Winnipeg Jets
2019 Record: 37-20-4
#35 Steve Mason
Jun 30: Mason will be placed on unconditional waivers Saturday in order for the Canadiens to buy out the goalie's contract, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. The Habs acquired Mason's contract rights from the Jets -- along with forward Joel Armia, a 2019 seventh-round draft pick and 2020 fourth-rounder -- in exchange for blue-line prospect Simon Bourque on Saturday morning. However, it's abundantly clear that Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin had no intention of keeping Mason as a depth option behind Carey Price and Antti Niemi. Instead, by purchasing Mason's contract, Montreal will pony up $1.36 million to save just as much cap space over the next two seasons -- assuming he goes unclaimed, of course.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jun 30: The Jets traded Mason and forward Joel Armia to the Canadiens -- in addition to a 2019 seventh-round draft pick and a 2020 fourth-rounder -- for prospect Simon Bourque on Saturday. On paper, this looks like a huge return for the Habs, but there may be more than what meets the eye.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
May 22: Mason missed Game 4 of the Western Conference finals due to a back injury, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason told reporters he took a cortisone shot in order to dress for Game 5, which would seem to indicate there is not expected to be any long-term impact from his back problem. Given the 29-year-old's $4.1 million cap hit heading into the 2018-19 campaign, it wouldn't come as a surprise to see the Jets try to trade him, considering thats a lot of money to devote to a backup and the team still needs to sign Connor Hellebuyck to a new deal. In limited action this season, Mason was a serviceable No. 2, as he posted a 5-6-1 record with a 3.24 GAA. If the Ontario native is still with Winnipeg next season, fantasy owners can likely expect 25 games to be his ceiling.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 27: Mason (undisclosed) will back up Connor Hellebuyck in Game 1 against the Predators on Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason came in as relief for Hellebuyck in Game 3 of the conference quarterfinals and stopped all seven shots. Besides for that dud, Hellebuyck has been lights-out and the Jets will rely on him if they want to hoist the Stanley Cup, so if Mason makes an appearance, it signals Winnipeg is in serious trouble.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 24: Mason (undisclosed) went through on-ice drills prior to the Tuesday's practice session, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Depending on your take, its either good news that Mason was able to participate in drills sporting full gear or its bad news that he is unable to join his teammates for practice. Ultimately, the Jets pursuit of Lord Stanley's cup starts and stops with No. 1 Connor Hellebuyck. Even once the veteran Mason is given the green light to return, he shouldn't be expected to get the starting nod as long as Hellebuyck is healthy.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 20: Mason (undisclosed) isn't expected to dress for Friday's Game 5 against Minnesota, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. The 29-year-old netminder suffered an apparent lower-body injury during morning skate, a development which prompted Winnipeg to recall Michael Hutchinson from AHL Manitoba, who's expected to serve as Connor Hellebuyck's backup Friday. The Jets can eliminate the Wild with a victory in Game 5. If they're able to do so, Mason will get some extra time to recover ahead of his team's second-round series.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 20: Mason may not be available to serve as the backup against the Wild for Game 5 on Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason was hurt during Friday's morning skate and a replacement -- likely Michael Hutchinson -- will need to be called up from AHL Manitoba is the veteran is unable to dress. Barring injury, Connor Hellebuyck was always going to be the starting netminder for Winnipeg throughout the postseason anyway.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 15: Mason played the third period of Game 3 against Minnesota on Sunday. He stopped all seven shots in relief of Connor Hellebuyck in the 6-2 loss. Hellebuyck has been the man in Winnipeg all season long, winning 44 games in 67 appearances, so it's highly unlikely that Mason will get the nod for Game 4 on Tuesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason made 36 saves in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Canadiens. The win was only Mason's fifth of the season, but it was No. 50 for the Jets. Various injuries have limited the 29-year-old to only three games since Jan 9, but he's at least won all three of them. With Winnipeg still having a chance to catch Nashville at the top of the Western Conference standings, however, Mason will likely be back on the bench for the team's final two games of the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason will start in goal Tuesday night against the Canadiens, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason hasn't played in close to a month, and the playoff-bound Jets reportedly will sit several key players in the upcoming contest, including team points leader Blake Wheeler, who has deposited 22 goals and 67 assists. Still, Montreal ranks 30th in league scoring, so the matchup could be much worse as he makes his return between the pipes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 31: Mason (knee) will work out in full Saturday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. The Jets reportedly will turn to breakout goalie Connor Hellebuyck in the upcoming contest against the Maple Leafs, but it does appear that Mason's on the verge of returning to action. Perhaps the ex-Flyer will draw into at least one of the four games in the final week of the regular season, but either way, Hellebuyck has run away with the starting job and goalies of his caliber typically don't take breaks in the postseason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 29: According to coach Paul Maurice, Mason (knee) could be eligible to play next week, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. While the news means Mason won't dress for the Jets' next two contests, he could suit up Monday or Tuesday against either Ottawa or Montreal respectively. If the netminder does appear in one of those two games, it could be his last start of the season, as Winnipeg will no doubt use No. 1 Connor Hellebuyck exclusively in the postseason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason (knee) took the ice ahead of Monday's practice session, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Getting Mason on the ice in full pads is just the first step in his recovery process. The netminder will need to join his teammates in a full practice before be will be cleared to return to action. The veteran is on the early end of his original 2-3 week timeline and likely won't return to the lineup in a backup role until the playoffs.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 12: Mason will miss 2-3 weeks after having his knee scoped, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Any hope the Jets had of using Mason to fill in for starter Connor Hellebuyck during the last month of the regular season have all but evaporated. Michael Hutchinson figures to replace Mason on the No. 2 in Winnipeg for the time being. The veteran Mason has been plagued by injuries all season and as a result, has played in a mere 12 contests this year, in which he logged a 4-6-1 record and 3.18 GAA.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 9: Mason (lower body) will not be on the bench for Saturday's matchup with Philadelphia, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason -- who was just one game back from a concussion -- sustained his lower-body injury in practice Thursday. The veteran would like have seen at least one of the three games remaining on the Jets' current road trip -- although could have gotten a few more starts to rest of starter Connor Hellebuyck. Instead, recently recalled Michael Hutchinson will backup Hellebuyck and is expected to play either Monday or Tuesday against Washington or Nashville respectively.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 8: Mason sustained a lower-body injury at Thursday's game-day skate, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. It's a tough blow for Mason, who is just one game back from a concussion that previous kept him sidelined since early January. The veteran was unlikely to start against the Devils on Thursday anyway, but may have split a tough four-game road trip with starter Connor Hellebuyck. The Jets didn't provide a timeline for how long Mason might be out, but Michael Hutchinson will be emergency recalled from the minors to serve as the backup in the meantime.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 6: Mason saved 31 shots during Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Rangers. This was Mason's first start since Jan. 9, as he missed nearly two months with a concussion. It was encouraging to see the veteran stand tall against the Rangers, as he entered Tuesday's start with an underwhelming .897 save percentage and 3.52 GAA through his previous 11 outings. Still, with Connor Hellebuyck locked in as the No. 1 goalie in Winnipeg, Mason's opportunities will probably be limited through the end of the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 6: Mason will get the starting nod against the Rangers on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason will be making his first appearance between the crease since Jan. 9 when he faced off with the Sabres. Considering start Connor Hellebuyck has played in 13 of the Jets' previous 14 outings, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see the team eager to give him a night off. In preparation for the postseason, the veteran Mason could see a few extra games, but the No. 1 job in Winnipeg clearly belongs to Hellebuyck.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: Mason (concussion) was removed from injured reserve Monday. In a corresponding move, Michael Hutchinson was sent down to AHL Manitoba. That should mean that Mason will return to his role as Connor Hellebuyck's backup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers. The Jets are about to embark on a lengthy road trip, so you should expect the 29-year-old to see some action soon.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: Mason (concussion) was called up from his conditioning assignment with AHL Manitoba on Monday. In his one start with the Moose, Mason recorded a win, despite allowing four goals on 22 shots for a .818 save percentage. The netminder will link up with the team on the road in New York. It's unclear whether the veteran will suit up against the Rangers on Tuesday, but fantasy owners can be encouraged by the fact that he is back with the team. Even once cleared, Connor Hellebuyck should see the majority of the minutes in the blue paint the rest of the way.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 1: Mason (concussion) will be reassigned to AHL Manitoba on a conditioning assignment, Paul Friesen of Winnipeg Sun reports. Despite earlier reports that Mason would be getting an NHL start in one of the Jets' upcoming two games, the netminder will actually join the Moose as part of his recovery. AHL Manitoba will be in action Saturday and Sunday -- both against AHL Iowa -- with the veteran likely between the pipes for one of those two contests. If he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Mason should resume his role as the No. 2 behind Connor Hellebuyck.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 1: According to coach Paul Maurice, Mason (concussion) will get the starting nod either Friday or Sunday against Detroit or Carolina respectively, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. It's not a firm confirmation -- and Mason remains on injured reserve -- but it certainly appears that the netminder is ready to return to action. By utilizing the veteran, Maurice will be able to rest up Connor Hellebuyck, who has appeared in 11 of the Jets' last 12 outings. Once given the all-clear, Mason should resume the primary backup role over Michael Hutchinson.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 26: Mason (concussion) will not be on the bench against the Predators on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. With Connor Hellebuyck starting and Michael Hutchinson having proved himself as a capable No. 2, there is little reason for the Jets to rush Mason back into action. Winnipeg isn't scheduled for a back-to-back until March 12 and 13 -- against Washington and Nashville respectively -- so it's unlikely either backup would get a start until then anyway. At this point in the season, the veteran won't offer much in terms of fantasy value, barring a significant injury to Hellebuyck.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 22: Mason (concussion) has received medical clearance to return to game action, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports. Although Mason has been medically cleared to give it a go, Michael Hutchinson has been pegged for backup duties Friday against the Blues. It's possible the Jets will keep Mason on injured reserve for the time being, especially with the trade deadline -- and roster expansion -- arriving Monday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 1: Mason skated on his own for the first time since sustaining his concussion, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason appears to be a ways away from returning to a game when you factor in the fact that he has just started skating, after already having missed the previous seven games. Until further notice, the netminder should probably be considered out indefinitely -- hence the club's utilization of injured reserve. Until the veteran can get back on the ice, AHL All-Star Michael Hutchinson figures to serve as the No. 2 behind Connor Hellebuyck.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 19: The Jets placed Mason (concussion) on injured reserve Friday. This is the second concussion Mason has suffered within the last few months, so the Jets are clearly going to proceed with extreme caution with his recovery. The 29-year-old netminder will be eligible to return whenever he's given a clean bill of health, but there's no telling when that might be at this juncture.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 19: Coach Paul Maurice indicated Friday that Mason is suffering from another concussion, Sara Orlesky of TSN reports. Mason has now suffered two concussions within the last couple of months, which is an alarmingly short time period for two such instances. He will have to clear the protocol for another opportunity to rejoin the action, with Connor Hellebuyck continuing to serve as the workhorse and Michael Hutchinson rejoining the NHL club as the primary backup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 13: Mason (illness) headed back to Winnipeg to be reexamined Saturday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason has only appeared in three games since the beginning of December, as newly minted All-Star Connor Hellebuyck made quick work of claiming the No. 1 job in Winnipeg and not looking back. Mason's worth dropping in most fantasy settings given that he owns a 3-6-1 record, 3.52 GAA and .897 save percentage; his lingering illness is all the more justification to kick him to the curb in fantasy.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 12: Mason won't dress for Friday's game against the Blackhawks due to an illness, Jim Toth of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. With Mason unavailable, the Jets were forced to recall Michael Hutchinson from AHL Manitoba to backup Connor Hellebuyck against Chicago. Winnipeg should provide another update on the 29-year-old netminder's status ahead of Saturday evening's matchup with Minnesota.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 9: Mason stopped 30 of 34 shots in Tuesday's win over Buffalo. Mason was making his first start since Dec.23 and he came up with a few key saves to earn the Jets their third straight victory. Mason still gave up four goals, however, as his failure to really impress since arriving in Winnipeg is a prime reason he's only started 10 games. The Jets are a powerhouse, so despite his lackluster .897 save percentage, Mason is worthy of a spot start when he gets that rare nod.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 9: Mason will get the starting nod against the Sabres on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason will be making his first appearance between the pipes since Dec. 23 against the Islanders. The veteran has lost each of his three most recent outings -- along with a 3.89 GAA -- so it shouldn't come as a surprise coach Paul Maurice has relied heavily on No. 1 Connor Hellebuyck. The bench boss seems to be playing the odds as he turns to Mason versus the league's worst offense (2.19 goals per game).

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 23: Mason allowed five goals on 29 shots during Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders. The Jets came out flat for this afternoon road game, and the Islanders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back. While this was obviously a discouraging showing from Mason, it's definitely worth noting that New York entered averaging 3.5 goals per contest (second highest in the league), so it was a tough setup all around. It's been a discouraging stretch for the first-year Jet, as he struggled to start the season and is just now returning from a concussion. There's still potential for him to find a groove and be a serviceable fantasy asset, though. He entered Saturday with a .948 save percentage and 1.71 GAA through his previous six outings, after all.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 22: Mason will guard the cage versus New York on Saturday, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. Mason has been very solid in his six recent -- albeit infrequent -- performances with a 2-2-1 record and 1.71 GAA. Despite Connor Hellebuyck's impressive start to the year, the veteran Mason could get a few additional looks down the stretch, if only to avoid wearing down Hellebuyck heading into the postseason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 16: Mason made 28 saves for the Jets in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Blues. It was his first game back since being hit in the head by a puck on Nov. 25. Mason looked sharp, but got zero help from the Jets. He will likely yield to Connor Helebuyck next game. Still, it's good to see Mason back in game action.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 16: Mason will start in goal against host St. Louis on Saturday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. The Blues will face the Jets on consecutive days, with Mason drawing the road start. This will be his first game back after clearing concussion protocol and getting removed from injured reserve Monday. The Notes are ranked eighth in averaged shots per game (34), and Mason hasn't inspired confidence in his fantasy owners that he can slow down such a potent attack. He's gone 2-4-1 with a 3.45 GAA and .904 save percentage in his debut campaign with Winnipeg.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 11: Mason (concussion) was taken off injured reserve Monday. Mason will resume his role as the No. 2 behind Connor Hellebuyck now that he is back to 100 percent. The veteran missed the previous seven outings due to his concussion and while he will be the lineup Monday versus Vancouver, he will be watching from the bench. Given the emergence of Hellebuyck this season, Mason will likely spend more time observing than playing moving forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 9: Despite passing concussion protocol, Mason won't be activated until Monday at the earliest, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports, relaying information from Jets coach Paul Maurice. Mason, who reportedly will go through a "hard workout," has missed the past six games, and he'll be out for at least one more with the Jets on the road to face the Lightning on Saturday evening. Connor Hellebuyck is entrenched as the No. 1 starter in Winnipeg, which means you'd have to be in a deep league to find value in an injured Mason perhaps itching to improve upon his 2-4-1 record, 3.45 GAA and .904 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 5: Mason (concussion) will rejoin the Jets for full practice soon, but has not passed the concussion protocol yet, ruling him out for Tuesday night's road contest against the Red Wings, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Wiebe notes that Mason is progressing and trending in the right direction, but his ability to return to game action will largely depend on when he can pass through the concussion protocol. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to do so before Thursday's game in Florida, but for the time being, Eric Comrie will continue to serve as Connor Hellebuyck's backup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 2: Mason (concussion) will accompany the Jets on their three-game road trip that starts with Tuesday's contest in Detroit, Sean Reynolds of Sportsnet reports. The veteran backstop in his first year with the Jets reportedly skated with the team's goalie coach Saturday, which is a step in the right direction as far as his recovery goes. Still, Winnipeg isn't in first place within the Central Division due to his 3.45 GAA and .904 save percentage. It's been No. 1 goalie Connor Hellebuyck putting this team on his shoulders and snagging 14 wins through 21 games. Once Mason is ready, though, look for Eric Comrie to head back to the minors.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 27: Mason -- who was designated for injured reserve -- sustained a concussion against the Sharks on Saturday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason appeared to be shaking off a rough start to the season and was getting a couple more looks between the pipes, but now will miss at least the Jets' next three contests after being placed on injured reserve. Given the emergence of Connor Hellebuyck, the veteran Mason will likely remain relegated to the backup role for the rest of the year once cleared to return.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason left Saturday's game against the Sharks with an upper-body injury. Mason let up two goals on 13 shots before being replaced by Connor Hellebuyck. The veteran goaltender has gotten off to another unimpressive start, with a 2-3-1 record, 3.31 GAA and .907 save percentage through seven appearances. Depending on the severity of this injury, Winnipeg may elect to call up another goalie from the minors to add depth for Monday's game against the Wild.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason will defend the net from host San Jose on Saturday, the Winnipeg Sun reports. It's been a tale of two seasons for Mason. The former Flyer stumbled out of the gate with his new club, posting a horrendous .846 save percentage through three winless appearances, but he's since gone 2-0-1 with a sterling .964 save mark over four contests. The Sharks haven't out for blood in the scoring column this season, as they're ranked 28th in the league with 2.52 goals per contest, plus they're coming off a tough 5-4 overtime road loss to the Golden Knights. All things considered, we like Mason's chances of keeping the hot streak lit aflame for the benefit of his fantasy owners.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 22: Mason stopped 38 of 39 shots in a win over the Kings on Wednesday. Mason has now won his last two starts. He is now 2-3-1 on the year with a 3.76 GAA and a .892 save percentage. The Jets' goalie situation is officially worth monitoring. Mason was initially brought in to be the starter this season but Connor Hellebuyck won the job to start the year. However, with Hellebuyck struggling in his last three starts, the door might be opening for more opportunities for Mason. For owners starving for a starting goalie, Mason is worth a speculative look.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 22: Mason will make a rare appearance as the Jets starter against the Kings on Wednesday, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. Mason will be making just his fifth appearance in goal in the Jets' previous 20 outings, an indication of how well starter Connor Hellebuyck has been performing. In his limited action, Mason has posted a 1-3-1 record with a disappointing 3.71 GAA and should continue to watch from the bench on a regular basis.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason stopped 29 of 30 shots in Saturday's win over Arizona. Zac Rinaldo opened the scoring in the first period, but Mason stood tall and shut the door the rest of the way to earn his first victory in a Jets' uniform. Considering Connor Hellebuyck has been struggling and was pulled in his last outing, this performance from Mason couldn't have come at a better time for his fantasy owners. Mason was excellent in his last start against the Blue Jackets and could see some more crease time moving forward. The former Flyer has the potential to steal games, so if he can showcase some consistency, he could be worth an add.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 11: Mason will command the crease as Saturday's road starter versus the Coyotes, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. No.1 backstop Connor Hellebuyck has yielded five goals in two of his last three starts, so head coach Paul Maurice will see if Mason can get the Jets back on track. Acquired in the offseason, Mason was expected to at least grab half of the starts for Winnipeg, but those plans changed in a hurry since he coughed up 16 goals over his first three appearances for an unsightly 5.98 GAA and .846 save percentage. Anything can happen in today's NHL, but at least on paper, the Coyotes pose a weak threat to throttle Mason since they've only recorded seven points in the league standings through 18 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 10: Mason made five saves on five shots in relief of Connor Hellebuyck in a loss against the Golden Knights on Friday. The Jets backup netminder played the final period after Hellebuyck allowed five goals in the first 40 minutes. Despite the ice heavily titled in Winnipeg's favor in the last period, no one scored, and the Jets lost, 5-2. In all likelihood, Mason will start the second part of a back-to-back situation Saturday night in Arizona, but there's no reason to think Hellebuyck won't remain the No. 1 netminder with the Jets.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 27: Mason saved 35 of 37 shots during Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus. This was easily Mason's best outing of the campaign, as he entered with an atrocious .846 save percentage and 5.96 GAA through his first three starts. As it stands, Connor Hellebuyck has earned No. 1 billing for the Jets, and he'll likely command the crease most nights for the immediate future. Mason probably still carries value in plenty of fantasy settings, but being selective with his matchups moving forward is advised. Additionally, it wouldn't be shocking if Mason and Hellebuyck reverted back to a near 50-50 timeshare down the road.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 27: Mason will tend the twine in Friday's tils versus the Blue Jackets, Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason has been abysmal to start the 2017-18 campaign, as he has registered a 0-3-0 record with a 5.98 GAA. The netminder's subpar performance likely won't come as a surprise to Flyers fans, who watched him struggle much of last season (26-21-8 with a .908 save percentage). Heading into the season, the veteran looked poised to compete for the starting job, but his struggles, combined with the long-awaited emergence of Connor Hellebuyck, have firmly cemented Mason as the backup in Winnipeg.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 17: Mason stopped 34 of 39 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. Mason struggled early, surrendering a goal just 36 seconds in as part of a four-goal opening frame for Columbus. While he was beaten on just one of 28 shots over the final two periods, Mason still hasn't held an opponent to fewer than five goals in a Jets uniform. It's tough to blame Mason's 0-3-0 record and 5.96 GAA on the team in front of him, as fellow Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is 3-0-0 with a 2.11 GAA.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 16: Mason will get the starting nod against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports. Mason started the first two games of the season, but has sense manned the end of the bench for the previous three outings as Connor Hellebuyck appears to have re-taken the No. 1 role. Considering Hellebuyck's struggles in previous years, there is plenty of time for the 29-year-old Mason to earn back some starts down the stretch.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 14: Despite an earlier report suggesting it was the case, Mason will not start Saturday's contest against the Hurricanes, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Instead of Mason, Connor Hellebuyck will be between the goal posts for the Jets on Saturday. The veteran netminder's next opportunity to retake the crease now arrives Tuesday when the Jets host the Blue Jackets.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 14: Mason will start between the pipes Saturday against the Hurricanes, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Mason has posted an atrocious start to the 2017-18 campaign, allowing 11 goals in his first two starts. After getting a couple of contests off, he will return to the crease Saturday, attempting to get in the win column for the first time this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason allowed six goals on 45 shots in Saturday's loss to Calgary. While Mason has been burned for 11 goals in his first two starts with Winnipeg, the team's defense has been very poor and not offered much support. The former Calder Trophy winner had a down year in Philadelphia last season, but was sensational in his first three years with the Flyers. It's easy to point the finger at Mason right now, but if the team improves their play, the wins should start to come. It's too early to be worried about Mason in Winnipeg, but the team's current defensive situation places some uncertainty around his fantasy value this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 7: Mason was the first goalie off the ice Saturday morning, which renders him the starter for the evening's road contest against the Flames, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. The former Flyer was yanked in his Jets debut Wednesday, having allowed five goals on 20 shots in slightly over two period's time. However, alternate puck stopper Connor Hellebuyck experienced his own struggles, letting the puck travel past him twice on 11 shots in relief. If you're playing in daily formats and prefer to avoid Mason, there will be a wealth of alternatives for your choosing -- after all, 15 teams play on this bulky slate.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 4: Mason lasted just over two periods before being pulled with the Jets down 5-0 to Toronto. Nobody expected Mason to be a top option, but he'll have to be better than this if he's going to provide value for the Jets or for fantasy owners. Two power-play goals didn't make things easy on him, but a .750 save percentage just isn't good enough. He'll have a chance to redeem himself when the Jets start a western Canada swing on Saturday at Calgary.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 4: Mason was named the starting goaltender for Opening Night against Toronto on Wednesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Winnipeg is absolutely loaded with talent and management viewed sub-par goaltending as the biggest factor for the organization failing to qualify for the postseason in 2016-17. While Mason won't be confused as an elite netminder, he is a proven veteran that's able to handle a sizable workload and should provide stability in the blue paint for Winnipeg. Mason has drawn a tough assignment for his Jets debut, though, as Toronto ranked fifth in the league in scoring last season and are projected to be even more potent in 2017-18 with the addition of Patrick Marleau and the continued development of their young guns.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 21: Mason gave up three goals to the Oilers in Wednesday's preseason tilt. Not all of the blame for Wednesday's 4-1 defeat can be laid at the feet of Mason considering two of the Edmonton goals were netted on the power play. Still, the 29-year-old was likely hoping for a better first outing with the Jets if he is going to challenge Connor Hellebuyck for the starting goalie job.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 19: Mason will be between the pipes against Edmonton on Wednesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. This will be Mason's first crack at stealing the No. 1 job out from under Connor Hellebuyck. While the 24-year-old Hellebuyck might have the inside track, he has also underperformed expectations which could open the door for Mason. A strong camp from the former Flyer would certainly complicate matters for coach Paul Maurice.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jul 1: Mason signed a two-year, $8.2 million contract with the Jets on Saturday, TSN reports. Mason has spent his nine years in the NHL between just two different franchises, but will add a third by joining the Jets in 2017-18. The 29-year-old netminder posted subpar numbers with the Flyers last season, compiling a 2.66 GAA and .908 save percentage, but it was a bit of a down year for both he and the Flyers. Winnipeg's back line was rough last season as well, as the club allowed 3.11 goals per game -- fourth worst in the NHL. Mason's addition should assist with that, but the club could still use some reinforcements along the blue line. Considering Connor Hellebuyck is a restricted free agent and Ondrej Pavelec is an unrestricted free agent, it's fairly safe to say that Mason's signing means at least one of the two won't be with the organization next season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jun 29: Mason's agent confirmed that the veteran goalie will play for a team other than the Flyers in 2017-18, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has spent five seasons apiece in Columbus and Philadelphia, though he's gone against the grain by producing some of his best numbers as a rookie. In that 2008-09 campaign, Mason produced a 33-20-7 record to go along with a 2.29 GAA, .916 save percentage and a whopping 10 shutouts. You could say that he punched his own ticket out of Philly after watching his peripherals drop for the third straight year -- he finished with a 2.66 GAA and .908 save percentage, which likely didn't help very many fantasy owners.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jun 19: Mason was left unprotected by the Flyers for the NHL expansion draft. Mason is an unrestricted free agent and despite indicating that he is open to returning to the Flyers, has made it clear he wants to be the top guy next year. Last season, the 29-year-old split time with Michal Neuvirth, who was also left unprotected, as the Flyers elected to keep 23-year-old Anthony Stolarz. Mason's future will certainly become less murky if Vegas selects one of the two veterans.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 11: Mason indicated he is interested in returning to the Flyers, but he would like to be back as the clear No. 1 goalie, NHL.com reports. Mason can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He posted a 26-21-8 record with a 2.66 GAA and .908 save percentage across 58 games, spending a majority of the season in a timeshare with Michal Neuvirth. He finished up strong, posting a 9-4-2 record with a 2.22 GAA and .922 save percentage over his final 15 appearances.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 8: Mason made 20 saves in a 4-2 win over Columbus on Saturday night. Mason is coming to the end of the season in a finer fashion than most of the season -- he's 5-1 in his last six starts with just 11 goals allowed. Where was this earlier?

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason will get the starting nod against the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. This could be the final start of the year for Mason as the Flyers head into a weekend back-to-back Saturday. The 28-year-old has been extremely inconsistent this season, as he went on streaks of being red hot and ice cold. For the campaign, the 28-year-old posted a 25-21-8 record, including three shutouts and a .908 save percentage. Mason could face a weakened Columbus squad Saturday as coach John Tortorella may consider resting guys heading into the postseason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 4: Mason stopped 26 of 27 shots in Tuesday's 1-0 overtime loss to the Devils. He and Devils backup Keith Kinkaid carried dueling shutouts into overtime, but John Moore ended it 59 seconds into the extra frame. So ends Mason's four-game winning streak, but he's still been playing spectacularly well of late. It's unclear how the Flyers will split up their last three games, but they end with back-to-backs this weekend, so Mason won't make more than two more starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 4: Mason will tend the twine for Tuesday's divisional matchup with New Jersey, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Despite his team having already been eliminated from postseason contention, Mason's play has seen an uptick in quality in the latter stages of the campaign. Over his last 14 games, the former Calder Trophy winner is 9-4-1 with a 2.17 GAA and .926 save percentage, making a strong case for a starting job next season, be it with the Flyers or another team that is able sign him if Philadelphia lets him hit unrestricted free agency on July 1.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 2: Mason (illness) will backup Anthony Stolarz for Sunday night's road game against the Rangers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Mason missed just one game while sick, but will now back up Stolarz after Michal Neuvirth (illness) collapsed during Saturday's win over the Devils. Mason was on a four-game winning streak prior to falling ill, so he could be a good bet to start once he's given the starting nod again.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 2: Mason (illness) will join the team in New York after missing Saturday's game, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. There's no guarantee that he'll play, but it seems likely that if he's good enough to suit up, he'll be good to go. He's been hot lately, notching a .934 save percentage and 1.96 GAA over his last four games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 1: Mason won't be available for Saturday's home game against the Devils due to an illness. Mason was going to give way to Michael Neuvirth as the starter in this next contest, but now the former won't dress at all, prompting the Flyers to call up Anthony Stolarz from AHL Lehigh Valley. Mason has an active four-game winning streak going -- recording a .934 save percentage in that span -- but the ship has all but sailed on the team's playoff chances, rendering the impressive run negligible. Still, he'll be reevaluated ahead of Sunday's road game against the Devils.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 30: Mason held the Islanders to three goals on 41 shots Thursday night, securing a 6-3 win -- his fourth straight. The Flyers are trying to claw their way into a playoff spot, and their offense looked motivated, scoring five first-period goals. This wasn't quite as pretty an outing as the other three, but still, Mason's offered newfound stability between the pipes lately, stopping 113 of 121 shots (a .934 save mark) over the course of his winning streak.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 30: Mason will tend the twine for Thursday's matchup with the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Sitting six points back of the second wild-card position in the Eastern Conference with six games remaining in the regular season, the Flyers face a daunting path to playoff qualification. After going through periods of the season when he appeared to be the No. 2 goaltender to Michal Neuvirth, Mason has played his way into being Philly's undisputed starter for the stretch run. While starting 13 of the team's last 15 games, Mason is 8-4-1 with a 2.10 GAA and .926 save percentage, both marks are improvements upon his season numbers of 2.70 GAA and .907 save percentage. Mason has been a streaky goalie since he entered the NHL in 2008-09, so it's certainly possible that he stays hot Thursday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason stopped 24 of 26 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout victory over the Flyers. He went unbeaten on three shootout attempts, locking down his third consecutive win. All three have been impressive -- the Wild, Penguins and Senators are all formidable opponents. Of course, runs like this have been the exception for Mason rather than the rule, so he's made it's hard to trust his hot streaks. That's not good news for a guy who'll be looking for a new contract this offseason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason will defend the cage at home against the Senators on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Arguably the most enigmatic goaltender in the league, Mason is fresh off huge road wins over the Wild and Penguins, respectively. Coach Dave Hakstol will ride the hot hand with the Flyers currently ranked seventh in the Metropolitan Division with 78 points, albeit only six away from a playoff spot. Ottawa is relatively dangerous in road scoring, averaging 2.69 goals per contest for an 11th-place ranking, so compare Mason with any available alternatives on Tuesday's 11-game slate.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason allowed two goals on 27 shots in a 6-2 victory against the Penguins on Sunday. This is the second time in a week and a half Mason and the Flyers were able to knock off the defending champions. Pittsburgh was at the end of a long road trip in the first matchup, but for this one, Pittsburgh didn't play Saturday and Philadelphia did. Mason turned aside 48 of 50 shots in the two games. Those two games have helped Mason improve his numbers in March. He owns a .918 save percentage and 2.32 GAA in the last 11 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason will guard the crease for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has been markedly inconsistent this season and in the recent slate of games, alternating wins and losses in his last six starts. During that span, he allowed four goals twice, but also posted a shutout and a one-goal victory. It's anyone's guess which Mason will show up Sunday against the high-powered Penguins, who are averaging 3.23 goals per game in March.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 24: Mason saved 24 of 25 shots during Thursday's win over Minnesota. This was a solid win for Mason and the Flyers, but unfortunately for both, the impressive showings have been few and far between this season. For the campaign, Mason sports an underwhelming 22-21-7 record with a .906 save percentage and 2.73 GAA. He's an unrestricted free agent following the year, so his landing spot will have a significant impact on his fantasy value for 2017-18. He's currently difficult to trust considering his disappointing numbers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 23: Mason will be in goal versus the Wild on Thursday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Considering Mason has appeared in 10 of the Flyers last 11 outings, it would seem he has retaken the starting job after briefly ceding to Michal Neuvirth. The 28-year-old Mason has been less than stellar --2.25 GAA and .923 save percentage in last 10 -- but coach Dave Hakstol doesn't seem to be pondering a switch between the pipes. It could be a difficult matchup for the netminder as he faces off against Minnesota's second ranked offense -- 3.22 goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 21: Mason's 30 saves weren't enough in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Winnipeg. Mason has appeared in 10 of his team's past 11 games with the Flyers attempting to ride the hot hand in hopes of a playoff berth. The term hot hand is relative, of course, as he has just two wins and 16 goals allowed in his past six games. Philadelphia sits seven points back of Toronto for the second Wild Card spot, so Mason may not be tasked with a heavy workload much longer.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 21: Mason will defend the cage Tuesday night against host Winnipeg, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. This will be the fifth consecutive start for Mason as the Flyers appear to be fighting to the very end, despite their minuscule chances of making it to the postseason. Unfortunately for owners of the 28-year-old backstop, he hasn't inspired much confidence with just two wins and a cumulative .894 save percentage in the aforementioned stretch. His next opponent is a Jets team ranked seventh in home scoring at 3.17 goals per game, but alternatives will be aplenty on the 11-game slate if Mason doesn't do it for you.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: Mason stopped 19 of 22 shots in Sunday's overtime victory over Carolina. It wasn't an overly busy night for Mason, but he made the necessary saves to get his team two points. His inconsistency has hurt his fantasy value this season, but Mason's 21 wins and .905 save percentage make him of value in most formats. The Flyers appear to be out of the playoff picture, but if the team does happen to go on some late miraculous surge, he would be worth inserting into your lineup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 19: Mason will be in the crease for Sunday's tilt against Carolina, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The 28-year-old has been hot-and-cold lately, allowing four goals in two of his last three games, but pitching a shutout in the other. With the Hurricanes ranking 20th in the league with 2.57 goals per game, it seems like a hot day is more likely than a cold one Sunday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 17: Mason (lower body) will be available for Sunday's game against the Hurricanes, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. It remains to be seen if Mason or Michal Neuvirth will draw the start, but at the very least Mason will be available to back up Sunday. It's been a turbulent time for the 28-year-old keeper, as he pulled off a shutout against the defending champion Penguins, but that was immediately preceded and succeeded by four-goal losses.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 16: Flyers GM Ron Hextall said after Thursday's game that Mason was pulled due to cramps, John Clark of CSN Philadelphia reports. Sure, if you call getting totally undressed by Taylor Hall "cramps." Mason appeared to do a bit more of a split than he intended as Hall put the puck past him, so this seemed like it might be worse than a cramp, but with the way Hextall downplayed it, perhaps he got off lucky. We'll leave him in the day-to-day category until we see him ipractice ahead of Sunday's game against Carolina.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 16: Mason left Thursday's game against New Jersey, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason left with what looked to be a lower-body injury. He wasn't having a good game before leaving, allowing three goals on 18 shots. More information about his status should come after the game or after practice Friday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 16: Mason will tend the twine for Thursday night's away game against the Devils, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason has been outstanding since reclaiming the starting job, posting two shutouts and allowing a total of 12 goals in his last seven starts. But much to the chagrin of fantasy owners and probably the man himself, Mason has just a 4-2-1 record to show for it. He'll have a good chance at another victory though, as New Jersey currently ranks last in the NHL with 1.33 goals per game in March.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason saved all 23 shots he faced during Wednesday's win over the Penguins. Mason has started seven of the past eight games and allowed just 12 goals during that span with a .943 save percentage and two shutouts. Additionally he's surrendered two goals or fewer in five of those six outings. Unfortunately, Mason's strong play has netted him just four wins. Considering he posted a solid .921 save percentage over the previous three seasons, a bounce-back run to finish the year shouldn't be surprising. Looking ahead, Mason is an intriguing target for the 2017-18 campaign, especially since he's a pending unrestricted free agent.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason will patrol the crease Wednesday as the home starter versus the Penguins, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. The Flyers are white in the knuckles trying to hang onto a playoff spot, and Mason will be charged with slowing the league's top offense in his next start. Working against him is the fact that Philadelphia has been awful on the penalty kill, allowing at least one power-play goal in each of the past five games. Wednesday's slate only features four games, making it mission critical to choose a winning goalie in daily formats, but there's no strong sentiment that he'll be able to help the Flyers snap a three-game losing streak.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 13: Mason saved just 24 of 28 shots during Monday's loss to Columbus. Mason had gone 3-1-1 with a .949 save percentage and 1.56 GAA through his previous five outings, but the strong stretch ended Monday. While the veteran's upside shouldn't be discredited, Mason's inability to string together prolonged stretches of solid play this season is concerning for his dynasty/keeper outlook. At this stage of the game, it's best to view Mason as a depth goaltender to plug in when Philadelphia lands in a favorable matchup. He's also a potential low-priced flier in daily contests in similar situations. However, it's ill-advised to count on him as anything more than a dice roll.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 13: Mason is expected to start between the pipes Monday against the Blue Jackets, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. Mason has performed well in the crease recently, allowing two or fewer goals in four of his last five starts. He faces another tough matchup Monday against the Blue Jackets, potentially making him a goalie to avoid other than in daily tournament lineups.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 11: Mason allowed two goals on 27 shots Saturday, including the game winner with 5.6 seconds left, in a 2-1 loss to Boston. Drew Stafford lobbed the puck harmlessly into the Philly zone and it was headed wide until it deflected off the stick of a Philly defender and straight past Mason. The southpaw has been solid in his last five going 3-1-1 with one shutout and just eight goals against. But Mason cannot win every game on his own. His value in your format will be dictated by your needs. Wins? Maybe. Counting stats? Yes, for sure.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 11: Mason will assume the road net for Saturday's matinee opposing the Bruins, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason is one of the streakiest goalies in the league, but the Flyers like what he's done lately: wins in three of the past four, including a shutout and just six goals allowed on 131 shots. He could be under heavy fire in this next contest as the Bruins rank second in the league by averaging 33.8 shots, and there's something to be said about Boston's hockey club amassing 11 goals over the last three. Don't hesitate to pivot away from Mason since Saturday's slate features 11 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 8: Mason made 31 saves in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Sabres. This one was tied 2-2 at the halfway point before four unanswered goals allowed Mason's Flyers to pull away for an easy win. He has started four straight in net after sitting nine of the previous 10 in favor of Michal Neuvirth, and is showing no signs of surrendering the top job with three wins and just six goals allowed over this most recent span.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: Mason will be in between the pipes for Tuesday's tilt against Buffalo, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After sitting out six consecutive contests from Feb. 11 to Feb. 25, Mason will have started each of the Flyers' last four games with Tuesday's start, and it's easy to see why. Without a defined No. 1 goaltender, Philadelphia head coach Dave Hakstol has been riding with the hot hand for nearly all of 2016-17, and right now, Mason is that guy. In his last three starts, Mason is 2-0-1 with a 0.96 GAA and .969 save percentage. On Tuesday, the 2009 Calder Trophy winner will matchup with a Buffalo team that has lost six of its last seven.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 4: Mason allowed two goals on 24 shots in a 2-1 defeat against the Capitals on Saturday. The Flyers outshot the Capitals in the game, and Mason was sharp, but he couldn't stop a slap shot from the point early in the third and then he yielded the game-winner in the 3-on-3 overtime. Even still, Mason is a hot goaltender at the moment. In the last three games, he's allowed just three goals and posted a .969 save percentage. Despite his less than stellar .905 save percentage and 2.78 GAA coming into Saturday, owners in deeper leagues should ride out this hot streak.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 4: Mason will be between the pipes Saturday in Washington. Mason will get the coach's blessing for the third straight game, following two remarkable outings where he recorded wins both games, deflecting 72 of 73 shots. The Flyers are on the doorstep of a playoff spot, but the matchup against Washington will be a tough one. The Capitals are a offensive powerhouse, and after adding Kevin Shattenkirk at the trade deadline, their power play is even more threatening. Mason will likely see a lot of rubber, but he's proven lately he is up to the task.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: Mason made 39 saves on 40 shots in Thursday's 2-1 shootout win over Florida. All he allowed was a shorthanded goal by Panthers blueliner Aaron Ekblad -- the only tally Mason has allowed on 73 shots in his last two starts. Despite the contract extension Michael Neuvirth just signed, Mason has the momentum right now, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Flyers ride him until it dissipates. Well, it might not take long for that to happen, as they've got a road date with the high-scoring Capitals on Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: Mason will cover the home net Thursday for a contest against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason returned from a six-game hiatus to pitch a shutout against the league's worst team in the Avalanche on Tuesday, but the veteran could be feeling a bit dejected after the Flyers opted to reward alternate goalie Michal Neuvirth with a two-year contract extension Wednesday. Of course, Mason will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, so there's still plenty of incentive for him to give it his all each game. Looking ahead to his next opponent, the Panthers only rank 15th in the league in road scoring at 2.58 goals per contest, though they should be a bit punchier in the attacking zone with Thomas Vanek acquired from Detroit in Wednesday's trade.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 28: Mason stopped all 33 shots the Avalanche sent his way in Tuesday's 4-0 victory. An observer for nine of the last 10 games, Mason couldn't have been gifted a better matchup for his return to the starting lineup, as the Avs have a strong claim to the title of the NHL's worst team. Of course, this is just a single game, and one look at his season stats (especially that .903 save percentage) or game log will tell you all you need to know about how Mason has treated his fantasy owners. With a blue line that sports a mix of over-the-hill veterans and developing youngsters, Mason's chances of markedly improving his ratios down the stretch seem slim, and that's before we even take into account that Michal Neuvirth has been seeing most of the starts lately (although he's been about equally ineffective).

