Steve Mason RUMORS & NEWS

  • Steve Mason: 'I've been counted out a lot during my career'

    CSN Philly "Saturday will mark two weeks since Steve Mason last started a game for the Flyers, the longest stretch of inactivity in his career in Philadelphia while the 27-year-old has been healthy. Flyers coach Dave Hakstol has been riding the “hot hand” in Michal Neuvirth, who guided the Flyers to a 3-2..." March 05

  • Steve Mason: Michal Neuvirth 'deserves the net' right now

    CSN Philly "For now, all Steve Mason can do is sit back and wait his turn. As frustrating as it may be to watch the Flyers have success with Michal Neuvirth between the pipes, Mason understands his predicament. Sometimes you gotta ride the hot hand. “Michal deserves the net,” Mason said after..." December 18

  • Punchless Flyers have 'no room for error,' Steve Mason says "The Flyers' offensive problems are growing. So is the team's frustration level. You can hear it in the players' voices. "We're just inconsistent. It's the same story every game," captain Claude Giroux said in a somber tone after the Flyers fell to the New York Islanders, 3-1, at the Barclays..." November 26

  • Will Steve Mason Have to Earn His Job Back?

    The Hockey Writers "Steve Mason left the Philadelphia Flyers for a personal reason after just two games into the season. He had to go attend to a very serious personal matter and after the worst performance of his career, Mason realized he needed to step away. In the two games that Mason has been away, backup..." October 19

  • Flyers' Mason out Monday because of family matter "Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason won't start the home opener Monday against the Florida Panthers because of what general manager Ron Hextall called a personal family matter. " October 12

  • Craig Berube says relationship with Steve Mason is fine

    Courier-Post "On the surface, there certainly seems to be a case to be made that there's a rift between the Flyers' coach and starting goalie. Steve Mason was not pleased last week when he was pulled last Thursday against the Calgary Flames when he allowed two goals on 16 shots. Next game, Mason bowed out..." March 25

  • Flyers never thought of shutting Steve Mason down for season

    Courier-Post "Four days later, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall finally came clean. His No. 1 goalie, who has a history of knee issues, went under the knife Monday. Steve Mason left Sunday's win over the Washington Capitals when his knee appeared to give out as he pushed off his right foot to head back..." February 14

  • Flyers goalie Steve Mason will miss two to three weeks

    USA Today "The Philadelphia Flyers will be without the services of No. 1 goalie Steve Mason at perhaps the worst time. Mason has won five of his last eight decisions and the Flyers have earned points in the standings in each of their last six games as they try a last-ditch effort for a playoff..." February 10

  • Source: Steve Mason to have arthroscopic surgery on knee

    CSN Philly "Steve Mason didn’t want to undergo an arthroscopic procedure in January, but it now appears he no longer has a choice. After multiple MRIs — more than three — the Flyers and Mason have decided they will scope his right knee to find the source of pain and why it’s been locking up on him, a..." February 09

  • Hextall would be surprised if Mason plays next week

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers earned a much needed 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals this afternoon, but a dark cloud hung over their accomplishment as starting goaltender Steve Mason left the game due to a lower-body injury. After the contest, Flyers GM Ron Hextall confirmed that Mason..." February 09

  • Flyers goalie Steve Mason to have MRI

    USA Today "Just like any other practice, goalie Steve Mason and goalie coach Jeff Reese were the first two in the ice. Mason went into the butterfly and followed every day's routine: stopping soft shots with his stick that he directs to alternating corners. Then the same thing with the blocker. Then..." January 07

  • Flyers’ Mason could start tonight vs. Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Talk "Steve Mason could make his first start since Dec. 18 tonight when the Philadelphia Flyers continue their eight-game road trip in Arizona. Mason tweaked his back during practice on Dec. 19 and has been out of action since. “I’m not unsure that he can play,” Flyers’ coach Craig Berube told..." December 29

  • Mason will see back specialist; Flyers don’t think it’s serious

    Pro Hockey Talk "We already know that Steve Mason won’t play in the Philadelphia Flyers’ weekend games, but the team is still trying to determine how much longer he’ll be out thanks to back issues. The 26-year-old goalie is seeing a back specialist on Monday, which sounds foreboding, although GM Ron Hextall..." December 20

  • Steve Mason injured, helped off ice at Flyers practice

    CBS Sports "According to multiple reporters on scene at Philadelphia Flyers practice, goaltender Steve Mason may have been significantly injured during the team's skate. Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News provided some of the details of the scene as it transpired. Seravalli also tweeted that..." December 19

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "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

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