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Penguins Olli Maatta Place on IR, ‘Out Indefinitely’

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The Pittsburgh Penguins announced defenseman Olli Maatta has been placed on Injured Reserve and will be out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Maatta was injured in the first period of the Penguins 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, Monday night.

Maatta, 24, left the game immediately and did not return.

This season, Maatta has 13 points (1g, 12a) in 55 games. He has drawn positive reviews playing the left side with Finnish rookie defenseman Juuso Riikola.

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The injury occurred early in the first period when Maatta was checked and fell in the corner. He appeared to jam his shoulder. Maatta had two prior shoulder surgeries. He was healthy all of last season and played in all 82 games.

Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz is set to rejoin the lineup soon. Schultz has been out since suffering a broken leg on Oct. 13. Maatta and Schultz formed a successful pairing in the 2018 playoffs, but the Penguins lost to the Washington Capitals in Round 2.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Sabrina Eloha

    February 12, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Damn, hope Ollie recovers quickly.

  2. Vince Gori

    February 12, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Feel for the kid. I thought he was playing well and now another setback. Hope he is well soon. Was looking forward to Schultz and he reuniting. As least now we won’t trade him.

  3. Hatrick Pornqvist

    February 12, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    The Jack Johnson hating crowd, AKA “the internet” is losing its f’n mind right now. It sucks Olli got hurt but I find the hysteria quite amusing.

    Dumoulin Letang
    Johnson Schultz
    Petterssen Riikola

    Heavy minutes to first pair.
    Pretty heavy to 2nd pair and hopefully Schultz gets up to speed quickly.
    Third pair shelter the hell out of.

    We will be ok. Forwards will need to back check.

    • Dan Kingerski

      February 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      Hatrick, you took the words out of my mouth.

      • Hatrick Pornqvist

        February 12, 2019 at 10:15 pm

        Great minds think alike.

  4. Eric Bouchard

    February 12, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Pens will need a good LDef. If its the shoulder, we wont see Maatta until 1st round of the playoff maybe even next season.
    GMJR has to trade anyway….another top 9 forward and at least one Dman. I just wonder how much $$ he has now that Maatta is gone LTIR.

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