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 28: Mason will guard the cage in Tuesday's home game against the Avalanche, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason hasn't started since Feb. 9 against the Islanders, and wasn't playing particularly well before riding the pine for the Flyers' last six games, compiling a 2-4-0 record while registering an ugly 3.42 GAA and .886 save percentage over his last eight appearances. The 28-year-old netminder will look to get back on track in a favorable home matchup with a terrible Avalanche team that's 9-20-1 on the road this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 10: Mason gave up three goals on 30 shots in Thursday's loss to the Islanders. He can blame his offense's lack of support to some degree -- indeed, the Flyers have been in the midst of a mighty struggle to put pucks in the net. Still, it remains a fact of life that Mason has a 3.42 GAA and .886 save mark over his last eight appearances, and it doesn't get a whole lot better if you go back further in time. At this point, Mason should be deployed only with extreme caution in the fantasy world.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 9: Michal Neuvirth is slated for backup duties Thursday, which means Mason will start between the pipes at home against the Islanders. Mason was terrible in his last start Jan. 31 against the Hurricanes, surrendering five goals on 28 shots en route to a 5-1 loss. The 28-year-old netminder has been inconsistent at best this season, registering a mediocre 16-16-6 record while maintaining a 2.90 GAA and .900 save percentage over 41 appearances. He'll hope to bounce back in a home matchup with an Islanders team that's 6-10-4 on the road this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 31: Mason gave up five goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Carolina. The 'Canes entered the All-Star break in a major slide, totaling just five goals in the five games prior, but Mason and the Flyers provided the perfect slump-buster, as they have all year. Mason has gone just 2-6-2 over his last 12 appearances, and he can't blame his offense (except maybe for Tuesday's sad 16-shot showing) -- he has just an .877 save percentage in that span. Fantasy owners should tread with great caution here.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 31: Mason will tend the twine for Tuesday's matchup in Carolina, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has long been known as a wildly inconsistent goaltender, and right now he's enjoying a positive stretch, winning each of his last two starts while stopping 70 of 72 shots. While there is always a fair possibility that Mason turns in a stinker, the Canes have lost five straight and have seemingly forgot how to put the puck in the net, totaling just five goals during their losing skid.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 25: Mason saved all 34 shots he faced during Wednesday's shutout against Philadelphia. New York entered the game as the second-highest scoring team in the league, so this was an admirable showing from Mason. He had shown well through his first three full seasons with the Flyers (.921 save percentage and 2.43 GAA), but 2016-17 has been a rough campaign. The veteran goalie has the potential to provide solid numbers, but you'll want to see him string together a few more solid outings before relying on him as anything more than a middling No. 2 netminder for your virtual club.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 25: Mason will tend twine as Wednesday's road starter versus the Rangers, Jon Lane of NHL.com reports. The enigmatic netminder was terrific his last time out -- he set aside 36 of 38 shots from the Islanders for a road victory Sunday -- but that was just his first win in a month -- 11 attempts. Additionally, Mason has saved only 43 of 50 shots between his latest pair of starts against the Blueshirts, and he'll be hoping that the third time is a charm since he's winless against them in the 2016-17 campaign.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 22: Mason allowed two goals on 38 shots in a 3-2 overtime victory against the Islanders on Sunday. It's been a really rough few weeks for Mason. Heading into Sunday, Mason was 0-6-2 with a .844 save percentage since Dec. 22. That streak dropped his record below .500 and ballooned his GAA to 2.95. But with Mason posting his best save percentage since Dec. 21, perhaps Sunday will get him back on track.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 22: Mason will tend the twine for Sunday's away game against the Islanders. Mason draws the start even after allowing a goal on four shots in relief of Michal Neuvirth on Saturday. Neither Philadelphia goalie has looked good in January, a month in which Mason still has yet to win a game or allow fewer than two goals in a start. He'll go against an Islanders offense that ranks ninth in the NHL with 2.86 goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Mason started the third period of Saturday's game against the Devils after starter Michal Neuvirth was removed for precautionary reasons. He allowed one goal on four shots. Mason has had a few poor performances of late and Neuvirth was being given a shot at the blue paint. There was no post-game update on the latter's health, but Neuvirth did miss 24 games this season due to a knee injury

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 15: Mason gave up five goals on 17 shots before getting pulled from Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Capitals. That's now two straight games where coach Dave Hakstol yanked Mason due to poor performance. Mason has yielded seven goals on the last 41 shots he's faced. After really good last two months, Mason is 1-3-2 with a .854 save percentage and 3.82 GAA to start January. Expect Michael Neuvirth, who started Saturday, to receive some additional work this coming week.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 15: Mason will tend the twine Sunday against the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Mason has allowed seven goals between his last two starts in goal, but will get the call again Sunday in the second game of a back-to-back set. It will be a tough task to turn things around Sunday, as he'll prepare to square off against a Capitals club that's notched 11 goals in its last two games and has been the hottest team in the league of late.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 10: Mason gave up three goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Sabres. All three tallies came in the second period, capped off by Evander Kane's goal with just nine seconds left in the frame. That's now seven consecutive losses for Mason (five of those in regulation), and he's given up 20 goals on just 150 shots in that span -- an .867 save mark. The good will Mason built up among fantasy owners with his December winning streak has clearly faded, as his season stats have withered back to ugly status: a 2.80 GAA and .903 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 10: Mason will start between the pipes in Tuesday's road game against the Sabres, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has struggled of late, posting an abysmal 0-4-2 record while maintaining an ugly 3.59 GAA and .860 save percentage over his last six appearances. The 28-year-old backstop will look to get back on track in a highly favorable road matchup with a Sabres team that's only averaging 2.11 goals per game at home this season, 29th in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 8: Mason played well, allowing just two goals on 25 shots but fell to the Blue Jackets 2-1 in overtime on Sunday. It was a very strong effort, but Mason and the Flyers came up short in overtime. The loss extends his losing streak to six and during that stretch, Mason owns a .860 save percentage and 3.59 GAA. Although he did look better Sunday, don't be surprised if Michal Neuvirth, who just returned from a lower-body injury, receives some work this week.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 8: Mason will defend the cage against host Columbus on Sunday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Mason will look to snap a five-game losing skid, having posted an unsightly 4.05 GAA over that stretch. The guy has found his way into 15 games since the beginning of December, so it's possible that he simply wore out both physically and mentally. Complementary goalie Michal Neuvirth made his long-awaited return from a lower-body injury Saturday night versus the Lightning, so that should take some pressure off Mason moving forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 4: Mason allowed four goals on 27 shots during Wednesday's loss to New York. It was his fifth consecutive loss. During the losing skid, Mason has allowed 15 goals with an .844 save percentage. It's a stark contrast to the netminder that went 9-1-1 with a .932 save percentage and 2.12 GAA over his prior 11 outings, and Philadelphia was facing the Rangers on the wrong end of back-to-back games Wednesday. Considering the ups and downs of Mason's season to date, it isn't out of the question to try and roll with the highs and fade the lows because he's running extremely hot and cold.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 3: Mason will tend the twine Wednesday against the Rangers. Mason has now lost four straight contests in net, but has played pretty well overall since taking over the undisputed starting role following Michal Neuvirth's lower-body injury. Neuvirth was activated off injured reserve Tuesday, potentially limiting his future workload a bit more, but he's likely earned the right to remain the starter for the time being.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 2: Mason gave up three goals on 25 shots in Sundays shootout loss to the Ducks. It wasn't a great night for Mason, who was heavily outplayed by John Gibson and his 51 stops. Mason drops to 14-12-5 on the season with a .904 save percentage. The 28-year-old has proven he can absolutely steal a game for the Flyers, but he's also shown he can give up costly goals and play a detrimental role in a loss. Mason's a decent fantasy option overall, but his inconsistency might make you want to seek out someone more stable.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 1: Mason (hand) will be the starting goalie for Sunday's game in Anaheim, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Despite having to leave Friday's game in San Jose with the injury, Mason was able to practice Saturday and is apparently feeling well enough to make his eighth start in a row. The 28-year-old backstop will face a Ducks team that sits in the middle of the road in terms of scoring, having averaged 2.68 goals per game to this point in the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 31: Mason (hand) was able to take shots in Saturday's session, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Mason was forced out of Friday's game against the Sharks with the injury. Given how recently that transpired, it's good to see him back to work in any capacity, but the Flyers will want to make sure that he feels OK after testing the injury. If the No. 1 netminder doesn't suit up Sunday against the Ducks, then Anthony Stolarz would be next in line to fill in.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 31: Mason saved 11 of 12 shots before leaving with a hand injury after the first period of Friday's game against San Jose, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. According to general manager Ron Hextall, Mason was "nicked up and we'll know more" Saturday. So, with the severity of Mason's hand injury unclear, It would be ill-advised to make any hasty roster decisions at this point. Anthony Stolarz saved 21 of 22 shots in relief of Mason on Friday, and the 22-year-old rookie might be a worthwhile add in weekly leagues for a potential start against Anaheim on Sunday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason will be in the crease for Friday's tilt with San Jose, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The 28-year-old hasn't been great this year with a .905 save percentage, but he's been even worse his last two times out, allowing seven goals on 32 shots. The Sharks put up the ninth most shots per game, but they only score 2.51 goals per game, 10th worst in the league, so Mason will have a tough challenge ahead of him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 28: Mason saved just 19 of 24 shots during Wednesday's loss to St. Louis. The veteran netminder entered the game with a 9-2-1 record, .928 save percentage and 2.23 GAA through his previous 12 outings, but this was a daunting matchup. The Blues improved to 14-2-4 at home, after all. Mason remains a solid No. 2 goalie for your virtual club, and he's a strong start against the majority of opponents.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason will get the starting nod for Wednesday's matchup with the Blues, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason entered the holiday break having won just one out of his previous four contests that followed a stellar eight-game winning streak. The netminder will need to be on top of his game as he squares off against a St. Louis team that is averaging 2.77 goals per game, 11th best in the league.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 22: Mason was pulled after allowing two goals on nine shots Thursday against the Devils. Back Anthony Stolarz replaced him after the first period of the 4-0 loss. Mason has won just one of his past four starts following an eight-game winning streak.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 22: Mason will defend the net against the Devils on Thursday. Mason draws his fifth consecutive start and second in as many nights. The Ontario native has allowed only three goals on 69 shots en route to a win and an overtime loss in his last two starts and can usually count on his offense for support. He may not need as much of it against a New Jersey team that averages only 2.28 goals per game, good for 26th in the league.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 21: Mason saved 36 of 38 shots and three of four shootout attempts during Wednesday's win over Washington. With an 8-1-1 record, .930 save percentage and 2.15 GAA over his previous 10 starts, Mason entered the game scorching hot behind the surging Flyers. Remember, the 28-year-old veteran posted a solid .922 save percentage and 2.39 GAA over the previous two seasons, and he's slowly working his numbers back to that level. He's worth starting against the majority of opponents and projects to be an excellent No. 2 backstop for your virtual club going forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 21: Mason will defend the cage against the Capitals on Wednesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Despite posting an outstanding 1.45 GAA in his last two starts, Mason came up short in both contests. The netminder continues to perform well in the crease, even while his teammates fail to provide any offensive support. The 28-year-old seems to have finally solidified his hold on the No. 1 job and is unlikely to be replaced when Michal Neuvirth (lower body) is cleared to return to action.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason saved 30 of 31 shots during Monday's shootout loss to Nashville. Mason has gone 8-1-1 through his past 10 starts with a .930 save percentage and two goals or fewer allowed in eight of those games. After posting a solid .922 save percentage and 2.39 GAA over the previous two seasons with Philadelphia, Mason has found his form of late and checks out as a solid No. 2 fantasy goalie for your virtual squad going forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason will defend the crease Monday against the Predators, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason finally took a loss in his last start after personally winning each of his last eight starts. The veteran netminder will look to start a new streak Monday evening against a Predators club that has lost four of its last five contests and scored two or fewer goals in each of the losses.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 17: Mason made 25 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday afternoon. He allowed two goals. The loss snapped Mason's eight-game winning streak. His 13-9-3 record is solid, but his 2.79 GAA and .905 save percentage heading into Saturday are somewhat underwhelming.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 16: Mason will go for his ninth win in a row in Saturday's matchup with Dallas, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has been standing on his head of late with a .926 save percentage during his winning streak. Even when he has struggled, the netminder has gotten offensive support from his teammates to keep on rolling. The Stars appear to be close to finding their scoring touch -- 14 goals in their last five -- and could be a difficult matchup for the 28-year-old.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 15: Mason won for the eighth straight start Wednesday, giving up three goals on 29 shots in a 4-3 victory over Colorado. He hasn't always posted extremely great ratios over the course of his streak, with Wednesday a prime example, but Mason does still have a 2.33 GAA and .926 save mark over that span, so it's tough to complain. He could hardly buy a win over his first 17 appearances (5-8-3), but the Philly offense has developed into a juggernaut and Mason has overcome his early-season inconsistency.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 14: Mason will work in net as Wednesday's road starter against the Avalanche, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason's on a career-best winning streak of seven games. According to the NHL's official media site, the 28-year-old backstop is only four victories shy of 190 in his career, and once he reaches that mark, he'll move up to the third spot in the history of the Flyers franchise. That feat is even more impressive when you consider that the first half of Mason's career was spent with the Blue Jackets. Colorado is weak offensively, ranking 28th with an average of 2.22 goals per contest, so keep rolling with Mason until the wheels fall off -- hey, that seems to be what the Flyers are doing.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 10: Mason recorded his seventh-straight win Saturday in a 21-save, 4-2 win over Dallas. Mason hasn't lost a start since Nov. 25 and has improved both his goals-against and save percentage dramatically. He is 12-8-3 and is an auto-start right now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 10: Mason led his team out for pregame warm-ups Saturday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. This means he'll be the home starter for the matinee against the Stars. Mason has rattled off six consecutive wins, representing a career-best streak. "When you're playing well, you want to keep going," he said in a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer. "There's also times when you don't play well and it's awesome to go right back at it. When you sit for a game or two or three, that's when it's most tough." Mason's last start wasn't pretty, as he surrendered five goals on 33 shots to the Oilers on Thursday, but we like his chances for success in this next one, especially given that the Stars are currently the worst defensive team in the league.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 8: Mason was tagged for five goals on 33 shots Thursday against the Oilers, but he took home a 6-5 win. Mason came in on a five-game winning streak, and he stretched it to six despite delivering by far his ugliest outing in that span. He fell behind 2-0 by the second period, saw his team take a 3-2 lead, and then gave up three straight goals to fall behind -- only to get bailed out by the Flyers scoring three consecutive goals of their own in the third period. The season stats are still ugly, but Mason's offense has been quite supportive lately and he has no competition for starts with Michal Neuvirth (lower body) on IR.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 8: Mason will be the starting goalie for Thursday night's home matchup with Edmonton, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. After a very questionable start to the season, Mason has looked like an elite goaltender lately, winning five consecutive starts and not allowing more than two goals in any of them. It's even more impressive when you realize that he's faced an astonishing 171 shots over that span. He could have his hands full again considering that the Oilers are taking 31.9 shots per game and scoring 2.93 goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 6: Mason put a stop to 42 of 44 shots by the Panthers in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win. The game just barely avoided going to a shootout, as Jakub Voracek scored the game-winner with nine seconds left in OT. Mason's had an up-and-down year, but he's now won five consecutive starts, posting a .947 save percentage in that span. With Michal Neuvirth still sidelined by his lower-body ailment, Mason promises to continue seeing nearly all the work in net for the Flyers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 6: Mason will start between the pipes in Tuesday's home game against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has been fantastic of late, posting a 4-0-0 record with a 1.71 GAA and .945 save percentage over his last four appearances. The 28-year-old backstop will look to pick up his 10th win of the season in a favorable matchup with a struggling Panthers team that's only averaging 2.35 goals per game this season, 23rd in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 4: Mason stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 victory over Nashville on Sunday. Philadelphia allowed Nashville to tie the game on two separate occasions, but Mason shut the door in the third period, stopping all 12 shots he faced in the final stanza. Mason has yielded two or fewer goals in each of his last four starts, and all of those games ended in victories. Overall, Mason is 9-8-3 with a 2.76 GAA and .904 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 4: Mason will patrol the crease Sunday against the Predators, Steve Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason continues to play well between the pipes, allowing just five goals in his last three starts and earning three straight victories. With Neuvirth (lower body) still sidelined and an unproven backup in Anthony Stolarz behind him, the Flyers will continually roll with their main man. He'll attempt to hold a high-powered Nashville attack (3.00 goals per game this season) at bay, but is playing in his second game of the team's back-to-back set Sunday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 3: Mason stopped 26 of 27 shots Saturday afternoon in a 3-1 win over the Blackhawks. Don't look now, but Mason has rung up three straight wins and allowed just five goals in that span. The Flyers could make some noise this season if Mason can make these types of performances the norm, not the exception.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 3: Mason will start in goal against the visiting Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Mason has been the poster boy for inconsistency this season, with the results tipping out of his favor more often than not. He's 7-8-3 with a 2.91 GAA and .899 save percentage. He'll field shots from a Chicago team that might be tired after seeing each of their past three games go beyond regulation.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 1: Mason saved 19 of 21 shots during Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against the Senators. Mason wasn't tested often by the Senators, a team that averages just 2.26 goals per game. The 28-year-old has now survived two contests that have gone past regulation, giving up just two tallies in each appearance after allowing 11 in the previous four games. It may not be pretty, but the netminder now sits at 7-8-3 with a 2.91 GAA and .899 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 1: Mason will work between the pipes as Thursday's road starter against the Senators, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason prevailed over the Bruins in his last start Tuesday, slapping away 45 of 47 shots in the process. The veteran backstop has been maddeningly inconsistent this season, though he owns a sturdy 8-4-2 record, 2.10 GAA and .931 save mark in 14 career games against the upcoming opponent.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 29: Mason turned away 45 of 47 shots during Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win against the Bruins. Mason survived an onslaught of shots Tuesday, seeing 10-plus in each period and six in overtime. The netminder has not been able to string together even two straight wins this season, and his stats -- 6-8-3 with a 2.98 GAA and .898 save percentage -- reflect that. While he's still the No. 1 option to defend the crease, inconsistent play has haunted the 28-year-old through 18 appearances.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 29: Mason will start in goal at home Tuesday night against the Bruins, CSN's Tim Panaccio reports. Mason getting the starting nod comes as no surprise, as he gave way to Anthony Stolarz for his NHL debut Sunday, and complementary goalie Michal Neuvirth (lower body) remains on long-term injured reserve. Mason will face a Bruins team that has been inconsistent in the attacking zone and only ranks 23rd in the league at 2.36 goals per contest.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason gave up three goals on 23 shots during Friday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers. The Flyers offense was aggressive, but even with 40 shots they could only put up two goals. The 28-year-old is in the midst of an ugly start in 2016-17, giving up over three goals per game that's resulted in a 5-8-3 record. In October, the 2006 third-round pick notched two wins and sits stuck at three in November. Mason is showing minimal improvement and remains tough to trust when defending the blue paint.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason will be in goal as the home starter for Friday's matinee against the Rangers as he took pregame warm-ups, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason has allowed two goals or more in five of eight November outings, resulting in a 2.70 GAA over that span. He's not a recommended fantasy play against a Rangers team currently leading the league at 3.90 goals per contest.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 23: Mason gave up four goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Lightning. Just when it looked like he was getting his house in order, along came the Steven Stamkos-less Bolts to ruin Mason's day. He seemed to have things in hand through two periods, having stopped 20 of 21 shots for a 2-1 lead; the final frame, however, was a disaster, as Mason allowed Tampa to flip the script on a moment's notice with two goals in a 12-second span. The Flyers get back at it when the Rangers come to town Friday, and it'll be interesting to see whether Mason draws his sixth straight start or rookie Anthony Stolarz gets a shot.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 23: Mason will start in net Wednesday against the Lightning, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly reports. Mason's production has improved drastically over his last seven starts as the 28-year-old netminder has gone 3-2-2 with a 2.49 GAA and .912 save percentage compared to 2-4-1 with a 3.46 GAA and .878 save percentage over his first eight starts. He'll protect the net against a Lightning squad that ranks fourth in the NHL in goals (61) this season but is currently without top playmaker Steven Stamkos (knee).

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 22: Mason gave up only a single goal on 39 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 road win against the Panthers. The Flyers got outshot by a strong margin, but Mason was arguably the best player on the ice. Although his season stats are still weak, Mason's steadily been getting them together -- over his last five appearances, he's given up just nine goals on 135 shots, good for a .933 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 22: Mason will start in goal Tuesday night against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Flyers are allowing 3.42 goals per contest, which is currently the worst rate in the NHL. Mason has made six consecutive starts with wild variation in terms of his quality of play -- He's gone 2-2-2 in that span, having sprinkled two total stinkers in the box score, including a six-goal shredding from the sticks of the Maple Leafs on Nov. 11. In that same vein, the veteran goalie has posted a goals-against average at 2.00 or below in four more outings. The unpredictability makes Mason a risky fantasy play in this coming contest.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 19: Mason made 15 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. Mason's play has been riding a yo-yo this season, but he'd been sharp in his last three outings. Unfortunately, he was a bit dull Saturday -- his in-game save percentage was a painful .833.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 19: Mason will start between the pipes in Saturday's home game against the Lightning. Mason has been red hot lately, posting a 2-0-1 record with a 1.82 GAA and .936 save percentage over his last three appearances. The 28-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling in a tough home matchup with a Tampa Bay team that has been dangerous on the road, having averaged 3.30 goals per game away from home this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 17: Mason stopped 30 of 32 shots in Thursday's 5-2 victory over the Jets. It's been a scuffle on the whole for Mason this year, but he's now had three consecutive dazzling appearances in the aftermath of Michal Neuvirth's lower-body injury. Over that span, he's 2-0-1 with a .936 save percentage, which is quite a far cry from his .889 mark for the season. The Flyers will need him to stay strong in net with Neuvirth on IR, as temporary backup Anthony Stolarz is unproven at the NHL level.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 17: Mason will tend the twine Thursday against the Jets, Jordan Hall of CSN Philadelphia reports. It should come as no surprise that Mason is starting after Michal Neuvirth (lower body) was injured. Despite his struggles this season, he has posted a 3-5-3 record with a 3.24 GAA, Mason becomes the No. 1 netminder by default. If his performance continues to suffer, the 28-year-old could potentially see coach Dave Hakstol give rookie Anthony Stolarz a shot in goal.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 15: Mason turned aside 24 of 26 shots, but absorbed a shootout loss Tuesday against the visiting Senators. This was a solid outing, but Mason continues to have issues coming out on top; he's got just three victories in 12 appearances, with only one of those among his nine starts. The Flyers have actually done a reasonably good job shielding their goalies -- they're allowing just 27.1 shots per game, the NHL's fourth-best mark -- but neither Mason nor Michal Neuvirth has provided particularly strong netminding on the whole. Still, this makes two straight strong outings for Mason on the heels of a six-goal disaster in Toronto last week.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 15: Mason will start in goal Tuesday against the Senators, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With Michal Neuvirth (lower body) out, expect Mason to receive almost every start in net over the next couple weeks. He played well in relief of Neuvirth on Saturday, and will look to build off that momentum in a matchup with an Ottawa club that's scored no more than two goals in seven November games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason relieved starter Michael Neuvirth in the first period of Saturday's game and finished with 19 saves in a 3-2 win over the Wild. Neuvirth was injured on the seventh shot of the game and was forced to leave. Mason was solid in relief and made an excellent save on Eric Staal from in close to preserve the win. Neuvirth's injury could eliminate the current time share in the Philly net. Unfortunately, neither goalie has been sharp this season, so leave Mason in his jar until he figures out how to pop the lid on his game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 11: Mason let in five goals on 23 shots in Friday's 6-3 road loss to the Maple Leafs. Mason was shredded by Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly, who collected a career-high four points on the night. Toronto was dominant in the dot in this one -- 58:42 faceoff percentage win ratio --- which did Mason no favors as he proceeded to cough up a pair of power-play goals. Yes, the Flyers have a few youngsters on the blue line, but that doesn't excuse Mason's 3.56 GAA through 10 appearances between the posts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 11: Mason will man the crease against the Maple Leafs on Friday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After riding the pine for four games in a row, Mason makes is second consecutive start Friday. Coach Dave Hakstol appears to be favoring extended starting stretches for his two netminders, rather than a more traditional every other format for a split goalie situation. In his nine appearances this season, Mason has posted a 2-4-2 record with a 3.23 GAA, not exactly the type of numbers fantasy owners are looking for in a goaltender. The 28-year-old will be tested often by Toronto, who are averaging a league leading 33.3 shots per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 8: Mason stoned 33 of 35 shots during Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit. Mason just can't get it going in 2016-17, earning just two wins to date and giving up three-plus tallies in five appearances. The 28-year-old is bleeding goals at this point and the offensive support has attempted to stick by his side. The netminder is on the brink of sitting the pine in favor of Michal Neuvirth.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 8: Mason will man the crease against the Red Wings on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After two disasterous outings against Pittsburgh and Arizona, Mason has been riding the pine for the last four games with Michal Neuvirth between the pipes. Mason will need to show coach Dave Hakstol something Tuesday if he is going to take back the starting role. Another poor outing could result in the 28-year-old permanently relegated to the backup role.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 29: Mason was pulled Saturday after allowing three goals on 13 shots against Pittsburgh. He was replaced by Michal Neuvirth. Mason has allowed eight goals in his last four periods of work. One word. Yuck.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 29: Mason will guard the crease Saturday against the Penguins. Mason has gone 2-4-1 with a 3.15 GAA and .886 save percentage over his last seven games. He'll face a 5-2-1 Penguins team that has scored three or more goals in six of their first eight games this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 27: Mason saved just 20 of 25 shots during a loss to the Coyotes on Thursday. Through his first three seasons with the Flyers, Mason posted a solid .921 save percentage and 2.43 GAA. But it's been a rough start to 2016-17, as the veteran goalie has allowed at least two goals in each outing and three or more in four of his five starts. It's worth noting that scoring is up across the league, and over the course of the season, Mason's numbers should stabilize. However, in the short term, it isn't out of the question to be more selective with who you start Mason against in all fantasy formats.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 27: Mason will start in the crease Thursday night against the visiting Coyotes, Jordan Hall of CSN Philly reports. Counting his relief work in place of a struggling Michal Neuvirth on Tuesday, Mason will be making his seventh consecutive appearance between the pipes. The issue for the Flyers in the early going has been the inexperience on the blue line; guys like Ivan Provorov and Shayne Gostisbehere have immense offensive potential, but neither youngster has a positive rating through seven games this campaign. Mason carries a 2-3-1 record, 2.77 GAA and .901 save percentage into Thursday's contest, making it difficult to rely on him in most fantasy formats.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 26: Mason made eight saves in relief Tuesday before earning a shootout win over the Sabres. After Michal Neuvirth gave up three goals on 17 shots, he was yanked in favor of Mason, who appeared in his sixth straight game. The Flyers buckled down defensively in front of him -- his eight shots against came in nearly 30 minutes of play -- and charged back with three goals in the third period before prevailing in the shootout. Despite having four wins now on the young season, Mason hasn't been spectacular, as his 2.77 GAA and .901 save percentage will attest.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 24: Mason saved 30 of 32 shots during a loss to the Canadiens on Monday. Despite the loss, this was Mason's best outing of the season, as both goals he allowed were deflections. Through his previous three seasons with Philadelphia, Mason posted an impressive .921 save percentage with a 74-55-28 record, so expect his strong outing on Monday to be a sign of things to come.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 24: Mason gets the starting nod against the Canadiens on Monday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will be in goal coming off his first win of the season, despite registering his fourth straight game with a GAA above 3.00. The Flyers are currently averaging 3.80 goals per game, a trend which may need to continue in order to overcome the netminder's early season struggles. Fortunately for the 28-year-old, backup Michal Neuvirth has not fared much better, as he's allowed six goals in two appearances, and is showing no signs of overtaking Mason for the starting role.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 22: Mason made 27 saves Saturday for his first win of the season in a 6-3 victory over the Hurricanes. The Canes were the perfect antidote for the struggling Mason. He's now 1-3 and has only allowed two or fewer goals once this season. Mason has a long leash in Philly, but those fans get restless -- he'll need to get the stink out of his game soon. But scoring is up all over the NHL and Mason (and his owners) may need to settle for lower than expected stats. That won't be unique to Mason, but he's the classic average netminder whose numbers will take a hit because of the firepower in the league.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 22: Mason will tend twine as Saturday's home starter against the Hurricanes, Wayne Fish of the Courier Times reports. Mason took losses in his first three starts, but rest assured that he's got a long leash. With the average annual value of his contract at $4.1 million, the Flyers are paying him far too much to let him toil away as an infrequently used backup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 20: Mason allowed three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks. Mason is win-less with a 3.46 GAA and .875 save percentage in two starts and three appearances, while Michael Neuvirth has an even uglier 4.24 GAA and .857 save percentage. The two should continue to see roughly equal shares of the work in net with both doing their best to hand the other the starting job early on.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 20: Mason will defend the cage Thursday against the Ducks, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. Mason gets the start after making a relief appearance for fellow netminder Michal Neuvirth on Tuesday. With the starting job up for grabs in Philadelphia, it is unclear whether this was a scheduled start for Mason or the result of Neuvirth's struggles. Until coach Dave Hakstol names a starter, season-long fantasy owners may want to avoid utilizing Mason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 18: Mason came on in relief of a struggling Michal Neuvirth on Tuesday against the Blackhawks, but he struggled as well, coughing up a pair of goals on 11 shots and taking a loss. One cannot place the blame solely on Mason (or Neuvirth for that matter), as the Flyers have a rather young defensive corps learning the nuances of a tough position. Still, Mason has allowed six goals on 46 shots between his opening-night start against the Coyotes last Saturday, and now this latest relief dud. Given the goalie platoon and the Flyers' struggling defense, it's best to look past Mason unless your league runs deep.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 15: Mason made his season debut Saturday, stopping 31 of 35 shots in an overtime loss to the Coyotes. While the loss wasn't ideal, Mason made some strong saves and helped the Flyers remain undefeated in regulation. Michal Neuvirth impressed in his season-opening win on Friday, so there is some uncertainty surrounding Mason's playing time moving forward. The 28-year-old is coming off a very strong year, however, and should continue to see a quality amount of starts moving forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 14: Mason will start in net for Saturday's game against Phoenix, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Michael Neuvirth will start on Friday, and Mason will start Saturday. The two goaltenders will be splitting games throughout the entire season, so it'll be a competition to watch.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason made 22 saves in Saturday's 1-0 overtime loss to the Bruins. He and Tuukka Rask were locked in a goalie duel all night long and he was brilliant most of the night. Mason had 1.32 GAA in the preseason and looks ready for a solid season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason is starting in net for the preseason finale Saturday against the Bruins, Sam Carachidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Mason, recently returned from the birth of his child, is projected to maintain the bulk of netminding duties heading into Opening Night. Last season, the Ontario native went 23-19-10 with a 2.51 GAA and .918 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 6: Mason will be out of the lineup for Thursday's preseason matchup with the Rangers for the birth of his child, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With Mason away from the team, the Flyers called up Anthony Stolarz from AHL Lehigh Valley who will likely man the clipboard behind Michal Neuvirth against the Rangers. Fantasy owners may want to be cautious picking up Mason as coach Dave Hakstol frequently flip-flopped between who his starter was going to be last year, especially down the stretch.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 27: Mason will be in the blue paint against the Islanders on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason struggled in his three playoff appearances before being given the hook in favor of Michal Neuvirth last year. While Mason should start the season as the primary netminder, a slow start could see him replaced, which will no doubt weigh on his mind. Until there is more clarity regarding the Flyers goaltending situation, fantasy owners may want to avoid utilizing either player.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 18: Mason allowed six goals on 27 shots in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Capitals. This game served as a microcosm of the series so far, as not much has gone right for either Mason or the Flyers. To his credit, five of the goals came with Washington on the man advantage, but Mason is working on an unsightly 4.09 GAA and .852 save percentage in the playoffs -- both of which will have to improve if Philadelphia wants to avoid a sweep.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 18: Mason will defend the net in Monday's Game 3 against the Capitals, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Despite letting in an atrocious goal in the team's 4-1 loss to the Capitals in Game 2, the Flyers will still stick with their main man in the crease. It seems unlikely Mason won't start even if he loses Game 3, but it's quite possible he won't see too many more starts before the club's season comes to a close.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 16: Mason had a tough game Saturday, tweaking his groin and giving up a 101-foot goal in a 4-1 loss to the Capitals. He allowed four goals on 23 shots. Mason stayed in the game after he did the splits to stop John Carlson from in close early in the second period. Less than a minute later, Mason misplayed a shot from the other side of center that beat him five-hole. Ouch. He still made some brilliant sprawling saves later in the game, but was slow to pop back up. Mason will be hard to pry from the net in the postseason, but could be injured enough to impair his game. Advantage Caps ... even more.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 16: Mason will start in the blue paint Saturday night for Game 2 against the Capitals. The Flyers were shut out in Game 1 on Thursday with Philly setting just 19 shots in the direction of Braden Holtby. Mason's fantasy prospects should be kept at bay until the Flyers show signs of waking up offensively. Still, that figures to be a tall order, as the Caps worked with the second-best defense in the league during the regular season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 14: Mason saved 29 of 31 shots in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Capitals in Game 1. Mason stuck in there as long as he could, but Philadelphia's 22nd-ranked offense couldn't provide any support for the netminder. If the Flyers are to compete in this series, the 27-year-old will need more support from his attack or it will be a short-lived postseason. The 2006 third-round pick is just 2-7 in his playoff career, which isn't promising.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 14: Mason will be between the pipes in Thursday's Game 1 against the Capitals. Mason was sharp in his last outing of the regular season, stopping 18 of 19 shots en route to a 3-1 win over the red-hot Penguins on Saturday. The 27-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling Thursday in a tough road matchup with a Washington team that has averaged an impressive 3.10 goals per game at home this season, fifth in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 9: Mason made 18 saves Saturday in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh. It was Mason's 12th consecutive start and it was a delicious one at that. The win sealed a postseason berth for the orange and black, and should earn Mason a day off Sunday when the Flyers take on the Isles.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 9: Mason will defend the blue paint against the Penguins on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will make his 12th consecutive start in goal against hated rival Pittsburgh. The netminder has started to show some signs of fading as he is 0-2-1 in his last three outings including registering a 3.63 GAA in those contests. The Flyers will continue to lean on the 27-year-old to ensure they make the playoffs, but facing the high powered Penguins' offensive, even without Sidney Crosby, may make one hesitate on using Mason for their fantasy lineups.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason allowed four goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs. The Flyers came into the game desperate for points, as they fight for a playoff position. They have been relying on Mason heavily lately, as he has been the one to get them back in the hunt for the playoffs in the first place. Mason has now lost two straight and allowed three or more in both games. Philadelphia currently sits one point out of the Wild Card spot in the East and have two games remaining, the next being against the NHL's hottest team in the Penguins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason will defend the net Thursday night against the visiting Maple Leafs, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason, who will make his 11th straight start, looked sharp against the Wings in Detroit on Wednesday, setting aside 23 of 25 shots, but the Flyers were unable to light the lamp on 30 attempts. Still, the date with the lowly Leafs is quite ideal for Mason and company. The Flyers are currently tied with the Bruins with 91 points in the standings, but they currently have the tie-breaker advantage for the second wild-card spot into the postseason out of the Eastern Conference. Playing the lowly Leafs is most ideal for a Flyers team looking to ultimately participate in the narrowed hunt for Lord Stanley.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 6: Mason stopped 23 of 25 shots in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Red Wings. While he was outplayed by Detroit counterpart Jimmy Howard, Mason will likely have to dust himself off and slide right back into the crease for each of Philadelphia's remaining three contests as they continue their frantic late-season dash toward the playoffs. Mason has dropped two straight decisions following a three-game winning streak, but the Flyers are unlikely to look elsewhere now after handing him 10 consecutive starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 6: Mason has been pegged for Wednesday's start against the Red Wings in Detroit, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Despite a rocky outing in his last go Sunday against the Penguins, Mason will make his 10th straight start for the Flyers in a crucial matchup with playoff implications. His only other outing versus Detroit this season ended in a victory, but he allowed three goals on 37 shots while doing so. The second time could turn out worse if he gets pelted again, but the Flyers have been playing good hockey of late, winning four of their last six. Mason will oppose Jimmy Howard, but he's been hot of late and the Red Wings haven't surpassed three goals in any of their last five games. The veteran should be deployed normally in season-long leagues and remains an option in daily given the severely limited slate.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason was beat for five goals in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Penguins. Making his ninth straight start, the 27-year-old struggled in this one, allowing two first-period goals. A second-period tally by Patrick Hornqvist put the Flyers in a 3-0 hole. Despite the poor performance, Mason has looked good, picking up wins in his previous three starts -- allowing a total of five goals over that stretch. His recent strong play is a big reason the Flyers have a shot at making the playoffs with just a week of the regular season remaining. Sunday's matchup was tough for Mason, especially considering it was the second of a back-to-back, so don't read too much into it.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason is slated to start Sunday's road game against the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The start will be Mason's ninth straight, and with Michal Neuvirth out for the rest of the regular season, we'd expect Mason -- who has won his last three turns -- to keep on getting the call as long as the Flyers are jostling for playoff slotting. Mason will have his work cut out for him on the road Sunday, going up against a Pittsburgh squad that has won five straight games and is coming off back-to-back five-goal efforts in a pair of regular victories.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 2: Mason delivered another strong performance Saturday in a 3-2 win over Ottawa. He stopped 33 shots. He's been key to the Flyers' run to a wild card. Mason has started eight straight and is 5-2-1 in that span. The team has signed Ray Emery to back Mason up until season's end, so the southpaw is likely to get some rest before season's end. Philly needs him to be healthy and strong for the postseason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 1: Mason will defend the crease Saturday afternoon against the Senators, drawing a home start, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. No surprise here, as the Flyers need to keep a firm grip on their playoff bid as the second team lobbying for a wild-card spot from the Eastern Conference. Oh, and then there's that significant detail about how Michal Neuvirth is out for the remainder of the regular season. As noted by Carchidi, this is the 13th start in the last 14 games for Mason, who owns a 21-17-9 record, 2.49 GAA and .919 save percentage this season. He'll square off against an Ottawa team that is already mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 30: Mason stopped 29 of 30 shots in addition to both shootout attempts in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout victory over the Capitals. Mason's Flyers have heated up just in time to make a late-season playoff push, helping the goaltender pick up eight wins in his last 12 appearances along the way. He hasn't given up more than two goals in any of his last six starts, and should maintain a heavy workload down the stretch as Philadelphia must treat every game as a must-win due to its position in the standings.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason will start in net Wednesday against Washington, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason is coming off a 3-2 overtime win Monday against the Jets where he was able to save 28 shot attempts. Looking further ahead, he'll likely split one of the back-to-back games, Saturday against Ottawa and Sunday against Pittsburgh, with with rookie Anthony Stolarz.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason rejected 26 of 28 shots in Monday's win over the Jets. Mason has alternated wins and losses in each of his last nine starts, but he got back in the win column in this one for his 20th victory of the season. The 27-year-old has now allowed two or fewer goals in five straight and figures to get the nod nearly every night as the Flyers continue their push toward the playoffs.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason will man the blue paint Monday against Winnipeg, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has been an essential part of the Flyers overtaking Detroit for the last wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference, however he will need to continue putting up solid numbers to maintain their lead. In his last five outings, the netminder has registered a 1.99 GAA and .938 save percentage, yet despite those numbers he has only come away with two wins in those contests. The Jets have lost four of their previous six matchups, which makes the 27-year-old worth a look for your fantasy lineup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 27: Mason gave up two goals on 17 shots in Saturday's loss to the Coyotes. It wasn't a very busy night for Mason, but he was outdueled by Mike Smith, who stopped 34 of 35 shots. With the loss, Mason falls to 19-7-9 on the season with a .918 save percentage. He's been playing very well of late and the Flyers still occupy a playoff spot, so make sure to get him in your lineup down the stretch.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason will start in the crease Saturday, facing the Coyotes on the road, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Coyotes are no better than 16th in the league in any key team metric, thus making Mason an attractive fantasy play Saturday. It's clear that the Flyers have plenty of faith in Mason given that he's tasked with keeping the Flyers in position for at least a wild-card spot in the postseason. He's truly lived up to his namesake this month, crafting a stone wall in goal by posting a 1.97 GAA in nine March starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 24: Mason saved 32 of 34 shots and was the beneficiary of a late-game comeback by the Flyers in Thursday's 4-2 road win against Colorado. With six minutes left in the game, Mason found himself down 2-1, but two goals in 19 seconds flipped the script and sent the 27-year-old netminder to another win -- he's 6-1-2 in his last nine starts. Mason has been at his best in the first three games of this road trip, which continues Saturday in Arizona, and he's likely to draw nearly all the starts down the stretch with Michal Neuvirth (knee) unavailable for the rest of the regular season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 24: Mason is slated face Semyon Varlamov in Thursday night's game against Colorado, philly.com reports. Both teams are clawing for playoff positioning, but working in Mason's favor Thursday is that the Avs will be playing their second consecutive game without the services of leading scorers Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 22: Mason was bombarded with 53 shots through regulation and overtime Tuesday in Columbus, and he stopped 51 of those -- plus four of five in the shootout -- but was stuck with the loss. On the one hand, that's about as Herculean a goalie performance as you can ask for in a loss. On the other, the Flyers -- who are desperately clawing for a wild-card berth -- had a 2-0 lead with just over a minute left in this game, only to see Mason give up two late goals to send it to overtime. To be fair, it's hard to fault Mason on either goal, especially the first one, which happened when a horrendously dysfunctional Flyers power-play unit allowed the shorthanded Jackets to control the puck in their zone until Boone Jenner ultimately deflected a puck in. Mason stopped eight shot attempts in overtime and played well in the shootout, but opposing goalie Sergei Bobrovsky wouldn't be denied after his team gave him new life with the comeback.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 22: Mason will start Tuesday's game against Columbus, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason, who stopped 23 of 24 shots in Monday's win over the Islanders, will remain in the Flyers' net Tuesday, and is set to face former teammate Sergei Bobrovsky in the process. Tuesday's assignment seems to confirm that the Flyers are likely to lean heavily on Mason (backed up by Anthony Stolarz) down the NHL stretch run, with fellow goalie Michal Neuvirth out for the rest of the regular season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 21: Mason turned aside 23 of 24 shots in Monday's win over the Islanders. Mason has been a bit inconsistent of late, alternating wins and losses in his last five starts to move to 18-16-8 on the season. With Michal Neuvirth sidelined for the remainder of the season with a knee injury, the former Vezina Trophy finalist should be busy down the stretch.