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The Blackhawks have acquired Olli Maatta from the Penguins for Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round pick.

Maatta was a first-round pick in 2012 but fell out of favour in Pittsburgh this past season. The Penguins brought in Jack Johnson and acquired Erik Gudbranson at the trade deadline and continued to push Maatta down the depth chart. The 24-year-old has had some injury issues throughout his career and is coming off of a season where he had 14 points (1G / 13A) in 60 games. Maatta, who has three years left at $4.083M AAV, will likely play on the Blackhawks third pairing.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/16/19, 10:36 am EST

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Maatta underwent successful hand surgery and is expected to miss six weeks.

Maatta played just 7:38 before leaving last night’s game with a hand injury. The Penguins quickly announced that he underwent surgery and will likely miss the remainder of the regular season. Expect the Penguins to place him on LTIR to create a roster spot and earn some cap relief ahead of the 2017 trade deadline.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 02/17/17, 7:41 am EST

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