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Penguins keeping Olli Maatta

Updated: October 24, 2013, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Olli Maatta is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The team announced Thursday the 19-year-old defenseman will remain with the club indefinitely rather than return to his junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The Penguins could have sent Maatta back down and pushed back his rookie status until next year.

Instead, Maatta remain in Pittsburgh and enter the first year of his entry-level contract. If he stays more than 40 games, he can become a ...

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