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 21: Mason will start between the pipes Monday against the Islanders, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason's hit a bit of a rough patch in the crease of late, allowing three or more goals in each of the last three contests. He'll look to turn things around Monday on the road in Brooklyn against an Islanders club that he's gone 1-1-0 against over three starts this season, posting a 2.14 GAA and .923 save percentage in those tilts. New York also enters having lost three straight and five of the last six, keeping Mason in consideration for both season-long and daily formats.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: With Michal Neuvirth set to miss the remaining three weeks of the regular season, Mason could be busy down the stretch, the Associated Press reports. With Neuvirth out, Mason sits atop the Flyers' goalie depth chart, with rookie Anthony Stolarz, who has been recalled by the team on an emergency basis, now on hand to spell the veteran as the regular season winds down.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 19: Mason finished with 31 saves in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh. He allowed three goals. The start was supposed to be Michal Neuvirth's, but he took ill just before warmups and Mason was tapped to start about 20 minutes before warmups. He was outstanding in the start and kept Philly in the hunt all game, even though they probably shouldn't have been given the shot differential. And his performance was good enough to earn the game's third star.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 19: Mason will tend the twine Saturday versus Pittsburgh, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. Mason has been outstanding of late, as he's recorded victories in four of his last five contests and earned the team nine points in the standings. The netminder will need some help from his defenseman, however, if they are going to get the win against the rival Penguins. In his previous matchup with Pittsburgh, the 27-year-old was peppered with shots, ultimately facing 45 pucks and allowing four to find the back of the net.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason made 34 saves during Tuesday's 4-3 victory over Detroit. His teammates spotted him a two-goal lead heading into the third period, and although he allowed a goal, he was able to hang on for the victory. That's now four wins in four starts for the 27-year-old. He's been a big piece of Philadelphia's success this season, and a key reason why the Flyers are right in the thick of the battle for a spot in the NHL Playoffs.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Red Wings, Dave Isaac of The Courier-Post reports. Mason will look to help the Flyers get back on the winning track after Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Panthers in which he made 25 saves. Prior to that contest, the Flyers had managed to hold opponents under 20 shots in their three previous games, all of which were wins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 12: Mason made 25 saves through overtime and allowed two goals in the shootout in a 5-4 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. Mason had won three straight games prior to Saturday. The Flyers are two points out of a wild card spot in the Eastern conference, so Mason will be pushing hard to get his team into the postseason. That's a good thing for his fantasy owners, especially those in head-to-head formats -- he'll get lots of time in the blue paint.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 12: Mason will get the start in goal in Saturday's road game against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has been hot of late, posting a 3-0-0 record with an outstanding 1.00 GAA and .946 save percentage in his last three outings. The 27-year-old netminder will look to pick up a fourth consecutive win Saturday in a tough road matchup with a Panthers team averaging 2.86 goals per game at home this season, 10th in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 11: Mason beat the Lightning for the second straight game Friday, making 18 of 19 saves in a 3-1 win. The Bolts certainly didn't make things very difficult for Mason in their back-to-back set (that happened to come four days apart), as they only mustered 37 shots on goal over both games. Mason's owners surely won't mind, as he's now won three games in a row to improve his record to 16-15-7 to go with a .916 save percentage and 2.56 GAA this year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 11: Mason will be in the crease Friday for a road start against the Lightning, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason's been stellar since returning from a five-game layoff March. 5. In his last two games, he's picked up a pair of wins to go along with a minuscule 1.01 GAA. The Lightning reportedly will counter with Ben Bishop, who's also been spectacular with a 1.99 GAA in 2016.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: Mason needed to make just 16 saves in a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay on Monday. The Flyers shut the Bolts down in a big way in this one, highlighted by a first period where Mason only faced three shots. With the win, the eighth-year NHLer is back up to a 15-15-7 record with a GAA of 2.61 and a save percentage of .916 in 39 appearances this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: Mason will scratch up the crease Monday against the Lightning, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. Mason has essentially lost his starting job to Michael Neuvirth, but his last outing against the Blue Jackets (19-save shutout) has earned him another start Monday. He'l get a really tough matchup this time around, with a Lightning team coming to town riding a nine-game winning streak, having reached four goals or more in seven of those contests. While his splits favor his starts at the home rink (2.24 GAA, .928 save percentage), it's probably best to avoid him in season-long formats. He could still be an option in daily contests as a cheaper option with low ownership, though definitely a risky one.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: Mason earned his fourth shutout of the season and 30th of his career with a 19-save, 6-0 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Mason established the terms for his excellence on the first shot of the game when he snared Nick Foligno's rip just 50 seconds into the game. He needed the game -- he'd been on the bench for the Flyers' last five and seven of eight. Mason deserves another start, but it's hard to know what might happen, what with Michael Neuvirth playing so well.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: Mason will block the net Saturday as the home starter against the Blue Jackets, Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Despite having a clean bill of health, Mason hasn't drawn into a game since Feb. 20, a span of five games with the goalie duties falling into the lap of Michal Neuvirth. It's worth noting that Mason left his latest start with leg cramps, so hopefully that doesn't plague him upon his return Saturday. He's had moderate success at home, as evidenced by a 2.36 GAA and .925 save percentage to go along with a record of 7-6-5.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 23: Mason experienced cramping Saturday against the Maple Leafs, hence the reason he left the game in the third period and did not return, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. Mason didn't have an injury like some may have suspected at the time, and the Flyers have not called up another backstop ahead of Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, further indicating that Mason is fine. Still, the team reportedly will start Michal Neuvirth between the pipes in the upcoming home match.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 20: Mason left Saturday's game at the 3:16 point of the third period after appearing to injure himself when the Leafs scored their third goal. He was seen at the bench getting assistance with his right knee, which he seemed to grab after a minor collision with the Leafs' Nazem Kadri. Mason seemed to be fine soon after, but was not put back in the game. He did spend considerable time re-hydrating, so perhaps it was more illness related than anything else.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 20: Mason will get the start in goal in Saturday's road game against the Maple Leafs, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason wasn't great in his last outing, surrendering three goals on 30 shots en route to a 3-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday. He'll look to bounce back Saturday in a favorable road matchup with a Toronto club that has lost five of it's last six games, failing to score more than three goals in any of those defeats.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 15: Mason stopped 27 of 30 shots in Sunday's loss to the Rangers. It was a decent showing from Mason, but he was ultimately outdueled by Henrik Lundqvist. Mason drops to 13-15-7 on the season with a .917 save percentage. The 27-year-old has put up some strong performances of late, but the Flyers are struggling as a team, so the former Blue Jacket has picked up losses in three of his last four appearances. Mason has some decent rate stats, but with the team in front of him, you can't expect big win totals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 14: Mason will guard the net Sunday against the Rangers, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. After getting the night off Saturday, Mason will return between the pipes Sunday coming off a spectacular performance against Buffalo in which he set aside 41 of the 42 shots sent his way. It's been a bit of a bumpy ride for the 27-year-old netminder (13-14-7 season record), and he'll face another tough task Sunday as Mason presumably will match up against one of the league's top netminders in Henrik Lundqvist and a Rangers club having won four of their last five games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 11: Mason stifled the Sabres on Thursday, stopping 41 of 42 shots en route to a 5-1 win. The Flyers got outplayed badly in every period of this game but the middle one, so most of the credit for this one has to go to Mason. Philadelphia was outshot 14-6 in the first frame and 18-8 in the third, but Mason held the fort both times and took advantage of his team's four-goal second period to end his three-game losing streak. Mase still has a losing record on the year, having taken home only 13 wins in 34 starts, thanks to a Flyers offense that's rarely delivered the kind of energetic offensive performance we saw in this one.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 11: Mason will start in net Thursday night against the visiting Sabres, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With Michal Neuvirth still dealing with a lower-body ailment, the Flyers have been reluctant to play 22-year-old Anthony Stolarz, who was called up from the minors last week. As a result, Mason is set to make his sixth consecutive start between the pipes. He'll face a Sabres team that averages 2.30 goals per game, third worst in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 9: Mason was tagged with his third consecutive loss and sixth in eight starts Tuesday, giving up three goals on 25 shots en route to a a 4-1 defeat against the visiting Ducks. Few of the losses in this run of futility have been Mason's fault -- his team's typically only provided one or two goals of offense in those games -- but it seems the hard times are getting to him, as he's been a little off his game over the last couple. Still, this three-game skid came against the NHL's best team, the Caps, and red-hot Rangers and Ducks squads; the Sabres come to town Thursday offering a far better matchup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 9: Mason will start in goal Tuesday night versus the visiting Ducks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason draws into the crease for his fifth consecutive start as complementary puck stopper Michal Neuvirth is said to be making progress from a lower-body injury, but evidently not quite ready to return. Formerly the bottom dwellers of the Pacific Division, the Ducks have gone 8-2-0 in their past 10 games with 20 goals in the last five, so this could be a deceptively tough matchup for Mason. The 27-year-old has a 2.69 GAA and .916 save percentage through 33 games in 2015-16.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 9: Mason will likely get a fifth consecutive start Tuesday against the Ducks, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With Michael Neuvirth (lower body) still unavailable, Mason is getting even more work than usual. Tuesday's opponent ranks last in the NHL in goals per game (2.2), but few teams have played better than Anaheim over the past three or four weeks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 7: Mason stopped 27 of 30 shots in Sunday's loss to the Capitals. Mason looked strong out of the gate, posting a shutout through the first 35 minutes of action, but faltered a bit en route to conceding three goals in a 10 minute span. The 27-year-old was responsible for both losses of the weekend's back-to-back set, dropping his record to 12-13-7 on the year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 7: Mason has received the starting nod for Sunday's matinee against Washington, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Sunday will be the second of back-to-back starts for Mason, who will likely see an increased workload while Michal Neuvirth is out with a lower-body injury. Both the Flyers and Capitals played Saturday, so Sunday's game could be a cautious, defense first contest that would be favorable to Mason's stat line.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 6: Mason took a shootout loss to the Rangers on Saturday after stopping 26 of 28 shots in regulation. Mason was perfect through the first two periods but ended up allowing a game-tying goal to Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle with just 13 seconds remaining in regulation. The 27-year-old would go on to fail the shootout test, allowing forwards Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan to put the puck behind him. Despite the unfortunate ending, Mason can take pride in the fact that he helped deny two power-play opportunities en route to a robust .929 save percentage. His record now stands at 12-12-7.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 6: Mason will be between the pipes in Saturday's game against the Rangers, NHL.com's Bill Meltzer reports. Mason has played pretty well of late, compiling a 2-0-0 record with a 2.51 GAA and .931 save percentage in his last two appearances. The former third-round pick will look to earn a third consecutive win Saturday in a decent home matchup with a Rangers club averaging 2.36 goals per game on the road this season, 17th in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 5: Mason faced more than twice as many shots as opposing goalie Pekka Rinne on Thursday -- 40-19 -- but stopped 37 and took home a 6-3 win. He can thank the Flyers' improving offense for putting up numbers that made Rinne put up numbers reminiscent of his performance in last weekend's 3-on-3 All-Star Game. That said, the Flyers can thank Mason too, as he's finally been justifying his No. 1 netminder status lately, having posted eight consecutive outings with a save mark of .911 or better. With only Anthony Stolarz (who's been mediocre in the AHL) to back him up while Michal Neuvirth (lower body) is on IR, Mason should be starting on an essentially every-game basis for the near future.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 4: Mason will be between the pipes in Thursday's game against the Predators, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason was sharp in his last outing, stopping 30 of 32 shots en route to a 4-2 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday. He'll look to earn his 12th win of the season Thursday in a tough matchup with a Nashville club that has won four of its last five games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 2: Mason made 30 saves on 32 shots Tuesday against Montreal, coming away with a 4-2 win to snap a three-game losing skid. The 27-year-old Mason hadn't played badly in the course of losing three straight starts prior to the All-Star break, but he was excellent in this one. The Flyers will need him to maintain that sort of success moving forward, particularly with Michal Neuvirth (lower body) out a week or more. Mason has been roundly outplayed by his backup this year, but he has an opportunity right now to get himself on firmer footing as the No. 1 netminder.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 2: Mason (lower body) will be between the pipes in Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reports. Mason missed Wednesday's game against Washington with a lower-body injury, but was apparently able to overcome the ailment during the recent NHL All-Star break. The 27-year-old netminder has struggled of late, posting an 0-2-0 record with a 3.53 GAA and .912 save percentage in his last two appearances. He'll look to get back on track Tuesday in a favorable matchup with a slumping Montreal club that has lost seven of its last eight games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 1: Mason (lower body) is expected to start in net Tuesday against Montreal, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason practiced again Monday and is expected to play Tuesday although he is still recovering from a nagging lower-body injury. The 27-year-old netminder has compiled a 10-12-6 record this season with a .914 save percentage and 2.72 GAA through 29 contests. Mason draws a Canadiens team that has struggled mightily as of late, dropping seven of their last eight contests.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 28: Mason (lower body) hopes to be available for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The 2016 NHL All-Star weekend -- scheduled for Jan. 30-31 -- affords Mason some extra time to heal from a lower-body ailment that caused him to miss a game against the Capitals on Wednesday. In related news, insurance goalie Jason LaBarbera reportedly headed back to the minors Thursday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 27: Mason will not play Wednesday against the Capitals due to a lower-body injury. Mason skipped practice both Monday and Tuesday with what were deemed maintenance days, but his absence Wednesday certainly suggests he missed because of something more than that. He did return to the ice for practice Wednesday morning, but will still skip the evening's contest. Michal Neuvirth will receive the start in net Wednesday in his place, while the Flyers recalled Jason LaBarbera on emergency conditions to back him up. Given the impending break, there's a good chance Mason will be good to go for the team's next game Feb. 2 against the Canadiens.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Mason turned aside 41 of 45 shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh. Mason has now lost three straight games and has allowed three or more goals in six of his last ten starts. However, the Ontario native's defense has left him out to dry and has allowed well over 30 shots in eight of those games. Despite strong performances from backup Michal Neuvrith this season, expect the Flyers to stick with Mason in net for now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Mason will get the start Thursday against the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will look to end a two-game losing streak against a struggling Pittsburgh squad that has dropped five of their last eight contests. The netminder has found wins hard to come by, however, posting a 10-11-6 record this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 19: Mason stopped 32 of the 35 shots he faced in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs. The loss was Mason's second in a row after stringing together three straight wins prior to that. He's now 10-11-6 on the season with a .915 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 19: Mason will start in goal Tuesday night against the visiting Maple Leafs, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. No surprise here, as fellow goalie Michal Neuvirth worked the Flyers' last game Sunday against Detroit and it lasted through the shootout. As originally noted by Carchidi, this will be Mason's fifth start in the past six games. He's been a beast in January, posting a .940 save percentage with three wins (including one in overtime) in four showings.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 16: Mason stopped 29 of 31 Rangers shots in a shootout loss Saturday. It's been a very nice run for Mason, who is doing a fine job keeping the team competitive. He's been at a .935 save percentage or higher in each of his last three starts, including one shutout.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 16: Mason will be the home starter for Saturday's matinee against the Rangers, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Mason has been reborn in 2016, having gone undefeated after three starts to complement a 1.63 GAA and .942 save percentage. Better yet, he's already stunned the Rangers twice this season and that's backed by a minuscule GAA of 0.96.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 13: Mason stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Boston. Mason's strong effort got him back to .500 on the season, as he now sports a symmetric 10-10-5 record. Wins have been hard to come by playing behind Philadelphia's 28th-ranked offense, but Mason has taken advantage of the team's recent scoring surge by going 3-0-0 in his last three starts while receiving 11 goals of support.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 13: Mason will start in goal Wednesday against the Bruins, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason was the expected starter after leaving the ice first during Wednesday's morning skate, and that's indeed the case. He'll look to keep things rolling after winning back-to-back starts the last two games against the Islanders and Wild. He'll need to be up to the task, however, as the veteran netminder will take on a Bruins club that ranks fourth in scoring on the road this season at 3.11 goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 13: Mason was the first goalie off the ice Wednesday, meaning he will probably start against the Bruins, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. Mason snagged back-to-back wins his last two times in goal, but will be tested by a Bruins team averaging almost three goals per game. The 27-year-old will want to put the opening half of the season behind, registering a 2.72 GAA and just nine wins in 25 contests. In his earlier matchup with the Bruins this year, the netminder came away with a win, stopping 16 of 18 shots.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 9: Mason was perfect Saturday afternoon, turning aside all 20 shots in a 4-0 shutout over the visiting Islanders. After sitting out the first two games of the new year in favour of Michal Neuvirth, Mason has impressed with a tough road win over Minnesota and Saturday's aforementioned goose egg against John Tavares and the Isles. He's now 9-10-5 with a .913 save percentage and 2.72 GAA -- numbers that are remarkably close to his career marks of .910 and 2.71, so it's been business as usual for the 27-year-old.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 9: Mason will start in goal, at home, for Saturday's matinee against the Islanders, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason spun a shutout against the Rangers the last time he was put to work in a day game. But for those of you operating with the "What have you done for me lately?" mentality, consider that opposing teams have found it easy to solve Mason as the 6-foot-4 backstop has yielded 16 goals over the past five games. Currently, the Islanders are eight points ahead of the Flyers in the Metropolitan Division, and the team will be heavily counting on Mason with prized rookie defenseman Shane Gostisbehere (lower body) out of the lineup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason stopped 31 of 34 shots to come away with a 4-3 overtime victory in Minnesota on Thursday. Mason's first start in more than a week proved far more fruitful than the three preceding it, as he'd failed to clear a .900 save mark in any of those games. He also overcame Zach Parise's game-tying goal in the latter half of the third period -- the kind of tally that's spelled disaster for the Flyers more than once this year. Michael Neuvirth's played so well this year that this situation has been trending in the direction of a 50-50 timeshare, so Mason will need to put up more starts like this one pretty much every time out to keep whatever grip remains on his starting role.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason will get the start in net Thursday against the Wild, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason hasn't played very well lately, posting a 1-2-0 record with an unattractive 3.69 GAA and .889 save percentage in his last three appearances. The 27-year-old netminder will look to get back on track Thursday in a somewhat favorable matchup with a Wild club averaging just 2.37 goals per game on the road, 21st in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason dropped to 7-10-5 after giving up four goals on 33 shots in San Jose. Mason kept his team in the game, but ultimately succumbed to a late push by a Sharks squad that outshot his Flyers 33-19. Philadelphia has the least effective offense in the Eastern Conference, so it's hardly surprising that wins have been hard to come by for Mason. There's not much to like about the 27-year-old this season, as his 2.85 GAA and .910 save percentage are by far his worst marks since joining the Flyers via trade during the 2012-13 campaign.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason will replace Michael Neuvirth (illness) in goal for Wednesday's game against the Sharks, CSN's Tim Panaccio reports. Mason was set to get a night off Wednesday, but he was a late addition to the lineup with Neuvirth under the weather. Mason will look to get back on track after giving up four goals in a loss to the Ducks in his last start.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 28: Mason allowed four goal on 37 shots in Sunday's loss to the Ducks. Not the best night for Mason, who was beaten twice on the power play after the Flyers got into penalty trouble. Mason falls to 7-9-5 on the season with a .912 save percentage. The 27-year-old had been on a roll prior to Sunday, so we wouldn't worry too much about the loss. Mason is capable of stealing a game and is a solid fantasy play whenever he gets the nod.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason led the Flyers onto the ice for warmups before Sunday's game in Anaheim, according to Ducks broadcaster Phil Hulett. Mason and John Gibson will square off in a battle of two teams that rank 29th (Philadelphia) and 30th (Anaheim) in goals per game this season. Even though the Flyers have been much better the past couple weeks, Mason's season is still shaping up as a major disappointment.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 21: Mason allowed three goals on 29 shots but came away the winner as the Flyers downed the Blues 4-3 on Monday. If someone told you that Mason would have just seven wins by Christmas, would you have believed them? That's indeed the case, as he now owns a 7-8-5 record through 21 appearances, due in part to his mediocre .913 save percentage and equally-disappointing 2.72 GAA. Michal Neuvirth -- who was expected to be a distant backup to Mason -- has been far-and-away the better netminder this year. In fact, in 16 appearances, Neuvirth has earned the best save percentage in the entire NHL (.937) to go with a sixth-best 2.06 GAA and three shutouts. The Flyers have been playing better lately, but it'll be interesting to see how the goaltending situation shakes out heading into the new year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 21: Mason will start in net Monday against the Blues, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason will make his third consecutive start between the pipes for the Flyers, and for good reason given his performances in the last two. He took the overtime loss Saturday despite stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced, but will look for a better result Monday against the Blues, who've struggled to light the lamp at home this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason made 35 saves in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Jackets. Ugh. It's not like he performed poorly; it's just that Mason can't catch a break. He has just one win in his last four starts. You just can't rely on Mason in your blue paint right now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason will be in the crease in Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason was perfect in his last outing, stopping all 36 shots he faced en route to a 2-0 shutout victory over the Canucks on Thursday. He'll look to keep rolling Saturday in a matchup with a Columbus club that hasn't been great offensively this season, averaging 2.44 goals per game, 21st in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 17: Mason got back in the blue paint Thursday after a three-game layoff and delivered a 36-save shutout against the Canucks. Even with how bad he's been this year, Mason now has a pair of shutouts over his last five starts, though they've been spread over nearly three weeks and he had a couple rough ones in that interim. Indeed, Michael Neuvirth had started the Flyers' last three games after relieving Mason in his Dec. 8 outing. The nominal backup, Neuvirth's been making the No. 1 man look pretty bad this year, posting far better stats while drawing a surprisingly big share of the starts. This much-needed dominant effort should help Mason retain at least a temporary hold on the No. 1 role, though.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 17: Mason will start in goal Thursday night versus the visiting Canucks, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason closed out his 2014-15 campaign with a 2.25 GAA and .928 save percentage, but he's far off that pace in negative fashion this season. In fact, this is the worst he's performed in a Flyers sweater since he joined Philly in 2012-13, via a trade with the Blue Jackets. Arguably his biggest hurdle has been the search for consistency, but Mason dealt with a personal issue earlier in the season and also had missed time with an illness. Consequently, that has given Michal Neuvirth (2.06 GAA; .937 save percentage) 14 starts and plenty of time to shine.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 8: Mason gave up three goals on 10 shots and was yanked early in the second period Tuesday against the Islanders. Fortunately for Mason, he avoided landing in the loss column -- backup Michal Neuvirth came in and stopped 16 of 16 while the Flyers rallied to tie the game, but he gave up the only tally of the shootout. Although he's had his moments, Mason has struggled mightily to maintain the consistently high level of play he managed last year; these performances have been more reminiscent of his post-rookie years in Columbus than what's been a strong run with the Flyers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 8: Mason will try to stop pucks from the visiting Islanders as Tuesday night's starter, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Over his last five appearances, Mason has sandwiched performances of four goals allowed between a shutout and two more showings in which he allowed two goals apiece. Predicting how Mason will fare in a given game is like guessing the daily temperature in Midwest, USA, without stepping outside, but it's worth noting that the Flyers are playing better as of late with a 5-3-2 record of their past 10 contests.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 5: Mason made 30 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night. He'd won his previous two starts, one by shutout, but Saturday proved too much for this former Blue Jacket. Mason has been unable to recapture the magic of his rookie season, although there have been glimpses of promise at points along the way. Unfortunately, those glimpses won't be enough with Michal Neuvirth breathing down his neck. Mason's numbers pale in comparison to Neuvirth, so beware the southpaw for now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 5: Mason will get the starting nod Saturday versus the Blue Jackets, Dave Isaac of Courier-Post reports. Mason was the backstop for the Jackets from 2008-13, and he's faced his former club five times since then, recording a 3.04 GAA and .893 save percentage. If you are thinking about rolling with Mason on Saturday, you'll undoubtedly hope for better results this time around.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 1: Mason stopped 23 of 25 shots Tuesday in a 4-2 win over the Senators. After a goal late in the second period gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead, Mason was able to shut the door in the third despite seeing the desperate Sens fire 12 shots on net. Mason's now delivered save marks of .920 or better in five of his last six starts, though he's just 2-2-2 in that span. On the bright side, the Flyers' offense has woken up a bit over the last couple games, scoring seven goals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 1: Mason will be between the pipes in Tuesday's game against the Senators, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. Mason has played well of late, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 1.01 GAA and .966 save percentage in his last two outings. He draws into a tough matchup Tuesday against a Senators squad that has been great offensively this season, averaging 3.17 goals scored per game, fifth best in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 28: Mason made 24 saves in a 3-0 loss to the Rangers on Saturday. It was Mason's first shutout of the season. Unfortunately, it's just his second win since Oct. 27. However, to be fair, Mason did miss a bit of time in there to injury. Still, he's scuffling and it's taken until now to get his GAA under 3.00. He's a risky activation.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 28: Mason will try to protect the net as the starter Saturday afternoon against the Rangers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Mason has made seven starts in November, emerging victorious from just one of those games. His 2.67 GAA and .911 save percentage this month is decent, but he's getting very little in the way of goal support. In fact, the Flyers have only put 25 goals on the board in Mason's 14 appearances this campaign.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason allowed just two goals on 35 shots Wednesday against the Islanders, but still picked up the loss, dropping his record to 3-7-4. Mason continues to suffer from a lack of offensive support, as the Flyers have scored just 15 goals in their last 10 games. Philadelphia only mustered 18 shots on goal in this one, and Mason's win/loss record will continue to plummet as long as the team in front of him struggles to generate chances.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason will start in goal Wednesday against the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Following two superb outings that both resulted in overtime losses, Mason laid a bit of an egg against the Senators on Saturday, allowing four goals 31 shots. When paired with the lack of offensive support from a Flyers club scoring the least goals per game this season, things haven't gone very well for the veteran netminder. He'll face another tough test Wednesday against the Islanders, who are notching 2.81 goals per game this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 21: Mason made 27 saves Saturday, but got no offensive support in a 4-0 loss to the Senators. Sigh. Mason is 1-4-3 in his last eight starts, a span in which his teammates gave him 12 goals of support. There aren't many goalies out there who can withstand that kind of lack of support. Mason deserves better. So do his fantasy owners.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 20: Mason set aside 20 of 21 shots in Thursday's 1-0 overtime loss to the Sharks. The strong performance lowered his season-long GAA to 2.99, but Mason lacked offensive support which has been a trend for Philly this season as it's averaging a measly 1.79 goals per game in 2015-16.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 19: Mason will start in goal against the Sharks on Thursday night, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. According to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Flyers netminder Michal Neuvirth (upper body) is healthy enough to play Thursday, but evidently he'll defer to Mason for this home start. Mason owns a 3-5-3 record as the skaters in front of him have only strung together 35 goals in 18 games, putting them at a tie with the Hurricanes for the fewest team goals in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 17: Mason turned away 38 of 40 shots Tuesday against the Kings, but was stuck with a shootout loss. That marks Mason's fifth loss in his last six outings, but he can hardly be blamed for this one, as he played terrifically well against a hot Kings team. Unfortunately, Jonathan Quick was just as good on the other end through 65 minutes and shut down all three Flyers in the shootout. This still qualifies as a positive sign for Mason -- maybe that maintenance day Monday did him some good.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 17: Mason (undisclosed) will start in goal Tuesday against the Kings, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason was given a maintenance day Monday, but it led to multiple beat writers speculating that Mason was actually dealing with some type of injury. Given that the goalie has already been declared the starter Tuesday night, this does not appear to an issue that merits much concern. Perhaps most worrisome for the folks owning Mason in fantasy leagues is his 3.37 GAA and .895 save percentage which ranks 43rd and 38th, respectively.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 16: Despite a previous report indicating that Mason missed practice with an injury, it has been deemed a maintenance day for him by both coach Dave Hakstol and general manager Ron Hextall, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. While the Flyers heads seem to be playing Mason's absence off as a maintenance day, multiple beat writers have speculated that there may be an underlying injury. Hakstol's unwillingness to name Mason the starter for Tuesday's game against the Kings could further suggest that's the case. While it's something to look out for, there's nothing beyond speculation at this point indicating that there is an issue.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 16: Mason missed practice Monday with an undisclosed injury, NJ.com reports. Mason reportedly mentioned that he was dealing with a minor issue, so there may not be too much concern needed over the issue. The Flyers haven't recalled another goaltender at this point, so it looks as though there's still a decent chance that he'll be available for Tuesday's contest against the Kings.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 14: Mason made 19 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Hurricanes. It was his first win in five starts and just this third all season (3-5-2). Mason's rates do not inspire confidence, so he's a tenuous play at best right now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 14: Mason will be in net as the starter against the Hurricanes on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will try to avenge his loss from this past Thursday, when the Capitals lit him up with five goals on 32 shots. He has made his way into nine games this season, despite a 3.55 GAA that is about a goal and a half worse than what fellow netminder Michal Neuvirth has maintained for Philly in just as many appearances.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason (illness) was tagged for five goals on 32 shots in his return to the net Thursday, taking a home loss to the Capitals. Usually, the Caps are scary primarily because of Alex Ovechkin, but their superstar only took two shots on goal in a scoreless effort. Instead, Mason yielded two goals to Jason Chimera on the power play en route to his fourth consecutive loss. Of course, there had been a 10-day interim between Thursday's game and Mason's last turn; sure, you can cut him some slack for the illness, but that doesn't excuse the rest of what's been a poor first month-plus of they ear.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 11: Mason (illness) will return to the net for Thursday's game against the Capitals, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason didn't start any of the last four games for a combination of rest and an illness. However, it appears it's behind him just in time, as Michal Neuvirth reportedly suffered an injury of some kind in the third period of Tuesday's game. Mason will take over the duties in net, but it's a bit unclear at this point who will be backing him up. The netminder has struggled through eight games this season, posting a 3.34 GAA and .902 save percentage, and things won't get any easier Thursday as he faces one of the most powerful offenses in the Capitals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 7: Mason practiced Friday, though he is believed to be dealing with a virus, and likely will give way to Michal Neuvirth for a start in goal Saturday against the Jets, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason was expected to work between the pipes Thursday versus the Flames, but Neuvirth drew the start instead. With Mason day-to-day, look for the Flyers to shed more light on his availability closer to the opening faceoff Saturday evening.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 5: Mason is expected to start in net Thursday evening against the Flames, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason has started seven of the eight games he has appeared in this season. Over that span, the 27-year-old has turned in a 3.34 GAA and .902 save percentage. Unfortunately for Mason and fellow goalie Michal Neuvirth, the Philly skaters in front of them are allowing 34.7 shots against per game which is currently the worst in the league.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 2: Mason turned aside 30 of 33 shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks. Mason has struggled mightily this year, though due to the high volume of shots, Monday's performance marked a step in the right direction in his rate stats. At this point, backup goalie Michal Neuvirth boasts a GAA that's almost two full goals better than Mason's, so it's possible the number of starts each receives could change if the recent trends continue.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 2: Mason will start in net against Vancouver on Monday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has had a rough start to the campaign, registering a .900 save percentage while allowing 3.39 goals per game. While backup Michal Neuvirth has been playing phenomenally this season, Mason should have earned enough faith from the organization through his strong play over the past two seasons plus to maintain his starting role for the foreseeable future. That being said, Mason's play has not shown any signs of improving, even if he continues to receive starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 29: Mason allowed three goals on 32 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Devils. Two of the Devils' goals were on the man advantage and the final score came on an Andy Greene empty-netter, so overall it wasn't a terrible night for Mason. He'd probably like to have Kyle Palmieri's goal back, but the Flyers' defense needs to step up. Mason's job as the starting goaltender isn't in jeopardy, but with backup Michal Neuvirth playing well, he may see more time in net. With Philadelphia heading to Buffalo to face the Sabres on Friday, expect Neuvirth to get the green light.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 29: Mason will work as the starting goalie Thursday night against the Devils, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason is still looking for his first career win against the Devils despite having faced them seven times, carrying a 3.78 GAA and .852 save percentage over that span. This is the third straight start for Mason, as fellow netminder Michal Neuvirth is still ailing with a lower-body injury.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 28: Mason stopped 36 shots Tuesday, but gave up four goals in an overtime loss to the Sabres. The Flyers' porous defense has made Mason's job rather difficult in the early going -- he's faced at least 32 shots in each of his five starts, with the lone exception being Oct. 10 against Florida, when Mason was bombarded by eight shots (four of which got past him) in 6:46 before being pulled. It's clear that Mason hasn't been nearly as sharp so far this year as he was en route to last year's spectacular (if ultimately fruitless) rate stats, but it's still a small sample. Considering that Mason hasn't finished with a save percentage under .917 since joining the Flyers, he's a good bet to bounce back.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 27: Mason will be the starting goalie for the Flyers in Tuesday evening's game against the Sabres, John Vogl of Buffalo News reports. Mason has played well in the last two contests for Philadelphia, earning two wins and giving up two goals in each game. His stats for the season (0.899 save percentage and 3.32 GAA) could be a little misleading as he had one terrible outing on Oct. 10 against Florida and he's only played in five games to date. He draws a nice matchup Tuesday night with a Sabres team that has tallied just 16 goals through eight games and are currently sitting in last place in the Atlantic Division.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 19: Mason (personal) is expected to get the starting nod in net Tuesday against the Stars, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason left the team last Monday to deal with a personal matter, but has since returned to practice and figures to be tabbed as the starter. Michal Neuvirth filled in admirably in his absence, posting back-to-back shutouts, but Mason is still the lead goalie going forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 16: Mason (personal) returned to practice Friday and could play Tuesday against the Stars, CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason remains in the team's netminder, but Michal Neuvirth may certainly have made head coach Dave Hakstol's decision a bit more difficult considering Neuvirth is coming off of back-to-back shutouts. Mason himself struggled in the first two contests, allowing seven goals combined, but he may have been preoccupied at the time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 15: Mason (personal) is without a timetable for his return, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has been away from the ice since Oct. 8, when he yielded four goals on eight shots to the Panthers in just 6:46 TOI. Meanwhile, Michal Neuvirth has worked back-to-back shutouts for the Flyers, making it clear that Neuvy is the better fantasy play at this juncture.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 13: Mason (personal) will participate in Wednesday's morning skate, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, adding that there has been no word on Mason's availability for that night's contest against the Blackhawks. Mason missed Monday's home opener in order to attend to a family matter, and a related report stated that goalie Michal Neuvirth, who worked a shutout against the Panthers on Monday, is preparing to play Wednesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 12: Mason won't start Monday's home opener against the Lightning due to a personal family matter, Sarah Baicker of The Comcast Network reports. There's no explanation for Mason's absence beyond a family matter, but it will result in the Michal Neuvirth receiving the start in net for the contest. It seems unlikely that the issue will keep him out for an extended period of time, with his next chance to return coming Wednesday against the Blackhawks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 10: Mason allowed four goals on eight shots in the first 6:46 of Saturday's game against the Panthers. Unfortunately, that set a modern NHL record for the fastest four goals to start a season. So much for having a great record against Florida. Mason was off his game from puck drop -- he couldn't smother rebounds, was slow on the glove side and then pretty much handed the puck to the Panthers on the fourth goal. He was replaced by Michal Neuvirth.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 10: Mason will start in goal Saturday against the Panthers, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason experienced an overtime loss against the Lightning in the season opener Thursday, yielding three goals on 32 shots. However, he has fared well against the Panthers throughout his career, as evidenced by a 1.48 GAA and .953 save percentage in 10 games. This makes him a fine value play, particularly in daily leagues.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason stopped 29 of 32 shots in Thursday's season-opening overtime loss to the Lightning. Mason was the first victim of 3-on-3 overtime, as he made a couple spectacular saves before Jason Garrison finally beat him with a nifty move on a breakaway 2:17 into what turned out to be quite a wild extra period. It's a tough break for Mason, but he can hang his hat on the strong effort. Health permitting, Mason will likely be in the net for the vast majority of Flyers games this year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 7: Mason will start in net Thursday for the Flyers' opener against the Lightning, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason remains the leading netminder for Philadelphia heading into 2015-16, and considering Michal Neuvirth remains sidelined with a lower-body injury, it seemed inevitable that he would start. Regardless of Neuvirth's health, Mason is expected to see most of the starts in net this season, looking to improve on a solid 2.25 GAA and .928 save percentage from 2014-15.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 25: Mason swatted away 29 shots and still allowed the Ranger to pot three goals in Tuesday's 5-3 win. That's a touch above Mason's 2.25 GAA from last season. With the Flyers' defensive pairings still uncertain, Mason remains a middle-tier goalie in most draft formats.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 12: Mason stopped 19 of 22 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Senators. Mason was uncharacteristically sloppy in the finale, allowing a pair of soft goals to aid a Senators squad that already had plenty of motivation with a playoff spot hanging in the balance. Though he's finish the season with a decidedly mediocre 18-18-11 record, Mason's 2.25 GAA and .928 save percentage illustrate that he was better than a league-average twinetender. With a little more support from his mates next season, Mason's winning percentage might reflect his abilities.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 11: Mason will be between the pipes for Saturday's season finale against the Senators, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. With the Senators needing a victory to earn a spot in the postseason, Mason will attempt to play spoiler, just as he's done against playoff-contending teams in the Islanders and Penguins his last two times out. With a 2.23 GAA, .928 save percentage, and a 18-17-11 record that has been boosted by his ongoing three-game winning streak, Mason might be the Flyers' MVP this season, more than validating the team's decision to give him a three-year, $12.3 million extension last January. He's worth rolling in the season finale.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason gave up four goals on 40 shots Tuesday, but held on for a 5-4 win over the Islanders. Considering the barrage of shots he faced, it's hard to fault Mason for giving up four, especially when he came away with the win -- his third in a row. He's also on a run of five straight games with a .900 save percentage or better, so Mason's looked strong end to end (when healthy) despite playing behind a poor Flyers team.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason will be in the crease for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, NHL.com's Bill Meltzer reports. Though the Flyers are long past removed from playoff contention, Mason's hot finish to the season couldn't come at a better time for his fantasy owners. He's allowed only five combined goals over his last four starts, winning three of those contests and taking a shootout loss in the other. Coach Craig Berube still plans on giving backup goalie Ray Emery a turn in one of the Flyers' final two games of the season, leaving just one more outing on tap for Mason after Tuesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 5: Mason turned aside 46 of 47 shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Penguins. It was an outstanding performance by Mason, as the 46 saves matched a season-high. His mates were outshot 47-20 on the game, including a 22-4 advantage for the Penguins in the first period, but the Flyers were still able to come away with a comfortable three-goal win thanks to the 26-year-old. Mason improved his GAA and save percentage to 2.19 and .929 respectively with Sunday's effort, and figures to be a reliable option in the team's final few games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason will start Sunday's game against the Penguins, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. With a back-to-back coming up this weekend, the Flyers will unsurprisingly save Mason for a game against their hated rival. Mason stopped 24-of-25 shots to pick up the win in his last outing, which also came against the Penguins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 2: Mason allowed one goal on 25 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Penguins. Mason was stellar once again Wednesday night, and was able to record his third straight game with a save percentage over .950. If the Flyers can manage to shore up their defense next season, Mason could be an elite fantasy netminder.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 1: Mason is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. While Mason's 15-17-11 mark isn't stellar, he heads into Wednesday's action with a .927 save percentage, which gives him a chance to finish the season with the highest save percentage in franchise history, at least since the league officially started keeping the stat in 1982. Roman Cechmanek, who turned in a .925 save percentage in 2002-2003, currently holds the team mark on that front.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason made a remarkable 42 saves in Saturday's shootout loss to San Jose. Not only did he stand on his head in regulation, but he forced the shootout to five rounds. He has quietly resurrected his career, although we'd like to see him stay healthy. But his 2.25 GAA and .926 save percentage heading into action Saturday are worthy numbers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Sharks, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reports. Mason is coming off a brilliant turn against the Blackhawks on Wednesday, during which he stopped 34 of 35 shots to steal a win for the Flyers. Though his record remains below the .500 mark for the season, Mason has done his best to keep the squad competitive, churning out a 2.25 GAA and .926 save percentage over his 45 outings. He'll be opposed by Sharks backup goalie Alex Stalock on Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. Mason has played well for the struggling Flyers this season, though his 15-17-10 record may not show it. He currently has a save percentage of .926 and a GAA of 2.25, both of which rank in the top 10 in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 25: Mason (illness) will be in the net Wednesday against the Blackhawks, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. The Flyers ended up making Mason a late scratch for their last game Saturday against the Oilers after the goalie came down with an illness during warmups. Mason was able to remain on the bench as a backup to Ray Emery for the game, and with a few days to recover, it looks like he's now back to full health. He'll face a tall task in trying to slow down Jonathan Toews and the high-flying Blackhawks, but the netminder has been stellar at the Wells Fargo Center against just about any opponent this season. In 23 appearances (22 starts) at home this season, Mason is 13-5-4 with a 1.97 GAA and .936 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 21: Mason felt ill after warmups Saturday and was a late scratch, CSN Philadelphia's Tim Panaccio reports. Ray Emery got the start in net instead of Mason on Saturday, but Mason was back on the bench for the start of the second period and the team says he will be fine moving forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 21: Mason will get the start in goal for Saturday's game in Edmonton, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. Mason's brutal road production -- he's 1-12-6 with a 2.64 GAA and .912 save percentage over 22 appearances -- has been his greatest downfall this season, but if there's one place where he can turn the tide, it's in Edmonton. The Oilers will get star winger Taylor Hall back from a long-term ankle injury Saturday, but the team is still woefully undermanned across the roster, as its 19-39-13 record would suggest. Mason's won't necessarily be a top-tier daily option Saturday, but those in season-long leagues can probably play him with confidence.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 19: Mason was pulled from Thursday's loss to Calgary late in the second period after allowing two goals on 16 shots. A stunning early hook for Mason -- sure, Calgary had scored twice on him in a span of less than two minutes, but that's not a lot of leash for a guy who's been one of the few bright spots for a brutal Philadelphia team. Especially when Ray Emery is the other option. Mason has just 14 wins in 45 games (42 starts), but you can hardly pin that on him -- he's got a .925 save percentage despite playing behind a team that's been well below average defensively (and offensively).

