Maatta, Olli #3 (D)  - Pittsburgh Penguins - NHL 2017/18 Regular
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 206 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: Aug. 22, 1994
Age: 23
Birthplace: Jyvaskyla,
Salary: $4.084M
Cap Hit: $4.084M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 1
Draft Pick: 22
Draft Year: 2012
Rookie Year: 2013
Draft Team: PIT

Statistics - NHL 2017/18 Regular

Split GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
Actual 61 0 4 18 22 -2 16 0 6 0 0 2 127 95 79 3.1 0.36
Projected 82 0 5 24 30 -3 22 0 8 0 0 3 171 128 106 3.1 0.36

Date News Advice
Feb. 18, 2018 Olli Maatta had an assist in 20:08 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Maatta now has 18 assists on the season. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Olli Maatta scored one goal in 16:22 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Maatta now has four goals on the season. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Olli Maatta had an assist in 15:28 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Kings on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Maatta now has 17 assists on the season. None
Feb. 13, 2018 Olli Maatta had 20:45 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-3 win over the Senators on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 11, 2018 Olli Maatta had 16:57 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-1 win over the Blues on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. None
Feb. 9, 2018 Olli Maatta had 15:50 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout loss to the Stars on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 6, 2018 Olli Maatta had 17:50 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-4 win over the Golden Knights on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Olli Maatta had 20:32 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 loss to the Devils on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 2, 2018 Olli Maatta had an assist in 15:47 of ice time in the Penguins' 7-4 win over the Capitals on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Maatta now has 16 assists on the season. None
Jan. 30, 2018 Olli Maatta had 17:28 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Sharks on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Olli Maatta had 19:53 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-3 win over the Wild on Thursday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 23, 2018 Olli Maatta had 18:13 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 21, 2018 Olli Maatta had 20:08 of ice time in the Penguins' 2-1 loss to the Sharks on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 19, 2018 Olli Maatta had an assist in 21:41 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Kings on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Maatta now has 15 assists on the season. None
Jan. 18, 2018 Olli Maatta had 16:28 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-3 loss to the Ducks on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 14, 2018 Olli Maatta had 19:05 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 13, 2018 Olli Maatta had an assist in 17:20 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Maatta now has 14 assists on the season. None
Jan. 8, 2018 Olli Maatta had 18:46 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-5 overtime win over the Bruins on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 6, 2018 Olli Maatta had 20:06 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-0 win over the Islanders on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. None
Jan. 4, 2018 Olli Maatta had 15:07 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 2, 2018 Olli Maatta had 22:41 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-1 win over the Flyers on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. None
Jan. 1, 2018 Olli Maatta had an assist in 18:41 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-1 loss to the Red Wings on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Maatta now has 13 assists on the season. None
Dec. 30, 2017 Olli Maatta had 22:56 of ice time in the Penguins' 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 28, 2017 Olli Maatta had 21:57 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-4 shootout win over the Blue Jackets on Wednesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Dec. 24, 2017 Olli Maatta had 19:17 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-0 loss to the Ducks on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 14, 2017 Maatta picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over Florida. He has a goal and four assists during a career-best four-game point streak.
Feb. 17, 2017 Maatta is out six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand. The Penguins announced Maatta had surgery on Friday. He injured the hand in the second period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory against the Winnipeg Jets. Maatta didn't play in the third period. Maatta has one goal and six assists in 54 games this season for Pittsburgh. The Penguins are tied with Columbus for second in the Metropolitan Division behind Washington. Pittsburgh and the Blue Jackets meet in Columbus on Friday night.
Dec. 27, 2016 Maatta will play Saturday after missing two games with the flu. He has two assists in 35 games this season.
May 1, 2016 Maatta has an upper-body injury. Maatta's status for Monday night is uncertain.
March 25, 2016 Maata is week to week because of a lower-body injury. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said the defenseman got hurt in a 3-0 loss to New Jersey on March 24.
Feb. 26, 2016 The Pittsburgh Penguins have locked down Maatta for the long haul, signing him to a six-year contract extension on Friday. The deal, which starts next season, has an average annual value of $4.083 million. The 21-year-old Maatta has six goals and 10 assists in 53 games this season for the Penguins. He leads Pittsburgh's defenseman and is second on the team in plus/minus differential at plus-18.
Dec. 10, 2015 Maata had two assists in a 4-2 victory in Colorado on Wednesday night. The Pittsburgh defenseman has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last three games, mathcing his total from his first 18.
Nov. 18, 2015 Maatta scored in his return Sunday. Maatta has been released from the hospital after suffering an upper-body injury in a win over Minnesota on Nov. 17.
Jan. 31, 2015 Maata will likely miss the rest of this season. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the defenseman had his second shoulder surgery in eight months in January. He has also dealt with the mumps and a cancerous thyroid tumor.
Dec. 19, 2014 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. Maatta is already out because of an upper body issue. The 20-year-old missed two weeks this season after surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid tumor.
Dec. 8, 2014 Maatta was placed on injured reserve as he deals with an undisclosed injury. Maata, who was also diagnosed with the mumps this season, could sit out until at least the final week of January.
Nov. 4, 2014 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 Johnston says Maatta could have come back over the weekend but the team wanted to give him a few extra days to get his legs back.
Oct. 27, 2014 Maatta will have thyroid surgery next week to remove a potentially cancerous tumor. The tumor was discovered during a preseason physical. Maatta underwent further tests before team doctors came to a diagnosis. He is scheduled to miss four weeks but is cleared to play until the surgery.
Oct. 10, 2014 Maatta had three assists Thursday. Though not a fantasy option for the moment, monitor Maatta's progress.
May 22, 2014 Maatta had shoulder surgery Thursday and will be sidelined at least four months. The 19-year-old played 78 games for the Penguins this season, finishing with nine goals and 20 assists. He added four assists in Pittsburgh's run to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Jan. 24, 2014 Maatta scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period as the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a wild 6-4 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The Penguins defenseman also had an assist, and he has five points (two goals, three assists) in his last four games.
Dec. 20, 2013 Maatta had two points, which included a goal on a third-period penalty shot, as the Penguins won their sixth straight game. The 19-year-old Maatta, who made the team out of training camp, scored his third career goal on his first career penalty shot. He is the second defenseman in team history to score on a penalty shot.
Oct. 24, 2013 The Pittsburgh Penguins will keep rookie defenseman Olli Maatta. The Penguins could have sent the 19-year-old Maatta back to his junior team, a move that would have pushed back the clock on Maatta's NHL service time. Instead, general manager Ray Shero decided to keep Maatta in Pittsburgh, calling it the best decision for Maatta and the Penguins. Maatta has been solid during Pittsburgh's 7-2 start. He has one goal and two assists in nine games and impressed his teammates with his skating and decision-making skills.
Oct. 9, 2013 Maatta finished with a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Carolina. The rookie defenseman, the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, produced the first two points of his career.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Feb. 17, 2017 Left hand surgery None Injured Reserve Maatta is out six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand.
Dec. 27, 2016 Illness None Day-to-Day Maatta will play Saturday after missing two games with the flu.
May 1, 2016 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Maatta has an upper-body injury.
March 25, 2016 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Maata is week to week because of a lower-body injury.
Nov. 18, 2015 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Maatta scored in his return Sunday.
Dec. 8, 2014 Illness None Injured Reserve Maata will likely miss the rest of this season.
Nov. 4, 2014 Thyroid surgery None Day-to-Day Maatta will play Tuesday night against Montreal, two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid.

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Date Opponent State Season
Feb 23 2018 19:30 EST at CAR Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 24 2018 19:00 EST at FLA Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Feb 27 2018 19:00 EST NJ Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 1 2018 19:00 EST at BOS Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 3 2018 17:00 EST NYI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 5 2018 19:00 EST CGY Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 7 2018 20:00 EST at PHI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 10 2018 19:00 EST at TOR Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 11 2018 19:30 EDT DAL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 14 2018 20:00 EDT at NYR Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 15 2018 19:30 EDT at MTL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 20 2018 19:00 EDT at NYI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 21 2018 19:00 EDT MTL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 23 2018 19:00 EDT NJ Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 25 2018 12:30 EDT PHI Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 27 2018 19:30 EDT at DET Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 29 2018 19:00 EDT at NJ Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Mar 31 2018 19:00 EDT MTL Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Apr 1 2018 19:30 EDT WAS Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Apr 5 2018 19:00 EDT at CBJ Pre-game NHL 2017/18 Regular
Date Opponent Result State G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG Shots Hits Blks SPCT TOI
Feb 18 2018 18:00 EST at CBJ W 5-2 Final 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.0 20:07
Feb 17 2018 19:00 EST TOR W 5-3 Final 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 100.0 16:22
Feb 15 2018 19:00 EST LA W 3-1 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.0 15:28
Feb 13 2018 19:00 EST OTT W 6-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0.0 20:45
Feb 11 2018 12:00 EST at STL W 4-1 Final 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0.0 16:56
Feb 9 2018 20:30 EST at DAL L 3-4 F/SO 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 15:50
