Steve Mason RUMORS & NEWS

  • Flyers' Steve Mason breaks finger, out two weeks

    USA Today "In his offseason training regimen, Flyers goalie Steve Mason figured he'd sneak in a little ball hockey in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario, last Sunday. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old starter, he ended up breaking his right pinky finger. On the other hand, it will only cost him two..." August 01

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    Steve Mason will get the start in Game 4 on Friday. #Flyers #ClutchTime

  • Steve Mason still not ready, Ray Emery to start Game 3 for Flyers

    CBSSports.com "If the Philadelphia Flyers have a potential goalie drama building, they won't have to worry about it for at least another game; Steve Mason won't play in Game 3. Mason missed the first two games of the series in against the Rangers with an upper-body injury. He wasn't even on hand for Game 1..." April 21

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    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Mason won't play tomorrow

  • Nearly 3 weeks later, Mason looking to stay hot

    CSN Philly "When the Olympic break began on Feb. 9, Steve Mason was a hot goalie. The 25-year-old Canadian had won three straight games, four of his last five, had two shutouts and came within 90 seconds of a third. Mason was in the kind of groove every goalie wants with the stretch run to the playoffs..." February 26

  • Mason shines, beats Avalanche through pain

    Courier-Post "A trip out West was not bad at all for Steve Mason. Although the team came back with two wins in three games, the goalie played well enough to win them all. A cross-country flight didn’t cool him off and an injury wasn’t stopping him. Mason stymied the Colorado Avalanche in a 3-1 win for the..." February 07

  • Slumping Mason disappointed in recent play

    CSN Philly "The month of January has been nothing short of an unexpected reversal for Flyers goalie Steve Mason. Saturday’s 6-1 beating at the hands of the Boston Bruins represented the third time this month he was pulled -- second over his last three starts. Trending right now: Mason’s goals against is..." January 26

  • Flyers sign Steve Mason to 3-year extension

    CSN Philly "Steve Mason's decision to sign a cheap, one-year deal with the Flyers last season has paid off. Mason, who came to Philadelphia at last year's trade deadline, arrived here ready to prove that he could become the Flyers' starting goalie of the future. Now he is. Mason signed a three-year,..." January 19

  • Mason says he's not worried after bad outing

    Philly.com "Goalie Steve Mason, the Flyers' unquestioned MVP this season, is taking his first slump with his new team in stride. There is no panic in his voice, no worry that he is reverting to his struggling days in Columbus. "Nothing to lose sleep over," the goalie said with a smile Monday after..." December 17

  • Is extension headed Mason's way? Looks like it

    CSN Philly "Which is more likely: Steve Mason gets a contract offer from the Flyers in January or Steve Mason gets a look from Team Canada for the Sochi Olympics? Right now, it would appear to be the former. General manager Paul Holmgren wants to get a deal done. Under the one-year contract Mason signed..." December 08

  • Flyers unlikely to rush into contract talks with Mason

    Philly.com "Flyers goalie Steve Mason can become a restricted free agent after this season, but "this is where I want to be," he said the other day. The feeling is mutual, though that doesn't necessarily mean the Flyers will rush into negotiations. Because he is on a one-year deal, Mason cannot begin..." December 04

  • Mason posts shutout as Flyers flatten Senators 5-0

    Philly.com "The Flyers started a three-game road trip on the right skate Tuesday night. Getting two goals from Jake Voracek, flawless goaltending from Steve Mason, and two assists from Claude Giroux, the Flyers trounced the Ottawa Senators, 5-0, at the boo-filled Canadian Tire Centre. Mason (24 saves),..." November 13

  • Downie, Mason in as Flyers face Ryan, high-scoring Sens

    Philly.com "Barring a last-minute setback, Flyers winger Steve Downie will return to the lineup Tuesday night in Ottawa. “I’m just looking forward to tonight,” Downie said after Tuesday’s morning skate. Steve Mason (4-7-1, 2.34, .925) will be in the net, making his 13th start in 17 games. He will oppose..." November 12

  • Mason 'everything' for Flyers so far this season

    CSN Philly "The only bright spot on the Flyers right now is goaltender Steve Mason. In fact this is the first time in quite a while you could point to the Flyers and make the statement that while everything else might be up for grabs there is no issue in goal. Mason has a 2.37 goals-against average and..." October 19

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Leafs' Bernier #Flyers' Mason were goaltenders for Canada's 2008 world junior team. They'll face each other tonight.

