Surgery shelves Penguins' Olli Maatta, Beau Bennett

Pittsburgh Penguins rookie defenceman Olli Maatta and forward Beau Bennett had shoulder and wrist surgeries, respectively, on Thursday and will miss four months.

Pittsburgh duo will be sidelined at least four months

Olli Maatta had nine goals and 20 assists for 29 points with a plus-8 rating in 78 games as a rookie rearguard for the Penguins. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins rookie defenceman Olli Maatta and forward Beau Bennett had surgery Thursday and will be sidelined at least four months.

Maatta underwent a shoulder procedure at the Cleveland Clinic and will miss 4-6 months. The 19-year-old played 78 games for the Penguins this season, finishing with nine goals and 20 assists. He added four assists in Pittsburgh's run to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Bennett had wrist surgery will need at least four months to recover. Bennett missed a significant chunk of the season with wrist issues and finished with three goals and four assists in 21 games.

The procedures came a day after defenceman prospect Derrick Pouliot underwent labral repair surgery. Pouliot, Pittsburgh's first-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft, will miss at least four months.

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