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Olli Maatta On How He Feels After Announcing Surgery To Remove A Tumor

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

“Importantly for Olli, we don't expect this to affect his health in the long term,” Dr. Vyas said. “Secondarily, we expect him to do well from a hockey standpoint.”

Maatta spoke at the press conference and said he doesn't feel much different since learning of the mass during training camp physicals.

“I don't feel any different,” Maatta said. “Feel the same as I did before I found out. I don't think right now I feel any different than I did a year ago or anything. I feel healthy, and I feel fine.

“Only thing is different is now maybe I know I have cancer. You know what? It's tough news, but I don't think it has affected me much.”

He said there's about an 85 percent chance the mass is cancerous.

An ultrasound, DNA testing and a biopsy were all performed, Dr. Vyas said.

If there's something additional that Maatta needs to have done, that will come at the end of the season, Dr. Vyas said.


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Primis's avatar

Aw geez, he’s just a kid.  He’s just 20.

Posted by Primis on 10/27/14 at 03:54 PM ET

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