis injury is just the latest in a remarkable string of bad luck to hit the Penguins in just over a year. Both Dupuis and Tomas Vokoun have suffered from blood clots...
Via PensInitiative
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 23 – Germans beat the Canes, Pens win 3-2

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 3  Hurricanes 2 Record: 16-5-2 Goals Kunitz (9) from Malkin, Comeau Bortuzzo (2) from Martin, Ebbett Ehrhoff (1) from Maatta Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Bortuzzo (roughing) – Unnecessary (hooks up Staal from behind in the neutral zone and then also shoves him in the back of the head for a roughing penalty) Megna (roughing) –...
Via The PensNation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 22 – Pens get half the production for half the effort, lose 4-2 to Carolina

By:  Meesh Shanmugam Hurricanes 4  Pens 2 Record: 15-5-2 Goals Letang (4) from Crosby, Spaling Hornqvist (11) from Crosby, Kunitz Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Crosby (goalie interference) – Unnecessary (bumps Ward as he skates in front of the crease and knocks Ward off balance, which draws a penalty) Ehrhoff (tripping) – Unnecessary (puts his stick...
Via The PensNation
20 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

Gameday 17: Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens

Pittsburgh Penguins (12-3-1) at Montreal Canadiens (14-4-1) 7:30 PM – ROOT Sports Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec A pair of first-place teams will be facing off tonight in Montreal.  Pittsburgh, despite numerous offseason changes to the coaching staff, management and personnel, is a team that was expected to be sitting atop the standings.  Montreal, on the other hand...
Via The Pensblog
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

Penguins defenseman Maatta back after cancer scare

MONTREAL (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play Tuesday night against Montreal, two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid. The 20-year-old Maatta underwent surgery earlier this month at the urging of doctors, who detected it during a preseason physical. Maatta returned to the ice a few days after the procedure, and coach Mike...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 11/15/14

What everyone is talking aboutOlli Maatta was diagnosed with cancer as the season began. He had his tumor removed, and is ready to rejoin the Penguins. There is nothing scarier than cancer, and it’s great to see the young man ready to make a full recovery. Fox, Sporting News.  ScoreboardColumbus 4, Philadelphia 3 - Nice workk by Columbus, getting their first win since Mardi...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens' Maatta has cancerous tumor removed; could play again next week

In the latest chapter of hockey players are the toughest athletes in all of sports, we present to you Olli Maatta. The Penguins confirmed on Thursday that the tumor removed from the defenseman's thyroid gland last week was cancerous. Then the team offered an eye-opening prognosis for the 20-year-old. Despite the announcement, the team said on its Twitter account that coach Mike Johnston...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 11: Pittsburgh Penguins at Minnesota Wild

Pittsburgh Penguins (7-2-1) at Minnesota Wild (7-3) 8:00 PM – ROOT Sports Xcel Energy Center – St Paul, Minnesota The Penguins will begin a five-game road trip tonight in Minnesota against the Wild.  This game will feature the best offense in the NHL vs. the best defense in the NHL.  Minnesota’s offense shouldn’t be taken lightly, however.  They’re averaging a ridiculous...
Via The Pensblog
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Olli Maatta

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Olli Maatta. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Peter Diana/Post-Gazette   Whether you’re a die-hard Pittsburgh Penguins fan, your heart belongs to another team within the NHL, or you enjoy hockey in general, there’s a good chance...
Via The PensNation
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will the Penguins Replace Olli Maatta?

By now, we are all familiar with the fact that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is expected to miss a month of hockey action after electing to have a tumor (that could potentially be cancerous) from his thyroid. What we don’t know is exactly how the Penguins will attempt to replace him. Robert Bortuzzo Set […] The post How Will the Penguins Replace Olli Maatta? appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
October 31, 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

Olli Maatta to undergo surgery to remove tumor

A somewhat scary situation for Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta came to light on Monday as it was announced that the 20-year-old defenseman will undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor from his neck. Doctors said there is an 85-percent chance that the tumor could be a form of “low-grade thyroid cancer.” The tumor was discovered during preseason physicals and the...
Via Sports-Glory
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Olli Maatta needs surgery; expected to make quick, full recovery

A somewhat scary situation for Olli Maatta came to light on Monday as it was announced that the 20-year-old defenseman will undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor from his neck. Doctors said there is an 85-percent chance that the tumor could be a form of “low-grade thyroid cancer.” The tumor was discovered during […] The post Olli Maatta needs surgery; expected to make...
Via Two Pad Stack
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

TPN RADIO: With Bob Grove

Tune in tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter:@ThePensNation,  @PensNation_Andy, @PensNation_Nick Guest: Bob Grove (@PensRadioNet) The Topics (Les Sujets) Olli Maatta’s health Recapping the Penguins first month of the season Ranking the NHL’s top teams Have something to say? Message us on twitter: @ThePensNation, use #TPNRS
Via The PensNation
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Injury Update: Olli Maatta will Undergo Surgery to Have Tumor Removed

Next week Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will undergo surgery to have a tumor near his thyroid removed. Doctors say that there is an 85 percent chance the tumor is cancerous.  #457114958 / gettyimages.com Sportsnet Canada is reporting that the cancer could be a low-grade thyroid cancer. The Pittsburgh Penguins physician, Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, said “Even if it...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Olli Maatta Will Beat Thyroid Cancer by @ChicksDigHockey

Olli Maatta is a vibrant, athletic 20-year-old. Which is why the news that he has thyroid cancer so rocked the Pittsburgh sports world this afternoon.Actually, the incidence of thyroid cancers in young adults is rising. It is the most common endocrine malignancy and occurs in females five times more than males. Fortunately, with localized disease, the overall survival rate is excellent...
Via PensInitiative
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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