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 19: Mason will be in the net for Thursday's game against the Flames, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason probably deserves much credit for keeping the Flyers on the edge of the Eastern Conference playoff race, but he's been borderline unplayable this season on the road. He heads to the Saddledome on Thursday with a 1-11-6 record, 2.63 GAA, and .913 save percentage. Unless you're in desperate need of pursuing as many potential goalie wins as possible in a weekly matchup, it's probably wise to keep Mason on the bench Thursday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 17: Mason saved 31 of 34 shots, but was still stuck with his fifth loss in the last six starts Tuesday in Vancouver. Tough to pin all this losing on Mason, who's posted at least a .912 save mark (that's Tuesday's stat) in four consecutive games. Outside of a seven-goal fiesta against the Wings on Saturday, Philadelphia's offense has been rather muted of late, scoring two or fewer goals in all five of the aforementioned losses.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 17: Mason is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Canucks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason -- who has allowed four goals over his last three starts -- will square off against Eddie Lack on Tuesday, with the Canucks heading into the contest having won three of their last four games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 14: Mason got back in the win column Saturday, making 31 of 33 saves in a 7-2 dismantling of the visiting Red Wings. The victory snaps a four-game winless streak for Mason, who has had some hard luck of late with a 35-save shutout overtime loss to St. Louis on March 12 and a 37-save regulation loss to Dallas in the game before that. It's hard to fathom that he has just 14 wins in 42 appearances this year -- especially with the great ratios (.926 save percentage, 2.25 GAA) he's put up -- but the team in front of him has been inconsistent all year. It's probably going to be too little, too late for Mason and the Broad Street Bullies to get back to the postseason, but that doesn't mean the 26-year-old can't provide value to owners down the stretch. If you're in need of a goalie, Mase is worth a look.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 14: Mason will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Red Wings, Morgan Phillips of Pro Hockey News reports. With the Flyers not holding a morning skate for Saturday's matinee tilt, an announcement on the starting goalie wasn't made available until warmups. Coach Craig Berube indicated early in the week a desire to get backup Ray Emery some work in the near future, so it's conceivable that Mason could be rested for the second game of the Flyers' back-to-back set Sunday in Ottawa. The Flyers' playoff hopes have begun to fade during the Flyers' four-game losing streak, but it's through no fault of Mason, who has turned away 72 of 74 shots (.972 save percentage) over his last two turns.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 13: Mason stopped all 35 shots he saw through 65 minutes Thursday in a 1-0 shootout win over the Flyers. He and Brian Elliott matched zeroes for 65 minutes, but Mason allowed the first two shooters to score on him in the shootout; Elliott made both of his saves to end it quickly. It's the fourth straight defeat for Mason, who seems to be finally back to his normal form, but is held back by a bad Flyers squad.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 12: Mason will be in the crease for Thursday's game against the Blues, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has taken three losses in a row, but he stood on his head his last time out Tuesday against the Stars, stopping 37 of 39 shots in defeat. The losing streak has dropped Mason's record below .500 for the season, despite a sterling 2.32 GAA and .923 save percentage. He'll have a tough time getting back in the win column against a talent-laden Blues squad that ranks third in the Western Conference with 89 points.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 10: Mason made 37 saves Tuesday, but took a 2-1 loss to the Stars. A very strong outing for Mason, but he didn't get much help from his teammates -- they got outshot 39-26. Although it's a nice recovery after Mason gave up five goals in Sunday's loss to New Jersey, he's still lost three in a row and six of his last eight decisions.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 10: Mason will be in the crease for Tuesday's game against the Stars, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reports. Despite submitting a five-goal debacle against the low-scoring Devils on Sunday, Mason will continue to receive starts with a heavy hand as the Flyers look to creep back into the Eastern Conference playoff race. Fantasy owners should probably likewise be willing to give Mason a mulligan for Sunday's dud, as he's otherwise been an above-average netminder when healthy this season. He ranks 10th and 12th in the NHL in save percentage (.922) and GAA (2.33), respectively.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 8: Mason allowed five goals on 21 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Devils. Mason struggled in this one, matching a season high in goals allowed having also given up five goals to the Devils back on Oct. 9. It was his second start in as many days, and third in the last four days, so the 26-year-old could bounce back with a bit of a break. Mason had been sharp since returning from a knee injury, so owners can chalk this up to just being a bad outing.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 8: Mason is slated to start Sunday's game against New Jersey, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports. Per the report, Mason -- who was in goal for Saturday's overtime loss to the Bruins -- will square off against Keith Kinkaid, who is on track to give Cory Schneider a breather on Sunday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 8: Mason made 34 of 37 stops but eventually fell 3-2 in OT to the Bruins on Saturday. This was a tough one for Mason and the Flyers, as they're trying to chase down Boston for an Eastern Conference wild card spot. The 26-year-old has made four consecutive starts since returning from a knee injury, allowing nine goals on 128 shots (.930 save percentage) and posting a 2-0-2 record, so if Mase can keep up the solid play and get a few bounces, he should be able to pick up a few more wins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: Mason will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Bruins, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports. Mason has been dynamite since returning from a knee injury in late February, stopping 93 of 100 shots while leading the Flyers to wins in two of his three starts. He'll get a tough draw in a road matchup against the Bruins, but Mason's steady performance all season probably makes him a decent candidate to at least provide good rate stats Saturday, even if he doesn't escape with the win.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: Mason stopped 28 shots Thursday en route to a 3-1 win over the Blues. Terrific work by Mason, who kept the Flyers in the game after a first-period goal by the Blues' Jaden Schwartz until Philadelphia was able to mount a mid-third-period rally. Mason's looked pretty sharp in his four outings since returning from a knee injury, so he should be rolled out most nights going forward as the Flyers battle for a playoff spot.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 4: Mason is in line to start Thursday's game against the Blues, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason -- who has given up five goals over his last two outings -- is thus on track to make his third straight start for the Flyers since returning from a knee injury.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 3: Mason gave up three goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Calgary. Ah, that fine line between success and failure in the NHL -- prior to Jiri Hudler's overtime winner, Mason sported a solid line of 23 saves on 25 shots. He and the Flyers battled back from two goals down in the third period to send the game to overtime, but Hudler needed just 83 seconds to get the puck past Mason and end things. Mason's an unattractive 1-1-2 in his last four decisions, though he's played reasonably well in that span.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 3: Mason will be in the cage for Tuesday's game against the Flames, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason was superb Saturday against the Rangers in his first start since returning from a knee injury, turning away 32 of 34 pucks to score his 12th victory of the season. He'll look to bring up his record to .500 against the Flames, who learned a day earlier that their best player, defenseman Mark Giordano, would miss the rest of the season with a torn biceps tendon. Mason looks like a serviceable play against a deflated team, as his ratios (.926 save percentage, 2.25 GAA) have belied his rather pedestrian record this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 28: Mason made 34 saves in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. It was his first start since returning from injury, although he was pressed into action Thursday in relief. Get him back in your blue paint if you regularly rely on him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 28: Mason was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason, who has missed most of the month with a knee injury, was activated from IR prior to Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs, but served in a backup capacity to Rob Zepp. That was only done in an effort to ease him back into action, but Mason still saw duty in the second period in relief of a struggling Zepp, stopping eight of nine shots to take the loss. Staying healthy has been an issue for Mason this season, but he's looked like one of the league's better netminders when he's been able to play, posting a 2.26 GAA and .925 save percentage. With the Flyers only six points behind the Bruins for the final wild-card spot entering play Saturday, expect Mason to shoulder a heavy workload over the season's final month and a half.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 27: Mason (knee) came on for Rob Zepp in the second period Thursday against Toronto, giving up one goal on nine shots in the loss. Mason was the one who ended up stuck with the loss, unfortunately. Still, he looked decent as he made his return to the Flyers' net following a multi-week absence due to a knee injury. The Flyers will almost certainly turn back to Mason when they host the Rangers on Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 26: Mason (knee) was activated from injured reserve Thursday. Mason has been out since Feb. 8 with the knee injury, so the Flyers will ease him back into action by letting him serve as the backup to Rob Zepp for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs. The expectation is that Mason will be ready to man the net Saturday against the Rangers, and then make the bulk of the starts for the Flyers thereafter as the team looks to fight the Bruins and Panthers for the final Wild Card spot.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 25: Mason (knee) is expected to be activated from injured reserve prior to Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs, Randy Miller of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. Anthony Stolarz will head back to the AHL Lehigh Valley following Tuesday's loss to the Hurricanes, signaling that Mason should be available in some capacity for the first time since Feb. 8. After skating Tuesday, Mason noted that it's most realistic that he'd return to the crease Saturday against the Rangers, so he might only be available as a backup to Rob Zepp for Thursday's game. The Flyers should provide further clarity on the situation by the morning of the match.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 24: Mason (knee) practiced with the team during Tuesday's morning skate, but won't be activated from injured reserve ahead of the game later in the evening versus the Hurricanes, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason met with the media after practice and said that while a return to action Thursday against the Maple Leafs hasn't been ruled out, it's more realistic that he'll be ready to play Saturday versus the Rangers. He'll need to complete another full practice or two before the Flyers confirm his availability.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 23: Mason (knee) could return as a backup for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Randy Miller of NJ.com reports. The Flyers had earlier reported that Mason wouldn't return for Tuesday's tilt, but the team is now in need of goalie depth after Ray Emery suffered a lower-body injury. He's still not expected to return as a starter until Saturday's game against the Rangers, but it's possible he'll be back with the team in some capacity earlier than that.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 22: Mason (knee) won't play Tuesday and is unlikely for Thursday, making Saturday his potential return date, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason likely will miss the first two games of the road trip, but the fact that he will embark with the team indicates he is close to returning. If Saturday is indeed his return date, he won't be getting eased back in net, potentially facing a stern Rangers offense.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 19: Mason (knee) indicated that there's a chance that he could play Tuesday in Carolina or next Thursday in Toronto, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Such a timetable effectively rules Mason out for the Flyers' next three games, but it appears as though a return to action on his part some time next week remains plausible.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 18: Mason (knee) resumed working out on the ice Wednesday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason didn't put in a full practice, as he was mostly limited to testing his knee out with goalie coach Jeff Reese. The Flyers are hopeful Mason can return to action at some point next week.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 14: General manager Ron Hextall said Friday that Mason (knee) could resume skating late next week, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Hextall relayed that Mason had a small fragment from his meniscus removed during a knee scope earlier this week, a procedure that doesn't require a lengthy recovery period. The Flyers pegged Mason to miss two-to-three weeks following the operation, and for the time being, Hextall appears optimistic the goalie could meet the short end of that timetable.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 12: General manager Ron Hextall confirmed Mason (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday and would be sidelined 2-to-3 weeks. Mason's procedure had been a poorly-kept secret by the Flyers' brass, as various Philadelphia media outlets had reported the same expected length of absence a couple days earlier. If nothing else, Hextall's verification of the reports offer further reassurance that the team doesn't plan to shut Mason down for the season, despite the team's unfavorable position in the Eastern Conference standings. Ray Emery will serve as the Flyers' primary goalie until Mason is able to return in late February or early March.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 10: Mason was ruled out for 2-to-3 weeks Tuesday after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. He's been placed on injured reserve. Mason has been incredibly banged up this season, having previously missed a total of 10 games due to separate lower-body injuries. Despite his less-than-optimal health, he's been one of the top performers on an underachieving Flyers squad, producing a 2.30 GAA and .925 save percentage over 34 games. Backup Ray Emery will slide into the No. 1 spot on the depth chart for at least Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, but AHL Lehigh Valley goalie Rob Zepp could also see additional duty once he recovers from a right leg injury.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 9: Mason is reportedly slated to have his right knee scoped, csnphilly.com reports. While GM Ron Hextall has not provided a medical update/timetable on Mason, based on the report, Ray Emery is poised to handle the bulk of the Flyers' workload in net while Mason is out, with Anthony Stolarz on hand to work in a backup role.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 8: Mason (lower body) will not play against the Canadiens on Tuesday, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Mason suffered a lower-body injury during Sunday's game against the Capitals and was forced off the ice in the second period. He's heading back to Philadelphia for treatment while Ray Emery is the likely starter in Montreal on Tuesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 8: Mason suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of Sunday's game against the Capitals and will not return. Mason had to be helped off the ice and into the dressing room without doing much on his own. The team has elected to give him the lower-body designation for now, but his status moving forward at this point is still a bit unclear.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 8: Mason left during the second period of Sunday's game against the Capitals with an undisclosed injury, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Mason's injury could be serious, as he needed a lot of help to get to the dressing room. The injury came at an especially bad time for the Flyers, as his potential replacement, Rob Zepp, was injured in an AHL game Saturday night and could miss extended time. Mason's status is unclear at this point, but the team should provide an update at some point in the near future.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 8: Mason will start in goal Sunday against the Capitals. Mason has been good in each of his last two outings, allowing two goals while stopping 58 of the 60 shots faced between the two. He will look to keep things rolling Sunday as he faces a stiff Capitals' attack averaging 2.91 goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 5: Mason saw his three-game winning streak come to an end Thursday, though he still played well, stopping 28 of 30 in a shootout loss to the Isles. Mason continues to offer up strong play in nearly every outing, as he's been at .929 or better in seven straigth now and hasn't given up more than two goals since New Year's Eve. The Flyers still don't look like they're going to win a whole lot, but you can certainly count on Mason for strong ratios as long as he can stay healthy.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 5: Mason has been confirmed as Thursday's starter in goal against the Islanders, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason will be looking to replicate his previous performance against the Islanders -- a 46-save shutout loss in a shootout -- in the rematch, though hopefully with a better final result. The netminder is 4-1-2 over his career against the Islanders, posting a 2.08 GAA and .937 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 5: Mason is expected to start Thursday's game against the Islanders, CSN's Tim Panaccio reports. Mason has been on a roll of late, winning five straight starts. He will take on an Islanders squad that has racked up 65 points on the season but has lost three straight games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 31: Mason stopped all 30 shots he faced in Saturday's shutout win over the Leafs. It was the 25th shutout of Mason's career, as he has now won five straight games, stopping 155 of 161 starts in that span (.963 save percentage). Considering the Flyers are riding a season-high four-game win streak and are looking to get into the playoff race, the workhorse Mason could make for an underrated second-half fantasy play. Money Ma$e.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 31: Mason will be in net for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason is gradually inching closer to the .500 mark for the season, with his 4-1 record over his last five outings bringing him up to 10-12-6. He's looked strong since returning from a lower-body injury after the All-Star break, and should represent one of the better starting goalie options for Saturday's slate given the Leafs' ruinous state at the moment. Toronto has dropped eight games in a row, putting up a grand total of seven goals during that stretch.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 30: Mason stopped 36 of 38 to win for the fourth time in five starts Thursday against Winnipeg. In those five starts -- which include the Jan. 10 game in which Mason suffered a lower-body injury that knocked him out of action through the All-Star break -- Mason has allowed just six total goals while posting save marks of .929 or better in each outing. Mase and the Flyers are finally starting to warm up, but they're still a full 10 points out of a playoff spot.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 29: Mason will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Jets, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has recovered from a lower-body injury that cost him six games, and he will start Thursday for the first time since Jan. 10. He will face off against a Winnipeg team that won five in a row before falling to the Penguins in its last game Tuesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 27: Mason entered Tuesday's game in relief of Ray Emery after Emery allowed two goals on the first four shots he faced, stopping 22 of 23 to lead the Flyers to a comeback and shootout win. A spectacular return for Mason, who'd been playing well before a lower-body injury knocked him out of action for more than two weeks. He wasn't expected to get onto the ice Tuesday, and especially not six minutes into the first period, but Mason was ready to go. He should return to making most of the starts for Philadelphia.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 27: Mason (lower body) is slated to back up Ray Emery on Tuesday against the Coyotes, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason, who has missed the last six games with a knee injury, is thus presumably a candidate to draw the start in net for the Flyers on Thursday against the Jets, barring any setbacks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 27: Mason (lower body) may be available for Tuesday's game against the Coyotes, CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason has been practicing on his own, and while it sounds like he's no better than questionable for Tuesday, he's still expected back by the end of the week.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 26: Mason (lower body) did not practice Monday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. That said, the report notes that GM Ron Hextall expects Mason to play at some point this week, which puts the goalie in the day-to-day category following the NHL All-Star break.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 22: Mason, who has yet to resume skating, is expected to continue to rehab his lower body injury Thursday, philly.com reports. At this stage, it's unlikely that Mason -- who has sat out the last six games -- will be ready to start for the Flyers immediately after the All-Star break. "He won't have practiced in 4 or 5 days," GM Ron Hextall said. "It's hard to believe he's going to be ready to play coming out of the break because he hasn't seen the puck."

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 11: General manager Ron Hextall indicated Mason (lower body) could miss up to two weeks. Mason's MRI Saturday showed no structural damage in his right knee after exiting Saturday's game with the lower-body injury. Still, he is expected to miss up to two weeks, and the team has recalled Rob Zepp to back up Rob Emery in his absence.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 10: Mason underwent an MRI on Saturday, which showed no structural damage to his right knee, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports. Mason was forced from Saturday's game after just eight minutes, but it sounds like he avoided a serious injury, with the report suggesting he'll only miss a week of action. The Flyers have yet to confirm a timetable, but they will likely need some short-term help, which means Rob Zepp could return to help out behind Ray Emery.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 10: Mason left Saturday's start against the Bruins with a lower-body injury and will not return. The team will evaluate him further Sunday. Mason lasted just eight minutes into the first period, stopping all five shots he faced. The netminder had previously missed time with a back injury in December and required an MRI on an undisclosed ailment earlier this week, but the Flyers never considered giving him a day off after the latter injury. It's possible he might have aggravated something while hitting the ice during a save attempt Saturday, though nothing will be known for certain until the team reassesses his condition Sunday. Ray Emery replaced Mason in the net against the Bruins and would be in line for an increased workload if Mason is forced to miss extended time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 10: Mason will be in the crease for Saturday's afternoon tilt with the Bruins. It looked as though Mason might have sustained an injury in the first period of Thursday's game against the Capitals, but he ended up playing the rest of the game while leading the Flyers to victory in impressive fashion, stopping 26 of 28 shots on the evening. He dismissed the injury concern by suggesting he just "tweaked" something, so he'll be at no risk of missing any further action. Look for Tuukka Rask to pick up the start in the opposite net for Saturday's matinee.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 8: Mason put a stop to 26 of 28 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory against the Capitals. Hey, that's two wins in a row -- a hot streak by Mason's standards, considering that the last time he won consecutive games was in early November. The Flyers' offense still isn't really producing, so it's hard to expect Mason's winning ways to carry forward to any great degree.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 8: Mason (general soreness) will start Thursday's game against the Capitals, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason was a little banged up after facing 42 shots his last start Tuesday, but any soreness he is dealing with will not prevent him from playing Thursday. Mason snapped a five-start winless streak his last time out, but he will be challenged Thursday by a surging Washington team that lost just four times in its last 15 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason (general soreness) will take part in Thursday's morning skate. Mason received an MRI Wednesday after he emerged from Tuesday's contest feeling some general soreness, and although the results haven't yet been disclosed, the new development is certainly a positive sign. If all goes well during the morning skate, there remains a chance the 26-year-old will be in the crease for Thursday's matchup against the Capitals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason (soreness) will receive an MRI later Wednesday, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. It didn't seem especially worrisome at first blush when soreness forced Mason out of Tuesday's practice, but the MRI would seem to indicate he's dealing with something more serious than believed. While he didn't say so explicitly, the goalie hinted that he hurt his back while making a save in Tuesday's win over the Senators. He previously missed time just over a week ago with a back concern, and the Flyers can only hope he didn't suffer a similar setback this time around. The MRI should offer more clarification on Mason's condition, but it's expected that Ray Emery will make the start for at least the Flyers' next game Thursday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason was experiencing some body soreness after Tuesday's 41-save shootout victory and was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. GM Ron Hextall didn't indicate whether Mason's soreness is related to his back, which sidelined him for a few games in late December. The goalie was able to skate on his own before leaving prior to practice, so it seems like the Flyers are just proceeding with some caution here. The expectation is that Mason will be ready to man the net for Thursday's showdown with the Capitals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason made 41 of 42 saves through 65 minutes of play, then stopped four of five shootout attempts to go home with a 2-1 win Tuesday against Ottawa. The Flyers had lost a whopping 10 consecutive shootouts, but Mason and the team finally pulled one out. It took a superhuman effort from the 26-year-old goalie, who finally picked up a win for the first time since way back on Dec. 13.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 6: Mason will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has played nearly as well this year as he did last season, but the results have been starkly different: he has won just six games -- including only three since Nov. 8 -- after picking up 33 victories last season. Wednesday's game will come against an Ottawa team that went 5-3-2 over its last 10 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 4: Mason stopped two of eight shots while manning the net for the final two periods of Saturday's loss to the Devils. The Flyers defense did an uncharacteristically sound job of protecting Mason, but the outcome was well decided by the time he entered the crease. He would let in two more scores to let the Devils' lead balloon to 5-0, but fortunately starter Ray Emery took the loss in this one.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 2: Mason gave up two goals on 26 shots in Friday's loss to the Hurricanes. While Mason played well in the loss, he didn't get much offensive support, as the Flyers managed just one goal against the lowly Hurricanes. Mason has lost five straight games, but has surrendered only 12 goals in that span. The 26-year-old is now 6-12-6 on the season, with a .917 save percentage and 2.55 GAA. He remains a reliable goaltender, but wins are hard to come by on a struggling Flyers' team.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 2: Mason will be in the crease Friday against the Hurricanes, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has lost in each of his last four starts, but he'll have a great opportunity to turn things around against the league-worst Hurricanes. The latter two starts in the losing streak came after Mason returned from a back issue, and may have resulted in the goaltender showing some uncharacteristic rust. He allowed a total of seven goals across those two contests, posting save percentages below .880 on both occasions.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 1: Mason gave up four goals on 33 shots in a 4-3 OT loss to the Avalanche on Wednesday. It was his fourth loss in a row. Things have not been going well for Mason and the Flyers this year, as his record now sits at a lackluster 6-11-6. His save percentage (.917) and GAA (2.57) haven't been quite as bad as his record would suggest, but he and Ray Emery have left much to be desired in the goaltending department this season in the City of Brotherly Love.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 31: Mason will be between the pipes Wednesday against the Avalanche, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason delivered a lukewarm performance in his return from a back injury Monday, stopping 21 of 24 shots in a loss to the Coyotes. The netminder hasn't been nearly as bad as his 6-11-5 record would indicate, as his ratios (2.52 GAA, .919 save percentage) are more in line with the league average. However, with a poor defense and inconsistent offense supporting him, Mason remains best utilized as a streaming play against weaker opponents.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason allowed three goals on 24 shots in Monday's loss to the Coyotes. Mason is not having a particularly strong season. His six wins are only good enough for 32nd in the league, so it's worth exploring other goaltending options for your roster.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 29: Mason (back) will start Monday's game against the Coyotes, Tim Panaccio of CNS Philadelphia reports. Mason is fully recovered from his recent back injury, and will start his first game since Dec. 18. Mason is 6-10-5 on the season with a .921 save percentage and a GAA of 2.49.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 28: Mason (back) was cleared to play Sunday. Mason's clearance opens the door to him returning Monday against the Coyotes, the date he was targeting. Although the starting goaltender has yet to be announced, the likely scenario would be Mason between the pipes. He should receive an update prior to Monday's game confirming whether or not he will be activated and in net.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason (back) is targeting a return to action Monday against the Coyotes, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After taking the three-day break for Christmas to recuperate, Mason resumed practicing Saturday, indicating he felt "close to 100 percent" during the 45-minute session. He'll likely try to get in some more on-ice work Sunday and Monday morning, and if all checks out well, the Flyers would surely be inclined to activate him. He'll sit out for the fourth straight game Saturday, however, as the team goes with Ray Emery in his stead.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 23: Mason (back) won't play Saturday against the Predators, but the injury isn't considered serious, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will make the team's next road trip starting Saturday in Nashville, with the hope that can skate Saturday and possibly play Monday against the Coyotes. The news that the injury is minor brings relief for the Flyers, as the issue was initially feared to be worse.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 23: Mason (back) was placed on injured reserve Monday. The results of Mason's visit with a specialist Monday remain unknown, but his placement on IR will at least rule him out for Tuesday's game against the Wild. With the Christmas break approaching to grant Mason some additional rest, there could be some hope for the goalie's return later in the week.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 20: Mason (upper body) will visit a back specialist Monday, Dave Issac of the South Jersey Courier Post reports. General manager Ron Hextall doesn't believe Mason's injury is a long-term concern, but the appointment with the specialist should allow the goalie to formulate a recovery plan. Even so, Mason will be unavailable for the Flyers' two weekend contests, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he needed a few additional games off beyond that before returning to the net. In his stead, Ray Emery will assume the reins as the Flyers' top netminder, while Rob Zepp acts as his backup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason has been diagnosed with an upper-body injury and will miss at least the next two games. While Mason will not play this weekend, early indications are the injury he suffered during Friday's practice is not as serious as initially expected. It's not clear how long Mason will be sidelined, but the Flyers will reevaluate him Monday and announce an update on his status at that time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason (undisclosed) didn't make the trip with the Flyers to Toronto on Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. This would rule Mason out as an option for Saturday's game, as backup Ray Emery assumes the starting role while Rob Zepp figures to receive a call-up from AHL Lehigh Valley to serve as the No. 2 goalie. Mason remains under evaluation by team physicians after he required assistance off the ice during Friday's practice. The Flyers expect to have more information on his condition later in the day.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason left Friday's practice with what could be a significant injury, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. The goalie was unable to leave the ice under his own power and required assistance to the locker room. Details remain scarce regarding his condition, but it looked to be a non-contact injury, as Mason fell to the ice after his body seemed to inexplicably lock up. The Flyers' training staff will likely examine him extensively to see what kind of injury he's dealing with, so it might not be until Saturday that the nature of the ailment is revealed. Even if Mason's issue proves to be more minor than anticipated, Ray Emery still looks like the favorite to start Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, and quite possibly, many more contests to come.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 18: Mason stopped 31 of 32 shots Thursday against the Panthers, but ended up losing after a six-round shootout. Mark another one in the loss column for Mason, who's given up just eight goals in the last five games, but garnered just two wins in that span. Not coincidentally, the Flyers have only scored more than two goals twice in their last 10 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 18: Mason will be in goal for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason played well in defeat in his last start, so he will hope for a similar performance but a different outcome Thursday night. He will take on a Florida squad that comes in 27th in the NHL with 2.17 goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 16: Mason was effective Tuesday against the Lightning, stopping 20 of 22 shots, but ended up with yet another loss. That's the seventh loss in nine starts for Mason, but he's actually played well lately -- two of those wins have come in his last four starts, in which he's allowed a total of just seven goals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 16: Mason will start Tuesday's game against the Lightning, CSN's Sam Carchidi reports. Mason's record over the last few weeks is not pretty, but he has been playing well of late, posting a .931 save percentage since Nov. 1. He will face off against a Tampa Bay squad that has lost four of five games entering Tuesday's contest but still sits second in the league with 3.31 goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 14: Mason made 25 of 26 saves in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Hurricanes. Mason improved to 6-9-4 with the victory, as he's yet to find consistency between the pipes this season. He's definitely talented enough to handle the No. 1 starting gig in Philadelphia, but it remains to be seen whether he can perform well with some level of regularity truly earn that role.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 13: Mason will be in the crease Saturday against the Hurricanes. After receiving a rest in favor of Ray Emery on Thursday, Mason will return to the net as expected. While the netminder's ratios (2.69 GAA, .917 save percentage) aren't much different from last season, Mason has struggled to get consistent goal support, which has been reflected in his 5-9-4 record. A home tilt against a low-grade Hurricanes offense should at least grant him a decent opportunity to claim victory No. 6.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 9: Mason allowed three goals on 24 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Jackets. Mase's old team got the better of him this time despite Brayden Schenn bailing him out with a last-minute goal to send the game to overtime. He and the Flyers have been struggling mightily of late, as Mason's been stuck with six losses (three in overtime) in his last seven starts, and he's turned in sub-.900 save marks in four of those games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 9: Mason will be in the crease Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason snapped a five-game losing streak with a victory over the Kings on Saturday, during which he stopped 37-of-38 shots. Even so, the Flyers only supported him with two goals in the victory, which has been a recurring problem for him of late. Though the Blue Jackets have been one of the league's weakest teams this season, Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is on a bit of a hot streak right now and could keep the Flyers offense quiet yet again, which may make it difficult to Mason to extend his winning streak to two games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 7: Mason was brilliant Saturday, staving off 37 of 38 shots in a 2-1 road win over the Kings. It's hard to believe that this was just the fifth win of the season for Mason, who has struggled mightily to find consistency thus far. His ratios (.918 save percentage, 2.67 GAA) aren't horrendous, but his 5-9-3 record has frustrated owners and limited his value this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 6: Mason will start in goal Saturday against the Kings. Mason has yet to win on the road this season (0-6-2) and has given up 12 goals in his last four outings (98 shot attempts). He'll oppose Jonathan Quick in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 4: Mason yielded four goals on 33 shots in regulation before taking a shootout loss to the Ducks on Wednesday night. Starting for the second time in as many days, Mason was dealt yet another narrow loss after surrendering the game-winning goal to the Sharks in the game's final minute Tuesday night. Now riding a season-long five game losing streak, Mason shouldn't be viewed as a particular appealing fantasy option until the Flyers get back on track.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 3: Mason will be in net Wednesday against the Ducks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will start both games of a back-to-back for the Flyers despite the fact that he'll carry a four game losing streak into Wednesday's game. It hasn't all been his fault though, and he turned in a good performance on Tuesday so he'll look to stop the streak against the Ducks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 3: Mason allowed just two goals on 25 shots Tuesday, but the second one came with 12 seconds remaining in the third period, sending the Sharks to a 2-1 win. It's awful tough to blame Mase for this one, as there's a strong argument that he was interfered with on that final goal. But it counts nonetheless, and thus it's the fourth consecutive loss for Mason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 2: Mason will be in the crease Tuesday against the Sharks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The netminder will be looking to reverse a three-game losing streak that started oddly enough with the rare shutout defeat. His own mates have left him out to dry quite a bit this season, and it's tough to trust him as a fantasy option on a given night until the Flyers start turning in more competitive efforts with regularity.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 28: Mason took his eighth loss of the season Friday versus the Rangers, surrendering three goals on 24 shot attempts. The Flyers turned in an uninspired effort on both ends of the ice in the 3-0 defeat, leaving Mason with no chance to pick up the victory. It's the third time in five games that he's been on the losing end of the shutout.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 28: Mason will be in the net Friday against the Rangers, Dave Isaac of the South Jersey Courier-Post reports. It's the fourth straight starting nod for Mason, who will be looking to rebound from a brutal turn his last time out against the Red Wings on Wednesday that resulted in him being pulled after allowing three goals on only 14 shots. Coach Craig Berube expected to go with Ray Emery on Saturday, when the Flyers and Rangers will get together in New York for the second game of their back-to-back set.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 26: Mason was pulled after allowing three goals on 14 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings. After shutting out the Islanders on Monday only to end up losing in a shootout, Mason's bad luck continued Wednesday. He's now 4-7-2 on the season, and with the team in front of him allowing 32.7 shots per game, that record doesn't look likely to improve anytime soon.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 26: Mason will be in the crease Wednesday against the Red Wings, Dave Isaac of the South Jersey Courier-Post reports. Mason will be coming off his best performance of the season, a 46-save shutout effort against the Islanders that cruelly resulted in a shootout loss. His improved performance over the last several weeks has allowed him to climb all the way to eighth in league in save percentage (.923) among qualifying netminders.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 24: Mason stopped all 46 shots he faced, but allowed two goals in the shootout in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Islanders. Mason was sensational in net, turning away 43 shots in regulation and three more in overtime to register his first shutout of the season. His team was unable to score themselves, so he still ended up with his third loss in four games, and now sits at 4-6-2. He's been turning in better performances of late, but consistently faces 30 or more shots a night.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 24: Mason will start Monday's game against the Islanders, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will take on the difficult task of slowing down the red-hot Islanders, and he'll likely face upwards of 30 shots once again. The Flyers' defense has been rather porous all season, and Mason has been on the wrong end of most games with a 4-6-1 record overall.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 23: Mason claimed his fourth win of the season Saturday, holding the Blue Jackets to two goals on 22 shot attempts. Mason referred to the outing as the Flyers' best all-around effort of the season, as the team never trailed at any point and delivered sound play at both ends of the ice. The 22 shots represented the fewest amount that Mason had faced in his 11 full games this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 22: Mason will start in net Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has dropped his last two decisions, but has been playing extremely well lately. His save percentage has been better than .920 in five of his last six starts, but he consistently faces more than 35 shots per night.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 19: Mason stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to the Rangers. Mason dropped his second straight decision despite playing well, and now ranks fifth in the NHL with six regulation losses already. It certainly wasn't his fault though, considering Cam Talbot locked down the Flyers' offense all night and ended up recording the shutout.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 19: Mason will start between the pipes for the Flyers on Wednesday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason allowed four goals on 38 shots in his last start Friday against the Blue Jackets. He now sits at 3-5-1 on the season with a 3.02 GAA and .911 save percentage. While his numbers are far from ideal, his backup (Ray Emery) has been even worse (.899 save percentage and 3.25 GAA), but the two will likely continue to both receive starts unless one gets hot in net.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 15: Mason surrendered four goals on 38 shots in Friday's loss to Columbus. It wasn't a bad outing by any means for Mason, who was beaten three times on the power play by Columbus. It was the 26-year-old's first loss in four games, as he now drops to 3-5-1 on the season. A positive from the game is Mason grabbed another assist -- his second point of the season. With the Flyers back in action Saturday against Montreal, expect the team to turn to Ray Emery for the start.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 14: Mason is lined up to start Friday's game against the Blue Jackets, CSN's Sarah Baicker reports. Mason worked in the starter's crease during Friday's morning skate, which puts him on track to start Friday night. He will take on a struggling Columbus squad that will enter Friday night having lost nine straight games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 9: Mason held off a late Colorado rally to claim his third consecutive win Saturday night. Mason shut out the opposition for the first 40 minutes while the Flyers held a commanding four-goal lead, but the Avs offense awoke in the third period, scoring three times in a 10-minute span to make things interesting. The netminder would clamp down thereafter, however, finishing with 36 saves to keep his wining steak alive. Mason seems to have put his deplorable start to the season behind him at this point, as he's posted save percentages above .920 while making each of the last four starts for the Flyers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 8: Mason will be in the crease Saturday against the Avalanche, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports. It will be the fourth start in a row for Mason, which comes on the heels of backup Ray Emery's four consecutive starts. Based on the usage of his two goalies, it appears coach Craig Berube is inclined to run with the hot hand, and right now, it belongs to Mason. He's been victorious in two of his previous three starts, posting save percentages above .930 on all three occasions.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 6: Mason stopped 34 of 35 shots Thursday en route to a 4-1 win over the Panthers. Although we must include the caveat that Mason's last three outings have come against Florida twice and Edmonton -- not exactly murderers' row -- he's still only given up four goals in that span. And the last two games have produced his first two wins of the year, which is nice to see as well. Look for the Flyers to keep rolling with Mase when the Avs come to town on Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 6: Mason will be in goal for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason -- making his third straight start -- will square off against the Panthers for the second time in six days. He gave up just two goals against Florida on Saturday, but will be looking for a different outcome after being saddled with the loss in that game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 4: Mason finally collected his first win of the year Tuesday, turning away 35 of 36 shot attempts in a 4-1 victory over the Oilers. Mason can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that he's got the monkey off his back. His inability to win in the early going has opened the door for Ray Emery, but Mase has looked more like himself over the last two games, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him rolled out again Thursday to face the visiting Panthers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 4: Mason will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Oilers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will start his second straight game after giving way to Ray Emery in the previous four contests. Mason opened the season as the starter and appears to have gotten his job back, but he will need to play well to hold onto the role.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 2: Mason stopped 28 shots and dropped to 0-4-1 on the season in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers. This Flyers' defense will make it hard for any goalie to post superb fantasy numbers. Proceed accordingly.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 31: Mason will return to the crease Saturday against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. If Mason hasn't already surrendered the title as the Flyers' No. 1 goalie to Ray Emery, he's standing on extremely shaky ground atop the team's depth chart. After Mason went 0-3-1 with a 3.83 GAA and .878 save percentage in his first five outings, Emery has made each of the last four starts, going 3-1 during that time. Mason will need to avoid another dud against the Panthers if he hopes to see regular action over Emery in subsequent games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 19: Mason was pulled from Saturday's game against the Stars after giving up four goals on 18 shots. Ray Emery started the third period, backstopping the Flyers to a 6-5 comeback win over Dallas. Mason is 0-2-1 on the season with a .865 save percentage and 3.78 GAA. With the defense in front of him, Mason isn't likely to put up very good individual totals this season. He should, however, begin to pile up the wins as the Flyers find their groove. If Mason continues to struggle, Emery could see some starts in his place.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 18: Mason will be in the net Saturday against the Stars, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has performed woefully in his first three starts this season (0-2-1, 3.30 GAA, .884 save percentage), but coach Craig Berube hasn't seemed to waver in his support of the goalie, who was inked to a three-year extension in January. Even so, it may be tough for Mason to come away with his first win Saturday, matching up on the road against a tough Dallas squad that has received stellar play thus far from its own No. 1 netminder, Kari Lehtonen.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 14: Mason allowed three goals on 28 shots and two more in the shootout during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Ducks. The Flyers are 0-2-2 to start the year, and Mason's been in net for three of those losses. After the way he fell off following a hot start to his career in Columbus, it's a bit unsettling to see Mason looking rough early on, but it's too soon to panic.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 14: Mason will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Ducks. Mason will be looking for his first victory of the season in his third start, but that will not come easy against a Ducks squad that lit the lamp 12 times in its first three games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 10: Mason lost for the second straight day Thursday, giving up five goals on 25 shots against the Devils. After lying dormant in the opener Wednesday, the Flyers' offense tried to help Mason out in this one, coming back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game, then tying it again at 4-4, but Mason just kept giving up goals. It's possible that after this performance, he'll take a seat in favor of Ray Emery on Saturday, but Craig Berube may elect to throw Mason right back into the fire. Keep an eye out for the starter announcement.