Friday, December 19, 2014

Flyers Goalie Steve Mason Suffers Debilitating Injury at Practice

Flyers No. 1 goalie Steve Mason went down face-first during Friday's practice and had to be helped off the ice (see video above).

According to Flyers insider Tim Panaccio, several players speculated that Mason's issue might be back spasms.

“Hopefully, he is all right,” teammate Vincent Lecavalier said of Mason, according to Panaccio. “He was down a few minutes. It’s always scary when your best player is down like that. “When you have back issues, it’s tough. I don’t know if that is what he has, but back spasms are tough. Tough to move, tough to get strength in your legs, everything.”

Ray Emery will take over between the pipes when Philadelphia meets the Toronto Maple Leafs on the road on Saturday.