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Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Delivers pair of apples
Maatta supplied two assists in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Panthers.
Maatta pulled through for a Detroit team that still sits seven points behind the second-place Florida in the Atlantic Division. This was the second multi-point game for Maatta in 2023-24, and the blueliner will need to keep it up while Jake Walman tends to an illness that has already kept him off the ice for three consecutive contests.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Snags helper against former team
Maatta posted an assist in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Kings.
Maatta got on the scoresheet against his former team when he set up the first of Robby Fabbri's two goals in the game. With an assist in each of the first two contests in January, Maatta is making a case to stay in the lineup more regularly after occasionally being scratched in the first half of the campaign. The defenseman is at eight points, 16 shots on net, 21 hits, 34 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 31 appearances in a third-pairing role.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Nabs helper Tuesday
Maatta posted an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Sharks.
Maatta played in his third straight game since returning from an upper-body injury. The 29-year-old has been rotated in and out of the lineup along with Jeff Petry (who was scratched Tuesday) and Justin Holl. Maatta is up to seven points, 16 shots on net, 33 blocked shots, 20 hits and a plus-6 rating over 30 appearances. Between a fairly quiet offense and a lack of a guaranteed spot in the lineup, he's not a stable fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Should play Friday
Maatta (upper body) should return to the lineup versus Nashville on Friday, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.
Maatta has sat out the last two contests after he was injured versus the Flyers on Dec. 22. Maatta has a goal and five assists in 27 games this season. He should slot into a bottom-four role if he's given the green light against the Predators.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Out Wednesday
Maatta (upper body) is expected to miss Wednesday's game versus Minnesota, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
Maatta was also absent for Saturday's 3-2 loss to New Jersey because of the injury. He has a goal and six points in 27 appearances this year. With Maatta unavailable, Jake Walman is likely to remain in the lineup versus the Wild.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Out against New Jersey
Maatta (upper body) will not suit up Saturday against the Devils.
Maatta was injured Friday against the Flyers and will now miss at least one game. After Saturday's contest, the Red Wings won't be back in action until Wednesday in Minnesota. Jake Walman will likely play Saturday with Maatta unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Exits Friday's contest
Maatta (upper body) will not return to Friday's game against the Flyers.
Maatta had one shot on goal in 5:57 of ice time prior to leaving the game. The 29-year-old has six points in 27 games this season. Detroit will be right back in action Saturday against the Devils, so check back for an update on his status prior to that contest.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Plucks apple in loss
Maatta notched an assist in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Stars.
Maatta had gone eight games without a point, and he sat twice as a healthy scratch in that span. The Red Wings continue to rotate Maatta, Justin Holl and Jeff Petry out of the lineup on occasion. Maatta has five assists, eight shots on goal, 25 blocked shots, 15 hits and a plus-2 rating through 22 appearances this season, and he's unlikely to see more than a third-pairing role when he plays.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Two helpers in OT loss
Maatta notched two assists in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Senators.
The 29-year-old defenseman benefited from his even-strength partnership with Shayne Gostisbehere, as the latter was busy putting together a three-point effort. It's Maatta's first multi-point performance of the season, and through 13 games he has only four assists without adding much production in secondary categories (15 blocked shots, nine hits, six shots on net, four PIM and an even plus-minus rating.)... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Confirmed in lineup Saturday
Maatta will draw into the lineup Saturday against the Lightning, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. The defenseman missed Thursday's 4-3 season-opening loss to the Devils as a healthy scratch.
Maatta is a well-rounded blueliner fresh off a solid first season with Detroit. He posted six goals, 17 assists and a career-high 128 blocked shots through 78 contests. Fantasy managers generally require players with power-play utility, and Maatta isn't involved there, but he has a decent two-way profile and is occasionally rendered as a sneaky budget play in daily formats.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Dishes on two goals in win
Maatta recorded two assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canadiens.
Maatta collected a goal and an assist in the prior contest -- a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs -- so, suffice it to say, he's having a terrific start to April. Maatta has registered six goals to complement 17 assists through 73 games, which marks his first 20-point campaign since he registered 29 points with the Penguins in 2017-18.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Two points in win
Maatta tallied a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Maatta opened the scoring 1:30 into the first period, intercepting a Toronto pass before beating Matt Murray on a breakaway. Maatta would add a second point later in the frame, assisting on a Dylan Larkin tally. The goal was Maatta's first since Feb. 15, a span of 23 games, and his first multi-point effort since Dec. 4. The 28-year-old blueliner is up to 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) with a minus-7 rating in 72 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Registers helper in win
Maatta emerged with a secondary assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Capitals.
Maatta inked a two-year, $6 million contract extension last Thursday. He's strung together five goals, 13 assists and a plus-6 rating through 52 games, which are strong numbers for a third-pairing defenseman. His shooting percentage (11.9) will be tough to sustain, but that's splitting hairs on an otherwise productive campaign for the Finn.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Inks contract extension
Maatta signed a two-year, $6 million contract extension Thursday.
Maatta has five goals and 17 points in 49 games, his best offensive output since the 2017-18 season with the Penguins, when he had seven goals and 29 points in 82 contests.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Chips in assist
Maatta secured an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.
Maatta synched up with Filip Hronek, helping his defensive partner to his first goal in the last 21 games. There have been some big moments from Maatta on the way to four goals and 12 assists through 47 games, but he's not a factor on the power play and ranks No. 73 in points among defensemen, meaning you'd have to be in quite the deep league to render him worthy of a roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Getting shots to fall
Maatta was credited with a goal in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.
He was the last Detroit player to touch the puck on an own goal by Columbus' Mathieu Olivier, but they all count. Maatta has four goals on 29 shots, a remarkable 13.8 percent rate which ranks third in league among defensemen who have appeared in at least 25 games. Earning $2.25 million on a one-year deal, Maatta has been a bargain for the Original Six club; he's posted a plus-6 rating, 15 points, 40 hits and 60 blocked shots through 37 contests for a well-rounded profile.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Provides spark in win
Maatta opened the scoring for the Red Wings in their 7-4 win over the Lightning on Wednesday.
An illness sent Maata to injured reserve earlier this month, but he's back in the fold and playing well. The 28-year-old defender notched an assist in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals, only to follow it up with a five-hole tally in the latest contest which helped the Wings snap a six-game losing streak. With three goals, nine assists and a plus-7 rating through 28 games, Maatta is overachieving relative to his third-pairing role.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Will play Saturday
Maatta (illness) will play Saturday against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Maatta missed four games with the illness. He has two goals and 10 points in 25 games this season. Maatta will line up on the third pairing with Jordan Oesterle versus Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Placed on injured reserve
Maatta (illness) was designated for injured reserve Wednesday.
Maatta has already been ruled out against the Wild on Wednesday, so his placement on IR doesn't change his recovery timeline. Prior to getting ill, the 28-year-old Finn was mired in a 16-game goal drought during which he registered just four assists, nine shots and 20 hits. With Maatta out, the team previously recalled Steven Kampfer to provide emergency depth on the blue line.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Olli Maatta: Sidelined with illness
Maatta won't play Tuesday against Carolina or Wednesday versus Minnesota due to a non-COVID illness.
Maatta has already been sidelined for two games, and he'll miss a minimum of two more with his non-COVID illness. The 28-year-old defender, who's picked up 10 points through 25 contests this campaign, should return to a top-four role once he's cleared to play.... See More ... See Less
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