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 9: Mason will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Devils, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. Mason will start for the second time in two nights after getting the nod in Wednesday's season opener. He picked up the loss Wednesday, but gave up just two goals on 33 shots.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason allowed two goals on 33 shots in Wednesday's season opening loss to the Bruins. Mason played well enough to keep his team in the game despite the Flyers being outshot 33-20. He'll get saddled with the loss in the end, but his fantasy owners have nothing to complain about with Wednesday's performance.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason will be between the pipes for Wednesday's season opener against the Bruins, David Strehle of TheFourthPeriod.com reports. Mason entered last season in something of a battle for No. 1 duties with Ray Emery, but he quickly emerged as the primary option, finishing with a 33-18-7 record, 2.50 GAA and .917 save percentage. His ratios probably won't stack up favorably with some of the league's other top goalies, but he still figures to make around 60 or 65 starts this season if health permits.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 30: Mason allowed six goals on 37 shots in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers. With the Flyers' defense still looking messy, Mason looks like a backup option -- at best.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 26: Mason turned away all eight shots he faced in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Devils. It's hard to draw many conclusions from such a short outing -- he played on half the game. His eight saves also came against a mixture of Devils' prospects. Still, keep an eye on Mason as the preseason progresses. The tall keeper could be a good stash in deeper leagues.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Aug 18: Mason (finger) returned to the ice Monday for the first time since breaking his finger three weeks ago, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. With training camp still a month away, the expectation is that Mason will be healthy enough by that time to participate in full activities. After having to fight for his job as the No. 1 goalie a season ago, Mason will be the team's unquestioned top option between the pipes after going 33-18-7 with a 2.50 GAA and .917 save percentage in 2013-14.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jul 31: Mason broke his right pinky finger and will miss two weeks of training, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason figures to make a full recovery well before the season, as the Flyers' first preseason game is scheduled for Sept. 22. Following a strong 2013-14 campaign, he's locked in as the team's top netminder.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 30: Mason allowed two goals on 33 shots in Wednesday's Game 7 loss to the Rangers. Mason played well again for the Flyers, but his team wasn't able to generate enough offense to keep the season alive. Mason ended the postseason with a 2-2-0 record, a .939 save percentage, and a 1.97 GAA.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 29: Mason stopped 34 of 36 shots Tuesday, delivering a Game 6 victory to push the series against the Rangers to seven games. Mason will surely be back out there for Game 7, as his return from injury has provided a great spark for the Flyers. He wouldn't be denied in this one, making a hefty pile of great saves -- particularly in the early going, when the Rangers were dominating the pace and the Flyers were sloppily turning pucks over.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 25: Mason stopped 37 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Rangers. It was his first career postseason win and he earned the game's first star. He looked sharp in his return from an upper-body injury, yielding the only goal early in the first period. He was particularly strong that period as the Flyers were outshot by the Rangers 16-6.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 24: Coach Craig Berube confirmed Mason would start Friday's Game 4 against the Rangers, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports. After Mason was able to back up Ray Emery and ultimately enter the game in the third period Tuesday without any further complications with his upper-body injury, he'll man the net as the Flyers aim to even the series. Assuming Mason doesn't completely flounder in his return to starting duty, expect him to serve as the Flyers' primary goaltender through the remainder of their playoff run.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 22: Mason got into Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers with less than eight minutes remaining in the third period, stopping all three shots he faced. Unfortunately, the reason he was in there was that Ray Emery was tagged for four goals. Barring an aggravation of his upper-body injury, Mason's sure to be in there Friday for Game 4.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 22: Mason (upper body) will back up Ray Emery in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The fact that coach Craig Berube is comfortable enough to use Mason as his backup Tuesday suggests that he could be back in the net as the starter for Friday's Game 4. While that won't be determined for the next few days based on how Mason looks in practices, Berube could just opt to stick with Emery in goal if he turns in another quality performance Tuesday, as he did in Game 2.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 21: Mason (upper body) won't suit up Tuesday against the Rangers, CSN's Sarah Baicker reports. Mason is now targeting a potential return to action Friday, with Ray Emery slated to start Tuesday's Game 3 at home against the Rangers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 20: Mason (upper body) is slated to practice Monday, CSN's Sarah Baicker reports. Mason continues to inch closer to a return to action, but with Ray Emery having backstopped the Flyers' Game 2 win over the Rangers on Sunday, it's no lock that Mason would start Tuesday's Game 3, even if he is healthy enough to do so.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 19: Mason (upper body) has ruled himself out for Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, ESPN.com reports. Mason continues to recover from a head injury suffered a week ago. He took the ice for Saturday's practice but said he didn't feel right and will, thus, be unavailable for Game 2, meaning Ray Emery will make his second straight start.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 19: Mason (upper body) could return for Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, TSN reports. After suffering a head injury last Saturday, Mason missed Thursday's 4-1 loss in Game 1. He practiced Friday and said he feels better, but an official determination has not been made regarding his status. "I felt pretty good for being on the ice for the first time in a couple of days. It was a good step," Mason said of Friday's practice. "I felt great movement-wise. It was a pretty controlled setting and it felt good." In Mason's absence Thursday, veteran Ray Emery made 32 saves. He's expected to be in goal if Mason is ruled out for Game 2.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 18: Mason (upper body) participated in Friday's practice, the Flyers' official Twitter account reports. Mason's injury forced him to miss Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Rangers, but considering his involvement in Friday's practice, Mason stands a good chance at returning for Game 2 on Sunday. While Mason's playing status will have to be monitored as Sunday's game draws nearer, it's encouraging to hear he's back on the ice.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 17: Mason (upper body) could practice Saturday, which would give him a good chance to start Sunday's Game 2 against the Rangers, the CSN Philadelphia's John Boruk reports. Mason missed Game 1, but he's apparently making progress, and can now be considered questionable for Game 2. Ray Emery gave up four goals on 36 shots in Thursday's 4-1 series-opening loss.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 17: Mason (upper body) will travel with the Flyers in New York on Friday, Mark Masters of TSN reports. Mason has already been ruled out for Game 1, but the news that he's traveling could make him a consideration for Game 2. Coach Craig Berube said Mason won't practice Friday, but it's evident that his condition is improving.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 16: Mason (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Rangers, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason won't make the trip to New York with the team, so there's a good chance Ray Emery will start each of the first two games of the team's first round series. Mason will likely take over the starting role upon his return, but we'll have to wait a couple days to find out when that will be.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 16: Mason (upper body) did not practice Wednesday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Head coach Craig Berube said Tuesday that he expected to increase Mason's workload at Wednesday's practice, but Mason wasn't on the ice at all. Assuming he suffered a setback in his recovery, backup Ray Emery is expected to get the call between the pipes for Thursday's Game 1.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 15: Mason (upper body) practiced for about 40 minutes Tuesday before leaving the ice, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Carchidi adds that coach Craig Berube noted Tuesday that he is not sure if Mason will play Thursday against the Rangers, with Ray Emery on hand in the event that Mason can't start for the Flyers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 15: Mason (upper body) was on the ice with the Flyers on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Coach Craig Berube has indicated that Mason will be ready for Game 1 of the Flyers' upcoming playoff series against the Rangers -- which begins on Thursday -- with the goalie's presence on the ice Tuesday supporting that notion.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 12: Flyers coach Craig Berube expects Mason (upper body) to be ready for the first game of the playoffs, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Berube's optimism is a good sign, but he was speaking just hours after Mason suffered the injury, so it isn't safe to assume that the goaltender will be ready for the start of the first round. The Flyers are locked into a matchup with the Rangers, after beating the Pens in OT on Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 12: Mason left Saturday's game due to an upper-body injury, and he will not return to the contest, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason got shaken up during the second period and didn't come back out for the third, but it's a good sign for the Flyers that he was able to finish that second period. Hopefully, more information will be available once Saturday's game is finished.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 12: Mason will be in the crease for the Flyers on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will look to get on a roll heading into the playoffs. The netminder made 38 saves on 40 shots in Tuesday's contest and will look to keep it going between the pipes on Saturday against the Penguins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 8: Mason made 38 saves on 40 shots to deliver a playoff-spot-clinching win Tuesday in Florida. The stability Mason's offered the Flyers in net this year is perhaps the biggest factor in Philadelphia achieving a playoff berth, so it's no surprise to see him as the prime mover behind another victory. Mason has been rock-solid for the Flyers this year, including a current 11-game streak in which he hasn't allowed more than three goals in a game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 8: Mason is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Philly.com reports. Mason, who made 17 saves on 19 shots in a 5-2 win over the last-place Sabres on Sunday, will take aim Tuesday at a Florida team that is 29th overall in the league with 64 points to date.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 6: Mason made 17 saves on 19 shots in a win over the Sabres on Sunday. It was a light day for Mason, who still earned his 32nd win of the season, which is seventh best in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 6: Mason will be in the net Sunday against the Sabres, the South Jersey Courier-Post reports. Mason has taken tough losses his last two times out against the Bruins and Blue Jackets, but he looks like a fairly safe bet to get back on track against the league-worst Sabres. The netminder has enjoyed a productive first season in Philadelphia, posting a 31-18-7 record to accompany his 2.53 GAA and .916 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason stopped 25 of 27, but ex-Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky spun a shutout in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Jackets. In just his second career game against the team that drafted and developed him, Mason played well, but Bobrovsky was better in a big win for the Jackets. Mason's putting up solid rate stats, but the Flyers need wins right now to cling to their playoff position.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason will be in the net Thursday against the Blue Jackets, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports. After receiving the night off in the team's previous game against the Blues, Mason will face off against his former team Thursday night. Mason has ridden a hot offense to a 8-3-2 record since the Olympics, despite a middling 2.66 GAA and .910 save percentage during that time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 30: Mason made 27 saves on 30 shots in a shootout loss to the Bruins on Sunday. You can't really craft a narrative around Mason's recent play. He's had good games and bad games, and his .916 save percentage on the season is about average for a starter. The one thing he does have going for him is his 31 wins, which are seventh best in the NHL.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 30: Mason will be between the pipes for the Flyers when they face the Bruins on Sunday, the Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa reports. Mason has won four of his last five starts with just 11 goals allowed in that span. His 2.53 GAA and .916 save percentage have been the backbone of the Flyers this season and should continue as such in the playoffs.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason won his third start in four games, turning away 32 shots in Friday's 4-2 win over Toronto. Mason has emerged as one of the Eastern Conference's steadier netminders the last two months as Philadelphia is firmy entrenched into one of the Metropolitan Divison's spots. Friday's effort was another one that saw him allowed two goals or less, as he has done in three of his last four starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason will start in net Friday for the Flyers, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason stopped 26 of 29 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers, his first loss in his last five starts. Every game now becomes crucial for Mason as his team makes a push for the playoffs, and the netminder will look to start a new win streak on Friday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason allowed three goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Rangers. The loss was Mason's first in his last five starts, but it was a critical one, as the Flyers battle for playoff position down the stretch. The netminder now has a .916 save percentage and a 2.54 GAA in 55 appearances this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason will start in net Wednesday against the Rangers, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason is 30-16-6 on the season, with a .916 save percentage and a 2.53 GAA, and will look to pick up his fifth straight win as the Flyers travel to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Mason has allowed just six goals over his last four games, and will look to outduel Henrik Lundqvist as the Flyers try to secure a playoff spot.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason is expected to start between the pipes Wednesday against the Rangers, CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason has reeled off four straight wins, and considering that Ray Emery got the call Monday, it seems likely that Mason will return to the crease for Wednesday's contest. Mason is 30-16-6 on the season, with a .916 save percentage and a 2.53 GAA.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 22: Mason was excellent Saturday, turning aside 32-of-33 shots for his 30th win of the season as the Flyers silenced the Blues 4-1. After several disappointing seasons, Mason has enjoyed a bounce-back year - reaching 30 wins for the first time since 2008-2009 when he won the Calder Trophy with the Blue Jackets. With backup Ray Emery posting a mediocre 8-9-1 record and .899 save percentage, Mason will get the lion's share of the starts for the Flyers in their final push to the playoffs.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 22: Mason will be in goal for the Flyers when they face the Blue on Saturday, CSNPhilly's Tom Panaccio reports. Mason has won his last three games and allowed just five goals over that span. He is 29-16-6 with a 2.56 GAA and .915 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: Mason saved 33 of 35 shots in Thursday's 4-2 triumph over Dallas. Mason's rate stats haven't been strong in March, but he's been winning anyway and the Flyers have been climbing the standings. He was strong in this one, his sixth win in eight starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: Mason will be in the net Thursday against the Stars, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason receives his ninth starting nod in the past 10 games for the Flyers, who have leaned heavily on their No. 1 netminder as they remain in a dogfight for a playoff spot. The Stars are in a similar predicament out in the Western Conference, so expect them to counter with their own top goalie in Kari Lehtonen.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 16: Mason made 20 saves in Sunday's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Mason was rock-solid this weekend, helping the Flyers sweep a home-and-home series with the Penguins. The 25-year-old now has eight wins in his last 12 starts, including two shutouts. Through 52 games this season, Mason sports a 9.14 save percentage and a 2.57 GAA.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 16: Mason will be in net for the Flyers when they face the Penguins again on Sunday, Tom Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Mason shut out the Penguins during the first game of this home and home series on Saturday, so it's of no surprise that he's back in goal. He is 27-16-6 with a 2.56 GAA and .915 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason made 25 saves en route to his fourth shutout of the season in Saturday's win over the Penguins. Mason, who had given up four goals in four of his last six starts, helped give the Flyers a big win over an injury-riddled Penguins team on Saturday. Mason has started 12 of the Flyers' past 13 games, posting an 8-3-1 record in that span. His individual stats have been lacking as of late, but a 25-save shutout performance is a good sign of possible things to come. He is up to 27 wins on the season, and could be back in the crease tomorrow for the second half of a home-and-home series with Pittsburgh.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason will be in goal for the Flyers when they face the Penguins on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has dropped his last two starts and allowed six goals in that span. He's hit a bit of a rough patch lately but still has a sound 2.61 GAA and .914 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 14: It's possible that Mason could be the starter for both of the Flyers' back-to-back contests against the Penguins this weekend, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Coach Craig Berube wouldn't commit to Mason starting both games, but with the Flyers holding just a two-point lead over the Red Wings and Devils for the final playoff spot, it may make sense to use their No. 1 goalie twice in a row if they hope to stay competitive with an elite Penguins squad. Backup Ray Emery (groin) practiced Friday and should be ready to play if needed over the weekend, but Berube would almost certainly prefer to have him ease his way back into action against a lesser team than the Penguins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 11: Mason allowed just two goals on 26 shots Tuesday against the Devils, but didn't get much help from his offense in a 2-1 loss. Though the Flyers didn't pick up any points on this night, it represents a positive game for Mason, who'd posted sub-.900 save marks in three straight games coming in.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 10: Mason will be in goal Tuesday vs. the Devils, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason's ratios aren't especially impressive of late, but the Flyers' surging offense has provided him with wins in six of his last eight starts. With backup Ray Emery still slowed by a groin injury, coach Craig Berube will stick with Mason for better or worse.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 10: Mason stopped 32 of 36 shots but fell in overtime Saturday as the Leafs won by a 4-3 count. It was the third straight game in which he allowed four goals, and though his mates provided him with plenty of offense, Mason wasn't as airtight as he needed to be. The Flyers' early-season scoring drought seems to be a distant memory at this point, making wins more easy to come by these days for Mason, even as his ratios remain unimpressive.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 8: Mason will start in goal for the Flyers when they face the Maple Leafs on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. No surprise here as the Flyers have been off since Wednesday where Mason made 21 saves in a 6-4 win over Washington. He is currently 26-15-5 with a 2.60 GAA and .914 save percentage this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 6: Mason stopped only 21 of 25 shots but came away with the victory Wednesday against the Capitals. Mason has put together a three-game winning streak, but it's mostly been on the strength of his offense picking him up. Mason's season ratios (2.60 GAA, .914 save percentage) hover around the league average, but with the Flyers looking like one of the better teams in the East, he shouldn't have much difficulty raking in the victories.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 4: Mason will be in the crease Wednesday against the Capitals, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. The Flyers will with Mason for consecutive starts against the Capitals, after he came away with the overtime win in Sunday's match between the two teams. Mason's overall ratios (2.57 GAA, .915 save percentage) hover around the league average, but it's enough to give him a steady hand on No. 1 goalie duties the rest of the way.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: Mason made 25 saves on 29 shots in an overtime win over the Capitals on Sunday. Mason has let in four goals in two of his three games since the Olympic break ended. However, he was playing well before the break, and he has a .915 save percentage on the season, as well as 25 wins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: Mason will be in net for the Flyers when they take on the Capitals on Sunday, CSNPhilly's Tom Panaccio reports. Mason is coming off a 33-save win against the Rangers on Saturday and will be making his third start in four days. Not a surprise though with Ray Emery still banged up and an inexperienced Cal Heeter serving as the current back-up. Mason is used to the heavy workload and still comes out on top with a 2.54 GAA and .917 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 1: Mason turned away 33 of 35 shots to defeat the Rangers on Saturday. It was an important bounce-back outing for Mason after he was blasted for four goals on 12 shots in Thursday's loss to the Sharks, ultimately getting yanked in the second period. With Ray Emery (lower body) unavailable for Sunday's game vs. the Capitals, coach Craig Berube hinted that Mason would receive the start for the second game in as many nights.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 1: Mason will receive the starting nod Saturday against the Rangers, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. With Ray Emery unavailable Saturday with a lower-body injury, coach Craig Berube essentially has no choice but to go with Mason, rather than throw emergency recall Cal Heeter to the wolves. As the Flyers' No. 1 netminder, Mason is slated to pick up the vast majority of the team's starts in goal regardless of Emery's status. However, should Emery's injury result in an IR stint, Mason could yield an even larger workload the rest of the way than anticipated.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 28: Mason allowed four goals on 12 shots over nearly two periods of play before being pulled Thursday in a loss to San Jose. He'd won three straight heading into the break, but apparently the NHL's Olympic pause didn't do Mason any favors. Of course, Ray Emery wasn't any better in relief, giving up three third-period tallies.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 27: Mason (leg) will receive the starting nod Thursday against the Sharks, CSN Philly's Sarah Baicker reports. Mason was dealing with some minor leg spasms after the Flyers' last game before the break, but with plenty of time to recover, he's ready for his usual workload in goal. The 25-year-old had been mostly slumping in December and January but seemed to be turning things around before the break, winning three consecutive starts while allowing only three goals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 8: Mason was experiencing leg spasms Thursday, but coach Craig Berube says that his star goalie is just fine, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. This is purely minor and with the Olympic break coming up, Mason will have ample time to rest.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 7: Mason did not practice Friday, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Coach Craig Berube described it as a maintenance day for Mason, though he hinted it could be Ray Emery in goal Saturday against Calgary. Mason has started seven of the team's last eight games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 6: Mason stopped 38-of-39 shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Avalanche. Mason stifled a hot Colorado team to pick up his fourth win in five tries. The hot stretch hasn't come against soft competition, either, with Mason beating the Red Wings, Kings, Sharks, and Avalanche, while his only loss in the five-game span came against the Ducks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 6: Mason is slated to start Thursday's game against the Avalanche, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports. Mason will continue to backstop a Flyers' squad that has won three of four games, while outscoring the opposition 15-7 in that span. Meanwhile, the Avs have wins in nine of their last 12 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 3: Mason made 20 saves on 22 shots in a win over the Sharks on Monday. While there may have been talk of a goaltending controversy before the season between Mason and Ray Emery, that has not been the case at all. His 43 games played is seventh most in the NHL, and his 22 wins are ninth. His performance has been up-and-down recently, but his overall numbers are encouraging, and he does have two shutouts in his last four starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 3: Mason will be in the net Monday against the Sharks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Though Mason blanked the Kings in his last time out, his performance has varied wildly of late, as he bookended a one-goal outing with two four-goal efforts in the three starts leading up to the shutout. He wouldn't seem to have a particularly good chance at gathering the road win vs. the Sharks, against whom the Flyers have lost nine straight meetings.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 1: Mason posted his second shutout in three games when he turned away 35 shots Saturday in a 2-0 win over the Kings. He also bricked up the twine tent Tuesday against the Wings. But it's been an all-or-nothing battle of late for Mason, who'd been pulled in two of his previous three games before that first shutout. You need to get out the dice and roll, although we hope his recent performances foreshadow a stabilization in his game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 1: Mason will receive the start in the net Saturday against the Kings, Curtis Zupke of NHL.com reports. Mason hasn't inspired much confidence lately with three more goals allowed in eight of his last 10 starts. Saturday's road matchup with one of the west's top teams wouldn't seem to offer a promising outlook for Mason, but the Kings' attack has endured recent struggles of their own. The Kings have tallied just two goals over their last five games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 1: Mason was beaten for four goals on 27 shots in Thursday's loss to the Ducks. Tuesday's shutout of the Red Wings was believed to be a springboard of sorts for Mason after he largely struggled since inking a contract extension Jan. 18, but the netminder delivered yet another poor outing. His GAA has inflated from the mid-2.30s all the way to 2.61 over the month of January, putting his numbers closer to the league average at this point.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 30: Mason will get the start in goal Thursday against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Mason's run of disastrous starts came to a resounding end in his previous outing Tuesday vs. the Red Wings, as he stopped all 33 shots he faced en route to his second shutout of the season. Coach Craig Berube will stick with the newly extended netminder with the hope that Tuesday's performance is a sign of things to come.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 28: Mason stopped all 33 shots he faced in Tuesday's 5-0 win over Detroit. This is Mason's second shutout of the season, and one he desperately needed. He had allowed three or more goals in eight out of his previous 10 starts. While this certainly doesn't mean he's locked in, it could be the light at the end of the tunnel.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 28: Mason will start in goal Tuesday against the Red Wings, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Flyers will look to get Mason, who's posted a 3.60 GAA and a .877 save percentage in nine January starts to this point, back on track with another home start Tuesday. It will be his fifth consecutive home start. Ray Emery hasn't played a whole lot better of late (3.02 GAA, .909 save percentage in January), but he seems to have earned at least a slightly larger share of the starts moving forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 25: Mason gave up four goals on 19 shot attempts before he was pulled late in the second period of Saturday's loss to the Bruins. Mason has now been yanked early in three of his nine starts in January and has allowed three or more goals in all but two of his outings this month. His recent contract extension probably gives him a decent amount of job security over backup Ray Emery, but fantasy owners might not be quite as forgiving.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 25: Mason will be in goal for the Flyers when they face the Bruins on Saturday. Mason has been struggling lately and has allowed 18 goals over his last five starts. Obviously the Flyers are sticking with him, as they should, but his record has dropped to 19-12-5 with a 2.57 GAA and .915 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 22: Mason stopped 29 of 32 shots in Wednesday's game against the Hurricanes but took the loss. Mason drops to 19-12-5 with the loss Wednesday. He has not been stopping shots very consistently in his past few games for the Flyers, allowing 18 goals over his last five starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 22: Mason will be in the net Wednesday vs. the Hurricanes, Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.com reports. Mason was originally set to get the starting nod Tuesday before the game ended up being postponed, so coach Craig Berube will just stick with that plan a day later. However, the postponement will force the Flyers to play back-to-back games, jeopardizing Mason's chances of getting the starting nod Thursday against the Blue Jackets.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Tuesday's Flyers-Hurricanes game has been postponed due to inclement weather, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. With a snow emergency already issued for Philadelphia with projections of up to a foot of snow set to hit the area over the next 12 hours, the two teams will look to make up the game at a later date. Fantasy owners in leagues with daily lineups should look to move all of their Flyers and Hurricanes players to the bench.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Mason will start in goal Tuesday against the Hurricanes. Mason got the hook Saturday after allowing four goals on 24 shots against the Islanders, and he now owns a 3.35 GAA through seven January starts. The Flyers just re-upped Mason for three years and $12.3 million last weekend, so they're committed to him for the rest of this season and beyond.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 18: Mason was pulled from Saturday's game after allowing four goals on 24 shots. It came on the same day he signed a $12.3 million, three-year contract extension. Remarkably, the Flyers rebounded after he was yanked and Mason wasn't saddled with the loss. But Flyers' fans must have just about spit out their beer given the team's luck with goaltenders. He'll rebound, but it's awfully ironic.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 18: The Flyers have reportedly signed Mason to a contract extension, according to play-by-play man Tom Callahan. Terms have no be disclosed as of yet, but Mason had been on just a one-year contract, set to expire in April. He is currently 19-11-5 with a 2.48 GAA and .917 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 18: Mason will be in the net Saturday vs. the Islanders, Dave Isaac of the Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports. Mason hasn't been at his sharpest of late, allowing two of the league's lesser offenses in the Sabres and Predators to beat him for three goals each over his last two starts. With 13 games on the schedule Saturday, Mason might not be a particularly good option against the surging Islanders, who are 8-2-0 over their last 10 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 17: Mason stopped 34 of 37 shots Thursday, but fell to the Predators in a seven-round shootout. A decent game in terms of save percentage for Mason, but he wasn't able to come away with the win and has now allowed 11 goals over his last three starts, comprising eight periods of regulation play (he was pulled after two Jan. 11) and Thursday's overtime session.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 16: Mason will be in goal Thursday vs. the Predators, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason's last outing was an ugly one against a bad Sabres squad, but he still managed to gather the win despite surrendering three goals on only 19 shot attempts. Given how hard wins were to come by earlier in the season when the goalie shined while the offense struggled, Mason won't take any shame in being bailed out every once in a while. He'll look to continue his winning ways against a Predators team that could be breaking in a new goalie in Devan Dubnyk on Thursday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 15: Mason allowed three goals on just 19 shots Tuesday in Buffalo, but came away with a 4-3 victory. It's nice to get picked up by your offense when you're not at your sharpest, but Mason's now posted two weak outings in a row, giving up eight total goals despite facing only 36 shots in the two games combined.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 14: Mason will start in goal Tuesday against the Sabres. Tampa Bay lit Mason up to the tune of five goals on just 17 shots Saturday, a season-high for the 25-year-old goalkeeper. He'll draw a favorable matchup in the Sabres on Tuesday, with Jhonas Enroth expected to start over Ryan Miller.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 11: Mason was beaten a season-high five times on 17 shot attempts as the Flyers lost Saturday to the Bolts. The .706 save percentage was also a season-worst for Mason, who in fairness, had a lethargic defensive effort in front of him. Mason was spared further damage to his numbers after the second period, as he was pulled in favor of Ray Emery.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 11: Mason will be in net for the Flyers when they take on Tampa Bay on Saturday. Little surprise here as Mason hasn't played since turning away a mere 19 shots in a win over Montreal on Wednesday. He is currently 18-10-4 with a strong 2.35 GAA and .922 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 8: Mason turned away 19 of 20 shots to dispatch the Habs on Wednesday. It was another typically sound outing by Mason, who has come away with a win in seven of his last eight starts and guided the Flyers to their 10th consecutive home victory. Now that the Flyers' offense is starting to click after languishing for much of the first half, Mason looks to be one of the league's above-average goalie options over the rest of the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 8: Mason will get the call between the pipes for Wednesday's matchup with the Canadiens, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has played well this season, and has been red hot lately. He's gone 7-1-1 in his last nine starts, and will look to backstop the Flyers to their first 10-game home winning streak since 2003.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 5: Mason and the Flyers beat the Coyotes on Saturday, 5-3. He turned aside 26 shots to claim his 17th victory of the campaign. This one qualifies as winning ugly; his teammates battled back from a 3-1 deficit by scoring four unanswered goals to close the game. His recent results are better than his stats would indicate. He's 6-1-1 in his last eight decisions despite surrendering 22 goals over that span. The Flyers have turned on the offense in the last few weeks, so if your fantasy team can absorb some so-so composite numbers, you should keep rolling him. But if the Philly offense softens, be prepared for a dry spell in the wins column.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 4: Mason will be between the pipes for the Flyers when they face the Coyotes on Saturday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. There's little surprise here as Mason continues to play well for the Flyers this season. He is 16-10-4 on the season with a 2.37 GAA aND .922 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 3: Mason allowed just two goals on 31 shots Thursday against Colorado, but was stuck with the loss. Unfortunately for Mason and the Flyers, Semyon Varlamov was one better on the other side. This defeat snaps a five-game winning streak for Mason and accounts for his first regulation loss since way back on Dec. 7.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 2: Mason will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Avalanche, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason did not play as well in December as he did in the previous two months, but he still managed to win each of his last five starts. He will face a Colorado team that sits eighth in the league in scoring, but won just five of its 14 games in December.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 31: Mason made 41 saves on 44 shots in a shootout win over the Canucks on Monday. Mason has picked up a win in five straight games, and with Ray Emery's struggles there is no longer any real threat to Mason's starting job, which boosts his fantasy value.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason is expected to start between the pipes Monday against the Canucks, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason has been a hot hand in net for the Flyers, winning five of his last six decisions. After a slow start to the season, he has turned it around and has a 15-9-4 record with a 2.37 GAA and a .921 save percentage. He should be a solid play in net Monday against Vancouver.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 29: Mason faced just 16 shots in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win at Edmonton. He logged his fourth straight victory to move to 15-9-4 on the season. The Flyers have three sets of back-to-back games over the next two weeks, so he might get a breather or two over that span.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 28: Mason will make the start in the net Saturday vs. the Oilers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After entering Christmas break on a high note in holding the Wild to one goal on 27 shots in a win Monday, Mason will get a chance to keep the moment going against a scuffling Oilers squad. Mason owns a robust 14-9-4 record to accompany his 2.35 GAA and .923 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 23: Mason stopped 26 of 27 in a win over Minnesota on Monday. That's a great way for Mason to enter the break after a couple of rough starts in December. He finished Monday with a .963 save percentage and his third straight win.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 23: Mason will be in the net Monday against the Wild, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports. Coach Craig Berube elected to give Mason the day off Saturday against the Blue Jackets after a string of poor outings of late, but he'll return the goal to his No. 1 netminder in the team's final game before the holiday break. Mason should have a good opportunity to get back on track at home against a Wild team that ranks 31st in the NHL in goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 20: Mason let in four goals on 29 shots Thursday against Columbus, but still managed to come away with the shootout victory. Mason's numbers have taken a dramatic dip in December, as he's provided a save percentage above .900 in just three of his seven starts. In spite of those scuffles, he's still earned a 4-1-2 record in those contests thanks to an up-and-coming offense.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason will get the start in goal Thursday vs. the Blue Jackets, CSN Philly's Sarah Baicker reports. Mason will be handed his fourth straight start after going 2-0-1 in the previous three contests, allowing a respectable seven goals. He looks to be a good play against a Blue Jackets squad that has been depleted by injuries in recent weeks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 18: Mason stopped 24 of 26 shots Tuesday against the Capitals to collect his 12th win on the year. His record is still unattractive, with 13 losses (four in overtime) to go with those 12 wins, but Masoon's rate stats remain strong despite the little lull he'd been in recently. Prior to Tuesday's win, Mason had lost three of his last four starts, allowing four goals in each of the losses.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 17: Mason will take the start in goal Tuesday against the Capitals, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason is coming off a rough outing in which he allowed four goals on 33 shot attempts in an overtime loss to the Capitals. He will have his chance for redemption Tuesday and will try to earn his first win of the season against Washington in his third attempt.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 15: Mason made 29 saves on 33 shots in a shootout loss to the Capitals on Sunday. Mason has let in four goals in three of his last four starts, but two of those games were shootout losses. Overall, he still has good numbers on the season, better than Ray Emery.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 15: Mason will be between the pipes for the Flyers when they take on the Capitals on Sunday. Mason is coming off a solid 20-save performance against the Canadiens on Thursday in which he allowed just one goal. He's currently 11-9-3 but has a solid 2.29 GAA with a .927 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 12: Mason stopped 20 of 21 shots Thursday as the Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1. Mason was perfect for 59 minutes until he let a wrist shot slip through his pads. The win snapped a streak of poor outings for Mason, who now has 11 wins on the season. Stay posted to see if skipper Craig Berube will start Mason on Sunday against the Capitals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 12: Mason will start in goal Thursday against the Canadiens. Mason was forced into mop-up duty Wednesday, after Ray Emery allowed six goals on just 18 shots against the Blackhawks, but Mason has enough in the tank to go again Thursday. It will be his first home start since Nov. 29.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 9: Mason gave up four goals on 34 shots in a shootout loss to the Senators on Monday. Mason has let in four goals in each of his last two games, but his overall numbers are fine, as he still has a strong .927 save percentage and 2.33 GAA on the year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 9: Mason is expected to start Monday's game against Ottawa, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Mason has started 21 out of a possible 29 games for the Flyers this season, posting a .929 save percentage and 2.26 GAA. He struggled in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Stars and was pulled after the second period. Mason will look to get back on track against an Ottawa team that owns a an 11-14-5 record, despite ranking eighth in the NHL with 2.9 goals per games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 7: Mason stopped 22 of 26 shots before he was pulled after the conclusion of the second period of Saturday's loss to the Stars. Mason shook off a hit to his mask early in the game to post a clean first period, but he completely fell apart in the second frame, allowing a hat trick to Tyler Seguin and another score to Valeri Nichushkin before he was given the hook. It marks two poor outings in a row for Mason, who still seems to have command of the starting job in spite of the recent downturn in performance.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 7: Masonwill be between the pipes for the Flyers when they face the Stars on Saturday. Mason ran into a bit of trouble during his last start, allowing three goals to the Red Wings, but he quickly settled down for the win, his third-straight victory. Mason is now 10-8-2 with an impressive 2.14 GAA and .932 save percentage this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 4: Mason stopped 32 of 35 shots to pick up the win Wednesday against the Red Wings. Mason wasn't at his sharpest Wednesday, but the workmanlike effort earned him his seventh win in his last nine starts. With the Flyers offense finally starting to play up to his potential, Mason's won-loss record is beginning to reflect his impressive ratios on the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 4: Mason will start in net Wednesday against the Red Wings. Mason got off to a terrible start, but is 6-1-1 in his last eight appearances, and has posted a save percentage over .900 in each of the last nine games. He'll continue to split time with Ray Emery, who is also playing well, moving forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 30: Mason made 34 saves through overtime and turned away all skaters in the shootout in Saturday's 3-2 win over Nashville. He made a huge save with 30 seconds left in the third and then he turned away a breakaway with 30 seconds left in the overtime. He's now 4-1 in his last five starts ad 6-2 in his last eighth starts. And he's delivering some very solid netminding right now -- take fantasy advantage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 30: Mason will be between the pipes for the Flyers on Saturday when they face the Predators, Sarah Baiker of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports. Mason will go on back-to-back nights after allowing just one goal on 26 shots against the Jets on Friday. His record doesn't say much at 8-8-2, but his 2.10 GAA and .933 save percentage speak volumes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 29: Mason stopped all but one of the 26 shots he faced in Friday's 2-1 win over Winnipeg. Mason has won six of his last eight decisions, allowing more than two goals just once. He's been a revelation for the Flyers after the team endured a disappointing start to the season. The Flyers are still in the midst of a playoff hunt in the Metropolitan Division and Mason should continue to benefit from the team's improved play.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 28: Mason will start in goal Friday against the Jets, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason will get his 18th start in the Flyers' 25th game. He's sporting a solid 2.17 GAA and .931 save percentage, but is stuck with a 7-8-2 record, as the Flyers have scored just 2.2 goals per game. Mason has a nice chance to get in the win column Friday, facing a sub-par team at home.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason made 28 saves on 31 shots in a loss to the Panthers on Monday. Mason is continuing his strong play from after he was traded to Philly last season. He has a .931 save percentage and a 2.17 GAA. Given his track record, these numbers will likely dip, but he's playing well now, and he is doing enough to keep Ray Emery on the bench.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason will start between the pipes in Monday's game against the Panthers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has been a solid presence in net for the Flyers, winning four of his last five decisions. On the season, he is 7-7-2 with a 2.11 GAA and a .933 save percentage. He will be a decent start in net Monday against the Panthers with his recent run of success.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 23: Mason made 36 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 win over the Islanders on Saturday night. Four of his seven wins this season have come in his last five starts, so it's clear he's starting to seriously amp up his game. The whole team is heating up, too, so Mason's a good roll if he gets the nod.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 23: Mason will be in net for the Flyers game against the Islanders on Saturday, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports. Mason has won three of his last four games, including an impressive shutout of Ottawa last Friday. He's made six starts here in November and is 3-1-2 with a 1.92 GAA and .938 save percentage this month.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 19: Mason will start in goal for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason has put together a solid string of starts, winning two of his last three outings and only yielding four goals over that stretch. In his only start of the season against the Senators this season, he had a shutout, stopping all 24 shot attempts in that game. He should be a solid start Tuesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 16: Mason stopped 36 of 38 shots during the Flyers' 3-2 shootout loss to Winnipeg on Friday. Mason looked sharp in this one, makign some fantastic saves, but gave up the game-tying goal at 14:23 of the third, another power play goal by Jets' Dustin Byfuglien. Winnipeg completed the comeback in the shootout after Mason gave up two goals on five shots. He is now 5-7-2 this season with a still-impressive 2.13 GAA and .931 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 15: Mason will be between the pipes Friday vs. the Jets, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After Ray Emery got the most recent turn in the net, the Flyers will turn over the keys to Mason in a battle between two squads riding three-game win streaks. Mason certainly played a vital role in the Flyers' first two wins, holding the Oilers to two goals last Saturday and shutting out the Senators on Tuesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason stopped 24 of 24 shots Tuesday in a 5-0 walloping of the Senators -- his first shutout of the season. While Mason's been great for the Flyers in goal this year -- despite what his ugly 5-7-1 record shows -- he amazingly hadn't managed to shut a team out in his first dozen games. He's still rolling well and the Philadelphia offense is starting to come alive, making him an enticing fantasy acquisition moving forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason will start in net for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has had a bit of a rocky start to the season along with the rest of the Flyers' squad. His save percentage is .925 and he has posted a 2.34 GAA, but only has a 4-7-1 record to show for it.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 9: Mason saved 24 of 26 shots Saturday vs. the Oilers to cruise to his fourth win over the season. At long last, Mason finally got some offensive support from his mates, who entered the game ranked last in the NHL with 1.47 goals per game. Star center Claude Giroux finally recorded his first goal of the season in the win, however, and if he can get going to ignite the Flyers' dormant offensive, Mason could finally start to see the number of wins typically commensurate with his sterling performance.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 9: Mason will start in goal for the Flyers on Saturday. Mason has struggled as of late, losing his last three decisions and giving up eight goals in that span. However, despite the recent losses and the 3-7-1 record, he has a solid 2.37 GAA with a .925 save percentage over 11 games this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 5: Mason made 36 saves Thursday against Carolina, but was stuck with a 2-1 loss in overtime. It was a goalie duel the whole way through between Mason and the Hurricanes' Justin Peters -- at least until the last four minutes of regulation. After Scott Hartnell broke through to give Philadelphia the lead with 3:58 remaining, Mason gave up a last-minute, game-tying goal to Jordan Staal, then lost in overtime on Manny Malhotra's tally.