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 that's 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.
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. Aside from 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 ultimately makes an appearance, it will signal that Winnipeg is in serious trouble.
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, it's either good news that Mason was able to participate in drills sporting full gear or it's 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.
Mason (lower body) 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 reach out to AHL Manitoba and recall Michael Hutchinson, 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.
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.
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