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Update: Flyers say Steve Mason will be ready for playoffs

Apr 12, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

Update: So far, it sounds like good news for the Philadelphia Flyers. Head coach Craig Berube told reporters that Steve Mason will be ready to suit up for the team’s first playoff game.


The Philadelphia Flyers faced a serious scare on Saturday, as starting goalie Steve Mason left today’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with an upper-body injury and won’t return.

There isn’t any additional information about the 25-year-old netminder’s condition beyond the injury being at least serious enough to end his day.

Here’s video of the collision:

Whether it’s that moment or just typical Flyers – Penguins heat, it’s becoming a very physical game on Saturday.

  1. slammed81 - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Yea dirty play enough said

    • cheesesteak75 - Apr 13, 2014 at 7:20 AM

      If it was dirty he wouldn’t have let up on the shove to McDonald. Mason looked just fine and he never really hit his head hard. As expected he is ready to go and if this was a playoff game he would have stayed in the game.

  2. orangandblack - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Watching this game and hoping letang strokes out again soon

    • killerpgh - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

      And you wonder why people think Philly is full of trash.

    • flyerspsu - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      not a fan of the guy either but thats too far

    • flyersfan85 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:06 PM


    • sjsharks66 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      Can’t believe this guy has 3 thumbs up.

    • orangandblack - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:12 PM

      He does have beautiful hair though

    • patthehockeyfan - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      Ever hear of karma, richard cranium?

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      Not cool dude.

    • viperrko95 - Apr 12, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      Just pathetic. Why would you even wish that on someone? Don’t get me wrong….I’m a diehard Flyers fan, but even I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. That’s just cold, heartless, and ruthless. Not cool bro…..not cool.

    • blackheart78 - Apr 12, 2014 at 9:55 PM

      ORANGEANDBLACK doesn’t speak for this Flyers fan. Letang could’ve died. Stop trolling and sounding like an idiot.

    • terrier92 - Apr 13, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      Dude you need professional help

  3. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Real dirty… did not see crosby complaining to pierre mcguire on that one did ya !

  4. slammed81 - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Yo dude I’m a flyers fan and hate Pittsburgh with a passion but wishing someone’s a stroke or Makin a joke in any matter is stupid and disgusting

  5. sjsharks66 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    So let me get this straight.. It’s not okay to make a sign bringing up Hartnell’s ex-wife and Carter.. But it’s okay to say “Watching this game and hoping letang strokes out again soon”..

    I absolutely know a lot of Flyers fans will not agree with what was said about Letang. It’s “fans” like that guy that make people despise the Flyers and their fans. Disgusting comment. Ban that guy immediately.

    • President Charles Logan - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      sjsharks why do you troll and comment on so many things you know nothing about?? moron.. stick to your one round and gone sharks team and go away already lol

  6. sjsharks66 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    As for this play.. Bad decision by Megna, 2 minute penalty. Hope SM is okay!

  7. flyersfan85 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Damn. Get better Mase. Emery isn’t the security we need. He gives up soft goals like Fleury.. and no one needs that..

    Good game Pens.

    Academy award to Jokinen though. Great acting.

  8. ronniethec - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Worst sports fans on the continent. As a Kings fan I will happily say “go Rangers.”

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      Kings fans, diehards since 2012.

      Anyway if there’s serious damage to Mason my hatred for the Pens reaches a whole new level. This was clearly no accident.

      • narfmoo12 - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:14 PM

        Didn’t a Giants fan get put in a coma by LOS ANGELES Dodgers fans?

      • hockey412 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:45 AM

        Why do “some” Flyers fans insist they have been the only fans in the league for the past 30 years? Why is it that your ‘hatred’ in hockey only extends to teams that may have hurt someone on ‘your team’, yet when the Flyers, who have earned the rank of one of the league’s dirtiest hurt someone else, it was all unintentional and ‘looked clean to you’?

        Neal cheapshots someone, his the worst thing EVER. Rinaldo does it, and the comments go something like “well that’s not as dirty as Neal”….bah – pointless garbage. This was a bad play, whether Megna was trying to get McDonald’s hands off him or not, someone should have stepped up to him – no one did.

