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Penguins place Olli Maatta on injured reserve

Joe Rutter
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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) and Florida Panthers left wing Mike Hoffman (68) go for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers won 3-2 in overtime.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without defenseman Olli Maatta for an undetermined amount of time after the team placed him on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon.

Maatta, 24, sustained an upper-body injury after taking a hit Monday night in the Penguins’ 4-1 victory in Philadelphia. Maatta left the ice favoring his left arm in the first period after taking a hit from the Flyers’ Phil Varone.

Maatta has appeared in 55 games this season, accmulating one goal, 12 assists and a plus-7 rating.

The Penguins will play the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. Faceoff is 8 p.m.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at [email protected] or via Twitter @tribjoerutter.