Feb 6 2018 19:00 EST VGK W 5-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0.0 17:49
Feb 3 2018 19:00 EST at NJ L 1-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 20:32
Feb 2 2018 19:00 EST WAS W 7-4 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 0.0 15:46
Jan 30 2018 19:00 EST SJ W 5-2 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 17:27
Jan 25 2018 19:00 EST MIN W 6-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0.0 19:52
Jan 23 2018 19:00 EST CAR W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0.0 18:12
Jan 20 2018 20:00 EST at SJ L 1-2 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 20:07
Jan 18 2018 22:00 EST at LA W 3-1 Final 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0.0 21:41
Jan 17 2018 22:00 EST at ANA L 3-5 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0.0 16:27
Jan 14 2018 19:30 EST NYR W 5-2 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0.0 19:04
Jan 13 2018 13:00 EST DET W 4-1 Final 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0.0 17:19
Jan 7 2018 19:30 EST BOS W 6-5 F/OT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0.0 18:45
Jan 5 2018 19:00 EST at NYI W 4-0 Final 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.0 20:06
Jan 4 2018 19:00 EST CAR L 0-4 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.0 15:07
Jan 2 2018 19:00 EST at PHI W 5-1 Final 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0.0 22:41
Dec 31 2017 19:00 EST at DET L 1-4 Final 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.0 18:41
Dec 29 2017 19:30 EST at CAR L 1-2 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.0 22:56
Dec 27 2017 19:00 EST CBJ W 5-4 F/SO 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 2 0.0 21:56
Dec 23 2017 19:00 EST ANA L 0-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.0 19:17
Dec 21 2017 19:00 EST CBJ W 3-2 F/SO 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0.0 18:10
Dec 18 2017 21:00 EST at COL L 2-4 Final 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 19:32
Dec 16 2017 20:00 EST at ARI W 4-2 Final 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 33.3 20:23
Dec 14 2017 22:00 EST at VGK L 1-2 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 19:11
Dec 11 2017 19:00 EST COL L 1-2 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0.0 17:37
Dec 9 2017 19:00 EST TOR L 3-4 Final 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0.0 21:17
Dec 7 2017 19:00 EST NYI W 4-3 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 18:49
Dec 5 2017 19:30 EST NYR L 3-4 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0.0 19:14
Dec 2 2017 19:00 EST BUF W 5-1 Final 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0.0 17:21
Dec 1 2017 19:00 EST at BUF W 4-0 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.0 19:04
Nov 27 2017 19:00 EST PHI W 5-4 F/OT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0.0 18:49
Nov 25 2017 19:00 EST TB W 5-2 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 0.0 20:08
Nov 24 2017 13:00 EST at BOS L 3-4 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 20:37
Nov 22 2017 19:00 EST VAN L 2-5 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0.0 18:03
Nov 18 2017 19:00 EST CHI L 1-2 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0.0 18:10
Nov 16 2017 19:30 EST at OTT W 3-1 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0.0 18:22
Nov 14 2017 19:00 EST BUF W 5-4 F/OT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 16:34
Nov 11 2017 20:00 EST at NAS L 4-5 F/SO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 16:52
Nov 10 2017 19:00 EST at WAS L 1-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0.0 20:57
Nov 7 2017 19:00 EST ARI W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0.0 18:53
Nov 4 2017 22:00 EDT at VAN L 2-4 Final 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 24:45
Nov 2 2017 21:00 EDT at CGY L 1-2 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 22:11
Nov 1 2017 20:30 EDT at EDM W 3-2 Final 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 19:47
Oct 29 2017 19:00 EDT at WPG L 1-7 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0.0 19:00
Oct 28 2017 20:00 EDT at MIN L 1-2 Final 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.0 19:12
Oct 26 2017 19:00 EDT WPG W 2-1 F/OT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 18:03
Oct 24 2017 19:00 EDT EDM W 2-1 F/OT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 0.0 22:19
Oct 21 2017 19:00 EDT at TB L 1-7 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 19:11
Oct 20 2017 19:30 EDT at FLA W 4-3 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 18:52
Oct 17 2017 19:00 EDT at NYR W 5-4 F/OT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 18:27
Oct 14 2017 19:00 EDT FLA W 4-3 Final 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.0 16:56
Oct 12 2017 19:30 EDT at TB L 4-5 Final 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0.0 17:30
Oct 11 2017 19:30 EDT at WAS W 3-2 Final 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0.0 16:18
Oct 7 2017 19:00 EDT NAS W 4-0 Final 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 33.3 20:59
Oct 5 2017 20:30 EDT at CHI L 1-10 Final 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0.0 17:15
Oct 4 2017 20:00 EDT STL L 4-5 F/OT 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 25.0 16:07
Date Game Date Location Result Property From To
Dec 22 2017 12:23 EST Dec 21 2017 19:00 EST CBJ W 3-2 powerplay_assists 0 1
Dec 22 2017 12:23 EST Dec 21 2017 19:00 EST CBJ W 3-2 assists 0 1
Date Key Old Value New Value
2018-02-18 analysis Maatta now has points in each of his last three games, which is his best streak since October, when he bagged assists in six straight contests. The Fin also has been filling in the statsheet by other means lately too, as throughout his last 10 games he's thrown 16 shots on goal and logged 23 hits. The fact that Maatta skates on the second power-play unit, and is only averaging 1:08 of time on the
2018-02-18 update Maatta had an assist during a 5-2 victory over Columbus on Sunday.
