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Flyers Injury Update: Steve Mason breaks finger, will be ready for training camp

By on 8/09/2014 03:00:00 PM

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason has sustained a broken finger at the end of July. Mason's injury is considered minor, and will not interfere with training camp. He will not miss much time training on the ice, and will continue his training off the ice during his recovery, says Flyers general manager.

Mason sustained a broken pinky finger while playing ball hockey, and according to GM Ron Hextall, will only be out "approximately two weeks...but will continue his off-ice training". The injury is to his right hand, his catching hand, meaning it is important to allow the injury to heal properly so the goaltender can continue to make glove saves.

Despite the 26-year-old's broken finger, it is not likely that Mason will miss any part of training camp, which is set to take place in September. He looks to demonstrate his skills as he moves forward with a three-year $12.3 million contract extension.

Mason finished the regular season with a 0.917 save-percentage and a 2.50 goals-against average in 61 games played. He then started 5 post-season games, ending up with a 0.939 save percentage and a 1.97 goals-against average, but the Flyers unfortunately did not make it beyond the first round.

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