Flyers Goalie Steve Mason Out for Game 2 against Rangers
(NEW YORK) -- Facing a 0-1 deficit in their opening round playoff series against the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers will again be without goalie Steve Mason for Game 2.
Even though he skated with the team for the second-straight day, Mason declared himself unable to suit up for Sunday's game.
Mason suffered an upper-body injury during the team's win over the Pittsburgh Penguins last Saturday. The team will not confirm, but Mason may have suffered a concussion.
"I'm going to make [Game 3] my goal and get as much rest in as possible to make sure that when I get back I'm 100% and ready to help the team rather than to be a liability out there," Mason said.
Backup goalie Ray Emery will get the start for the Flyers again against the Rangers for Game 2. In Game 1, Emery allowed four goals, including three in the third period.
In his first full season with the Flyers, the 25-year-old Mason went 33-18-7 with a 2.50 GAA.
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