  • Flyers to start Mason in opener against Maple Leafs

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced via the team's official Twitter account that Steve Mason would start in goal Wednesday as they open the season against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mason 25 went 4-2-0 with a 1.90 goals-against average and .944 save percentage in seven games after arriving in..." October 02

  • Flyers' Mason, Emery ready for goalie battle

    Philly.com "Throughout the years Steve Mason and Ray Emery have trained together in Ontario during the summer and exchanged tips and ideas about stopping a tiny piece of hardened rubber. Now they happen to be battling for the same starting goaltender job with the Flyers. "You hope they push each other and..." September 12

  • Zombie apocalypse to be featured on Mason's mask

    NHL.com "Well at least it's coming to the goal crease at Wells Fargo Center. For his mask this season Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason will have a historical-themed zombie invasion of Philadelphia set during the time of the Declaration of Independence. The mask is being painted by Franny..." August 21

  • Mason ready to start but veteran goalie may join him

    Philly.com "The news Tuesday that Ilya Bryzgalov had been bought out does not change the thinking of the man who, at least for the time being, has been elevated to the No. 1 goalie spot on the Flyers' depth chart. "Regardless of who the other goalie was going to be in camp, I was prepared to come in and..." June 26

  • Mason says he's finding solutions with Flyers

    Courier-Post "Sitting on a plane bound for Toronto, Steve Mason tried to collect his thoughts on his way to meet new teammates. The goalie, who turned 25 at the end of May, was finally able to wipe the slate clean. While the Oakville, Ontario, product won the Calder Trophy his rookie year with the Columbus Blue..." June 10

  • Mason says he's finding solutions with Flyers

    Courier-Post "Sitting on a plane bound for Toronto, Steve Mason tried to collect his thoughts on his way to meet new teammates. The goalie, who turned 25 at the end of May, was finally able to wipe the slate clean. While the Oakville, Ontario, product won the Calder Trophy his rookie year with the Columbus Blue..." June 09

  • Steve Mason ready to challenge Ilya Bryzgalov in Flyers camp

    Philly.com "Ilya Bryzgalov, the wannabe cosmonaut who enjoys critiquing journalists in his spare time, cannot be blamed for the Flyers' failure to make the playoffs this season. The quirky Russian goalie was good, not great, and his overall numbers - a pedestrian 2.79 goals-against average and career-worst..." May 02

  • Steve Mason showed he has what it takes to be Flyers' starting goaltender

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you want an answer to who the starting goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers is going to be next season, you’re certainly not going to find it here. If you woke up general manager Paul Holmgren or head coach Peter Laviolette in the middle of the night, you probably would be wasting your..." April 20

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    Philadelphia Flyers @

    #Flyers announce that Steve Mason will start in net today at Buffalo & Danny Briere will be in the line up.

  • Steve Mason signs extension with Flyers

    NHL.com "When Paul Holmgren announced that Steve Mason was going to be one of the Flyers two goalies for the rest of this year and next season too, he wasn’t kidding. Mason, 24, who would have been a restricted free agent in the summer, signed a one-year contract extension with the Flyers worth $1.5..." April 08

  • Flyers acquire goalie Steve Mason from Columbus

    Courier-Post "According to reports, the Flyers have sent a draft pick to Columbus for goalie Steve Mason. That’s right. Sergei Bobrovsky’s backup. That’s right. Sergei Bobrovsky was the Flyers’ backup last year. In 13 games this season, Mason has a 2.95 goals-against average and .899 save percentage...." April 03

  • Report Card: Steve Mason

    Columbus Dispatch "Year in review: For a third straight season and under a new goaltending coach, Mason compiled some of the worst statistics in the NHL, prompting the Blue Jackets to recognize that he can't be their starter next season. … The Blue Jackets have said Mason could return as the back-up next season, but..." May 28

  • What To Do With Mason?

