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Flyers’ Mason broke his right pinky finger playing ball hockey

Jul 31, 2014, 7:39 PM EDT

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Maybe the Philadelphia Flyers should ask all of their players to avoid playing unsupervised sports in the summer.

Last year, captain Claude Giroux suffered a freak finger injury while playing golf. This time around, No. 1 goalie Steve Mason apparently broke his right pinky finger while playing ball hockey on Sunday. Flyers GM Ron Hextall acknowledged the injury and gave him a two-week window of recovery today:

“Steve Mason broke his right pinky finger playing hockey in Oakville, Ontario on Sunday, July 27. Mason will miss approximately two (2) weeks of on-ice training but will continue with his off-ice training.”

That’s a tough break for Mason, especially since he aims to prove that he’s worthy of the contract extension he signed with the team after a positive first (full) campaign with the Flyers in 2013-14.

Then again, it’s not really that significant of a setback being that it sounds like he should be good to go for training camp (unless the team’s being overly optimistic). It’s also true that the 26-year-old isn’t dealing with the worst summer hockey-related injury in recent memory, either.

Flyers players shouldn’t be shocked if the message after 2014-15 exit interviews is “take it easy this summer,” though …

  1. lowenni - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    At least there’s no Team Canada orientation camp for him to attend

    • blomfeld - Aug 1, 2014 at 2:33 AM

      GO FLYERS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

  2. milkmemalkin - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    hahahahahaha Fleury wannabee

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:57 PM

      Nobody wants to be Fleury.

      • milkmemalkin - Jul 31, 2014 at 8:03 PM

        Nobody wants to be a two time WJC silver medalist, 2010 Olympic gold medalist and a Stanley Cup winning goalie? I guess people from Philadelphia nowhere in life because they don’t want to be successful.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 31, 2014 at 10:08 PM

      Beach Ball Fleury…um no thanks I’ll pass.

    • goodolejr - Aug 1, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      Fleury wannabe? Bahahahaha. You do realized he followed up his .908 (!!!) save % during that cup run with sub .900 the next 4 seasons right? And a career .905 save % and 2.68 career GAA in the playoffs? AND Mason had better numbers this year. Yeah, I can totally see how he wants to follow in the footsteps of the wilted flower.

  3. bek3017 - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    LOL best news I’ve heard all day

  4. btlpper68 - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    That means mason can’t give giroux anymore crap for hurting himself playing golf

  5. iamcanadian87 - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Can’t think of a better way to break a pinkie.

    • mcphillthy - Aug 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      Well said, my friend!!

  6. crazemastercraze - Jul 31, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Can we be sure he didn’t break it grabbing a male law enforcement officers behind?

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 31, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      Can we make sure Cindy didn’t break her jaw going down on some dude?

      • stixzidinia - Jul 31, 2014 at 11:03 PM

        Well unlike your “cindy” jab, we actually have proof that your boy likes to grab other guys’ asses. In fact he was arrested and jailed for it. BURN.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 31, 2014 at 11:31 PM

        You must’ve been the dude in question. How was she?

      • crazemastercraze - Aug 1, 2014 at 7:58 PM

        I love how every flyers fans retort is a jab against the penguins as if to assume anyone who dares defy their teams self anointed infallibility and greatness MUST be and Pittsburg fan. I guess that’s what happens with severe lack of attention from the opposite sex will do to you. Pity. Get a life white trash

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM

        Wow a self proclaimed Penguins fan that can’t spell Pittsburgh. Now that is epic. Talking about assumptions, who said I was a white dude?
        Love to stay and chat but I gotta get my non poon tang getting self back to the trailer park.

      • crazemastercraze - Aug 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

        Again, not a pens fan. Again, your a complete moron

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 2, 2014 at 10:11 PM

        Before calling someone a complete moron, perhaps you should use the word “you’re” properly.

      • mcphillthy - Aug 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

        Broadstreet is on a roll today! Keeping the haters in check…. Keep it up, my man

    • stixzidinia - Aug 1, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      That was the best retort you could come up with? Let’s just say you don’t live up to your user name. Guess that’s why Pittsburgh is one of the smartest cities in America while Philadelphia……isn’t.

      http://money.cnn.com/2006/08/29/real_estate/brainiest_cities/index.htm

      • phillyphanatic77 - Aug 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM

        That whole article is based on the number of college degrees… ever think Pittsburgh is up there bc there are so many freakin colleges in and around the city?? Not to mention the fact that it’s a hub for pharmaceuticals and medical development. But get outside the city into Pennsyltucky (where most Pens fans reside) and you’ll find something completely different. Something that is far less “brainy” than the wealthy suburbs of Philly and the fact that we’re a part of the Northeast metropolis. Your whole argument is shortsighted. Industry and manufacturing are still a major part of Philly; it died in Pittsburgh so the city had to adapt or become Detroit.

      • goodolejr - Aug 1, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        Oh look, an article from a couple years after the league stepped in and saved the Pens from bankruptcy. Yeah, good job making a point about how “smart” Pittsburgh was 8 years ago..

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 2, 2014 at 11:30 PM

        People in Pittsburgh still sleep with their siblings. Please don’t compare the city that gave birth to America’s independence with your rusty backwater.

  7. hockey412 - Jul 31, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Philly77…classic response

  8. President Charles Logan - Jul 31, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    this is a non story , wont effect his game for the upcoming season

  9. tross16 - Aug 1, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Um I would love to be flower, he won a cup and his gf is a effin smokeshow

  10. goodolejr - Aug 1, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    I will personally be kidnapping the key players to the Flyers roster next offseason just to make sure this doesn’t happen again. I’ll be posting a craigslist ad for help, please forward all job inquiries there. Thanks.

  11. patshal - Aug 1, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    That’s insane. If I was a Flyers fan, I’d kill someone so it’s a good thing I hate the Flyers cuz I’m a Bruins fan

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