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 5: Mason will get the start in goal Tuesday against the Hurricanes, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason has lost his last two starts in goal, allowing three scores in each contest. While his 2.42 GAA and .922 save percentage are respectable, he has not had consistent offensive support this season and has a 3-7-0 record. He does have a relatively favorable matchup Tuesday against the Hurricanes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 2: Updating a previous report, Mason will not be in the net Saturday against the Devils, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. Although the early reports indicated Mason would be back in the net after he was pulled early in Friday's blowout, the Flyers elected to go with Ray Emery on Saturday. Mason still enjoys decent job security over Emery with a 2.42 GAA and .922 save percentage, but nonexistent offense support has saddled him with a 3-7-0 record.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 2: Mason will get the start in goal Saturday against the Devils, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports. Mason is coming off what might have been the nadir of the Flyers' season in Friday's 7-0 loss to the Capitals, as the goalie was chased from the game in the second period only to return when replacement Ray Emery was ejected for fighting. Things can really only go up from here for Mason and the Flyers, who should match up better with the 3-5-4 Devils.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 1: Mason allowed five goals on eight shots in Friday's loss to Washington, playing just 22:18 before being pulled in favor of Ray Emery. It might not matter who is in goal for Philadelphia considering how shaky their team has been playing. Neither Mason or his teammate, Emery, are recommended plays most nights, especially against teams with the offensive firepower of Washington. Mason's peripheral stats are not poor, but his 3-6 record is more a product of his team, not his near 92.8 save percentage entering Friday's game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 1: Mason will start in goal Friday against the Capitals, Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly.com reports. Despite a 2.25 GAA and a .928 save percentage, Mason has just three wins to his name in his nine starts. He'll look to continue his strong play at home Friday against a Capitals team that hasn't been quite as prolific offensively as they have in recent years.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 29: Mason allowed three goals on 37 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Ducks. The stat line is a relatively strong one for a loss, as he did post a .919 save mark in the contest, but Mason and the Flyers had a 2-1 lead at the second intermission and blew it in the final frame. As a result, Mason was sent to his sixth regulation loss in nine starts this year despite nearly Vezina-quality rate stats.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 29: Mason is expected to start between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Ducks, CSN Philadelphia's Sarah Baicker reports. Mason has been in goal this season for all three of the victories for the Flyers and has a respectable 2.15 GAA and .930 save percentage. He will be in a difficult situation in goal if the Flyers continue to struggle on offense.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 26: Mason will be in the net Saturday against the Islanders, the South Jersey Courier-Post's Dave Isaac reports. Though Mason has excelled this season with a 2.17 GAA and .930 save percentage, he has just a 2-5-0 record to show for it thanks to an offensive attack that's been virtually nonexistent. Though he'll welcome back forward Scott Hartnell from IR on Saturday, it could remain difficult for him to gather wins with a supporting cast that still remains suspect.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 24: Mason earned his second win of the season, allowing just one goal as the Flyers beat the Rangers 2-1. New coach Craig Berube seems keen on letting Mason find his groove in net. If he continues to have games like this, Ray Emery may not find himself between the pipes very often, and bargain-hunting fantasy owners could find real value in Mason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 24: Mason is expected to start in goal Thursday against the Rangers, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly reports. The Flyers haven't played in a week, so Mason should be fresh and ready to roll against New York. Despite a respectable 2.37 GAA and a .923 save percentage, Mason is just 1-5-0 to this point.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 17: Mason allowed three goals on 34 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins. It's hard to blame Mason for the Flyers' struggles, particularly in this game where he faced a superior Pittsburgh offense. Still, while the general consensus is that he's played well in net, he's ranked just 19th in the league in both save percentage and goals allowed average. Given the Flyers' subpar defense, an eager Ray Emery, and a new coach looking to spark his team, fantasy owners would be prudent to look elsewhere for solid production from the goalie slot.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 17: Mason will start in goal Thursday against the Penguins, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Despite a 1-4 record, Mason has played pretty well thus far, with a 2.23 GAA and a .926 save percentage. He'll get another start Thursday, while Ray Emery continues to serve as the clear No. 2 option.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 15: Mason stopped 22 of 25 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Canucks. Mason allowed an easy goal on a careless turnover in the second period. While he hasn't played poorly this season, he's only managed to collect one win thus far--the same as the reeling Flyers' team in front of him. He has yet to find his hot glove, so coach Craig Berube might look to Ray Emery for a few starts in the coming games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 14: Mason is expected to start at goalie in Tuesday's game against the Canucks, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has taken the majority of the starts over teammate Ray Emery in goal this season. Emery had a tough day against the Red Wings, so Mason is expected to take the start Tuesday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 11: Mason allowed two goals as the Flyers fell 2-1 to the Coyotoes. Mason continued his display of acrobatic saves between the pipes. Unfortunately, the Flyers' offense has failed to mask his flaws. He allowed one even-strength goal and one power play goal. Expect new coach Craig Berube to give Ray Emery a few tries in net as he tries to right this team.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 11: Mason will start against the Coyotes on Friday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The start will be Mason's fourth in the Flyers' first five games, providing an early indication of how the front office and coaching staff intend to deploy him in tandem with Ray Emery at least in the short term.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason allowed just one goal on 34 shots to secure his first win of the season. Mason looked solid between the pipes for the entire game, making acrobatic saves and even stopping a breakaway. The lone goal came on an awkward rebound that Flyers defenders failed to clear. It's still likely that he'll be splitting time with Ray Emery, so stay tuned to see who new coach Craig Berube will start each night.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason will start between the pipes Tuesday against the Panthers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Mason has two losses in his first two starts of the season. His last time in goal, he made 32 saves on 34 shots. He is working in a jobshare in goal with Ray Emery.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 6: Mason made 32 saves on 34 shots but took the loss Sunday against the Hurricanes. Mason has taken a loss in both of his starts, but he has played reasonably well, and he should continue to share the load with Ray Emery until one of them emerges.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 2: Mason allowed three goals on 25 shot attempts in Wednesday's loss to the Maple Leafs. Mason did little to reward the Flyers' taking a chance on him in their season debut over presumptive favorite Ray Emery, posting a lackluster .880 save percentage on the night. Emery figures to get the nod Saturday against the Canadiens as the Flyers look to get both goalies involved until one or the other gets hot.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 2: Mason will start for the Flyers season opener Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports. The announcement comes as a big surprise, as many expected Ray Emery to be the favorite for the starting job in Philly to start the season. Mason was expected to get a good amount of starts this year, but getting the call on opening night could mean he's in line for more than originally expected.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 26: Mason allowed three goals on 24 shots in Thursday's preseason loss to the Devils. He's given up three goals in all three of his exhibition outings -- not very promising as he auditions against Ray Emery for the starting role in Philadelphia.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 16: Mason allowed three goals on 15 shots in the Flyers 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs. Mason and fellow netminder Ray Emery are competing for the starting job, and allowing three goals on 15 shots was not an ideal start.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jun 28: With former teammate Ilya Bryzgalov having his contract bought out this week by the Flyers, Mason looks to be in position to be the team's No. 1 goaltender next season, the Associated Press reports. Mason was horrible the last few seasons for the Blue Jackets, but he seemed to put it together following his trade to the Flyers and finished with a 4-2 record and 1.90 GAA for Philly. While the team still needs to bring in another goaltender, it appears that the Flyers thought enough of Mason once they traded for him and watched him succeed, that they're ready to head into the 2013-14 campaign with him as their main goaltender.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 27: Mason made 43 saves Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Senators. He also picked up an assist on the game-winning goal. Wow -- Mason has won four straight games in orange and black. Is there a chance he becomes the Flyers' starter next season? You bet. Keeper leaguers should watch and wait on that decision before submitting their final rosters. Goalie points are usually gold in most formats.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 27: Mason will get the starting nod in Saturday's season finale against the Senators. Mason has been pretty solid lately and will be in goal as the Flyers conclude their nightmare of a season. He draws a decent matchup against the defensive-minded Senators.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 23: Mason stifled the Bruins on Tuesday, stopping 39 of 41 shots in a 5-2 win. Since coming over to Philadelphia, Mason's been a changed man, appearing in six games (five starts) and allowing a grand total of 11 goals. He's won three straight, and if this regaining of old form persists, could push Ilya Bryzgalov for the starting role next year -- assuming Bryz is still on the team.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 23: Mason will start Tuesday's game against the Bruins. It will be the second straight turn for Mason, who has won his last two starts for the Flyers, while giving up five goals in the process.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 20: Mason made 26 saves in Philadelphia's 5-3 win over Carolina on Saturday night. He seems to being a confident calm to the blue paint in Philly, something that hasn't accompanied that position in years. He could provide surprising value until season's end.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 20: Mason will start in net for the Flyer , according to the team's official Twitter page. Mason has looked strong in net recently and is being praised by teammates for a variety of skills he brings to the table. He is currently posting a .941 save percentage right now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 18: Mason was praised by defenseman Kimmo Timonen and head coach Peter Laviolette for his puck-handling and rebound control after an impressive 38-save performance Tuesday in a win over the Rangers, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. These are traits not often heard when discussing the Flyers' other goaltender, Ilya Bryzgalov. It would appear the Flyers are in a good position if the organization chooses to amnesty Bryzgalov, who has another seven years remaining on his contract.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 16: Mason made 38 saves and was the difference Tuesday in a 4-2 win over the Rangers. The Rangers brought a strong attack and dominated in the third period, but Mason held them off despite experiencing cramps that caused a brief stoppage in play. He's been like a new man for the Flyers since coming over at the deadline, but he's gone on good stretches for three or four games at a time before -- we'll need to see some more consistent quality before getting too excited.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 16: Mason will start in goal against the Rangers on Tuesday. Mason gets the nod in net for the Flyers on Tuesday, on the heels of Monday's 7-3 win over the Canadiens, which was started by Ilya Bryzgalov.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 13: Mason allowed one goal on 21 shots in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Sabres. Mason's second start as a Flyer went better than his first, but it still wasn't enough to avoid a loss on a day where Buffalo's Jonas Enroth stopped all 29 shots he faced. Ilya Bryzgalov will likely return to the net for Monday's game in Montreal.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 13: Mason will start in goal against the Sabres on Saturday. Mason gave up three goals and took the loss against the Islanders in his first start as a Flyer on Tuesday. He'll try to right the ship Saturday, though the Flyers' defensive woes extend beyond whoever starts between the pipes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 9: Mason stopped 28 of 31 shots Tuesday in a 4-1 loss to the Islanders, his first start since being traded to Philadelphia. Mason may receive some chances to encroach on Ilya Bryzgalov's playing time, but he certainly hasn't proven to be all that good over the last few years. Tuesday's .903 save mark just so happens to equal his career rate.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 9: Mason will start Tuesday's game against the Islanders, philly.com reports. It will be Mason's first start for the Flyers since being acquired last week from the Blue Jackets. It's an important assignment for him too, with the Flyers five points out of a playoff spot and needing to heat up down the stretch in order to squeeze back into the postseason mix.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 8: The Flyers have signed Mason to a one-year, $1.5 million contract extension, philly.com reports. While Ilya Bryzgalov is expected to make his 23d straight start on Tuesday against the Islanders and Mason remains in the backup mix for now, down the road he evidently has his sights on making a run at the team's No. 1 goaltending gig next season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 6: Mason stopped all nine shots he faced after taking over for Ilya Bryzgalov in the third period Saturday against Winnipeg. Bryzgalov made his 22nd consecutive start Saturday, so it's possible that Mason will earn a nod in the very near future as the Flyers look to give their No. 1 netminder some rest and try to get him playing well again down the stretch.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: The Jackets have dealt Mason to the Flyers, Renaud Lavoie of RDS reports. No word yet on the return, but a bag of pucks would seem appropriate. Apparently, the Flyers didn't have enough disappointing goalies, as they responded to losing out on Ben Bishop by taking on Mason. Of course, Mason just lost his job to Sergei Bobrovsky, who was traded from Philly to Columbus this past offseason. He'll presumably slot in as Ilya Bryzgalov's backup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 30: Mason stopped 29 shots in Friday's 6-4 win over Columbus, his first start since March 5. Mason has taken a backseat to the strong play of starter Sergei Bobrovsky the last few weeks while Columbus is scraping to stay in the playoff hunt. Look for Mason to see the odd start, usually in back-to-back contests, although Mason's not an entirely recommended play.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 29: Mason will be in goal for Friday's game against the Flames, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has not started a game since Mar. 5 and has appeared in just one since that day. However regular goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has struggled a bit of late - and has started nearly every game this month - so coach Todd Richards took the opportunity to get him a night off. The Flames will be looking for offense Friday following the trade of Jarome Iginla, but those who are considering Mason for a spot start should be aware he is a bit rusty.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 24: Mason was summoned midway through the first frame of Saturday's game at Nashville after starting netminder Sergei Bobrovsky gave up four early goals to the Predators. Mason was perfect the rest of the way, but the Columbus offense was unable to bring the team back into the game, eventually won 5-2 by Nashville. Once upon a time, it was Mason ceding crease time to Bobrovsky. This night is likely to be an aberration, as Bobrovsky is outperforming Mason over the campaign. But both goalies are just 24 years old, so anything can happen.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: Mason faced just eight shots in a little more than a period of work Tuesday against the Oilers, allowing three goals. Sergei Bobrovsky replaced him and led the Jackets to an eventual shootout win. Mason has been ceding the majority of starts to Bobrovsky as it is, and Tuesday's game certainly isn't going to move the needle back in Mason's direction.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: Mason will start Tuesday's game against the Oilers. Mason will take aim Tuesday at an Oilers squad that has dropped two straight games, which has dropped them into a three-way tie for the next-to-last spot in the Western Conference standings.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: Mason turned away 31 of 35 shots in Friday's overtime loss to Chicago, his second loss against the Blackhawks in five days. Mason's numbers on the season are not ideal, as his 2-6-1 record and .904 save percentage do not inspire much confidence. Columbus. Still, he's a goaltender with a pulse, which will give him value in some leagues. Mason is not a bad option for a spot start if the Sport Coats have a favorable matchup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 1: Mason will start Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Blue Jackets broadcaster Jeff Rimer reports. Mason's last start came against Chicago, and he held his own during that game, stopping 26 of 27 shots in a 1-0 loss. He will get another crack at the Blackhawks on Friday, but his chances of coming away with a victory are slim considering Chicago has yet to lose in regulation this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 24: Mason only let in one goal on 27 shots against the Blackhawks on Sunday, but still took a loss. Mason has a .907 save percentage and a 2.77 GAA on the season. These numbers would be his best since his rookie year, but they still aren't good, and may not be enough to fight off Sergei Bobrovsky.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 24: Mason will start Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Sergei Bobrovsky will get night off after taking a tough loss to the Blues on Saturday. It will be Mason, who allowed three goals on 24 shots the last time faced Chicago, in net for the Blue Jackets.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 16: Mason made 30 saves in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Coyotes. He allowed four goals. He's now 2-5, but playing better than he did last year. We're not convinced he has resurrected his career, but his numbers are slightly better than they were last year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 16: Mason is expected to start Saturday against the Coyotes, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Sergei Bobrovsky was in goal for the 2-1 loss to the Kings on Friday night, while the Jackets have another game on the schedule Monday (against Anaheim), making it a good spot for Mason to get a start and afford Bobrovsky some rest.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 11: Mason made 25 saves on 27 shots in a win over the Sharks on Monday. Sergei Bobrovsky was brought in to try and stabilize the situation in net for Columbus with Mason's struggles the past couple of seasons. However, Bobrovsky has been poor himself, so this job could still end up being Mason's.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 11: Mason will start Monday's game against the Sharks, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports Ohio reports. Mason takes aim Monday at a San Jose squad that has dropped four straight games, including two in overtime.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 9: Mason will start in goal Sunday night against the Wild, Joshua Cooper of the Tennessean reports. Mason is struggling so far this season and has a 1-4-0 record to show for it. The good news for his fantasy owners is that the Oilers haven't been a prolific scoring team this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL with 2.3 goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 5: Mason allowed four goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Kings, dropping him to 1-4-0 on the year. Neither Mason nor Sergei Bobrovsky has played exceptionally well to start the year, but expect Bobrovsky to be the one rolled out there next time. After all, the Jackets have been suffering with Mason for more than three years now; they've got to give the new blood a shot at the job, because clearly things haven't been working out with Mason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 5: Mason will start Tuesday's game against the Kings, Dan Kamal of FoxSports Ohio reports. Mason will get his second straight start (and fifth of the season overall) Tuesday after leading the Blue Jackets to a 4-2 win over Detroit on Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 2: Mason played a strong game Saturday against Detroit, stopping 32 shots in a 4-2 win. Mason has been pedestrian so far, but he did look sharp against the Wings. It's his first win of the year and it could be enough for him to get the Jackets' next start.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 2: Mason is expected to get the start Saturday against the Red Wings, according to Blue Jackets announcer Jeff Rimer. Mason came on in relief of Sergei Bobrovsky against the Blues on Thursday, stopping all 13 shots he faced, so it looks like he will get an opportunity here to continue to prove himself. Otherwise, Mason has been his usual unimpressive self so far this season (0-3-0, 2.97 GAA, .895 save percentage), so he's still got a long way to go if he wants to unseat Bobrovsky as the team's #1 starter.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 31: Mason entered in the first period Thursday against St. Louis and stopped all 13 shots he faced in a losing effort. Sergei Bobrovsky was yanked early after giving up three goals, and the Jackets could never climb back against Brian Elliott and the Blues. Having lost all three of his starts this year and been generally outplayed by Bobrovsky, it's going to take more than one nice relief appearance to improve Mason's standing in the Columbus goalie hierarchy.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 30: Mason made 23 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Wild. He let in an early softie to Mikko Koivu but settled down after that, and stoned Pierre-Marc Bouchard on a third period penalty shot to keep Columbus in the game. The punchless Jackets can't afford even one mistake from their goalie though, so expect Sergei Bobrovsky to be back in net on Thursday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 29: Mason will start Tuesday against Minnesota, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. For now, Mason remains in the smaller portion of a timeshare with Sergei Bobrovsky, but he's given up eight goals on 66 shots over two starts (against Chicago and Phoenix) when called upon this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 26: Mason held his own against Chicago on Saturday, making 24 saves in a 3-2 loss. He's trying to work his way back to his Calder form and this effort was passable. But he has a long way to get before we'll be able to recommend him consistently.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 26: Mason will start between the pipes in Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, CSN Chicago's Tracy Myers reports. Mason conceded five goals in his only start so far this season and will have to face a red-hot Blackhawks team that is off to a 4-0 start. It's clearly not a good matchup, but he'll be out there if you need him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 24: Mason wasn't impressive Wednesday in his first start of the season, allowing five goals on 42 shots in a loss to the Coyotes. It was a sloppy effort from the entire team, but Mason did nothing to demonstrate that he deserves to be the number one goalie in Columbus ahead of Sergei Bobrovsky.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 23: Mason is expected to start in goal Wednesday. Mason's taken a back seat to Sergei Bobrovsky to start the season but will get a chance in the first game of a back-to-back Wednesday night.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 22: Mason will get a start either Wednesday or Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Fellow goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is off to a good start, having allowed just five goals through 130 minutes, but head coach Todd Richards wants to give Mason a chance to see what he can do. While Richards hesitated to name a starting goalie entering the season, consider Bobrovsky the top option as of now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 9: Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said that the team doesn't have a number one goalie right now, and that he doesn't expect to name one by the end of training camp, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Despite Richards' reluctance to name a starter it's hard not to see new Jacket Sergei Bobrovsky, and not incumbent Steven Mason, as the better option in net given the confidence Bobrovsky developed in the KHL during the lockout as he backstopped SKA to the top of the standings. The young, Rick Nash-less Jackets could have major issues scoring goals as well as preventing them, so neither goalie is likely to be much of a fantasy asset, but Mason should be buried at the absolute bottom of your cheat sheets.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 3: Mason is eager for the lockout to end after spending the offseason focusing on improving fitness and shedding weight, reports InsideHalton.com. He feels those things may have contributed to the drop in his performance over the past few seasons. "It's been a good summer of training," said the 24-year-old Calder Trophy winner. "I had a clean slate going into this summer, a fresh state of mind. It's only been practices, but I'm feeling really good and seeing really good results." Mason is working out in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario with about a dozen other NHLers. His game picked up in the second-half of last season after recovering from several injuries and working hard with goalie coach Ian Clark. He posted an 11-7 record after January, winning seven of his last 11. There may be sleeper value in his game after all.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason picked up the win Saturday for Columbus stopping by stopping 35 shots. Mason had a solid game but this comes on the back of a miserable season. One has to think the Blue Jackets will look to upgrade the goalie position during the off-season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason is expected to start against the Islanders on Saturday, Columbus Dispatch writer Aaron Portzline reports. With a sub-.900 save percentage on the year, it would be ideal if you could have a different starting option for the regular season finale.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 6: Mason stopped 35 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche. He got the start because Allen York tweaked his groin before the game. This was a good effort for the embattled netminder, who'd watched 11 pucks go by him in his last two games. Such outings have, however, been too few and far between.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 4: Mason (head) backed up Allen York in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Coyotes, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He's hoping to see some action in the final two games of the season, but at this point the Blue Jackets have little reason to plug him back into the lineup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 1: Mason (face) will participate in an on-ice workout with defenseman James Wisniewski (concussion) on Sunday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has missed the last three contests after being hit in the mask with a shot during the Blue Jackets' morning skate Wednesday. Columbus plays Phoenix on Tuesday, and if Mason isn't ready, Allen York could get the start, with Shawn Hunwick serving as backup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason will not play Wednesday after being hit in the mask with a shot during the team's morning skate, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. As a result, Shawn Hunwick will back up Allen York against the Red Wings on Wednesday. Mason should be considered day-to-day until further info on his injury is released.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason allowed six goals on 28 shots in Monday's loss to Columbus, being pulled in the second period. Monday was one of many forgettable nights for Columbus and their highly inconsistent netminder. Mason has allowed two goals total in his last two wins, but, more problematic, are the 20 goals he's let by him in four losses.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason and the Blue Jackets will take on the mighty Red Wings Monday, according to Rob Mixer of Jackets Report. Mason, famously improved because of "new" goalie pads, must have gone back to the old set as he's allowed five goals in two of his last three games. The truth appears to point to Mason being nothing other than an average NHL keeper.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 25: Mason was replaced by Allen York at the start of the third period of Sunday's game against Edmonton, the Oilers' official Twitter page reports. Mason allowed five goals over two period Sunday. On Friday, Mason turned away 39 of 40 shots in a 5-1 win over Carolina. His GAA was a skinny 2.18 in the month of March prior to Sunday, but with a 14-24-3 record and a 3.25 GAA for the season, Mason is shaky fantasy option to say the least.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 25: Mason will start Sunday's game against the Oilers, BlueJackets.NHL.com reports. Mason has been up and down over his last four starts, so as is the case with any goalie on the NHL's worst team, he's hardly a high-percentage play.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 25: Mason is the expected starter for Sunday's game against Edmonton, according to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch. Mason's experiencing yet another up-and-down season, where an excellent start is typically followed by a poor one. His goals-allowed record over his last four games is 1-5-1-4, so if the pattern continues, he's due for another stinker. Start him if you can stomach the risk - otherwise, stay away.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 24: Mason stopped 39 of 40 shots Friday night as Columbus defeated Carolina 5-1. After giving up five goals on 27 shots in his previous start against Chicago on March 20th, Mason had one of his better performances of the season on Friday. He's been relatively good during the month of March, picking up six wins in eight appearances, including a shutout against Colorado on March 1st.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 23: As expected, Mason will get the start for the Blue Jackets' on Friday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He'll likely end up starting all nine of the Jackets' remaining games, so if all you're focused on is wins and can handle any GAA or save percentage hits he might inflict on you, Mason could be worth adding.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: Mason allowed five goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's loss to Chicago, his second loss in the last three games. Mason may have the reins in Columbus for the rest of the season, but that is hardly a ringing endorsement to snatch him off your league's waiver wire for the playoffs. Mason has allowed 10 goals in the last three games, but grabbed a win over Calgary on Saturday, allowing just one goal. It's hard to endorse Mason given his season's performance.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: Mason will be the starter for the Blue Jackets Tuesday night against the Blackhawks, according to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch. With Curtis Sanford likely done for the year, we could be seeing a whole lot of Mason the rest of the way. Amazingly that might be a good thing as he has five wins in his last six outings.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 18: Mason came in for an injured Curtis Stanford on Sunday against Calgary. He played 50:23, and made 28 saves on 29 shots in a shootout win. Mason has had a bad year, but if Sanford is going to miss any time with his injury, he is pretty much Columbus' only other option.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 18: Mason returned to action Saturday after missing out on three starts due to a hand injury. He yielded four goals as the Blue Jackets fell at Vancouver, 4-3. It's good to see that he's healthy enough to play, but only the desperate fantasy owner will reach into the free-agent pool to scoop up a guy with his numbers (3.31, .894).

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 17: Mason was first off the ice at practice and is expected to start Saturday's game against Vancouver, reports Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch. This will be Mason's first start since missing the previous three games with a hand injury, but it looks like he's good to go now. He had four consecutive wins under his belt prior to the injury, so hopefully he can pick up where he left off against the struggling Canucks (4-4-2 in their last 10 games).

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 16: Mason (hand) says his recently improved play is due to a complete redesign of the pads and equipment he wears, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason's old equipment was well below the legal limit in terms of size, and he's shown a lot more confidence wearing the extra padding. Whether this is just a placebo effect, or will allow Mason to regain something like his rookie form again, remains to be seen.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 14: Mason (hand) was able to practice Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Curtis Sanford will still get the start against the Oilers on Wednesday, but Mason should be ready to go very soon.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 9: Mason (hand) will not be available for Saturday's game against St. Louis, BlueJackets.NHL.com reports. Columbus has a Sunday rematch with St. Louis, and it's unclear whether Mason might be available at that point.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 9: Mason left Thursday's game after teammate John Moore was knocked into the net and his skate cut Mason's hand, leaving a cut that required 15 stitches. He'd been playing well to that point, too, stopping 16 of 17 shots, which was enough to give him his fourth consecutive win. Tough break for both Mason and his long-suffering fantasy owners, as he's finally been showing signs of life lately. Curtis Sanford will likely start in goal while Mason is out.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said that Mason will start in goal against the Kings on Thursday, the team's official site reports. Mason, who topped the Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday, will be gunning for his fourth straight win Thursday against a Kings' team that has come out on top three contests in a row.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: Mason stopped 38 of 40 shots Tuesday against Phoenix for his third consecutive win. This is kind of a big deal, as Mason hadn't won three straight since a four-game winning streak more than a year ago -- Feb. 13-25, 2011. He's allowed just four goals in the three wins, so Mason's rolling about as well as he has all year. Unfortunately, we've seen this from him before, and it's going to take a lot more than three games for Mason to regain the trust of fantasy owners.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 6: Mason will face the Coyotes Tuesday, according to The Columbus Dispatch. In one of the oddest twists of 2012 Mason has actually won his last two games allowing just one goal. All Mason has to do now is to win 15 straight starts to even his record at .500.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 3: Mason made 30 saves Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Coyotes. He's had two-straight solid performances and could be poised for a last-season burst. OK -- maybe not a burst but he might win at least one or two more games before the end of the year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: After recording his first shutout in more than a year, Mason will make his second consecutive start Saturday at Phoenix, according to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch. It's kind of an unwritten rule among NHL coaches - if your goalie posts a goose egg, you trot him out there again next game, no matter how bad he's been the rest of the season. Don't be fooled, folks - Mason has a 9-22-3 record this season, along with a dismal 3.38 GAA and .889 save percentage, making him extremely high-risk for fantasy purposes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: Mason stopped all 33 shots he faced in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Avalanche. It's Mason's first goose egg in 49 starts. The Jackets put forth a great defensive effort in front of him, but Mason stood tall when he was called upon. We still don't recommend him as a fantasy start, but there have been hints in recent weeks that he's on the right path to regaining his rookie form.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 29: Mason will start against Colorado on Thursday, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. With a record of 8-22-3 and a GAA of 3.49 for the last place Blue Jackets, Mason remains a low-percentage play for those who aren't specifically looking to maximize their goaltender's games played.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 25: Mason made just 20 saves in Friday's 5-0 loss to the Avalanche. This was a total team collapse by the Blue Jackets, but it's still Mason left holding the bag for the lousy GAA and save percentage afterwards. Despite occasional flashes of adequacy this season has been a perfect storm of awfulness for the former Calder winner, as the terrible play of the roster in front of him has just magnified his own confidence issues and the stagnation in his game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 22: Although the game was never really in doubt, Mason was still required to make 38 saves in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Sharks. The Blue Jackets jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Mason was able to snuff out any San Jose momentum in the second period after they closed to within two goals. He now has three wins in his last six starts, with a 3.05 GAA and a .921 save percentage over that stretch. Curtis Sanford is just about ready to return from his back injury, but Mason might have done just enough in his absence to hang onto the starting gig.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 21: Mason will start Tuesday against the Sharks, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Mason has allowed 13 goals in his last four starts as he's once again reminding everyone that he has been one of the worst keepers in the game for three years.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 19: Mason turned aside 32 of the 35 shots he faced Sunday against the Rangers, but he took the loss in overtime. This is a nice start for Mason, but it doesn't make up for the fact he has terrible numbers on the season, including a mere seven wins in 32 appearances.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 19: Mason is scheduled to start the second of back-to-back starts against the Blackhawks on Sunday, reports ESPN's Jesse Rogers. The first game did not go too well for Mason, who was yanked in Friday's 6-1 loss after giving up four goals on 20 shots. With Curtis Sanford still on the shelf with a back injury, the Blue Jackets have little choice but to keep trotting Mason out there, but fantasy owners should by no means feel compelled to do the same. With a full slate of NHL games on tap Sunday, do your best to find another goalie start somewhere else.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 19: Mason was pulled on Saturday after allowing four goals on 20 shots in what was eventually a 6-1 loss to Chicago. His backup, Allen York, fared no better in giving up two more goals on just eight shots. Mason will remain the Blue Jackets' starter while Curtis Sanford deals with back problems, but he can't be relied upon at all.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 16: Mason will likely make his fourth straight start on Saturday against the Blackhawks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He's been on a little bit of a hot streak while Curtis Sanford is dealing with back problems, posting a 2.33 GAA and .931 save percentage (along with two wins) in the Blue Jackets' last three games, but Mason will need to put together a longer stretch of success than that to be anything more than a desperation fantasy start.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 14: Mason stopped 31 of 32 shots Thursday against the Blues to come away with just his second victory of calendar year 2012. The first came three days earlier in Minnesota. Mason will tease you with these occasional good-looking outings, then give up four soft goals the next time out. If anyone could use a change of scenery at the deadline, it's the one-time Calder winner, but it's hard to see what contending team would want to trade for him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 14: Mason will tend the twine Tuesday when the Blue Jackets face the Blues, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Why oh why Blue Jackets? Perhaps the decision makers hearts were struck by an arrow from Cupid causing their cognitive functions to cease? The truth is that Curtis Sanford (back) is unavailable so the Jackets will turn to Mason for a third straight start.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 12: Mason was beaten five times on 35 shots in a loss to Anaheim on Sunday. Mason is well on his way to joining Jim Carey in ignominy, as he has shown no signs of regaining the form from his rookie season. There is no way anybody, including Columbus, can have faith in him now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 12: Mason is expected to start Sunday against the Ducks, according to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register. This will make back-to-back starts for Mason, who was excellent during Saturday's 3-1 win against Minnesota, stopping 34 of 35 shots. Having said that, Mason has a long history of following up a very good start with a stinker, so be cautious.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 11: Mason put in a strong performance Saturday, stopping all but one of the 35 shots Minnesota fired at him in a 3-1 win. The former phenom really needed that. It was his first win since Dec. 29 and just his sixth on the season. His career is at a crossroads right now -- he's a free agent at season's end and he'll be hard pressed to get anything but a potential minor league deal at this point.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 11: Mason will start Saturday at Minnesota, according to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch. With the Jackets' regular netminder Curtis Sanford out with back injury, it looks like Mason will assume the starting duties for the foreseeable future. However, don't rely on him for fantasy purposes as he is a dismal 5-19-2 this season with a 3.53 GAA and .881 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 1: Mason allowed six goals on 43 shots Tuesday in a brutal 6-0 loss to the Sharks. He wasn't good, kicking out plenty of juicy rebounds, but the defensive effort in front of him was even worse. If Mason is ever going to have a chance of regaining the promise he showed as a rookie, he'll need a change of scenery.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 31: Mason will start Tuesday against the Sharks, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. Mason will be appearing in his 200th game. Unfortunately for Mason and the Blue Jackets he has only 82 victories in his first 199 appearances.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 23: Mason saw four pucks get by him on 29 shots Monday in a loss to Nashville. This was Mason's 18th loss of the season, and his numbers remain terrible. He is a big reason why Columbus has been the worst team in the NHL this season. Stay clear of him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 23: Mason will be in net in the Blue Jackets game with the Predators Monday, according to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch. Mason has been a massive disappointment this season, and given a 5-6-4 career record against the Predators history doesn't suggest that things will get much better for Mason Monday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 19: Mason allowed two goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 3-0 loss to Nashville. Mason's season has been about as consistent as Columbus' season has been. The start for Mason was just his first since January 8. Mason about as unreliable as Buffalo's Ryan Miller at this point of the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 19: Joshua Cooper of the Tennessean believes that Mason will start in goal Thursday against the Predators. Mason checks in with a 5-16-2 record, with a 3.46 GAA and .882 save percentage, numbers in line with the fact that Columbus currently has the NHL's worst record.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 9: Mason was yanked after allowing four goals in the first period against the Ducks on Sunday. Mason's season only gets worse. One night after Curtis Sanford pitched a shutout, Mason got torched against one of the worst teams in the league. Granted, it was on the back end of a back-to-back and his teammates have to play defense in front of him, but this doesn't bode well for future playing time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason will get the nod on Sunday for the Blue Jackets in Anaheim, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Curtis Sanford, who seems to be option 1A in net right now for the Jackets, will go Saturday against the Kings.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 31: Mason made 22 saves Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals. He didn't play poorly; his team essentially collapsed around him in the third period. He didn't see one of the shots because of all the traffic and another was deflected into the net off his defenseman's stick. The other two? Rockets from Alexander the Great including one on the power play. The kid didn't stand a chance.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 31: Mason will start for the fourth straight game Saturday when the Blue Jackets take on the Capitals, according to Katie Carrera of The Washington Post. Mason has been playing better lately, with just one goal allowed in each of his last two starts, though facing Alex Ovechking and Co. poses a good challenge. Mason appears to have wrestled the starter's job from Curtis Sanford even when Sanford is fully healthy (he's thought to be ready for action), at least temporarily. We'll see if Mason can keep one of the few mini hot streaks going he's had in a long time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason won for the first time in five starts Thursday, stopping 36 of 37 shots to beat the Stars. That's two good outings in a row for Mason -- a small thing for most netminders, but something he hadn't accomplished all year long.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 28: Mason is the likely starter for Thursday's game against Dallas, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. With Curtis Sanford still battling hip and back issues, it looks like Mason will get the nod for his fifth start in the last seven games. He has just one win over that stretch, however, so there's a good chance he will return to the backup role once Sanford gets cleared to play.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason stopped 25 of 26 shots in regulation during Monday's shootout loss against Calgary Mason's effort on Tuesday was slightly better than his awful performance in Monday's loss to Chicago, but the Flames will hardly be mistaken for Detroit. Regardless, Mason has a grasp on the Jackets' starting job thanks in no part to his on-ice efforts. Monday was better from Mason, but he looked bad on Jarome Iginla's winning shootout tally.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason will start Tuesday against Calgary, according to the Blue Jackets' official Twitter feed. Mason was horrible in Monday's loss to Chicago -- allowing four goals on 22 shots -- but fellow netminder Curtis Sanford is still working through a hip injury, so the Blue Jackets will go with horrible and uninjured instead of horrible and injured. Mason continues to get every chance to run with the starting job, but just can't seem to run with it other than a rare, occasional spark.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason allowed four goals on 22 shots in Monday's loss to Chicago, his second loss in as many starts. Mason has had a rough go of it this season and surrendered nine goals in his last two games. Putting it lightly, Mason has been awful this season with a 4-15-1 record and a goals-against average of 3.55. Columbus is a struggling squad and Mason can not be relied upon for consistency.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 26: Mason will be in net for the Jackets in their contest against the Blackhawks, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. With the way that Curtis Sanford has been struggling it appears that Mason, now healthy, will be given a shot to reclaim the starting role that he relinquished.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 18: Mason let five pucks past him on 33 shots Sunday in a loss to St. Louis, his 14th loss of the season. Is this really the same goalie that won the Calder Trophy? He has a .880 SV% and 3.52 GAA this season, and is closer to washing out of the league than regaining his former glory.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 17: Mason allowed three goals on 28 shots en route to a 3-2 loss to the Lightning Saturday night. Mason is now 1-1 after returning from 12 games missed due to a concussion. Injury risk and inconsistent play make him a risky fantasy play for the time being.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 17: Mason will start Saturday against the Lightning, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason played well Tuesday against the Canucks, his first game back after missing 12 games with a concussion. He stopped 30 of 31 shots for the win and will look to make it two in a row Saturday against the Bolts. Mason has a long history of inconsistent play - beating tough teams like Vancouver one night, only to post a stinker his next time out. He's available for fantasy purposes if you need him, but we consider him a risky option between the pipes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 14: While Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel refrained from saying when Mason would make his next start after Tuesday's win, he did indicate that it would be soon, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "I don't think I'm going to sit him another 12 games," Arniel said. "I'm not doing that. He's got to get back in again. Both of those guys [Mason and Curtis Sanford] will be getting work before the end of the year." The Jackets would love it if Mason could get hot, build some confidence and reclaim the number one job, so expect him to be back between the pipes sooner rather than later.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 13: Mason stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced and held off the Canucks in the shootout to get the win in his first start in 27 days. Mason briefly left with leg cramps, but came back in after a 3:00 absence."It's been a long time since I played. I've been hard on myself," he said. "There's probably nobody harder on me than I am. I expect a lot better. Tonight was a good performance. Over the last three or four weeks I think I've matured a lot in a lot of ways."

