Olli Maatta RUMORS & NEWS

  • Is Olli Maatta in Mike Sullivan’s doghouse?

    Pro Hockey Talk "n a short period of time, Olli Maatta may find himself going from the injured list to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ doghouse. It sounds like Mike Sullivan wasn’t particularly happy with Maatta’s performance in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and that might prompt Maatta to be replaced by..." May 15

  • Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta could return for Game 6

    Washington Post "Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik will return from a three-game suspension Tuesday night when Washington faces the Penguins in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series, and it appears increasingly likely the player he knocked out to earn that discipline could also be on the ice..." May 10

  • Maatta's recovery begins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Olli Maatta returned to practice Friday in a no-contact jersey, but the injured Penguins defenseman isn't ready yet to rejoin the team's playoff series with the Washington Capitals. “Olli's making progress, but we don't envision him playing in Game 5,” coach Mike Sullivan after the team's..." May 07

  • Brooks Orpik Suspended Three Games for Hit on Olli Maatta

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "The NHL has suspended Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik three games for his hit on Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in Game Two. The hit was late and primarily targeted Maatta’s head. Matta left the game and did not return. The Penguins said he is “obviously out.” Orpik had suffered a head injury..." May 02

  • Pens' Olli Maatta likely out for Game 3 vs. Caps after taking hit

    ESPN "Olli Maatta is likely out at least for Game 3 if not beyond although the Pittsburgh Penguins did not have a detailed update on the injured defenseman Sunday, a day after he was hit high by Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik. Orpik had a hearing with the NHL's Player Safety department..." May 01

  • Orpik will have hearing for hit on Maatta

    CBS Sports "The Washington Capitals can probably expect to be without Brooks Orpik for at least Game 3 of their second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The veteran defenseman has a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety Sunday after his hit that knocked Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta..." May 01

  • Mike Sullivan: Brooks Orpik's hit on Olli Maatta was late, targeted head

    Washington Times "Mike Sullivan said that the hit by Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta in the opening minutes of Game 2 of the second-round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday was “type of hit that everyone in hockey is trying to remove from the game.” Maatta, in..." May 01

  • Olli Maatta injured and is "week-to-week"

    PensBurgh "Last night I sent a text and said that at least no one got obviously injured in last night's 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils. Looks like I spoke too soon. Despite playing right up to the final whistle in the 3rd period last night, Olli Maatta apparently suffered an injury at some point." March 25

  • Penguins’ Olli Maatta to begin Finnish army service on April 18

    SI "Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta​ is scheduled to begin his service in the Finnish army on April 18, but his start date can be postponed if Pittsburgh makes the playoffs, reports Juha Hiitelä of Urheilusanomat. Finnish men must complete at least six months of service between the ages of 18 and..." March 15

  • Maatta signs six-year contract with Penguins

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday signed defenseman Olli Maatta to a six-year, $24.5 million contract, the team announced. Maatta would have been eligible to become a restricted free agent July 1. The contract includes a limited no-trade clause over the final two seasons, ESPN.com..." February 26