Maatta to have surgery for tumor on thyroid gland.— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) October 27, 2014
Maatta's tumor on his neck could be a sign of low-grade thyroid cancer. He will have full recovery after around 4 weeks.— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) October 27, 2014
Mass was found on Maatta's neck during training camp. There is 85 percent chance it is cancerous.— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) October 27, 2014
Maatta will play until the surgery. He's expected to miss four weeks afterward.— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) October 27, 2014
All the best to Olli Maatta. He's an incredible young man, and many here will be rooting for him to get through this as best as he can.