      • hockey412 - Apr 14, 2014 at 8:51 AM

        My point is this – the old saying has ALWAYS been “live by the sword, die by the sword”, it just seems like, while the Flyers make a living out of living by the sword, whenever one falls due to retribution, or another team acting the same way your guys do, you all turn into softies….like ‘oh my….that was dirty’….it just seems so hypocritical.

  9. chanceoffleury - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    The game started off pretty tame, but after this it turned into a typical Pens-Flyers gong show. Hartnell running Letang, Glass and Voracek at the end of the game, and overall underwhelming defense from that point out. Hate to say it but I’m glad the Pens lost. They’ll fare better against Columbus or Detroit, and Philly fares worse against the Rangers. Short term disappointment, but it could easily work in their favor in the longrun. Fleury could have been better, per usual. He didn’t have a chance on the 1st or 3rd, but the 2nd and 4th should have been easy saves. Philly probably would have saved us all an extra 10 minutes had Mason been in. Exciting as always, nonetheless!

  10. muckleflugga - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM


    send your resume in to nbc …

    it clearly needs an uptight narrow minded twat with no more real world hockey sense than a gnat –relying on every time-worn hockey cliché ripped from the pages of the pierre mcguire manual of nausea inducing hockey mantras– to keep the lists in order

    i propose every commentator presuming to speak for everyone or anyone else, contemplating banning another commentator, correcting grammar or using terms including dbag, douche or asshat

    without demonstrable imagination in complement

    should find another forum wherein their bleak and unimaginative selves can engage in a communal circle jerk

    piss off insect

    • truehockeyfan - Apr 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      No one is impressed with your pompous diatribe and overuse of your Websters dictionary. No matter what your argument there is no reason for an idiotic post like this do everyone else a favor and go back to your English lit blog!

  11. billiam55 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    and everyone always makes fun of the flyers for being a filthy team! pff. those penguins are a bunch of undisciplined crybabies.

    • malkamania71 - Apr 12, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      I have a box of tissues if you need it. I go to school in Philly, and it is easily the worst place in the US. What a joke.

      • thephillyfanclub - Apr 13, 2014 at 2:26 AM

        Oh yeah man because beautiful Pittsburgh sure is heaven on earth, what a worthless comment that has nothing to do with hockey and for orangeandblacks bush league comment about letang, that is to be expected with him at this point, he tries to be an idiot, he is in no way a representation of the majority of flyers fans

      • truehockeyfan - Apr 13, 2014 at 12:55 PM

        Go hang out in Chicago idiot!

  12. ronniethec - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Kings season seat holder since 72. Not 2012. Best sports fan in LA are Kings fans and have been for decades. As for Philly fans… ( and Eagles fans)… your team last won a championship when???

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:16 PM

      Best sports fans in LA? That’s not saying much. That city is the epitome of fair-weather, bandwagoners. You’ve lost two NFL franchises in a huge market, have jumped completely off the almighty Lakers and have moved on to the Clippers (the once red-headed step child of LA), and don’t even get me started on Dodgers fans. It’s a joke of a sports city that didn’t care a lick about hockey until their miraculous Cup run, now everyone is and always was a Kings fan.

      We may not have the championships of your fake fan city, but we stick with our teams no matter what. There’s no rotating flavor of the month in Philly.

      • shwatson - Apr 13, 2014 at 2:20 AM

        You stick with your crappy teams because you don’t any better. Sorry but some fans actually feel they deserve better and wouldn’t put up with it for 30+years.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 13, 2014 at 2:43 AM

        Please, it’s the EASIEST thing in sports to continually root for winners, it takes no effort or devotion at all. The fanbases who are spoiled with numerous championships are also the ones who will turn on their teams at the drop of a hat. Doesn’t happen in Philly, but it hardly means we don’t deserve better. And any idiot can see that we let the organizations know when they’re not up to snuff.

