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Steve Mason

Goalie nods: Mason out 2-3 weeks, Howard backs up tomorrow


All the latest from the crease…

Flyers lose Mason, again

Steve Mason will be out 2-3 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, per the Courier-Post. News of the timetable comes just two days after Mason exited Sunday’s win over Washington following a setback with his knee, which has caused the 26-year-old problems all season long.

With Mason out, Ray Emery will assume starting duties with 21-year-old Anthony Stolarz backs up. Stolarz is with the team because Rob Zepp, who’s appeared in six games for the Flyers this season, is currently hurt with AHL Lehigh Valley.

Jimmy’s back

On the other end of the injured goalie spectrum, Detroit’s Jimmy Howard will dress for the first time in over a month when the Wings take on the Penguins tomorrow.

Howard, who hurt his groin on Jan. 10 against Washington, will serve as Petr Mrazek’s backup and could return to the crease in Detroit’s following game on Saturday against Winnipeg.

The 30-year-old’s return will be a welcome one. Howard was playing extremely well at the time of his injury, going 16-7-7 with a 2.11 GAA and .920 save percentage, with two shutouts.


Stars at Bruins: Niklas Svedberg for Boston, Kari Lehtonen likely for Dallas.

Ottawa at Buffalo: Robin Lehner vs. Jhonas Enroth

Oilers at Isles: Viktor Fasth vs. Jaroslav Halak

Flyers at Habs: Ray Emery vs. Carey Price

Ducks at Panthers: Ilya Bryzgalov vs. Roberto Luongo

Coyotes at Blues: Mike Smith vs. Jake Allen

Bolts at Preds: Andrei Vasilevskiy vs. Pekka Rinne

Wild at Jets: Michael Hutchinson for Winnipeg, no word on a Minnesota starter.

Ducks put Andersen on IR, recall Gibson

Frederik Andersen

Turns out the injury suffered by Frederik Andersen on Sunday is more serious than first thought.

Andersen, originally listed as day-to-day with an upper-body ailment, has been placed on injured reserve by Anaheim and will miss the club’s next three games. In a corresponding move, the Ducks have recalled John Gibson from AHL Norfolk.

Andersen was initially hurt during the third period of Sunday’s 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay when the goal fell on top of him midway through the frame. Ilya Bryzgalov came on in relief.

While losing Andersen netminder will hurt — the Danish netminder has been a workhorse this year, and sits tied for fifth among all goalies with 44 games played — Anaheim is in a good position with Gibson, the 21-year-old prospect who played three regular season and four playoff games a year ago.

Gibson started out the year in Anaheim but was dispatched to AHL Norfolk after just four games. He’s been very good in the American league, going 6-3-2 with a 2.07 GAA and .935 save percentage despite missing extensive time with a lower-body ailment.

Boudreau: Andersen says he is fine after injury scare

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but they have a reason to feel upbeat this morning, as it appears that Frederik Andersen avoided an injury on Sunday.

There was some concern that he was hurt after a net fell on him yesterday, but head coach Bruce Boudreau said that the young goalie told him he was fine, the OC Register’s Eric Stephens reports.

That’s certainly a relief for the Ducks as they’ve leaned on the 25-year-old goalie more than just about anyone expected after coming into 2014-15 expecting a timeshare between Andersen and John Gibson.

Andersen is tied with Carey Price for second in the NHL for wins with 29 this season as he helps the Ducks continue their strong success in regular season play.

Here’s video of the moment that left the Ducks worried:

Considering how much Ilya Bryzgalov has struggled, Anaheim really dodged a bullet here (assuming there isn’t a setback).