Olli Maatta out for season with shoulder injury


Olli Maatta will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season with a shoulder injury.

Olli Maatta’s rough season has come to an end, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday.

Maatta will have surgery on his shoulder, which he injured in December, and will force him to miss the rest of the season. Maatta also previously tested positive for mumps and confirmed had a cancerous tumour that was successfully operated on.

The team confirmed Maatta’s season was over in a release:

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season, General Manager Jim Rutherford announced.

Maatta, 20, has not played since a Dec. 6 game vs. Ottawa. He attempted a rehab program but it was determined that surgery was the best option.

Maatta had one goal and eight assists for nine points in 20 games this season.

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