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.
Maatta may be a healthy scratch in Game 2.
Both Maatta and Marcus Pettersson struggled in Game 1 and Jack Johnson is expected to replace Maatta in Game 2. Maata was a minus-2 in 18:44 TOI on Wednesday.
Source: Josh Yohe 04/12/19, 3:45 pm EST
Maatta (shoulder) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play on Friday.
Maatta (shoulder) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Maatta (upper-body) has been placed on IR and is out indefinitely.
Source: @penguins 02/12/19, 3:10 pm EST
Maatta (lower-body) will be in the Penguins lineup on Monday.
Source: @penguins 12/31/18, 5:55 pm EST
Maatta is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Maatta is not expected to be in the lineup in Minnesota on Monday. Look for Jamie Oleksiak to draw back into the lineup for Maatta.
Maatta (illness) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Maatta missed the Penguins morning skate and is listed as a game-time decision for tonight's game vs. the Blackhawks. Maatta has had a solid campaign to date, having picked up two goals and nine assists (11 points) in 21 games.
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.
Maatta (illness) will return to the lineup on Saturday.
Maatta missed the last two games with an illness, but is set to return to the lineup tomorrow vs. the Canadiens. Once heralded as one of the next great young defenseman, Maatta has struggled to produce offensively, picking up just two assists in 35 games this season.
Source: @penguins 12/30/16, 9:19 am EST
Maatta (illness) will not play on Wednesday.
Maatta did not travel to New Jersey for Tuesday's game and will also miss tonight's game at home vs. the Hurricanes. The Penguins will get Trevor Daley back to replace Brian Dumoulin, who broke his jaw last night. Maatta is considered day-to-day.
Source: @penguins 12/28/16, 12:22 pm EST
Maatta (illness) will not play on Tuesday.
The Penguins have a quick one-game trip to New Jersey tonight and left Olli Maatta back in Pittsburgh because he is dealing with an illness. With Maatta out, Chad Ruhwedel will draw into the Penguins lineup vs. the Devils.
Maatta will be back in the Penguins lineup for Game 5.
Maatta will be a healthy scratch for Game 2.
Source: @penguins 05/16/16, 3:53 pm EST
Maatta not expected to be in the lineup for Game 2; officially listed as a game-time decision.
Source: @penguins 05/16/16, 7:54 am EST
Maatta (upper-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 6.
Maatta (head) will be a game-time decision for Game 4.
Maatta (head) did not skate this morning; not expected to play in Game 3.
Maatta (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Maatta was on the ice for the second day in a row and skated alongside Kris Letang in Tuesday’s practice, but remains a game-time decision for Game 1 vs. the Rangers. Monitor his status during the Penguins morning skate on Wednesday, but things are trending in the right direction for him to return after a nine-game absence.
Maatta (lower-body) practiced on Monday but remains questionable for Game 1.
Maatta missed the final nine games of the regular season and might miss the start of the postseason as well. He took part in the Penguins’ practice this morning, but said “I really can’t say for sure” when he was asked if he would play on Wednesday.
Source: @penguins 04/11/16, 10:07 am EST