        But what exactly are we supposed to do that will somehow bring more championships to this town? Boycott? Please that will only hurt a teams chances. There are 30 or so clubs (give or take) in the 4 major sports leagues, and only ONE comes out on top. It’s a miniscule chance of success. But reaching the peak doesn’t make us forget the climb. The 08 world series was one of the greatest moments of my life, but I also cherish the days of Scott Rolen, Rico Brogna, Curt Schilling, and so on and so forth. Winning is the ultimate goal but enjoying the chase is a huge part as well.

      • hockey412 - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:03 AM

        Yeah, here it is again, thanks for the pep rally.

        Newsflash: all teams have die hard fans. I know…it’s hard to wrap your brain around, when you clearly see things in such an egocentric way. And that’s fine, a lot of people never leave home enough to see that they really aren’t the biggest, or the baddest, and that there’s a whole lot of the same people out there.

        The city of Philadelphia has a population of what, 6M? Like the 5th largest in the US? And you are bragging because you can fill a 19,000 seat arena better than other cities? and the funny part about it is, you DON’T fill it. Rarely is attendance all that great, this year it’s hovering about 97%. That’s low. I’ve heard so much of this garbage, always ‘well WE’RE DIE HARD FANS MORE THAN YOU’ – it’s a bunch of immature crap, and it’s not true, pal. Name your source – PROVE how much better you are than all of us.

        To me, it all sounds…well, mean :)

    • slammed81 - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:24 PM

      Season ticket holder since 72 wow I’m guessing then and bein nice you got to be at least 60 something and your trolling on here good job sir

  13. flyboystransport - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    2008…..hows l.a’s football team doin? Any stabbings after the dodgers game lately?

  14. sjtorpitt - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    La good fans? Hahaha. I’ve had season tickets the past 5 years and witnessing that bandwagon was incredible. You could buy a nosebleed ticket and walk down to ice-level. Most fair weathered fans in the country. See how fast the Dodgers got popular again?

  15. ronniethec - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Wow. Maybe I should move to Philly. Such a beautiful town with the best sports fans in the country. Not to mention the wonderful weather. And the beautiful beaches and mountains. I can start practicing “let’s go flyers.” Wait. No… I think I will stuck it out here in So. Cal. Much closer to another cup.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      Wishful thinking Pappy.

    • flyboystransport - Apr 12, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      Well Anaheim is pretty close….

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 13, 2014 at 1:54 AM

      If I’m being honest I’d move from Philly to California in a second; huge fan of Northern Cali and the Pacific Northwest, however, someone like yourself who has clearly never been to Philly should think before saying stupid sh**… it was about 70 degrees and sunny today, we are less than an hour from the beach AND the mountains, and Philadelphia has some of the most beautiful areas of any city in the country. Old City? Center City? Rittenhouse square? West River Drive?Fairmount Park (which stretches thru the entire area)? If you’ve never seen or heard of these places then you don’t know Philly. Pittsburgh fans who call the city a dump have either never been there or spent their time in North Philly and parts of West Philly. But even those parts have their charm (spent my undergrad at Temple).

      Wanna talk about a disgusting, overrated town? Look no further than the city of Angels. Been there several times, could barely breathe from the ridiculous amount of smog. Move to San Fran or San Diego, then I’ll be jealous.

  16. chrisk61 - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    pens better hope they get columbus. detroit will oust them in 1st rd.

  17. ronniethec - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:50 PM


    Kings lowest yearly average attendance since 1999….16057

    • truehockeyfan - Apr 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      Look it up retard……the Flyers are one of the most successful pro sports franchises in North America!

  18. chaseutley - Apr 13, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Eff the Penguins. See you in the second round. Call the sheriff!

  19. 10phillyphan - Apr 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Well, let’s all see the arguments in the comments today…
    Lol, but I would like to say that I am a huge Flyers fan, but a hockey fan first and foremost. I rooted for Letang to get back from his stroke, and would never wish that upon a player. Heck, as much as I don’t like Crosby, i wanted him to return. Crosby is the best player in the world, and this is coming from a Flyers fan!

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