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Olli Maatta's dream rookie season continues as he'll make his Olympic  debut in Sochi. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Olli Maatta: Fins “Wanted It More”

Pens defenseman Olli Maatta returned from the Olympics yesterday and returned to the Pens locker room today as the full team is scheduled to practice on Wednesday.

93-7 The Fan–02/25/2014

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Report: Paul Martin Out Of Olympics With Injury

Injuries and illness have plagued many teams in the Olympics this year and for the most part the Penguins players taking part have avoided both until today.

93-7 The Fan–02/21/2014

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Fans Worried About Letang, Wish Him Full Recovery

While the focus at CONSOL Energy Center was on the ice Friday night, thoughts were with the one defenseman whose absence was felt by fans who earlier in the day learned of Kris Letang’s stroke.

02/07/2014

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Cardiologist Explains Letang’s Condition

Kris Letang’s stroke is thought to be related to a hole in his heart.

02/07/2014

Kris Letang

Penguins: Letang Had Stroke, Will Miss 6 Weeks

The Penguins confirm that defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stoke last week.

02/07/2014

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Penguins Won’t Lose Focus As Olympic Break Approaches

The NHL will break for the Olympics, and while some teams may be focused on their time off, the Penguins remain focused on playing good hockey.

93-7 The Fan–02/06/2014

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Olli Maatta Sticking With Pens, Discusses Future In NHL

Fresh off the news that the Pens would be keeping him on the roster, Olli Maatta joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to discuss his game and what the adjustment period has been like for him.

10/24/2013

Olli Maatta

Penguins Expected To Keep Maatta Till At Least Midseason

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — By now it is public knowledge that 19-year-old rookie defenseman Olli Maatta will all but certainly remain with the Penguins, so now the question becomes, for how long?

93-7 The Fan–10/23/2013

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Shero: Maatta Decision Will Be Based On What’s Best For Player, Team

Penguins GM Ray Shero joined Bob Pompeani to talk about the state of the club.

93-7 The Fan–10/19/2013

Olli Maatta

NHL Columnist Griffin: Rookie Defenseman Maatta Must Stay With Pens

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Even with defenseman Kris Letang making further progress, as head coach Dan Bylsma noted after Tuesday’s morning skate, the Penguins still have to make an important decision about their blue line.

93-7 The Fan–10/15/2013

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Pens’ Letang Out Indefinitely With Lower-Body Injury

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely with what coach Dan Bylsma described as a lower-body injury.

09/28/2013

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Local Couple Switching Allegiances For Pens-Bruins Series

At first glance, you’d think you’re in a suburb of Boston. Bruins’ jerseys and pictures adorn the walls, and a Bruins’ shirt sits on the back of Beth Bartkowski – wife of Rick and mother of Matt, Boston Bruins defenseman.

05/31/2013

Ben Lovejoy, Dylan Reese

Pens Trade Lovejoy, Promote USC Native Reese

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Penguins announced late Wednesday night that defenseman Ben Lovejoy has been traded to the Anaheim Ducks for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 entry draft.

93-7 The Fan–02/07/2013

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Penguins Re-Sign Four Farmhands

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — While the National Hockey League remains in labor limbo, the Penguins announced new deals for three of their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton go-betweens, and another of their top prospects.

93-7 The Fan–08/30/2012

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Penguins’ Prospect Philip Samuelsson Looking To Be More Like His Dad

The Penguins wrapped up Development Camp Saturday at CONSOL Energy Center with a scrimmage in front of more than 6,000 fans. There were plenty of defensive prospects for the fans to get a look at, but one of them has a familiar face and name.

07/14/2012

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