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Olli Maatta

IR (Illness)
6' 2"
206 lbs
Aug 22, 1994
Jyvaskyla, Finland
2012 - round 1, 22nd overall by Pit
G A Pts +/- PPG
2014-15 Regular Season
1 8 9 1 0

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maatta had three assists Thursday.

Though not a fantasy option for the moment, monitor Maatta's progress.

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