Flyers’ Mason could start tonight vs. Coyotes

Steve Mason could make his first start since Dec. 18 tonight when the Philadelphia Flyers continue their eight-game road trip in Arizona.

Mason tweaked his back during practice on Dec. 19 and has been out of action since.

“I’m not unsure that he can play,” Flyers’ coach Craig Berube told CSNPhilly.com on Sunday. “To me, it’s about practice time and that kind of stuff. That’s all. He feels good. There’s a good chance he could be in.”

Mason, 26, is 6-10-5 this season with a 2.49 GAA, .921 save percentage.

“Today was a full-fledged practice and it felt great,” Mason said following Sunday’s practice.

“Practice was fine,” he said. “I felt fine going back after [Saturday’s] morning skate. The biggest test was flying here and sitting on the plane for hours and I thought it was going to tighten up a bit, but I felt great this morning. It’s all good news.”

The Flyers are 3-1 on their current eight-game road trip. Ray Emery is 2-1 while rookie Rob Zepp won his lone start.

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