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 13: Mason returned shortly after exiting the game against Vancouver Tuesday night with an apparent leg injury. The injury looked like a twist of the leg or possibly a cramp, but Mason returned shortly after exiting the game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 13: Mason (leg) exited the game against Vancouver with an apparent leg injury in the third period, having stopped all 28 shots he faced. He was replaced by Curtis Sanford. Mason looked to hyperextend his left leg while making a save before rolling around on the ice. Mason looked to be in pain when he was being attended to by trainers. Stay tuned.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 13: Mason will probably get the nod in net on Tuesday against the Canucks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. It's a tough assignment, especially given his 12-game layoff, but with Curtis Sanford coming back down to earth the Blue Jackets need Mason to find at least a semblance of adequacy if they want to have a chance in this one.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 10: Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel has promised Mason that he will get at least one start during the team's current five game homestand, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Arniel hasn't yet named a starting goalie for Saturday's game, so Mason could get the nod.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason (concussion) will not play in Friday's game against the Sabres, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason skated on his own Friday, but he'll miss another game due to his concussion symptoms. While Mason has missed a couple games, the fact he remains day-to-day is good news for his status moving forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 23: Mason is believed to be dealing with a concussion, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He's not currently traveling with the team as the Blue Jackets take no chances with their nominal number one goalie. "I don't think he was any worse this morning," Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said. "I got an update in the morning, and it doesn't appear to be too serious. But concussions are tricky to predict." Curtis Sanford will continue to start while Mason is sidelined.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 21: Mason suffered a head injury during Monday's practice and will not play against the Flames, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Beyond Monday, it's unclear if he'll miss additional time after getting struck in the mask by a shot during practice. Curtis Sanford will start against Calgary while Allen York has been recalled from Springfield to serve as his backup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 16: Mason stopped 20 of 23 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Wild. The team played well to begin the game and was up 2-0 halfway through the second period, but a defensive collapse in front of Mason led to two quick goals and the Jackets never recovered. He isn't stealing any games, but while it's small comfort for his fantasy owners Mason isn't playing as badly as his stats would indicate.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 15: Mason will get another start for Columbus Tuesday. He's coming off a very good performance against the Jets, but neither he nor the team have managed to put together solid back-to-back outings this season so be very wary of using him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason made 35 saves Saturday in one of his best efforts of the season to lead the Jackets to a 2-1 win over the Jets. His season has been abysmal but he was as good as we've seen him recently in Saturday's tilt. He needs to put together several more efforts like this for us to feel safe to recommend him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason will start Saturday against the Jets, reports Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. Mason's wretched numbers don't lie - he is 2-11-1 this season with a 3.88 GAA and .866 SV%. In his last three starts alone, he's given up a total of 17 goals. Any thoughts of Mason returning to his stellar rookie form of three seasons ago can be safely abandoned - he's been nothing short of a trainwreck ever since. Avoid him like the plague.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 10: Mason gave up six goals on 36 shots Thursday against the Blackhawks for his third consecutive loss. He's given up a whopping 17 goals in those three -- really two and a half -- games, and it's highly recommended that he stays far away from your starting lineup at this point. At this rate, Mark Dekanich (ankle) may very well become the Jackets' starting goalie once he gets healthy.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 10: Mason will start for the Blue Jackets on Thursday, according to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch. Hide the women and children. Mason has set goaltending back about 40 years with his efforts this season, and there appears to be no end in site. He's barely even rosterable at this point, and you'd be crazy to be starting him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 5: Mason is expected to start Saturday against Philadelphia, according to Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch. Mason is off to a horrendous start this season with a 2-9-1 record, 3.36 GAA and .880 SV%. He shows occasional flashes of brilliance but nothing that can be sustained over longer stretches. For fantasy purposes, he's completely unreliable for anything other than the occasional spot start. Avoid using him wherever possible.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 3: Mason didn't last far into the second period in Thursday's loss to the Leafs, as he was pulled less than six minutes in after allowing his fourth goal on 11 shots. Allen York then came in and stopped all seven he faced. Mason is undoubtedly in line for a major reduction in playing time when backup Mark Dekanich (ankle) returns, as Columbus needs a fresh body with a bit more talent than York to take the load off Mason. He's already lost 10 games (nine in regulation) in 12 starts this year, as the Jackets have had the ultimate combination of bad offense, bad defense and bad goaltending.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 31: One night after getting his first rest of the season, Mason made 19 saves in a 3-1 win over the Ducks. For once the Blue Jackets played solid defense in front of him, but Mason also made a couple of big saves in the third period to protect the club's lead. Until he, and the whole team, start showing more consistency though Mason isn't someone to want in your active lineup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 27: Mason (shoulder) was able to practice on Wednesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The shoulder injury that briefly knocked him out of Tuesday's win doesn't appear to be an issue going forward. Mason will make his 10th straight start of the season Thursday in Buffalo.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 26: Despite leaving the game briefly in the first period with a left shoulder injury, Mason came back and stopped 30 shots Tuesday as the Blue Jackets beat the Red Wings 4-1 to pick up their first win of the season. Mason was the game's first star, and his heroics breathed life into a Columbus club that at times has looked like it would have trouble beating an AHL squad this season. With a roster close to full strength and the winless monkey off their backs, expect Mason and the Jackets to be at least competitive going forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 25: Mason will make his ninth straight start of the season Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Zero wins, a 3.53 GAA and .878 save percentage are all Mason has to show for his big workload to date. With a stretch of four games in six nights coming up though, Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel is going to have to give Mason a night off soon whether he wants to or not.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 18: Mason's heavy workload figures to continue with Curtis Sanford and Allen York joining Mark Dekanich among the injured goalies in the Blue Jackets' system, the Columbus Dispatch reports. If Mason had regained his rookie form this would be great news for his fantasy owners, but as it is this likely just means more mediocre performances from him. 2009 draft pick Mathieu Corbeil was recalled from junior and will back him up on an emergency basis Tuesday, but after that it's anybody's guess who will be the Jackets' #2 netminder heading into the weekend.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 16: Mason allowed four goals on 33 shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Stars. While it's small consolation for his fantasy owners, Mason had no chance on any of the four goals (three of which came through the back door as Columbus defenders left a man free at close range, while Mason was completely screened on the fourth). Until the team as a whole starts playing much better, especially in their own end, there's just no reason to have Mason active.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 14: Mason is expected to start Saturday's game against the Stars, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Though Mason is 0-3-1 in the Blue Jackets' four games this season, the Blue Jackets will go to him again Saturday instead of career backup Curtis Sanford, who has just 88 starts to his name, and none since the 2008-09 season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 13: Mason made 30 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Avs. He came within 41 second of his (and the Blue Jackets') first win of the season, but Gabriel Landeskog deflected a point shot to tie the game at the end of regulation, and Mason went 0-for-2 in the shootout to seal another loss. With Columbus off until Saturday, Mason will likely be back between the pipes again against the Stars, but don't expect a different result.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 12: Mason will start Wednesday's game against the Avalanche, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason was lit up in his first three games to the tune of a 3.82 GAA. It should come as no surprise then that he will be seeking his first victory of the season Wednesday night.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 10: Mason stopped 22 of 25 shots in a loss to Vancouver on Monday. Mason has never lived up to his rookie season, and it is hard to buy into him now. He's only worth owning in deep leagues unless he finally finds that old form.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 10: Mason will start against Vancouver on Monday night, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Fortunately, it's a home matchup for Mason against a quality opponent, but he'll need much more defensive help than he received in the season opener against Minnesota in order to get better results Monday night.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason was pulled after two periods against Minnesota on Saturday. He had made 19 saves and left with a 4-0 deficit. The Wild absolutely flooded the offensive zone at times and Mason's mates left him high-and-dry more often than not. Mason is coming off two tough seasons but we think he can rebound this year ... at least to a reasonable degree. And that means his value will outstrip what you paid for him. Be patient.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason will get the start in net in Saturday's game against the Wild, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason stopped 28-of-31 shots in Friday night's game, a 3-2 loss to the Predators.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason stopped 28 of 31 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Predators. He looked good but not great, as the Preds' first goal came on a 5-on-3 power play and their third came on a defensive zone turnover by Fedor Tyutin. Still, Mason wasn't a difference-maker in this game while Pekka Rinne was standing on his head 180 feet away, a clear demonstration of how far he has to go to regain his rookie form.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 7: Mason will start in goal Friday against the Predators, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Tonight, the Blue Jackets begin a stretch of three games in four nights. Mason went 24-21, with a .901 save percentage, in 54 appearances with Columbus last year. The former Calder Trophy winner will seek to improve on his 3.03 GAA from last season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 5: Although the Blue Jackets open their schedule by playing three games in four nights, coach Scott Arniel hasn't ruled out using Mason in all three games, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Arniel said he "wants to see how Mason's going, see how it's going for us early on" before deciding whether to spell Mason with Curtis Sanford for one of those games. Mason's fortunes tend to rise and fall with his confidence and he's had a very good training camp, so it's entirely possible that he'll hit the ground running and provide some good fantasy value in the first week of the season. Just be aware if you do use him that Mason carries a lot of risk, and one bad early goal on Friday could lead to a lost weekend.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 1: Mason stopped 35 of 37 shots Friday night to help Columbus defeat Carolina 3-2. It was his second start in as many nights and he once again looked great. Mason is having a stellar pre-season, but it will mean nothing if he can't continue his play into the regular season when it really counts. He needs to have a bounceback year, otherwise his days in Columbus could be numbered. So far, so good.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 29: Mason stopped 32 of 34 shots in Wednesday's preseason victory over Minnesota. He's now stopped 82 of 88 in his three preseason games for a sparkling .932 save percentage. Mason has been a disappointment, to say the least, since his huge rookie season, but perhaps he's starting to re-realize his potential. Don't bet the farm on it, though.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 26: Mason made 19 saves in Sunday's 4-1 exhibition win over the Sabres. He looked like a rookie in this one (which in Mason's case is a good thing) and seemed calm and confident throughout. He's a very risky fantasy play until he proves he can carry that confidence into the regular season, but the early signs are encouraging.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jun 6: Blue Jackets goaltending coach Ian Clark will be headed to Toronto to work with Mason this summer, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. He hasn't been able to replicate the success of his rookie campaign since carrying a 2.29 GAA, .916 save percentage and racking up 10 shutouts in 61 starts as a 20-year-old. There's still reason to believe that the special talent that enabled Mason to burst onto the scene a couple seasons back can be harnessed, so keep an eye on how he looks later this summer as he could be significantly undervalued on draft day.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 15: Dave Rook has stepped down as the Blue Jackets' goaltending coach, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He cited family concerns and the club's desire for a full-time coach in that position, but Mason's numbers over the last two seasons likely had something to do with his departure as well.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 9: Mason made 25 saves Saturday in a 5-4 loss to Buffalo. He'll use this off-season to focus on improving his game in an attempt to return to his rookie success. He'll come cheap next season; follow his progress through camp to see if he might be a risk-reward kind of pick next year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason (lower body injury) is expected to start against Nashville on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason's last start was March 31, with Mathieu Garon having filled in while he was banged up.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason is suffering from a lower body injury and did not start Sunday's game against St. Louis, ESPN.com reports. Mathieu Garon has gotten the nod the last two games. After Sunday, the Blue Jackets have just three games remaining, so the time left to get anything out of an injured goalie is running short.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 31: Mason allowed four goals - including one in overtime - as the Blue Jackets fell to the Capitals 4-3 Thursday night. Mason's latest drought continues, as he is now just 2-5-5 in his last 12 games. As most fantasy owners know, Mason can get blazingly hot for short stretches, but these are inevitably followed by prolonged periods of dismal play, which is what we're seeing right now. You really have to pick your spots with Mason, and now is not the time to be using him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason is expected between the pipes Tuesday when the Blue Jackets take on the Panthers, Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason, who has recorded a win just once in the month of March, has a chance to get back on the right track Tuesday against a Panthers offense that consistently struggles to put the puck in the back of the net.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 22: Mason will start Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has won just one of his last nine starts, but working in his favor is that the Avalanche have won just one of their last 11 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: On Sunday, Mason will work in the nets for the Blue Jackets, stopping pucks from the Devils, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports. Mason has been fairly steady lately, having allowed just two goals in each of his past three starts. Moreover, the Devils have dropped two straight games and still rank dead last in the NHL in team goals (151) making Mason a decent spot-start, especially in daily fantasy leagues.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 17: Mason stopped 25 of 27 shots, but the Jackets were shut out by Joey MacDonald and the Red Wings on Thursday. Mason has just one win in eight March starts, but at least he's played better in the last three, and against some tough opponents.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason stopped 27 of 29 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Boston. After a brief hot streak where he won four in a row, Mason has now lost six of his last seven starts. He's nothing more than an average fantasy option right now and you could probably do better on most nights.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason will start Tuesday's game against Boston, the Bruins' official site reports. He'll square off against Tuukka Rask on Tuesday and a Bruins' squad that has dropped four straight.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason is expected to get the start Tuesday against the Bruins, according to Blue Jackets announcer Jeff Rimer. It's been the same old story with Mason this season. He'll go through stretches where he looks absolutely unbeatable, followed by weeks where's he's unbelievably bad. The trouble for fantasy owners is, you never know which guy you're going to get on any given night. Until Mason finds some consistency in his game, we have a hard time recommending him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 12: Mason picked up his first win in March in Saturday's 3-2 victory over Carolina. He made 29 saves. He'd been scuffling in March after excelling in February (7-2 in nine starts) so it's nice to see him win. His February gives us hope that his rookie greatness is repeatable.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: Mason stopped 32 of the 36 shots he faced Monday in an overtime victory against the Blues. Mason's numbers on the season aren't good (3.01 GAA, .903 SV%) but he gets a ton of starts, so in the right matchup he's a strong spot starting option.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 4: Mason allowed four goals on 28 shots in Friday's loss to the Flames. We're a bit surprised the team turned to Mason following Thursday's clunker, and maybe they wish they would have tried Mathieu Garon after losing an important contest Friday to a team they're competing with for a playoff spot. Mason has now lost his last three starts, and holds a very pedestrian 2.99 GAA on the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 4: Mason allowed three goals on 14 shots in just over a period of work Thursday in Edmonton before being pulled from the game. Mathieu Garon stopped all 23 shots in his place. Mason continues to be a frustrating option in goal, often going on good runs, then slipping back into subpar play.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 3: Mason will get the start in goal Thursday against the Oilers, according to Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch. He's lost just two times in his last nine starts, so a spot against the last place Oilers is pretty attractive.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: Mason made 25 saves in regulation and overtime, and five more in the shootout, but it wasn't enough as the Blue Jackets fell 2-1 to the Canucks. It's just his second loss in his last nine starts. With the Blue Jackets desperately trying to stay in the playoff hunt, expect them to lean heavily on Mason as long as he can stay in the groove.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 26: Mason made 25 saves Friday in Columbus' 5-3 win over Phoenix. He's now won 13 of his last 19 starts, and while his stats still aren't equal to what he did during his rookie season he's at least become a dependable fantasy goalie again. With the Blue Jackets surging, Mason is a solid play right now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 22: Mason stopped all 20 shots he faced Tuesday in the 4-0 win over Nashville, his sixth win in his last eight starts. Mason's making a clear case for more playing time, but he's been more than mercurial this season, as it seems he either posts a shutout or allows three or more goals. Use him if you need to, but he aware that he' struggled with consistency despite the wins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 22: Mason will start Tuesday against Nashville, according to Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch. With five wins in his last seven starts, Mason continues to display the rookie-of-the-year form he showed two seasons ago. His record now stands at a respectable 20-14-2, but his peripheral stats (3.05 GAA, .903 SV%) still need some work. He makes for a quality fantasy start as long as he's hot, but beware the Mason train wreck that could happen at any time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 18: Mason made 37 saves in a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks on Friday night. He's now 5-2-0 over his last seven starts and the Blue Jackets' recent surge has a lot to do with more consistent play from their netminder. Mason hasn't been able to fully rediscover his rookie form of two seasons ago, but he's showing flashes of dominance again and certainly at the right time for the Blue Jackets.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 18: Mason (illness) will start Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason went through a bout with bronchitis earlier in the week, but he is healthy enough to get back on the ice.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 18: Mason (illness) will start Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason went through a bout with bronchitis earlier in the week, but he is healthy enough to get back on the ice. Mason is 4-1 over his last five starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 17: Mason (bronchitis) did not play Wednesday. Mathieu Garon got the start instead. Mason will likely be a game-time decision again on Friday and for the next little while, so if you have comparable options in net it might be wise not to take any chances with Mason until he gets healthy.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 15: Mason has been battling bronchitis over the last couple of days and did not practice Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has also been bothered by a sore groin, and the combination of the two ailments could keep him out of Wednesday's game against Los Angeles. For now, he's a game-time decision, though the fact that the Blue Jackets have yet to recall a goalie from the AHL is an encouraging sign.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 13: Mason stopped 29 of the 30 shots he faced Sunday in a win over the Stars. Mason may never recapture his rookie form, but he and Columbus have been playing better recently, even if his save percentage is only .903 on the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 13: Mason practiced on Saturday, but coach Scott Arniel has still not announced a starting goaltender for Sunday afternoon's game in Dallas, the Columbus Dispatch reports. We'd guess Mason will be back between the pipes Sunday given how well he's been playing, but there's still a little mystery surrounding his absence Friday so it's possible something else is going on.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 11: Mason did not participate in Friday's morning skate, the Columbus Dispatch's Thomas Reed reports. Coach Scott Arniel said Mason was resting due to three games in four nights but did not give any further details. The Blue Jackets have not announced who will start Friday against Colorado.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 10: Mason made 29 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks. He's got a 1.76 GAA and .944 save percentage over his last four games. Mason will need to keep performing at that level for a while yet before we declare his struggles to be a thing of the past, but he may finally be rediscovering his rookie season form.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 9: Mason will start Wednesday's game against San Jose, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason is currently riding a three-game winning streak, during which he has surrendered four goals. Extending the string will be a challenge though, as the Sharks have won four staright, including back-to-back 2-0 shutout victories.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 8: Mason stopped 32 of 33 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. Mason has been as inconsistent as any goalie in the league this season, but right now he's hot. He is 6-2-1 in his last nine games and at the moment, he's a decent fantasy option. Although that can and likely will change in the coming days.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 8: Mason will Tuesday against the Penguins, according to Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch. With consecutive victories over Detroit and Edmonton on the weekend, Mason has now won four of his past six games. At first blush, he seems to have turned a corner - but we've seen this from him before. A meltdown always seems to be right around the corner with Mason, and you never quite know when it will hit. Roll him with extreme caution.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 25: Mason allowed three goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's loss to Anaheim. The silver lining here is that if the first two Anaheim shots aren't counted, Mason allowed just one goal. Considering how the game started for the Sport Coats, Mason bounced back well and gave his squad a chance to win. He's still not a guaranteed start every night, so check back often.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 25: Mason will get the start Tuesday against the Ducks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The Blue Jackets are 3-0-2 over their last five games, and coach Scott Arniel doesn't want to mess with the streak by switching goaltenders. Mason still isn't what you'd call reliable, but he'll be between the pipes if you need him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 23: Mason saw only 21 shots Saturday against St. Louis. He allowed two early goals, but was perfect the rest of the way as Columbus stormed back to win, 5-2. The W is nice, of course; but despite his being 3-0-1 in his last four starts, he's still posting mediocre composite numbers (3.21, .899) on the season. Columbus is not the place to go scouting for your next goalie.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 22: Mason will start in goal Saturday against St. Louis, the Columbus Dispatch's Thomas Reed reports. Mason has been a bit up and down lately, but he's coming off a nice overtime win against the Panthers and faces a Blues team that ranks just 21st in goals per game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 20: Mason (undisclosed injury) made 29 saves Wednesday as the Blue Jackets beat the Panthers 3-2 in overtime. Florida scored two quick goals before the game was nine minutes old as the entire Columbus team appeared half-asleep, but rather than falling apart as he's been prone to doing the last two seasons Mason stepped up and stoned the Panthers for the rest of the night to give his club a chance to recover. He's got a long way to go before regaining the reputation he had as a rookie, but Wednesday's win was a nice little step in the right direction.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 19: Mason (undisclosed injury) is expected to play Wednesday against the Panthers, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Mind you, that seemed to be the plan Tuesday, but Mathieu Garon ended up getting the nod. With that said, the report adds that as of noon, the plan is to start Mason, who has stopped 54-of-55 shots in two career starts against the Panthers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 18: Mason has soreness from an undisclosed minor injury and will be re-evaluated Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. Mathieu Garon started in place of Mason on Tuesday and had a pretty good game, stopping 20 of 22 shots in the shootout loss. Mason has allowed 16 goals in four January starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 18: Mason will start in goal Tuesday against Tampa Bay, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports. After back-to-back thrillers against the Red Wings (one shootout win and one overtime loss), Mason faces another offensively potent team in the Lightning. It's tough to know what to expect from him given his up-and-down performance this season, but he has the ability to get hot at any time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 15: Mason made 28 saves in a barn burning 6-5 OT loss to Detroit on Saturday night. It was a see-saw affair with the lead going back and forth several times. Despite his iffy numbers this season, we haven't given up on him. He's young and talented, and he's sure to rebound. Just look at his 3-0 surge right after Christmas. Keeper leaguers might want to see if he can be had in the ultimate buy-low, particularly if you're playing for next season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 14: Mason stopped 26 of 28 shots Friday night as Columbus downed Detroit 3-2 in a shootout. He's coming off a sore groin so this is nice to see from the young goalie. Mason's had an up and down season, but has yet to really make an impression fantasy-wise. It was only Mason's 13th win of the year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 13: Mason (groin) is expected to start Friday against Detroit, Aaron Portzline of the The Columbus Dispatch reports. His less-than-gaudy numbers -- 3.26 GAA and .899 save percentage -- and the fact that Detroit is scoring 3.36 goals per game (tied for tops in the NHL) make Mason a risky play in his expected return.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 12: Mason (groin) will return to practice Thursday, according to Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch. What Mason owners would really prefer is if he'd return to his rookie form, but that doesn't seem to be happening with a program that's been struggling for a long time on defense and in the net. Mason has an unsightly 3.26 in 26 games this season, but the Blue Jackets will keep trying to get him into a groove, as Mathieu Garon hasn't been much better.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 10: Mason, who is dealing with a strained groin muscle, was not at practice Monday, the Associated Press reports. Coach Scott Arniel indicated that the team is hoping to have Mason back in the lineup for the this weekend's matchup with Detroit. In the meantime, David LeNeveu has been summoned from Springfield on an emergency recall.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 8: Mason was yanked late in Friday's 6-0 loss to host Anaheim after allowing four goals on 24 shots. Mason lasted 47 minutes before being pulled from the game, the longest in the five games he didn't go the distance. He has now allowed four goals in back-to-back starts and four of those five pulls have come in the last 10 games. Start at own risk.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 1: Mason made 35 saves as the Blue Jackets beat the Senators 4-3 in overtime Friday. Columbus took a 3-0 lead in the second period, but with the skaters gassed after having played Thursday it was all Mason could do to get the team into the extra frame. He's still not playing at the level he showed as a rookie, but with three straight wins Mason has reclaimed the number one goalie spot for the Jackets.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 31: Mason is expected to start Friday against the Senators, Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has been inconsistent all season, but he has managed back-to-back wins in his last two starts. The Senators already lackluster attack will be without Jason Spezza (shoulder), so Mason has a good chance to win his third straight.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason made 20 saves on 22 shots in a win over Toronto on Thursday night. That's two wins in a row for Mason, the first time he's won consecutive outings since mid-November. Mason is still struggling to find the consistency he had in his rookie year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason was the first goalie off the ice Thursday and is expected to start against Toronto, Columbus Dispatch writer Aaron Portzline reports. Mason has been highly erratic in the past month, saving 92.5 percent of shots or better twice while saving 77.8 percent or worse three times. His most recent game was a victory over Minnesota in which he saved 37-of-40 shots.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason turned away 37 of 40 shots Monday as well as both shootout attempts in a win over Minnesota. Mason's bounced back following a rough six-goals allowed his last start and remains part of the Blue Jackets' two-headed tandem along with Matheiu Garon. Keep an eye on him, but he can't seem to put together a strong stretch of play the last month despite his obvious talent.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason will get the start in goal Monday for Columbus against the Wild, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason, who once upon a time -- 2008-09 to be exact -- recorded a 2.29 GAA in 61 games -- checks in after the holiday break with a 3.26 mark, to go along with a 9-9-1 record and a .901 save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 18: Mason could wind up being demoted to the minors, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has been pulled in three of his past four starts, and 12 times since the start of last season, the most among NHL goaltenders, leaving some to wonder whether a stint in the minors might not be the best thing for him right now. Mason is in the third and final year of his entry-level contract, so he could be demoted to minor-league Springfield without clearing waivers. "Nobody's hitting the panic button," Blue Jackets' goaltending coach Dave Rook said. "But this is a business of winning. If you're not winning, changes have to be made." For now, Mason will yield the starting duties to Mathieu Garon, starting with Saturday's game against Dallas.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 16: Mason allowed six goals on 27 shots over two periods Thursday in Edmonton before being pulled for Mathieu Garon, who stopped all nine shots he faced. Mason had been playing pretty well early in the year, but has now won just once in his last seven outings and has been pulled in three of his last four starts. Starting him in fantasy again comes with the potential for disaster.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 16: Mason is expected to start Thursday night against Edmonton, the Columbus Dispatch reports. As noted by the Columbus Dispatch, Mason has been yanked from two of his last three starts. However, facing the Oilers, bottom dwellers of the Western Conference could prove to be a nice remedy for his recent struggles.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 14: Mason was pulled from Monday's game after allowing two goals on four shots. Neither goal was particularly awful (the first came on a wicked Jarome Iginla wrister, and Mason was at least partially screened on the second) but coach Scott Arniel had seen enough. The Blue Jackets have a very compressed schedule coming up, so while Mathieu Garon will almost certainly get the start Wednesday, Mason could be back between the pipes as soon as Thursday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 13: Mason is expected to start against Calgary on Monday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. He played well in a win over the Rangers on Saturday night, so it's no surprise that the Jackets will continue to roll him while he's hot in order to get him back on track to find his rookie year form.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 11: Mason was named the game's second star Saturday in a 32 save, 3-1 win over the Rangers. He needed that but it's unlikely that you took the chance on activating him for the game after his recent performances. The skills are still there; he'll figure things out.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 11: Mason, who has lost four straight starts, will be in net for the Blue Jackets Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. With the team in disarray, Columbus could use a huge game from Mason right about now. Hopefully, you aren't so desperate and have better options in net.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 30: Mason is expected to get the start Wednesday against the Predators, Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has dropped his last two starts, but allowed just five goals on 73 shots over that span. Start him if you normally would.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 28: Mason made 38 saves, but it wasn't enough in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Detroit. Mason (8-7-0) lost the back-to-back series to Detroit allowing five goals on 73 shots as his GAA stays steady at 2.88 and his save percentage to .913. Mason has made starts in seven of the last nine games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 27: Mason made 30 of 32 stops Friday, but it wasn't enough as the visiting Red Wings left town with a 2-1 win. Mason is too often left without much offensive support, making his 2.88 GAA and .911 SV% through 14 games a little less valuable since he hovers just over the .500 mark at 8-6-0. He looks to be over whatever happened to him last year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 25: Mason will start Friday's game against the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has won four of his last five starts, but he will have a tough time picking up the victory Friday against a Red Wings team that has lost just four games this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 22: Mason stopped all 27 shots faced in Monday's win over Nashville. Mason is attempting to find the form that won him the Calder Trophy two seasons ago and efforts like Monday's will earn him the trust of his teammates. Monday's win was his third in as many starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 20: Mason stood on his head Friday stopping 47 of 50 shots during a 4-3 win over in Anaheim. Mason was getting his fourth straight start and said about the game "Anytime you're going to get a lot of pucks early and often, it helps you feel comfortable in the net. Tonight was one of those nights." With the action he just saw, he is likely on the bench watching in San Jose tomorrow, but owners could plan for him to start Monday's home game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 19: Mason was the first goalie off the ice Friday morning, meaning he could be the one to face the Ducks later in the evening, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. A Mason is defined as someone who builds with bricks and stones by trade. But the Blue Jackets' Mason hasn't been stoning his opponents very often, which has resulted in a 3.21 goals-against average and .897 save percentage to date. He's a mediocre fantasy play.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason will start Friday's game against the Avalanche, Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason's last start was a solid one - one goal allowed on 30 shots Wednesday against the Blues. The bad news is, Mason's track record suggests he typically follows a good start with a stinker. We hope he keeps the ball rolling for all you fantasy owners out there, but beward the Jeckyll-and-Hyde syndrome that seems to follow this guy around.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 11: Mason made 29 saves Wednesday as the Blue Jackets routed the Blues 8-1. St. Louis was down 4-0 in the second period before they managed to get a puck past Mason, so there weren't any game-saving stops to be made in this one, but it was still a nice confidence-builder for the Blue Jackets' nominal #1 goalie. Coach Scott Arniel has been a 'ride the hot hand' guy so far, so expect Mason to be back out there for Columbus' next game on Friday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 9: Mason is expected to get the nod in goal Wednesday against the Blues, Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason hasn't seen action in three straight games since allowing four goals on 19 shots. With a 3.30 GAA and .894 save percentage, wait and see how he responds to being back out on the ice before giving him the nod in your lineups.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 31: The Avalanche chased Mason from the crease on Saturday, peppering him for four goals in less than 31 minutes before the Jackets' coaching staff euthanized his evening. He had just 15 saves before being pulled. The ugly outing helped scuttle his composite numbers on the season, now at 3.30, .894. Please tell us you aren't relying on him to buoy your fantasy team's fortunes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 29: Mason is expected to get the start Saturday against the Avalanche, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He's coming off a solid game in Edmonton, but Mason hasn't been consistent enough this season that he's an automatic fantasy start on the road.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 28: Mason stopped 25 of 27 shots, as well as both shootout attempts, in Thursday's shootout win over Edmonton. Gilbert Brule hit one off the post against him, so he caught a bit of luck there, but hey. This game marks the first time this season that Mason has posted consecutive games with a .900+ save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 28: Mason will start Thursday against Edmonton, the Columbus Post-Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports. Mason has alternated between looking great (31 saves in a 3-1 win over Anaheim on Oct. 20) and looking miserable (allowing six goals on 23 shots in a 6-2 loss to Calgary on Oct. 22). Nobody knows which version of Mason will show up Thursday night, but a matchup with the struggling Oilers could help his cause.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 24: Mason yielded two first-period goals, but was perfect the rest of the way as the Jackets came back to beat the Blackhawks on Saturday. He turned aside 30 shots to even his record at 3-3. That's the good news. The bad news is that his numbers of 3.18, .900 are going to drag down most fantasy teams' fortunes. This outing might prolong his tenure in the crease, but if you have another reasonable option in net, you should probably take it.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 23: Mason is penciled in for a start against Chicago on Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Head coach Scott Arniel is showing patience by going right back to Mason after his starting netminder was lit up for six goals against the Flames on Friday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 22: Mason stopped 17 of 23 shots in Columbus' 6-2 loss to Calgary on Friday night. After his best game of the season on Wednesday night, Mason drops a stinker in his next start. He hasn't played that badly this year so Mason should be able to put this bad start behind him before his next game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 22: Mason will labor in goal Friday against the Flames, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason has allowed 11 goals in four contests (2.76 GAA), but he's coming off the best start of his season, allowing just one goal to the Ducks in a 3-1 win on Wednesday. His goalie counterpart, Henrik Karlsson of the Flames, is expected to make his NHL debut which probably bodes well for Mason in the contest.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 20: Mason stopped 31 of 32 shots on Wednesday night as Columbus beat Anaheim 3-1. It's been a bit of an up and down season for Mason and the Jackets so far this year, but at least he's shown strongs signs of improvement over last year's sophomore debacle. He makes a decent No. 2 in most fantasy leagues, but is nowhere near a No. 1 yet.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 20: Mason will start Wednesday against the Ducks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Oveerall, Mason has been mediocre so far this season, with a 1-2-0 record, 3.35 GAA and .903 SV%. If he doesn't start showing more consitency and an ability to steal the odd game, you could see more ice time going to backup Mathieu Garon, who played well on Saturday against Minnesota.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 15: Mason gave up five goals on 40 shots in Friday's loss to Chicago. One of the goals was a short-handed tally and the other four all came at even strength, so while Mason saw plenty of rubber on Friday night, it wasn't as though he was picked apart by the Hawks' power play. With the Jackets in action on back-to-back days, Mathieu Garon appears to be a good bet for a start on Saturday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 15: Mason will start Friday against the Blackhawks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. After a shaky season-opener, Mason delivered a solid start in his second game, stopping 33 of 35 shots against the Sharks. If Mason can manage to harness his considerable talent and deliver this kind of result on a nightly basis, he would surely become one of the NHL's elite goaltenders.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 9: Mason delivered a strong 33-save, 3-2 OT win over San Jose Saturday. He rebounded nicely from his momentary lapse in the season opener Friday. He came into camp in fantastic shape and appears poised to return to levels similar to his amazing rookie season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 9: Mason shook off a weak early goal to record 25 saves in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks in the Blue Jackets' season opener. He got beat on a wraparound attempt inside the first three minutes of the game, the kind of goal that happened far too often during last season's sophomore nightmare. To his credit Mason bounced back, but he needs to avoid lapses like that if he's going to make the leap to the next level.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 7: As expected, Mason has been named the starter for the Blue Jackets' first game on Friday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The Jackets also play Saturday, and Mathieu Garon might get the call for that one. After a miserable sophomore campaign, Mason needs to get off to a quick start this season to reinforce his status as the club's franchise goalie.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 20: Mason has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension worth $5.8 million, TSN.ca reports. The 22-year old Mason struggled mightily in his sophomore season after a stellar rookie campaign that saw him capture the Calder Memorial trophy. This past season Mason saw his numbers dip across the board, posting a .901 save percentage and a 3.06 goals against average.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Aug 15: Mason has worked hard on his conditioning this offseason, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "He is putting in the work and has shown a lot of dedication," goaltending coach Dave Rook said. "I'm not a fitness guru, but Steve has a lot more definition to his body." Mason is looking to rebound from a very disappointing sophomore season, and an improved fitness level can only help.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 9: Mason stopped all 45 shots he faced in regulation and overtime before losing to the Red Wings in a shootout on Friday night. He still hasn't won in four attempts in April, but Mason has played better in each of his last two starts against the Red Wings. After his dominating performance as a rookie in 2008-09, you'll want to seriously consider buying in on draft next season when the price tag is significantly discounted by his 20-27-8 record and GAA north of 3.00.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason stopped 31 Wednesday, but it wasn't enough as the host Red Wings took a 4-3 decision. This is a forgettable season for Mason and likely the same for fantasy owners expecting a repeat of his rookie year. He should be discounted next season, but his success will depend on the team in front of him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 7: Mason is expected to start Wednesday's game against Detroit, according to the Blue Jackets' official Twitter feed. Mason will be in tough against the red-hot Wings, but you have to admire him for turning his game around lately. In his last five starts, he has a 2.27 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. If he can close the regular season on a strong note and carry over this success into next year, he could once again be a coveted fantasy commodity.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 3: Mason made 22 saves in relief of starter Mathieu Garon in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Washington. Mason had jammed his shoulder his last game out but looked solid Saturday. Garon took a heavy hit in Saturday's game so Mason could be in line for a string of starts until season's end.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 2: Mason jammed his left shoulder midway through the third period during Thursday's loss to the Red Wings, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He stayed in the game, and at this point the injury doesn't seem serious. "It feels OK right now, but we'll see what happens," said Mason.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 31: Mason will start in goal Thursday against the Red Wings, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Not the best time to be facing Detroit, as the Wings have won six in a row and are 13-2-1 in their last 16 games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 31: Mason didn't see a lot of action Tuesday night, making just 16 stops in a 3-2 win over the Lightning. The save percentage doesn't look great on the score sheet, but Mason had no chance at either goal (the first was on a perfect screen, and the second caromed in off Fedor Tyutin), and it's an encouraging sign that he didn't appear to get rattled when things weren't going his way. He's still very much the Blue Jackets' goalie of the future.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 30: Mason will start against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, the Columbus Post-Dispatch's Tom Reed reports. Mason has been coach Claude Noel's goalie of choice the past couple of weeks, as this will be his fifth start in the last six games. Mason continues to show glimpses of his outstanding rookie season. In three of his past four games, he's posted a save percentage over .925 with a goals-against average of 1.99. Any fantasy owners who have him at this point in the season might as well stick with him, and hope the hot streak continues.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 29: Mason was stellar Sunday, making 33 saves in a 4-2 win in Chicago. The sophomore continues to run hot and cold in net, but he's been at least solid in four of his last five starts.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 28: Mason will get the start in Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, the Blue Jackets' official site reports. A tough assignment for Mason, who checks in at 18-23-8, with a 3.18 GAA and .897 Save percentage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 25: Mason turned in a good outing Thursday against Chicago, stopping 38 of 41 shots in an 8-3 rout. Applaud politely, then use your ten-foot pole to push him a bit farther away from your fantasy roster. Every promising start this year has turned out to be a mirage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 25: Mason will start against Chicago on Thursday, the Columbus-Post Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports. Mason's nightmare season continued on Tuesday against New Jersey, and he now has just one win in his last seven starts. You can start him if you need him, but we just don't see good things happening. The last time he faced the Hawks, they torched him for six goals. Be cautious.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 23: Mason allowed six goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Devils. Mason had been playing better lately but he wasn't any good on Tuesday. His dreadful sophomore season record now stands at 17-23-8.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 22: Mason will get the start on Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He's been playing much better since interim coach Claude Noel took over behind the bench, sporting a 2.51 GAA and .926 save percentage in 10 games, although he has only a 4-4-2 record to show for it.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: Mason was outstanding Saturday but was out-dueled by Pekka Rinne in a 1-0 overtime loss to Nashville. He made 30 saves. He's been yo-yoing lately but things have picked up measurably for Mason since the coaching change in Columbus. We think he'll be a rebound candidate next season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 20: Mason will start against Nashville on Saturday, the Columbus-Post Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports. Mason's play continues to be spotty at best. He won his last time out (Monday against Edmonton), but he's also given up four goals in four of his last six starts, so he's clearly still battling the puck out there. An inconsistent goalie playing for a mediocre team spells disaster in fantasy terms, folks. Deploy him at your own risk.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason turned away 29 shots in Monday's 5-3 win over Edmonton, his first win in five starts. To say Mason's been a disappointment this year is an understatement, but he did something Martin Brodeur was not able to accomplish recently: defeat the Oilers. The numbers haven't been great either, as he's allowed 17 goals the last five games. He's a risky play but can still steal a win for the Sport Coats.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason will start on Monday against Edmonton, according to the Blue Jackets' official Twitter feed. Mason is winless in his last five starts and has given up 20 goals over that stretch. If he can't chalk up a win against the Oilers - the worst team in the NHL - then Houston, we really do have a problem.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason is expected to start Monday's game against the Oilers, according to the Blue Jackets' official Twitter site. As awful as Mason has been this season and even without Rick Nash in the lineup, a home game against a terrible Oilers squad with an 8-22-3 record may be too good to pass up, especially when you consider there are only three games on Monday's slate.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 13: Mason gave up four goals on 35 shots against the Blues on Saturday night. What happened to this kid? The 21-year-old is now just 16-22-7 on the season with a goal-against average north of 3.15 and a save percentage below .897. Given his age and high ceiling, Mason has the potential to be a nice value during drafts for next season, but his erratic play makes him a risky roll for fantasy owners down the stretch, especially with a punchless offense failing to support him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 13: Mason will get the start on Saturday against the Blues, and not Mathieu Garon, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Garon has looked good the last few games, so Mason could be on a very short leash.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 9: Mason allowed four goals on 12 shots in Monday's 6-0 loss to the Kings. The whole team stunk, but Mason gets his share of the blame for this one. Mathieu Garon was likely going to get the start on Tuesday anyway, but after showing signs of regaining his rookie form it looks like Mason is right back to square one.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 8: Mason will start against Los Angeles on Monday, the Columbus Post-Dispatch's Tom Reed reports. Mason's last start was a quality one for two periods, in which he blanked San Jose for two periods before eventually losing 2-1. Mason's a high-risk fantasy play right now. Over his last seven games, he's given up four goals on three occasions, but he's also posted two shutouts. Which Mason will show up on Monday against the Kings? Most fantasy owners probably can't afford to risk finding out.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 6: Mason blanked the Sharks for two periods before surrendering two goals in the third and eventually losing 2-1. He made 40 saves. He stopped the first 37 shots before the Sharks beat him midway through the third. He has rebounded from a horrific start and should be rolled in most formats right now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 6: Mason will start against San Jose on Saturday, the Columbus Post Dispatch's Tom Reed reports. Mason was the logical choice for this matchup - his last start against the Sharks on February 10 saw him post a 40-save shutout against Team Teal. A repeat of that performance may be a lot for fantasy owners to to expect, but keep in mind that Mason has four shutouts in his last 12 games, and his goose egg against the Sharks was his second in as many nights. Your best strategy at this point in the season is to just throw Mason in there and cross your fingers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 2: Mason will start against Vancouver on Tuesday, the Columbus-Post Dispatch's Tom Reed reports. Mason's last start before the Olympic break was also against the Canucks, in which he gave up four goals and took the loss. Prior to that, however, he'd won three straight, including two consecutive shutouts. Mason's tendency to run hot and cold makes him a very risky fantasy play.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 14: Mathieu Garon will get the start on Sunday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Interim coach Claude Noel is letting Mason start his Olympic break early, after he got hit for a couple of fluky goals against the Canucks Friday.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 12: Mason gave up four goals on 35 shots in Friday's loss to Vancouver. Friday was his first clunker since the Blue Jackets' coaching change. In his previous three starts, Mason had picked up three wins including a pair of shutouts while allowing just one goal (.989 save percentage). There's definitely a chance that he'll heat up after the Olympic break and deliver better numbers than he has throughout the first four-plus months of his sophomore campaign.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 12: Mason will start against Vancouver on Friday, the Columbus-Post Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports. The suddenly-rejuvenated Mason has two consecutive shutouts under his belt, and will continue to get each and every start for the Jackets as long as he continues his stellar play. Fantasy owners who stuck with Mason through his struggles are being rewarded now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 10: Mason stopped all 40 shots he faced on Wednesday and recorded the 3-0 win against the visiting Sharks. That's back-to-back shutouts and three straight wins since the coaching change. Let the good times roll in Columbus as it looks like Mason is finding his rookie season magic.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 6: Mason made 28 saves for his third shutout of the season in Saturday's win over the Sabres. Hmmm... do you think he's feeling a lot looser these days? Let's hope this is the start of a recovery toward last season's dominance.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 5: Mason will start on Saturday against Buffalo, according to the Blue Jackets' official Twitter feed. Mason played well his last time out, stopping 22 of 23 shots against Dallas and carrying a shutout into the final minute of the game. The trouble is, Mason has not posted back-to-back wins since October. Govern your expectations accordingly.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 4: The good Mason showed up Thursday against Dallas, stopping 22 of 23 shots to pick up the win. Mathieu Garon had started the past two games, but his unimpressive play is going to keep giving Mason opportunities to recapture last year's top form. The question is whether that's attainable this year.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 4: Mason is expected to start on Thursday against Dallas, the Blue Jackets' official site reports. He was the first goaltender off the ice during the team's morning skate, indicating that he's expected to get the nod at home against Marty Turco and the Stars. Mason's struggles have followed him into 2010 as he's 2-5-0 with a 3.67 GAA and .875 save percentage over his last nine games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 28: Bad Mason emerged again Thursday against the Kings, as he allowed four goals on 18 shots. Things has just started to look like they were turning for the better for Mason, as he'd won two out of three, but on Thursday he again showed why he's borderline unplayable in fantasy leagues.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 28: Mason will start against Los Angeles on Thursday, the Columbus-Post Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports. Mason has now won two of three games, and is starting to show some of the form he displayed last year in getting the Blue Jackets into the playoffs for the first time. We're still a little leery, but if you're desperate for a goalie, now might be the time to grab Mason in anticipation of a longer winning streak.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 26: Mason stopped 29 of 31 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Nashville. It was a nice start for Mason, but let's see if he can keep it up. He's been far too inconsistent this season to be counted on in fantasy leagues.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 26: Mason will start against Nashville on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus-Post Dispatch reports. Mason's struggles have continued so far in January, with just one win in five starts. For now, however, he does seem to have the upper hand in the Jackets' starting rotation over Mathieu Garon, but that could change anytime. With each loss, Mason faces an ever-growing likelihood of winding up back on the bench. Avoid using him if you can - he's too big of a fantasy risk.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 24: Mason yielded four goals on 28 shots in a 4-2 loss at Minnesota on Saturday night. Out of 46 qualifying goalies in the league, Mason ranks 44th in both GAA (3.30) and Sv% (.891). The only thing that can recommend him is desperation.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 23: Mason will start against Minnesota on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus-Post Dispatch reports. Mason earned himself a second straight start by stopping 32 of 34 shots in Thursday's win over the Bruins. He's still far too streaky to recommend as a fantasy option, however.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Mason stopped 32 of 34 shots in Thursday's win over the Bruins. For one night, at least, Jekyll was back for Columbus, but he's turned in a few nice starts that inspired some hope like this, only to revert back to form and get thrashed the next time out. Watch him carefully.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Mason will start against the Bruins on Thursday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus-Post Dispatch reports. Following Tuesday's game in which Mathieu Garon gave up five goals to Philly, the Jackets will once again turn to the guy they thought was their franchise goalie coming into the season. He could still be, but with just 11 wins in 34 starts this season, it's a title he's going to have to earn back. For now, best to avoid using Mason for fantasy purposes until it becomes eveident that the sophomore slump has run its course.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 17: According to Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson, Mason cannot be sent down to the AHL without clearing waivers, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Despite his season-long struggles there's simply no way a goalie with Mason's upside clears waivers, so this should put speculation of a demotion firmly to rest. A two-week conditioning stint is possible, but as yet the NHL doesn't recognize a bruised confidence as a legitimate injury requiring rehab. For now expect Mathieu Garon to continue seeing a lot of action as Mason works with goaltending coach Dave Rook.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 16: Mason gave up six goals on 31 shots in a loss to Chicago on Saturday afternoon. To say that he let his club down on Saturday would be an understatement. The Jackets' offense piled up five goals on the afternoon, but Mason's season-long struggles continued and you have to wonder if they're going to consider giving him some time at Syracuse (AHL) to regain his confidence. We still think he's got a very bright future, but he's only 21 years old and some time to clear his head may not be a bad idea.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 15: Mason was on the bench for the fifth straight game Thursday, but Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock indicated that he could get the start Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mathieu Garon has been playing well, which afforded the Jackets an opportunity to let Mason sit and try to get his head clear. "We're working on a lot of different things, not one thing in particular," goaltending coach Dave Rook said. "Focus. Attention to detail. Fitness has been part of it, too. This is probably something he needed to go through, and he'll admit that. It's going to humble him a bit, and it's going to make him appreciate it more when he goes back in there." Mason's numbers are awful this season, but the team in front of him hasn't been the tight defensive unit you'd expect from a Hitchcock-coached team either, so it's still too early to write him off and say that Mason has gone all Jim Carey on us.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 5: Mason was pulled on Tuesday night against Vancouver after allowing six goals on 17 shots. Mason had been playing well of late, but Tuesday night was another clunker. All fantasy owners can do for the moment is keep Mason benched and hope he eventually finds his game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 4: Mason will get the start Tuesday against the Canucks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He's starting to get into a groove. Now if only the rest of the Blue Jackets can follow suit, Mason might have some fantasy value again.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 3: Mason made 34 saves in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche. The Blue Jackets' defense abandoned him in the third period as Mason was trying to protect a one-goal lead. At least he's playing better, with a .947 save percentage (124-for-131) over his last four games, even if it seems like he needs to record a shutout if he wants a win.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 2: Mason will get the start Saturday against the Avalanche, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason's been playing better recently, but the Blue Jackets' offense has dried up (the team has scored just 11 goals in their last nine games) which doesn't exactly give their goalies much of a shot at the win column. Use him with caution.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 29: Mason stopped 24 of 25 shots in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Islanders. The lone goal Mason gave up was a weak one off the stick of Kyle Okposo. Mason has been awful for pretty much the entire season, but with back to back solid performances, perhaps he is slowly turning his game around.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 29: Mason will start against the Islanders on Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. This will be Mason's second start in as many nights, following his 34-save shutout against the Red Wings on Monday. Fantasy owners will no doubt be hoping he can keep the streak going; however, the last time Mason pitched a shutout (December 9 against Florida), he promptly went on a five-game losing streak. Keep your expectations firmly in check for the time being.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 28: Mason stopped all 34 shots faced in Monday's overtime win against Detroit. Mason's been a bit of an enigma this season after a monster campaign his rookie year. It's performances like Monday's that show he can still get the job done, but five straight losses leading into the game meant most owners likely had him on the bench. Use with caution.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason will start on Monday against Detroit, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The trouble with coach Ken Hitchcock's "win and your in" approach to naming his starting goalie is, what happens if neither guy can win? Mason has five straight losses under his belt, while Mathieu Garon is winless in seven. Hitchcock has probably reverted to tossing a coin these days. Meantime, fantasy owners should stay away from any goalie wearing a Blue Jackets jersey.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 26: Mathieu Garon, and not Mason, will get the start on Saturday against Detroit, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Coach Ken Hitchcock may have given up on his efforts to get Mason out of his slump by giving him a full starter's workload, as Mason would normally get the nod after two days off. We'll have to see how the starts are divided between the two goalies going forward.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 23: Mason allowed three goals in a 3-1 loss at Dallas on Wednesday. Talk about a sophomore slump to end all sophomore slumps. Mason is now riding a personal five-game losing streak and only has one win in the month of December. This qualifies as an excellent buy-low situation, but only if you believe he has the ability to right the sinking ship that is the 2009-10 season. That is very questionable at this time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 23: Mason will start against the Stars on Wednesday, according to the Blue Jackets' official Twitter feed. Mason will once again take over from Mathieu Garon, who gave up five goals to Phoenix on Monday and posted his third straight loss. The goaltending situation in Columubs has been nothing short of disastrous this season - we suggest you steer well clear of both goalies until one of them finds a way to get things back on track.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 20: Mason was in the wrong place (that would be the crease) at the wrong time (the start of the Jackets' game at Colorado) on Saturday. The Avs lit the lamp three times in the first 4:15 of the game, chasing the Calder-Cup holder after just seven shots faced. He has seven losses, including two early exits, in his last eight games, and a GAA of 3.54 over that span. There is simply nothing to recommend about him right now except a good, solid benching in favor of a steadier netminder.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 19: Mason will start against Colorado on Saturday. This is somewhat surprising, given Mason's struggles lately, and also considering the strong start Mathieu Garon had against the Coyotes on Thursday, giving up a single goal before losing in a shootout. Prior to that game, Mason had lost three straight starts. He's just not a strong fantasy play right now and should be on your fantasy bench until he can turn things around.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 15: Mason will start against Minnesota on Tuesday. Mason has given up eight goals over his last two games, both losses, since shutting out Florida back on December 9. Head coach Ken Hitchcock is clearly sticking with his young goalie and giving him the benefit of the doubt, despite his troubles. Fantasy owners may not be able to do the same for much longer.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 14: Mason will start against the Predators on Monday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason looked to be getting back on track after shutting out Panthers last week, but then had a less-than-impressive start against the Ducks his next time out. Which Steve Mason will show up against the Preds? Fantasy owners are no doubt getting impatient trying to figure that one out.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 12: Mason will start against the Ducks on Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason looked a little more like his old self during his last start, a 32-save shutout against the Panthers on Wednesday. Here's hoping he can continue to turn things around.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 10: Following Mason's 32-save shutout Wednesday night, Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock left the door open for the goalie to get the start on Thursday against the Predators as well, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "He looked like the same Mase as last year," Hitchcock said. "He was really solid, really good. In the second period, we really needed him to be good. He gave us a chance." Hitchcock had announced Mathieu Garon as his Thursday starter earlier in the day, but he may decide to ride Mason's hot hand instead.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 9: Mason recorded his first shutout of the season Wednesday as his Blue Jackets won 3-0 over the visiting Panthers. Mason stopped all 32 shots he faced and finally looked like the player that won the Calder last season. His draft position requires fantasy owners to start him and there was a nice reward on Wednesday night.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 9: Mason will get the start for the Blue Jackets on Wednesday for the seventh straight game, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Coach Ken Hitchcock is sticking with the sophomore, and to be fair to Mason, while he hasn't been stellar recently the defensive play from the Jackets in front of him has been far worse. Either way he's probably not someone you want in your lineup until the team gets back on track.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 4: Mason will start against Colorado on Saturday, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. At some point, you have to wonder if the Blue Jackets will consider giving him a run at Syracuse (AHL) to try and get his confidence back. For now, head coach Ken Hitchcock will stick by Mason and try to get him back on track again with the big club.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 3: Mason got scored on four times on 14 shots before being pulled Thursday against Just when you think he might be starting to turn the corner, he turns in another awful performance. If not for the numbers he put up last year, Mason would be unownable.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 3: Mason will get the start Thursday against the Maple Leafs, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He seems to be rounding into form, posting a .919 save percentage (113-for-123) over his last four games. We'd like to see at least one dominant performance out of Mason before we declare his early-season woes completely behind him though.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 30: Mason turned away 27 of 29 shots in Monday's win over St. Louis. Mason's been a little streaky of late, but more efforts like this will earn him the favor of fantasy owners. Use him judiciously.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 30: Mason will start against the Blues on Monday night, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus-Post Dispatch reports. It's baby steps, but Mason has held the opposite to just five goals over his last two starts. Perhaps he's on the rebound after a very disappointing first two months of the regular season, but we'd like to see this type of consistent play for a few weeks before restoring our confidence in him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 28: Mason will get the start Saturday against the Flames, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock is going to keep giving Mason every chance to regain the form he showed as a rookie.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 26: Mason stopped 34 of 36 shots in Thursday's loss to the Senators. It's been a very up-and-down season for Mason -- mostly down -- but he did a solid job Thursday after being lit up in his last start.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 23: Mason allowed four goals on only 18 shots as the Blue Jackets lost 7-4 to the host Rangers on Monday. Mason was staked to a 2-0 lead halfway through the first period, but then the wheels fell off and the Rangers rattled off seven straight goals. Mason has played far below his average draft position, but with limited trade value he is best suited for a backup role in fantasy circles until he finds his game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 21: Mason performed well Saturday against Nashville. He made 45 saves in a 4-3 shootout loss. He was particularly strong in the third, stopping all 17 shots the Preds fired his way. He's been struggling this year but he's put together a couple of good efforts lately. Fingers crossed he can parlay that into something more stable.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 21: Mason will get another start Saturday against the Predators, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock is going to give him a chance to build on Thursday's solid performance.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 19: Mason turned in a good start in his return to the ice for the first time in more than a week Thursday, stopping 25 of 26 shots to beat the Stars. Mason hadn't allowed just one goal in a game since Oct. 17; maybe the time off after his miserable outing against Detroit has helped him get his game together.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 18: Mason will be back in goal for the Blue Jackets on Thursday against Dallas, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Head coach Ken Hitchcock said that he plans to start Mathieu Garon against the Predators on Saturday, so it appears as though Mason is going to be in a timeshare situation for the time being.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 11: Mason was pulled twice in Wednesday's game and ultimately allowed eight goals on 27 shots. Mason went through his entire rookie season without allowing more than five goals in any one game (yes, there was a six-goal game that ended the Blue Jackets playoffs ironically enough against Detroit). This year, Mason has allowed six goals twice to go along with Wednesday's eight goals allowed and he is certainly having a tremendous sophomore slump. Owners who invested a hig draft pick can only wait it out and hope he rights the ship because his trade value is very low at this time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 7: Mason earned first-star honors Saturday with a 24-save win over the Hurricanes. Things are really looking up after a slow start; make sure you take advantage.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 7: Mason will get the start Saturday against the Hurricanes, the Columbus Dispatch reports. After a rough stretch at the end of October, Mason has posted a 2.84 GAA and .921 SvP in his last three games, while facing three very potent attacks in the Penguins, Capitals and Sharks. "It was just going back to basics, a lot of simple movements and (handling the puck) behind-the-net kind of stuff," Mason said. If you'd benched him during his struggles, it looks like he's back in form and safe to use.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 4: Mason stopped 36 shots through regulation and overtime and only allowed one goal in the shootout, but that was enough as the visiting Sharks leave Columbus with a 3-2 victory Wednesday. Mason faced a lot of rubber in the middle and final frames and it took a nifty shot from Dan Boyle to score the shoutout winner. The sophomore netminder has struggled a little to start the year, but is too good a player and will put up solid fantasy numbers by season's end.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 3: Mason will start on Wednesday against the Sharks, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. The plan is for him to go in the first part of a back-to-back set, while Mathieu Garon is expected to get the nod for his third start of the season on Thursday against the Thrashers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 30: Mason was hung with a loss against the Penguins on Friday. He made 29 saves on 32 shots but allowed the only goal in the shootout. It would be easy to say Mason is experiencing a sophomore slump but he has managed to win five games this season. Don't bail on him now, he has the talent to turn things around in spectacular fashion.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 28: Mason gave up four goals on 23 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Coyotes. Through nine starts this season, Mason is just 5-4-0 with a 3.57 GAA. It's way too early to be overly concerned about him, while his goaltending coach believes that his early struggles are mental rather than physical. Use patience here.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 28: Mason will get the start Wednesday at home against the Coyotes, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Goaltending coach Dave Rook, who's worked with Mason since his OHL days, believes that Mason's struggles on the Blue Jackets' recent western road swing are entirely mental, so hopefully he'll be able to return to form soon enough.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 26: Mason struggled again Sunday, allowing six goals to the Kings on just 25 shots. It's been a tough road trip for the sophomore, and while a banged-up blue line corps in front of him hasn't helped he also hasn't been the game-stealing wonder he was last season. Better days should be ahead for Mason, but don't be surprised if Mathieu Garon sees a bit more action than anticipated in the short term.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 25: Mason picked up the win over the Ducks on Saturday despite allowing four goals. He made 32 saves in the contest. Despite below average numbers Mason has won five games so far this season. His talent is undeniable so do not panic. His peripheral statistics should correct themselves soon enough.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 21: Mason was hit for six goals on just 22 shots Tuesday, including a weak effort on a Dion Phaneuf floater from the blue line in the third period that put the Flames up for good at 4-3. Mathieu Garon was already scheduled to get Thursday's start in Edmonton, so Mason will get a chance to clear his head before getting back between the pipes on the weekend.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 17: Mason gave up a soft goal early in Saturday's game but then shut the door in a 27-save, 4-1 win over the Kings. He was brilliant in the third period and was the Jackets' best penalty killer, stoning the Kings on all five power plays. He's stating his case to be among the league's best; we think he deserves it.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 14: Mason made 22 stops Tuesday in a 2-1 win over the Flames. He's now 3-1 to start the season, with a 2.71 GAA and .916 save percentage. It's early yet, but there's no sign of a sophomore slump so far from the Blue Jackets' franchise goalie.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 12: Mason will start against the Flames on Tuesday night, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Mathieu Garon shut out the Coyotes in his first start with Columbus on Saturday night, but head coach Ken Hitchcock is going back to his No. 1 netminder rather than trying to roll the hot hand in a tough matchup.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 8: Mason had a rough game Thursday, allowing five goals on 20 shots before being pulled. He started off the year allowing just four goals on 76 shots over the first two games, but got blown up Thursday like never before in his career. Expect last year's Calder winner to bounce back strong.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 5: Mason had 40 saves in Monday's road win over Vancouver. Even though it's early in the season, showing the ability to win on the road -- and even chase one of the league's top netminders from the game in Roberto Luongo -- is a small indication that the Jackets' postseason berth in 2008-09 isn't a fluke. With an improving offense in front of him, Mason should produce like a top-10 netminder this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 3: Mason made 32 saves in a 2-1 win over the Wild on Saturday night. He was particularly unflappable in the last few minutes of the game when the Wild had a two-man advantage. He looks as though he's picking up right where he left off last season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 3: Mason made 32 saves Saturday as the Blue Jackets won their season opener 2-1 over the Wild. He picked up right where he left off after his stellar rookie campaign. With developing young talent up front joining Rick Nash and Mason anchoring their defense, Columbus could be ready to make some noise this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jul 2: After signing Mathieu Garon to back up Mason, Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said he expected Garon to play in "20 to 25 games", the Columbus Dispatch reports. That's a little more action than some backups see, which would mean a little less action for Mason than other clear-cut #1's get. This could just be Howson's way of trying to keep his young star netminder hungry and focused, however.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jun 19: Mason was the runaway winner Thursday of the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie. He received 121 of a possible 132 first place votes. Mason also finished second to Tim Thomas in voting for the Vezina Trophy (given to the league's top goalie) and an amazing fourth in voting for the Hart Trophy (given to the league's MVP).

