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After already missing time on several different occasions this season, Steve Mason left yesterday’s game against the Washington Capitals with yet another strange and difficult to identify injury to his lower body.
As of yesterday, Ron Hextall was able to say with relative certainty that Mason would not play this week. News today broken by CSN’s Tim Panaccio and The Philly Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi makes things seem a bit more dire.
If things really are that bad, it is certainly a shame for both Mason and the Flyers. Mason has put together the best season of his career thus far and is one of the only reasons that the Flyers slim playoff hopes still exist. He really has turned things around in Philadelphia and it’s a shame to see this happen while he is playing at such a high level. For the Flyers, a long term injury to Mason would be a devastating blow to a playoff push that is highly unlikely to begin with.
There will be more to come in the next few days, as it is speculated that there will probably not be a medical update on Mason from the team until tomorrow. For now, let’s hope that Mason’s injury as not as serious as it seems, and that the Flyers handle this situation as wisely as possible.