Flyers' Steve Mason injured, leaves practice early
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason makes a save on Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson (65) during the shootout at Wells Fargo Center Tuesday. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason left practice early and was planning to have an MRI on Wednesday.
Mason and the Flyers did not disclose the injury, but general manager Ron Hextall said it wasn't related to the back injury that sidelined Mason last month.
"Any time you need an MRI, it's cause for concern," Mason said on the Flyers website. "Cross my fingers that it's nothing too serious."
Mason made 41 saves Tuesday in a 2-1 shootout win against the Ottawa Senators when the injury apparently started to bother him.
"Took two shots with (goaltending coach Jeff Reese) and what had kind of been bothering me since the end of last game didn't feel good, so we're going to get it checked out," Mason said Wednesday.
Mason is 7-12-6 with a 2.50 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 27 games this season.