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Maatta To Miss 4-6 Months After Shoulder Surgery

By: Casey Shea
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Olli Maatta #3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates off the ice after the Penguins were eliminated in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New York defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 to advance to the next round. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Olli Maatta #3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates off the ice after the Penguins were eliminated in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New York defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 to advance to the next round. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Olli Maatta will be out of action for an extended period of time.

According to the Penguins’ website, Maatta underwent successful shoulder surgery Thursday. He is expected to miss 4-6 months as a result.

Maatta finished an impressive rookie campaign with 29 points (nine goals, 20 assists) in the regular season. He also added four assists in the playoffs.

On Tuesday, the Penguins announced defense prospect Derrick Pouliot underwent successful shoulder surgery as well.

Pouliot will also miss 4-6 months.

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