injured as Flyers fall to Bruins
They lost the services of talented goalie Steve Mason for an undetermined amount of time.
, who took the league's fourth-best save percentage (.933) in even-strength situations into the game, suffered an apparent injury to his
right knee in the opening period of the Flyers' 3-1 loss to the tight-checking Boston Bruins.
The Flyers would say only that Mason
suffered a lower-body injury and would be reevaluated Sunday.
has been bothered by back and leg injuries recently.
collapsed to the ice on his
back and left the game with 12 minutes, 53 seconds left in the first period Saturday and was replaced by Ray Emery.
The 6-foot-4 Mason
made a routine right-pad save on Craig Cunningham's long shot, then fell to the ice.
Earlier in the week, Mason
"tweaked" an injury - believed to be his
right knee, which supposedly had a clean MRI on Wednesday - in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over Washington.
felt better at practice Friday
Entering Saturday, Mason
was 8-12-6 with a 2.48 goals-against-average and .919 save percentage.
is out for a considerable amount of time, the playoffs figure to be out of reach.
Breakaways.Kimmo Timonen, who has been sidelined all season by blood clots, said he was optimistic he would play again, but added he wouldn't know until he visited a specialist within the next 10 days.