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 27: Mason has been named as a finalist for both the Calder Trophy (given to the NHL's top rookie) and the Vezina Trophy (given to the top goaltender). He led the NHL this season with 10 shutouts, breaking Ken Dryden's record for clean sheets by a rookie, so while he might be an underdog for the Vezina expect him to come home from Vegas with the Calder.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 24: Mason made 35 saves in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Red Wings. Once again it was all Mason could do to keep the Blue Jackets in the game, as three of Detroit's goals came on the power play (including the last minute game-winner). As the supporting cast in front of him matures and gives him more offensive support, Mason could become a truly elite fantasy goaltender.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 18: Mason made 35 saves in Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Red Wings in Game 2 of their first round series. He was the best Jacket on the ice but simply couldn't hold the fort against the relentless waves of Wings attackers. Three of the four Detroit goals came on the power play; it's not like they were Mason's fault. But the Wings seem to be going shelf on the guy a lot; perhaps the scouting tapes show the butterflier goes down a little too early sometimes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 17: Mason stopped 30 shots in Thursday's 4-1 Game 1 losss to the Red Wings. While a couple of the goals came on bad breaks (one went in off Jan Hedja's hip) Mason was merely solid and didn't seem like the game-stealing phenom the Blue Jackets will need him to be if they want to stay alive.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 11: Mason made 22 saves in a 6-3 loss to Minnesota. He allowed five goals. He's primed and ready for the playoffs and a loss like this will be like the proverbial water off a duck's back. This kid has nerves of steel. Remember -- he was traded in junior right before the gold-medal match (and win) for Team Canada a couple seasons back. Very little impacts this unflappable kid.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 9: Mason won his 33rd game of the season, and arguably the most important game in franchise history, Wednesday as the Blue Jackets beat the Black Hawks 4-3 in a shootout to clinch their first ever playoff berth. Mason stopped 24 of 27 shots in regulation and overtime, then denied all three Chicago skaters in the shootout. If Columbus has any chance of being a Cinderella team this spring, the likely Calder Trophy winner will have to be huge.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 29: Mason stopped just 22 of 27 shots in Columbus' 5-2 loss to St. Louis Sunday. He's allowed five goals just two other times this season in 54 games played so chalk this up to a random poor outing.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 26: Mason recorded his 10th shutout of the season Thursday, stopping 33 shots in a 5-0 win over Calgary. Mason helped keep the Flames quiet despite Calgary getting seven power-play opportunities. The Columbus goalie made 16 saves in the third period, alone, improving to 31-17-4.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 21: Mason made 22 saves Saturday in a 3-1 win over Florida. Ho-hum, it's just his 30th of the season. There's significant rumbling that he'll not only get consideration for the Calder trophy but he may even get votes in the Hart race. After all, where would this team be without him? Use him with confidence -- and thank your lucky stars you were smart enough to grab him early this season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 18: Mason made 24 saves Wednesday to backstop the Blue Jackets to a 4-3 overtime win over the visiting Blackhawks. The night started off poorly as Chicago scored on its first shot only a minute into the game, but Mason was tremendous in the third period that saw Columbus give up three power plays and 12 shots. This was Mason's 29th win of the year and he should hit the 30-win plateau in the state of Florida in of the two upcoming games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason stopped 26 of 30 shots in the Blue Jackets' 4-0 loss to Detroit Sunday. The Red Wings are back at the top of their game and they were too much for Mason and the Jackets. Keep playing Mason as you normally would though since Columbus had been playing well before running into Detroit.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 15: Mason will be back in net Sunday against the Red Wings, the Columbus Dispatch reports. No surprise here. The Blue Jackets survived without him Friday night, but the club will be leaning heavily on their rookie wunderkind down the stretch as they try to earn their first ever postseason appearance.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 13: Mason was huge once again for the Blue Jackets Thursday, making 38 saves in total, stoning Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin late in the third period of a tie game then doing it again in the shootout to help give Columbus a 4-3 win. He did this despite coming down with a cold Thursday morning, according to the Columbus Dispatch, but considering he played through mono earlier this season a little rhinovirus wasn't about to slow him down. Although coach Ken Hitchcock hasn't made any announcement yet, expect Mason to get the night off Friday against the Blackhawks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 12: Mason will get the start Thursday against the Penguins, the Columbus Dispatch reports. No surprise here, although coach Ken Hitchcock indicated he'd give his franchise goalie a rest sometime in the next few games. Mason set a new NHL rookie record for shutouts (nine) in his last start, and he'll set a new Blue Jackets record for wins (28) next time he picks up the W.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 10: Mason stopped all 35 shots he faced in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Boston. Mason just keeps rolling along in his rookie season. Tuesday's performance improves Mason to 27-16-3 on the season. His nine shutouts are three more than any other netminder in the league.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 7: Mason earned the game's second star Saturday night in a 44-save, 8-2 win over Detroit. He has Detroit's number, beating them three times since late January. He's a lock right now for the Calder trophy and could get some votes in other netminding trophy competitions, too.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 5: The trade of Pascal Leclaire cements Mason's status as the Blue Jackets' franchise goalie. No real surprise here, given Mason's performance this season and Leclaire's checkered health record, but it should give you a little more confidence in building your team around Mason in dynasty leagues.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Mar 1: Mason stopped 27 of 30 shots in the Blue Jackets 3-1 loss in Vancouver Sunday night. You can be sure he'll be back in net Tuesday when the Kings visit and the Blue Jackets strive toward making the playoffs for the first time in their history.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 26: Mason recorded his league-leading eighth shutout against Edmonton on Thursday. He stopped 19 shots in the win, further securing what looks to be a slam dunk for the Calder Trophy. Mason (24-14-3) had hit a road bump recently, allowing eight goals in his last two starts, both losses.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 21: Mason made faced just 13 shots in a 5-2 loss to Anaheim Saturday night. He wasn't sharp but that was a function of lack of rubber. He faced just two shots in the second period and allowed both of them past him. But he's a goalie who likes a lot of pucks and he just couldn't stay warm. No need to be alarmed -- he's still a Calder boy in our books.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 19: Mason made 32 saves through overtime in a 4-3 shootout win over Toronto Thursday night. He stopped two of three shootout attempts, lifting his record to 4-0-1 since coming back from a bout with mononucleosis.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 18: Mason made 21 saves during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the visitors from St. Louis. Columbus is now sitting six games above .500 for the first time in their franchise's history and a great deal of that success is due to the emergence of Mason. He is going to be a workhorse down the stretch as the Blue Jackets aim for another franchise first; the playoffs.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 14: Mason made 26 saves Saturday on route to a 5-1 win over the Hurricanes. He was named the game's first star for his puck-stopping heroics. He stood on his head several times in the first two periods -- you'd never know he's recovering from mono. We might just call him Captain Calder as he looks good as the top rookie right now. And he's a big reason why the Jackets appear playoff bound. Get him back in there if you haven't already.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 14: Mason will start on Saturday against the Hurricanes, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Any concerns about his workload being limited after his bout with mononucleosis can be put to rest by head coach Ken Hitchcock's decision to start him on back-to-back nights.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 13: Mason made 32 save as Columbus ended Detoit's six game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Friday evening. Mason returned after missing three games while battling a case of mononucleosis. "It's the best I've felt in a really long time," said Mason, who leads the NHL in shutouts (7) and goals-against average (2.09). "I've a lot of pep back? my attitude, my demeanor or whatever. I feel really good right now," the Associated Press reports. Make sure to activate him as soon as possible.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 13: Blue Jackets doctors have declared Mason free of any trace of mono, and he'll get the start on Friday against Detroit, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "I feel great now," Mason said Thursday. "Today is the best I've felt in a very long time. I've felt really good all week stopping pucks. I'm just glad the mono is gone. It's really draining. Now that it's left my body, I still have to work my energy level back up, and I think we've done that this week." Depending on how he feels after Friday's game, he might also get the start Saturday. Plug him back into your lineup as soon as you can.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 11: Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock is not ruling out using Mason (mono) in both of the Blue Jackets' games this weekend, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Mason was able to practice Tuesday, so it appears that he'll be ready to return on Friday. The Jackets have a back-to-back engagement with with Detroit on Friday and Carolina on Saturday, and Hitchcock told reporters that Mason could be in the net Saturday if he feels up to it.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 9: Mason (mono) fully participated in Monday's practice, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Head coach Ken Hitchcock remains optimistic that Mason will be activated from the injured reserve list to start against Detroit on Friday, but Mason did not comment following Monday's practice and you'll want to wait until later in the week for the official word just to see how he responds to a week's worth of full practices.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 8: Mason (mono) will not play until Friday's game against the Red Wings at the earliest, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Dan LaCosta will get the nod on Tuesday against Colorado, while Mason will likely be reevaluated later this week before a final decision is made. When Mason returns, he'll probably be sporting some sort of extra padding to protect his spleen from rupturing, but fatigue is probably going to be more problematic for the young netminder down the stretch.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 7: Mason (mononucleosis) has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Wednesday. He has been spectacular in his first season in the NHL, posting a 19-12-2 record with a league-leading seven shutouts. The front-runner for the Calder Trophy, Mason also is tops with a 2.09 goals-against average and ranks seventh with a .923 save percentage. Get him on your bench immediately.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 6: Mason (mono) did not make the road trip to Pittsburgh for Friday's tilt, but he could start Saturday against the Sharks, the Colombus Dispatch reports. He hasn't been practicing and it seems like Saturday might be little too soon for Mason to return. The decision to play Mason will rest on his health, of course, but the performance of Wade Dubielewicz, who is making his first start of the season for the Blue Jackets on Friday, should also factor in. If Dubielwicz performs well, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Mason get some extended rest.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 5: Mason (mono) will get the night off Friday, with Wade Dubielewicz getting the start instead, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Mason didn't practice Wednesday and may not even travel with the club to Pittsburgh, and the Blue Jackets are clearly worried about wearing the rookie down. "I don't think he's gotten worse, but I don't think he has been as sharp as he was at the start [of the season]," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "This will give him three full days to get feeling good and we'll go from there."

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 4: Mason (mono) stopped 18 of 21 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blues. Mason wasn't bad in this one, but certainly didn't do anything to steal a game in which the Blue Jackets were outplayed for the first two periods. In shallow leagues you might want to consider benching Mason while he's still dealing with his illness.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 3: Mason (mono) is expected to play Tuesday night against the Blues, according to Sportsnet.ca. It looks like he's going to battle through the illness and the team seems to think he's on the better side of it, but keep an eye on his use over the next few weeks. After posting a shutout on January 30 against Ottawa, Mason was pulled the next night (his most recent start) after just 11 minutes and three goals.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 1: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson confirmed after Saturday night's game that Mason has been dealing with a case of mono for three or four weeks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. While this does help explain his recent poor outings, it also makes what he's accomplished this season (including Friday night's shutout over the Senators, and a league-leading 1.98 GAA headed into Saturday) all the more impressive. "Our doctors feel he's had it for a while and they feel he's on the other side of the virus," Howson said. "The worst of it is probably over." The Blue Jackets will monitor Mason's diet and energy level very carefully, and he'll likely be a game-time decision every time the team suits up until he's finally in the clear. Expect backup Wade Dubielewicz to get a lot of work in the short term.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 31: Mason gave up three goals on eight shots before getting pulled from Saturday's loss to Dallas. Before the All-Star break, Mason gave up 13 goals in three starts, but he rebounded with back-to-back wins against the Red Wings and Senators earlier this week. The Jackets have been deploying him heavily -- Saturday was his 18th straight start -- and they'll probably continue to do so down the stretch in their effort to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 30: Mason stonewalled the Senators on Friday, stopping all 18 shots in a 1-0 shutout victory. It was his league-leading seventh shutout of the season. Mason has been outstanding in his rookie campaign and should be in the running for a couple of awards come seasons end.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 28: Mason came back from the All-Star break with a 21-save performance in a 3-2 overtime win over the Red Wings Tuesday. Mason was looking tired before the break, but it looks like his batteries have recharged. The Blue Jackets will need to find a way to keep their star rookie fresher over the second half, though.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 22: Mason looked ordinary again in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Flames Wednesday. He's clearly tired after starting 15 straight games, but he'll get a rest over the All-Star break. His lingering back problem could be a factor here too. Given his lack of a track record you may want to consider shopping Mason around in one-year leagues, but there's no reason yet to move him at a discount.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 21: Mason will get the start Wednesday against Calgary, according to TSN.ca. He's finally come back to Earth a bit the last two games, giving up nine goals in those two starts. He'll need to be on top of his game because the game is in Calgary and the Flames are tough to beat at home. If Mason isn't up to the task, at least the All-Star break would then be coming at the right time.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 20: Mason stopped just 18 of 22 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Edmonton. Mason (back) has decided to skip this weekend's YoungStars game during All-Star weekend, which is good news for his fantasy owners. There still seems to be a very real chance that Mason will start Columbus' final game before the break on Wednesday in Calgary.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 20: Mason won't play in the YoungStars game during All-Star weekend, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The Blue Jackets want to give him a rest, in part because of the occasional muscle spasm issue he has in his back. The muscle spasms won't stop him from making back-to-back starts Tuesday and Wednesday on the team's western road trip, though.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 18: Mason stopped 25 of 30 shots in Columbus' 6-5 shootout win over Vancouver Sunday. This was one of the poorest outings of the season for Mason but you can continue to play him with confidence. The Blue Jackets have back-to-back games this week where Mason may get his first break since mid-December.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 16: Mason stopped 26 shots, but lost 2-1 to New Jersey on Friday evening. Mason (16-10-1) had first loss to an Eastern Conference team. The rookie came in with a 6-0-0 record, 0.66 goals-against average, .977 save percentage and four shutouts in six games against the East.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 11: Mason had a quieter night Saturday, stopping 21 shots in a 4-2 win over the Wild. It was Nikita Filatov's turn in the spotlight Saturday, but Mason still picked up his 15th win of the season. After years with little to show for their high draft picks other than Rick Nash, the Blue Jackets suddenly find themselves with an embarrassment of rookie riches.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 10: Mason was actually considered questionable heading into Friday's game due to muscle spasms in his upper body, the Columbus Dispatch reports. In the space of a few hours he went from not being sure if he could play, to stoning the Capitals in their own building. The kid is putting together one of the all-time great rookie seasons in NHL history, and currently leads the league in GAA (1.74), save percentage (.939) and shutouts (six). Crazy Mason stat of the day: he's allowed just one even strength goal in his last seven games.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 9: Mason took his All-Star snub personally Friday, stopping an incredible 45 shots in a 3-0 win over the Capitals. It's the rookie's sixth shutout of the season, and the second time he has blanked Alex Ovechkin and the Caps. Even if an injury doesn't open up a spot for Mason at this year's game, it seems likely that he's got plenty of All-Star appearances ahead of him in his career.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason was brilliant Tuesday, stopping 37 of 39 shots, but it wasn't enough as the Blue Jackets fell 3-0 to the Red Wings. Columbus, already gutted by injuries, lost Rick Nash late in the first period which left Mason as the only impact player the Jackets had on the ice. If Nash's injury keeps him out for any length of time Mason will need to be basically perfect if he wants to pick up any wins.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 5: Mason will get the start against Detroit on Tuesday. No surprise here, but it will be interesting to see how the Blue Jackets' star rookie bounces back from his poor showing Saturday against the Blues.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 3: Mason looked ordinary for the first time in months during Saturday's loss to St. Louis and the rookie was critical of his effort after the game, reports the Associated Press. "I just wasn't very good," Mason said of his performance in the 5-2 loss. "I was giving up rebounds, a couple of five-hole goals, so it wasn't a very good game by myself." Mason remains an outstanding fantasy option right now; he's entitled to have an occasional poor outing. Keep him between your pipes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 3: Mason was named the NHL Rookie of the Month for December, the second straight month he's won the award. He went 7-5-0 with a 1.41 GAA and .950 save percentage in 12 December games. A Blue Jacket has now won Rookie of the Month three straight times (Derick Brassard picked it up in October), the first time a team has won three straight since the '84-'85 Penguins on the back of Mario Lemieux.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 2: Mason stopped 23 of 24 shots in a 2-1 win over the Avalanche on Friday. He finally gave up a goal after three straight shutouts. Darcy Tucker's first period goal ended Mason's shutout streak at 199 minutes and 19 seconds. To state the obvious, Mason is the real deal. Run him out there with confidence.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 31: Mason stopped all 27 shots in Wednesday's win over the Ducks. That's his third shutout in a row, simply incredible for a guy who probably wasn't drafted in most leagues. His year-to-date numbers are just as impressive as the shutout streak: 12-7-1, sub 1.75 GAA, an amazing save percentage and five shutouts. And the Blue Jackets haven't even hit a hot streak yet. He's probably the best goalie for his value through the first three months of the season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 30: Mason picked up his second straight shutout, and fourth of the season, in Monday's 2-0 win over the Kings. He made 24 saves in this one, and it's been 122 minutes since another team got a puck past the rookie. To say Mason is the real deal is almost becoming an understatement; at this point he's a serious contender for a spot in the All-Star game, as well as the Calder Trophy.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 27: Mason posted his third shutout of the season Saturday in a 3-0 victory over the Flyers. He improved to 10-7-1 and lowered his NHL-best goals-against average to 1.87. He made several point-blank saves against sniper Simon Gagne and stoned the red-hot Scott Hartnell, too. There's every reason to think this guy can maintain his current play; use him accordingly.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 23: Mason stopped 39 shots in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to Los Angeles. Despite allowing three goals, Mason saw quite a bit of rubber Tuesday night. He has allowed three goals just twice in December and has played extremely well since usurping the Jackets' starting gig. He's shown little reason to be taken out of your lineup, if you were fortunate enough to snag him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 20: Mason made 22 saves Saturday but came up on the losing end of a 2-0 score to Phoenix. His opponent, Ilya Bryzgalov, has lights out so the loss has nothing to do with Mason who has been outstanding of late. His stats are outstanding and he can steal games for the Jackets. We like him... a lot.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 18: Mason put together a dominant performance Wednesday, stopping 47 shots in a 2-1 overtime win over the Sharks. Mason has been flat-out ridiculous over his last 10 games, yielding more than two goals only twice and yielding more than one goal five times. Even though he plays on a mediocre team, he can steal games every night and has rewarded anyone who picked him up.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 16: Mason will get the start in net Wednesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Pascal Leclaire will get the call on Thursday. Mason is now second in the NHL with a 1.98 GAA, behind Tim Thomas' 1.96.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 14: Mason stopped 28 of 30 shots in Columbus' 3-1 loss to Chicago Sunday. The rookie's 1.98 GAA is third best in the league and he is firmly entrenched as the #1 goalie in Columbus.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 14: Mason will make his third consecutive start Sunday night against the Blackhawks, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Mason has had a stellar rookie season so far, going 8-4-1 in 13 starts. He is unquestionably the starter over Pascal Leclaire at this point.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 13: Mason made 24 saves to lead the Blue Jackets to a 3-1 win over the Islanders Saturday night. He was named the game's second star. He is 8-4-1 since coming up from the minors. And considering he had played just three games in the AHL before his promotion, we'd say his first pro campaign has been an overwhelming success so far. He will come at premium in keeper leagues but you may still want to make the ask -- he looks like he could be a star.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 13: Coach Ken Hitchcock indicated that not only would Mason get the start Saturday night against the Islanders, he might also start Sunday night as well, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "We'll see how he feels once we get through (Saturday's game)," Hitchcock said. The rookie has started 12 of the Blue Jackets' last 16 games and is unquestionably their #1 goalie right now.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 11: Mason stopped 25 of 26 shots in a 2-1 shootout victory over Nashville on Thursday. The 20-year-old rookie, who is the Blue Jackets' No. 1 goalie, improved to 7-4-1 with the win.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 10: Mason will get the start for the Blue Jackets Thursday against Nashville, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The rookie is, for now, the de facto #1 goalie for the Jackets.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 6: Mason made 15 saves and allowed two goals in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Kings. He played well; it's just hard to stay sharp when you're not busy. Mason has the markings of a future star (or even superstar) in the NHL. His value will be inflated right now following his Rookie of the Month award. But keeper leaguers would be wise to ask about him in trade if he hits a slippery patch -- he's a potential fantasy building block.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 6: Mason will get the start Saturday night against the Kings, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Pascal Leclaire will get the nod Sunday against the Ducks.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 3: Mason was named the NHL Rookie of the Month for November. This comes on the heels of fellow Blue Jacket Derick Brassard winning the award in October. Don't look now, but Columbus actually has some young talent to help out Rick Nash.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 2: Mason will start at San Jose on Thursday, while Pascal Leclaire will start one of the weekend games in Los Angeles or Anaheim, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Head coach Ken Hitchcock insists the goaltenders are 1 and 1A, but Mason seems to have the upperhand at this point, having started four of the last five games. The rookie has a 2.08 goals-against average on the year and a .922 save percentage, suggesting a tightening grip on the starting role.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 1: Mason posted his third win in the last four starts, stopping 30 shots in Monday's win over the Canucks. Mason has been red hot lately, with a paltry goals-against average hovering around 2 and a save percentage near .920. He's tightening his grasp on the Jackets' No. 1 job and should be in line for more starts with the way he's been playing.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 30: Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock announced after Saturday's game that Mason will get the start on Monday against the Canucks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He didn't quite name Mason his new #1 goalie, but the rookie has started three of Columbus' last four games (with two shutouts in those three starts) and Monday will make it four of five. "I can tell you, if Mason continues to play like this, the way the standings are and how valuable points are, we have to play him," Hitchcock said. "We have to play him quite a bit." The 20-year-old certainly has the talent to seize the top job with the Blue Jackets if he's given the chance, and it looks like Hitchcock is going to give him that chance. If Mason is somehow still available in your league, rectify that situation immediately.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 29: Mason was sensational Saturday against the Capitals. He pitched a 26-save shutout -- his second in the past week -- and made several sensational stops. He stoned Alex Ovechkin who had been on a 10-game scoring streak. It's likely he'll get the Blue Jackets' next start and could find himself sticking with the big club instead of getting seasoning in the AHL. He now sports a 5-2-0-1 record.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 29: Mason will get the start on Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. This just confirms what was already suspected. Pascal Leclaire allowed two soft goals in Friday's loss to the Red Wings, so a good outing from Mason Saturday could make it very tough for the Blue Jackets to get the rookie out from between the pipes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 27: Mason made 22 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Phoenix. If it weren't for the Coyotes, Mason would be undefeated in his so-far brief NHL career. The Blue Jackets play back-to-back games this weekend, so look for Mason to get one more start this fantasy period.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 23: On the heels of Saturday's shutout Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock announced that Mason would get the start Wednesday against the Coyotes, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The Jackets also play back-to-back Friday and Saturday, so Mason will probably get one of those starts as well. We can't yet say there's a goaltending controversy in Columbus, but at least for this coming week Mason is the guy to roll with, not Pascal Leclaire.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 22: Mason picked up his first NHL shutout in a 2-0 win over Atlanta. He made 15 saves. This guy is going to be fantasy gold -- he has the kind of aw shucks, easy going attitude that will help him brush off tough outings. And his size and glove hand will help him shoot up the ranks. Get in on the ground floor now before the elevator door closes.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 20: Mason has been named the starter for Saturday's game, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "Right now, he's played his way right onto the team," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Mase has given us a chance to win every night." Mason should get regular work at least until Pascal Leclaire proves he's all the way back.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 15: Mason made 28 saves Saturday but gave up two goals in the shootout to take the loss to the Wild. He played well but struggled occasionally with his rebound control. His future is very bright and with Pascal Leclaire's propensity for injury, his value is rising. Stash him away before it's too late.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 15: Mason will start Saturday night's game against the Wild, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Pascal Leclaire made 36 saves against the Sabres in a dominating 6-1 win on Friday night, but head coach Ken Hitchcock wants to keep Leclaire healthy, so it appears Mason will get a significant amount of playing time as the backup -- particularly when the Jackets play on consecutive days.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 13: Mason picked up his first NHL loss Wednesday, stopping 25 of 29 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Coyotes. The Blue Jackets have yet to announce whether they plan on keeping Mason around now that Pascal Leclaire is off IR, or even which of them will start on Friday. At the very least Mason has proven over the last week that he deserves his status as one of the NHL's elite goaltending prospects.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason is listed as the starting goalie for Wednesday night's game against Phoenix. What happens after this is anyone's guess, as Pascal Leclaire is just about ready for game action. Mason does make for a pretty decent play Wednesday against the Coyotes, given the opponent and that it's a home game.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 12: Mason's teammate Pascal Leclaire (ankle) was activated off injured reserve on Wednesday and is expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday evening's game against the Coyotes, according to a team press release. The team had previously said Mason was the starter for Wednesday's game against Phoenix. If that still holds, once Leclaire is able to play and the re-injury concern is behind him, Mason could be headed back to the minors, even as well as he's played.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 10: Mason will make his fourth straight start Wednesday against the Coyotes, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "With Mason's play these last three games, he's certainly giving everybody in this organization some strong food for thought, right across the board," coach Ken Hitchcock said. Pascal Leclaire will return to practice this week but may not be ready to play until the weekend, at which point there may be a full-blown goaltending controversy in Columbus.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 8: Mason made 22 saves Saturday in a 3-1 win over Calgary to stay unbeaten in his three career NHL starts. He made some outstanding saves, including a point-blank shot from Todd Bertuzzi, and appears to be gaining confidence with each passing win. He has now notched his belt with wins over Edmonton, Montreal and Calgary. He's one of the top netminding prospects in the NHL and is likely already rostered in all keeper leagues. But at this rate, he could quickly become rostered in single-year formats. Watch him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 7: Mason made 34 saves in Friday night's 4-3 shootout win over Montreal. Mason (2-0) made his second straight start while Pascal Leclaire is out with an ankle injury.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 7: Mason will make his second straight start on Friday against the Canadiens, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Coach Ken Hitchcock already likes what he's seen from Mason in terms of his mental toughness. "The thing with that position is you can't have a memory or you will be a nut case," Hitchcock said. "Or, your coach will be a nut case." It will be interesting to see what the Blue Jackets do with Mason once Pascal Leclaire is back from his ankle injury.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 5: Mason made 22 saves during a 5-4 win over visiting Edmonton on Wednesday. Mason was shaky at times in recording his first NHL win, but his offense bailed him out with three unanswered third period goals. Mason won't be more than a spot starter, but has given keeper league owners a glimpse of the future.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 5: Mason will make his first career start Wednesday against the Oilers, TSN.ca reports. He was expected to start this past weekend, but Fredrik Norrena started both nights. Mason was third in the AHL with a 1.63 GAA before his call-up.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 5: Mason will get his first career start Wednesday when the Blue Jackets face the Oilers, according to TSN.ca There are only three games on the NHL slate Wednesday, so now is as good a time as any if you were hoping to use the rookie. It's a pretty even match-up, but Mason will get the benefit of the home crowd.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 4: Mason has been called up from Syracuse and he'll get at least one start on Friday or Saturday when the Jackets play games on consecutive days, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. There's a ton of upside here, especially when you consider Pascal Leclaire's injury history. Mason is one of the game's elite young goaltending talents, while Columbus may be tempted to ease him into action even as the No. 2 netminder once Leclaire is healthy again. Both general manager Scott Howson and head coach Ken Hitchcock said that Leclaire has not had a setback in his rehab from an ankle injury, but instead that he's not 100 percent healed yet. In any case, Mason has far more promise than Fredrik Norrena or Dan LaCosta, so he's worth consideration in many formats -- particularly those involving keepers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 23: Mason, who has been working out with the Blue Jackets as he rehabs following two knee surgeries, could get his first start of the season for AHL Syracuse this weekend, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "His knee is fine," general manager Scott Howson said. "It's just a matter of Steve getting back the timing and getting in game shape. We're very pleased with how hard he's worked to get back to this point." Fredrik Norrena has struggled in the early going as Pascal Leclaire's backup, so it's possible Mason could get an extended stint in the NHL later this season once he establishes that he's 100%.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 23: Mason underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and will miss the next 4-6 weeks, the Associated Press reports. He originally suffered a torn meniscus during the OHL playoffs, and didn't start skating again until early September. Expect the Blue Jackets to continue to proceed extremely cautiously when it comes to Mason's health.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Sep 21: Mason (knee) has just starting skating in the last two weeks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The Blue Jackets are going to be cautious with their top goaltending prospect, so don't expect him to see much, if any, action during the exhibition schedule.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jul 17: Mason (knee) has started jogging and doing lower-body workouts and he's expected to resume skating soon in order to be 100 percent ready for the start of training camp, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. Mason suffered a torn meniscus during the OHL playoffs, but doctors said that he shouldn't have any long-term effects following the surgery to repair it. Depending on how the Blue Jackets approach Pascal Leclaire's contract situation, Mason may have to wait a couple of years before emerging as the franchise goaltender.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 18: Mason will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday to repair a minor tear, the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. An MRI revealed no further damage to the ligaments, so Mason will be sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks -- including the Memorial Cup. The Blue Jackets are taking a very cautious approach with their prized goaltending prospect in the wake of Pascal Leclaire's knee injury last season.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Apr 15: Mason is considered day-to-day entering the OHL's Western Conference finals Wednesday against Sault Ste. Marie, reports Sportsnet.ca. He suffered what is only being characterized as a "minor injury" in Game 3 of the semis and has sat out since. "I expect he'll [Mason] start Game 1, but if he doesn't we're real comfortable with Josh (Unice)," Kitchener Rangers' head coach and general manager Peter DeBoer said. Watch for the Rangers to keep a close eye on the injury as they host the Memorial Cup and may want to save their top netminder for that tourney.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 10: The Blue Jackets assigned Mason to OHL Kitchener on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. Mason, who was recalled on Wednesday after Blue Jackets goalie Pascal Leclaire was injured, did not see any action this time around, but he is still viewed as a top notch netminding prospect for the team, worth monitoring, especially if you are in a keeper league.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Feb 6: Mason was recalled on Wednesday by the Blue Jackets from Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League, the Associated Press reports. Mason will back up Fredrik Norrena while the regular starter, Pascal Leclaire, sits out with a bruised neck. With Leclaire expected to miss only a couple games, Mason has no fantasy value at this point.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 11: The Blue Jackets have sent Mason back to the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, the Associated Press reports. Mason, who had been added to the team's roster on emergency recall on Jan. 7, did not appear in a game with the big club, but he is regarded as a blue chip netminding prospect.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 7: Mason has been added to the Blue Jackets' roster as an emergency recall, Sportsnet.ca reports. Pascal Leclaire is ill and will not be available for the team's game in St. Louis on Tuesday. Mason's stay with the big club -- this time at least -- doesn't figure to be a long one, but it does cap off an nice week for him, as he is fresh off being named MVP of Canada's gold medal world junior team.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 5: Mason earned top goalie and tournament MVP honors after carrying Canada to a gold medal win at the world junior championship on Saturday. The kid is a great prospect and we just watched his stock skyrocket. Get him on your junior roster fast. He's going to be a good one.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 4: Mason carried Team Canada to a 4-1 semi-final victory over Team U.S.A. at the world junior championship Friday. So much for the goaltending controversy. The kid was outstanding against a very talented American squad and put in a surprisingly calm performance despite receiving news just before game time that his OHL squad had just traded him. He will now toil for the Memorial Cup hosts, the Kitchener Rangers.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 3: Mason will get the start for Team Canada for Friday's semi-final match at the world junior championship, reports Sportsnet. Head coach Craig Hartsburg said Mason could have played better in Wednesday's 4-2 quarter-final win over Finland (he allowed two suspect goals), it would hurt the team's confidence to flip back and forth between Mason and Jonathan Bernier.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Jan 1: Mason -- and not Los Angeles super-prospect Jonathan Bernier -- has been named Team Canada's starting goaltender for the playoff rounds of the world junior hockey championship, reports the Toronto Star. It's quite an honor for the young netminder who has rocketed up the prospect charts in the last eight to ten months. Mason won two games in the preliminary round -- 2-0 over Slovakia and 4-1 over Denmark. Canada takes on Finland in a sudden-death quarter-final match Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST. -- check it out online if you can't get it on the tube.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 28: Mason stopped 22 shots in Team Canada's 2-0 victory over Slovakia Wednesday at the World Junior Championships. He'll split starts through the round robin portion of the tournament with Kings prospect Jonathan Bernier, and could still earn the #1 job for the playoff portion. Mason looked very sharp Wednesday, and figures to have a very bright future ahead of him.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Dec 24: Mason, who beat out incumbent Leland Irving for a spot on Team Canada for the world junior championship tourney that opens Wednesday, will start as the backup to Jonathan Bernier. Mason got the nod in Sunday's exhibition match against Finland and made 31 saves in a 4-2 Canada win. Should Bernier falter, Mason can easily grab the reins without faltering. Mason's keeper value climbs with each passing week -- if he's not on your radar already, it may be too late.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Nov 6: Columbus GM Scott Howson continues to get glowing reports about Mason, who is now 9-2 with a 2.53 GAA and .929 save percentage since returning to London (OHL), the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports. With the Blue Jackets getting a nice return on Pascal Leclaire so far this season, Mason could be considered a trade chip at some point later on if the upstart club needs to make a move down the road. Keep him on the keeper league radar given the strength of his performance in juniors thus far.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
Oct 22: Mason has won his first five games since being returned to the OHL. He's red hot and has reversed the Knights woeful 0-6 start to the season. Sunday's 40-save shutout over Oshawa was a gem. Uber prospect John Tavares plays for Oshawa and Mason stoned the kid in a big way. His stock is rising.

Provided by Rotowire.com.
MORE NHL COVERAGE
NHL HOME PAGE
MASON PLAYER CARD
WPG TEAM PAGE
WPG ROSTER
Back to Top
ESPN Mobile Web Home
En Español
ABC News Headlines
Help and Feedback
Search
Terms of Use
Interest-Based Ads
Privacy Policy/Your California Privacy Rights
SIGN IN