Report: Steve Mason is only expected to miss one week

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The bad news is that Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason injured himself again on Saturday. The good news is that the early prognosis is that he won’t miss much time with what appears to be a knee injury.

CSNPhilly.com reports through a source that Mason, 26, saw promising results from an MRI and is only expected to miss about one week with a “tweaked knee.”

In the next week, the Flyers have four games: vs. Tampa Bay on Monday, at Washington on Wednesday, vs. Vancouver on Thursday and at Buffalo next Saturday. Naturally, it’s dangerous to take injury updates like these too literally, as he could just as easily come back or miss quite a bit more time. Still, if it’s four games, that’s not quite a crisis, though it is a tough blow for Philly.

The Flyers might want to tread lightly here, however. Mason’s been tormented by back and knee issues quite a bit lately, and it might be prudent to err on the side of caution (for a change?).

While Mason’s 8-12-6 record is far from impressive, he’s kept Philadelphia in plenty of games, as his .919 save percentage can attest.