    Columbus Dispatch "Three years ago, a popular discussion in NHL circles was a debate about rookie goaltenders: if you started a franchise, would you rather have Steve Mason of the Blue Jackets or Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators as your building block? It's no longer much of a debate. While..." April 30

  • Mason Out, Hunwick Signed

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason will not play tonight after being hit in the mask with a shot by Colton Gillies during this morning's pregame skate. The Blue Jackets, in turn, signed former University of Michigan goaltender Shawn Hunwick to a one-day amateur tryout agreement. He will..." March 28

  • Oilers 6, Blue Jackets 3: Five-goal second period finishes Mason

    Columbus Dispatch "If Steve Mason's improved play lately had caused the Blue Jackets' brass to consider the goaltender an integral piece in the team's reconfiguration, games like yesterday's 6-3 loss to Edmonton make that seem like a foolish proposition. Mason surrendered five second-period goals and was replaced..." March 26

  • Mason defends performance

    Columbus Dispatch "Chicago Blackhawks goals came from odd angles and even on shots that didn't look like shots in a 5-1 victory over the Blue Jackets last night. When Steve Mason did make saves, they often were greeted by derisive cheers from the Nationwide Arena crowd. But except for one goal, Mason didn't..." March 21

  • Injury hasn't derailed Mason

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason has at times appeared at least as fragile as — if not more than — his harried teammates during a season that slipped away in October and kept on slipping. Mason lost his grip completely this month, when he suffered a cut left pinkie that prevented him from..." March 20

  • Mason's makeover pays off

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason has often been the most convenient target for a fed-up fan base, fairly or not, in a season full of failures. Mason is in a third consecutive season that failed to live up to the expectations of his first, when he won the Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the..." March 16

  • Changes pay off for Mason

    Columbus Dispatch "Hockey is becoming fun again for Steve Mason. This season has not gone the way the Blue Jackets goaltender hoped, but his stretch of strong play continued last night in Columbus' 3-2 victory over Phoenix. Mason stopped 38 of 40 shots, including several key ones in the final two periods as..." March 07

  • Steve Mason looks like a starter again

    Columbus Dispatch "A back injury to goaltender Curtis Sanford has opened the door for Steve Mason to reclaim his No.1 job with the Blue Jackets. Nobody can say what the future holds for Mason — he's under contract through 2012-13 at $3.2 million a season — but it's never too late for him to start playing..." February 16

  • Mason strong in goal, Umberger scores twice to deliver road win

    Columbus Dispatch "With Curtis Sanford hampered by a sore back and out of the lineup indefinitely, the Blue Jackets have turned to beleaguered goaltender Steve Mason as their starter. No one will say it, but the implications are clear: this might be Mason's last, best chance to get his NHL career back on track..." February 12

  • Victory allows Mason to clear roadblock

    Columbus Dispatch "For Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason, the atmosphere in the dressing room on Thursday after a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars was something to savor, a forgotten memory coming back to him. "It's nice to come into the room and see smiles on faces and hear some music afterward," Mason said...." December 31

  • Mason takes practical approach after win

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason stayed later than usual at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday, but he wasn't basking in the glory of his first victory in more than a month. He was taking two liters of IV fluids to deal with intense cramping in his right quadriceps. It worked wonders. Mason had..." December 15

  • Blue Jackets' Mason set to get back in net

    Columbus Dispatch "This was supposed to be the season that the goal-starved Blue Jackets took some pressure off their franchise goaltender, Steve Mason. The team went on an offseason spending spree and acquired high-priced punch in the form of center Jeff Carter and defenseman James Wisniewski. But the..." December 13

