Maatta had surgery Nov. 4 to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid gland. He started skating again a week later, but the original prognosis was for Maatta to miss about four weeks. Tuesday will mark two weeks since the procedure.
"I'm feeling good, I am," Maatta said via the Penguins website. "But we've got to (wait and) see until after [Tuesday] morning's skate, how I'm feeling after that. And then make some decisions after.
"Mentally for sure, I want to get out there. It's been a couple weeks since I've played, so yeah, I'm hungry there. But I've got to still take it easy, not rush it. But we'll see tomorrow."