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Video: Flyers’ Mason leaves with apparent leg injury (Updated)


Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason left this afternoon’s game against the Boston Bruins with 12:53 remaining in the first period.

Mason made a routine save on Bruins’ forward Craig Cunningham and then collapsed favoring his right leg.

Update: The team is calling it a lower body injury.

Mason underwent an MRI for an undisclosed injury earlier in the week.

The 26-year-old is 8-12-6 this season with a 2.48 G.A.A. and a .919 save percentage.

Ray Emery has come on in relief of Mason.

Mason missed four games last month with a back injury.

Bruins’ Eriksson a game time decision vs. Flyers (Updated)


Boston Bruins’ forward Loui Eriksson will take the team’s pre-game skate in Philadelphia this afternoon and be a game time decision versus the Flyers.

Update: Eriksson is in the lineup for Jordan Caron.

Eriksson missed the Bruins’ 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday after taking a slash to his right hand/wrist area on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Rookie David Pastrnak dressed in his sixth NHL game in Eriksson’s absence and had 15:04 in ice time while registering four shots on goal.

Eriksson has nine goals and 25 points in 41 games this season.

Boston beat Philadelphia 2-1 on Oct. 8 in the only other meeting between the two clubs this season.

Bobrovsky signs four-year, $29.7 million extension with Jackets


The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a four-year contract extension, the club announced today.

The extension, which runs through 2018-19, is worth a reported $29.7 million, for a cap hit of $7.425 million.

Among NHL goalies, only the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, with a cap hit of $8.5 million, will have a higher annual average value next season. Nashville’s Pekka Rinne and Boston’s Tuukka Rask will each check in at $7 million, while Montreal’s Carey Price will be at $6.5 million.

“A common thread of every successful team in our league is outstanding goaltending and we believe we have one of the best at the position in the world in Sergei Bobrovsky,” said GM Jarmo Kekalainen in a release. “He is a tremendous person and a very talented player whose work ethic sets the tone for our team. We are very happy to have him signed for the next four years.”

Bobrovsky, 26, has registered an impressive .924 save percentage in 123 games with Columbus. He was traded to the Blue Jackets by Philadelphia in June of 2012. He won the Vezina Trophy in 2013.

Related: Jackets ‘absolutely’ want Bobrovsky for ‘long-term’

Lucic scores twice as Bruins blank the Devils


Milan Lucic scored twice, including the game winner, as the Boston Bruins shutout the New Jersey Devils 3-0 Thursday night.

Lucic, who hadn’t scored since Dec. 16, snapped a nine game drought while Carl Soderberg had the other Bruins goal.

Boston has now won back-to-back games since newly appointed CEO Charlie Jacobs ripped into the Bruins on Tuesday.

Niklas Svedberg stopped 14 shots for his second career shutout.

Cory Schneider made 40 saves in the loss.

Eriksson out, Pastrnak in for Bruins vs. Devils


Loui Eriksson will miss tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils and be replaced in the Bruins’ lineup by rookie David Pastrnak.

Eriksson took a slash from Bortuzzo in the right hand/wrist area.

Pastrnak was recalled by the Bruins on Tuesday after registering seven points in six games at the world junior hockey championship.

The 18-year-old has already appeared in five games with Boston this season registering an assist while averaging 14:01 in ice time.

He is expected to play alongside David Krejci and Brad Marchand.

Pastrnak, Boston’s 2014 first-round selection (25th overall), had 10 goals and 27 points in 24 American Hockey League games after being assigned to Providence on Dec. 7.