  • Mason sits patiently while Sanford excels

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason spent his offseason deconstructing his game under new position coach Ian Clarke. Now, after a brutal start to the season, Mason is trying to decompress. Curtis Sanford, one of the few uplifting stories to emerge this season, made his ninth consecutive..." December 03

  • Mason still not ready

    Columbus Dispatch "oaltender Steve Mason did not travel with the Blue Jackets to New Jersey yesterday, meaning rookie Allen York will back up Curtis Sanford tonight against the Devils. But early signs indicate that Mason, believed to have a mild concussion, will not be out of the lineup long term, general manager..." November 23

  • Mason pulled after 11 shots; Jackets can't clean up mess

    Columbus Dispatch "During a nightmarish first month of the season, goaltender Steve Mason was neither bad enough to blame nor good enough to pull the Blue Jackets out of the muck. But last night, in a start that harkened back to some of his worst performances of the past two seasons, Mason grabbed the steering..." November 04

  • Blue Jackets' Mason tries to ignore criticism

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets' dressing room was no longer a highly pressurized container yesterday. An out-of-nowhere 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday replaced the gnashing of teeth with relaxed smiles and an eagerness for practice. Nobody had a bigger bounce in his step than goaltender Steve..." October 27

  • Jackets 4, Wings 1: Mason shakes off injury, rookies provide spark in team's first win

    Columbus Dispatch "The arrival of defenseman James Wisniewski to the Blue Jackets lineup, and all that he brings — the swagger, the Napoleon field gun shot, the quick, deft passes out of the defensive zone — were clearly a lift for a down-in-the-dumps club last night. But the biggest boost of all might have come..." October 26

  • Mason has little room for error

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason was scheduled to have his first night off on Tuesday, but a groin injury to backup Curtis Sanford put him in net for another loss. Like the Jackets (0-5-1), Mason is winless. He ranks 34th in save percentage (.883) and 33rd in goals-against average (3.34)...." October 20

  • Mason's size can be a big advantage

    Columbus Dispatch "Steve Mason is blessed with a build that would fit in almost any pro sport, but his lithe yet powerful frame makes him especially suited to be a hockey goaltender. Blue Jackets goaltending coach Ian Clark, hired in June, made sure to quickly remind his newest charge that a 6-foot-4, 211-pound..." October 07

  • New-look Jackets still dependent on Mason

    Columbus Dispatch "It was media day in Nationwide Arena yesterday. The Blue Jackets had a luncheon and then made available general manager Scott Howson, coach Scott Arniel and players Jeff Carter, R.J. Umberger, Antoine Vermette and Steve Mason. They were smiling. The ice is down. Autumn beckons. Physicals are on..." September 13

  • Futures Of Mason, Howson Tied

    Columbus Dispatch "In an offseason of decisive action, general manager Scott Howson's boldest move was the one he didn't make. Before the Twitter neophyte introduced new additions Jeff Carter, James Wisniewski, Vinny Prospal and Radek Martinek to his 5,821 followers, Howson needed to decide whether Steve Mason..." August 11

  • Mason's play keeps Jackets guessing

    Columbus Dispatch "It wasn't Scott Arniel's most articulate answer, but the ambiguous words seemed a precise fit for the puzzling subject. With a month remaining in the regular season, the Blue Jackets first-year coach was asked yesterday if he knew what he had in goaltender Steve Mason. "Kinda, sorta," Arniel..." March 09

  • Mason is ill but not ruled out to play

    Columbus Dispatch "Over the past five days, Blue Jackets equipment manager Tim LeRoy has suited up as a goaltender for more practices than the club's No.1 goalie, Steve Mason. That's a worrisome sign for a club in the heat of a postseason race. Mason did not practice yesterday after being diagnosed with..." February 16