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Steve Mason Injury: Updates on Flyers Star's Lower Body and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2015

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 03: Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the New Jersey Devils during the game at the Prudential Center on January 3, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Flyers will be without the services of goaltender Steve Mason for possibly the next couple of weeks.  

General manager Ron Hextall announced on Sunday that Mason is suffering from a lower-body injury:

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Injury Update: Steve Mason is expected to be out up to two weeks with a lower-body injury, per GM Ron Hextall.

Hextall also said that the current injury is not related to the other ailments that have impacted the goaltender this season, via Randy Miller of NJ.com:

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Hextall says Mason injury is “independent” from his past injuries this season, including two tweaks last week

The 26-year-old has appeared in 29 games this year, compiling a record of 8-12-6. He ranks 20th in goals-against average (2.46) but 11th in save percentage (.920), according to NHL.com.

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