Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason left Sunday’s game against the Washington Capitals midway through the second period because of an injury.
Mason volunteered to take himself out of the game after a commercial timeout, and was unable to put any weight on his right leg as he left the ice and headed to the team’s dressing room.
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The Flyers released a brief update on their No. 1 netminder during the second intermission when Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall informed the media that Mason has a lower-body injury and will not return to the game.
After the game the club announced that Mason would not be travelling with the team to Montreal for their game on Tuesday, and that AHL netminder Anthony Stolarz will be called up to take Mason’s place with Rob Zepp already nursing an injury.
Sunday’s incident wasn’t the first time the 26-year-old had to leave midway through a game this season. Mason was forced to leave a Jan. 10 contest against Boston when he injured his right knee attempting to make a save. He also missed 10 days this season with a back issue.
Mason has an 11-12-7 record, with a .925 SV% and 2.30 GAA with the Flyers this season.