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    Flyers' Steve Mason: Will partake in morning skate Wednesday

    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 Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth, who worked a shutout against the Panthers on Monday, is preparing to play Wednesday.

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    Flyers' Steve Mason: Out with family matter

    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.

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    Flyers G Steve Mason gets starting nod again Saturday

    Flyers goalie Steve 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.

  • In net for Opening Night

    News: Steve Mason will start in net Thursday for the Flyers' opener against the Lightning, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Steve 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.
  • Mason, Flyers Can't Deny Senators On Saturday

    News: Steve Mason stopped 19 of 22 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Senators.
    Analysis: Steve 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.
  • Flyers Turn To Mason In Season Finale

    News: Steve Mason will be between the pipes for Saturday's season finale against the Senators, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post reports.
    Analysis: With the Senators needing a victory to earn a spot in the postseason, Steve 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.
  • Mason, Flyers Hold Off Isles

    News: Steve Mason gave up four goals on 40 shots Tuesday, but held on for a 5-4 win over the Islanders.
    Analysis: Steve Mason blew a 4-1 third-period lead, but was bailed out by a late Brayden Schenn goal. Still, considering the barrage of shots he faced, it's hard to knock Mason's stat line, especially when he came away with the win -- his third in a row. He's 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.
  • Flyers' Mason In Goal Tuesday

    News: Steve Mason will be in the crease for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, NHL.com's Bill Meltzer reports.
    Analysis: Though the Flyers are long past removed from playoff contention, Steve 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.
  • Flyers' Mason Superb In Win

    News: Steve Mason turned aside 46 of 47 shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Penguins.
    Analysis: It was an outstanding performance by Steve 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.
  • Flyers' Mason To Face Penguins on Sunday

    News: Steve Mason will start Sunday's game against the Penguins, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
    Analysis: With a back-to-back coming up this weekend, the Flyers will unsurprisingly save Steve 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.