by Tony on 10/19/13 at 06:59 PM ET
From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review's Rob Rossi:
Olli Maatta is staying for a while.
The Penguins will allow Maatta, a 19-year-old defenseman, to play in more than nine games, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review.
That decision was reached before Maatta's pivotal role on the tying goal in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout victory over Vancouver at Consol Energy Center on Saturday afternoon.
Maatta, the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, played in his eighth game. He cannot play in more than nine games without this season counting as the first of an entry-level contract.
The Penguins' ninth game is against Colorado at Consol Energy Center on Monday.
The number with more meaning for the Penguins regarding Maatta is 40, sources said.
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