2018-01-24 analysis Despite a 16-game goal drought, Maatta is continuing to put pucks to the net, as he registered 32 shots during this stretch. In addition, the defenseman is finding other ways to contribute, including four assists (two on the power play), 31 hits and 17 blocks.
2018-01-24 update Maatta failed to register a point against the Hurricanes on Tuesday, but did tally four shots and five hits.
2018-01-01 analysis With Kris Letang and Justin Schultz both on injured reserve with lower-body injuries, Maatta quarterbacked the No. 1 power-play unit again Sunday. His fantasy value receives a notable boost with Letang and Schultz out, but both have been practicing, so Maatta's relevancy outside of deeper settings is likely fleeting.
2018-01-01 update Maatta recorded a power-play assist during Sunday's 4-1 loss to Detroit.
2017-12-17 analysis The 23-year-old defenseman now has 14 points on the year, with all three of his goals coming at even strength. Maatta is on pace for career highs in points, assists, shots, and power-play time, making him serviceable in most season-long leagues and daily formats.
2017-12-17 update Maatta scored a goal on three shots and added two blocks in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Stars.
2017-11-20 analysis Considering Maatta was able to play through his illness in order to suit up against the Blackhawks on Saturday -- logging 18:10 of ice time -- fantasy owners shouldn't have to worry about his availability against the Canucks on Wednesday. The defenseman has notched assists in two of his previous three outings, which brought to an end a five-game pointless streak.
2017-11-20 update Maatta was not at practice Monday as he continues to fight off the bug that nearly sidelined him Saturday.
2017-11-18 analysis This explains why the defenseman didn't show up for morning skate. It seems like the Penguins always have a tough time solidifying the defensive corps, but the silver lining for the two-time defending champs is that they'll welcome Matt Hunwick (concussion) back into the fold after he'd missed the past 15 games. The young defenseman was forced to miss morning skate due to the illness, but apparently his health improved enough throughout the day for him to play. Maatta has 11 points this season, including an assist in each of the past two contests.
2017-11-18 update Maatta is dealing with an illness and consequently will be a game-time decision for Saturday's home tilt against the Blackhawks. Maatta (illness) has been included in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Chicago.
2017-11-18 injury_note Maatta is <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/931922109974138882">dealing with an illness</a> and consequently will be a game-time decision for Saturday's home tilt against the Blackhawks.
2017-11-18 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2017-11-18 Injury Text Illness
2017-11-18 Date Injured 2017-11-18
2017-11-18 Injured Yes No
2017-11-18 analysis This explains why the defenseman didn't show up for morning skate. It seems like the Penguins always have a tough time solidifying the defensive corps, but the silver lining for the two-time defending champs is that they'll welcome Matt Hunwick (concussion) back into the fold after he'd missed the past 15 games.
2017-11-18 update Maatta is dealing with an illness and consequently will be a game-time decision for Saturday's home tilt against the Blackhawks.
2017-11-18 injury_note Maatta is <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/931922109974138882">dealing with an illness</a> and consequently will be a game-time decision for Saturday's home tilt against the Blackhawks.
2017-11-18 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2017-11-18 Injury Text Illness
2017-11-18 Date Injured 2017-11-18
2017-11-18 Injured No Yes
2017-11-09 analysis Maatta was perhaps one of the hottest commodities in fantasy leagues after kicking off the season with a flourish. Despite having come back down to Earth, the blueliner remains on pace for the most productive year of his career, assuming he can rediscover his offensive touch sooner rather than later.
2017-11-09 update Maatta has followed up his early October six-game point streak with just one helper in his previous nine contests.
2017-10-18 analysis The first-period helper brought Maatta's scoring streak to a career-high five games. During the streak, the 23-year-old blueliner has recorded a goal and five assists, with two coming on a man advantage. With seven points in as many games, Maatta has a very good chance to surpass his career-high of 29 points.
2017-10-18 update Maatta picked up an assist during Tuesday's 5-4 win against the Rangers.
2017-10-07 analysis Maata already has three points, including two goals in three games. He is working to rebound from a forgettable 2016-17 campaign, and he looks great so far. How do you spell s-l-e-e-p-e-r?
2017-10-07 update Maata scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Predators.
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $4.084M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $4.084M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-06-22 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins