Penguins' Maatta and Bennett expected to miss extended time for surgeries
May 22, 2014 3:23 PM
Defenseman Olli Maatta lets a shot fly earlier this month during a Penguins practice at the Consol Energy Center for their second round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the New York Rangers.
By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Add two more Penguins to the list of players who will spend the off-season getting over the effects of surgery.
Defenseman Olli Maatta is expected to have a recovery period of 4-6 months after undergoing a shoulder operation today, while winger Beau Bennett is expected to need about four months to recover from wrist surgery.
Maatta’s prognosis is the same offered for fellow defenseman Derrick Pouliot, who underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday.
Maatta's procedure was a shoulder labral repair, and was performed by Dr. Mark Rodosky at UPMC.
Dr. Thomas Graham did the operation on Bennett at the Cleveland Clinic.
To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to
email@example.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner.