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Mason to start tomorrow for Jackets

Dec 12, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

Steve Mason AP

Steve Mason will be back in goal for the Blue Jackets when they host the high-scoring Canucks tomorrow at Nationwide Arena.

/bets the over

The Jackets have ridden backup Curtis Sanford for the past 12 games, compiling a 5-4-3 record over the stretch. However, the 32-year-old has struggled in his past two outings, allowing nine goals on 51 shots (.824 SV%) in losses to Nashville and Boston.

Tuesday will mark Mason’s first start since Nov. 15, which means he’s spent almost a month sitting, watching and trying to figure out where it all went wrong.

“I think the longest I went without starting was four (games) in a row,” Mason said, as per the Columbus Dispatch. “But it gave me a lot of time to work. Hopefully I’ll get back in and things will go well. I’m looking forward to it.”

  1. davebabychreturns - Dec 12, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Sanford is 5-1 with a .945 career save percentage against the Canucks.. so yeah, thank you Mr. Arniel.

    • bigtganks - Dec 12, 2011 at 5:36 PM

      Wow, Go Canucks Go!

  2. east96st - Dec 13, 2011 at 1:21 AM

    A month off was all he needed. Vezina here comes Steve Mason. Ok. I can’t even type that with a straight face. I think it’s time to buy a case of beer. That’s probably the minimum I’ll need to sit through this game. Maybe I’ll get lucky and black out.

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