The Winnipeg Jets are having a remarkable season.
Goalie Steve Mason is not.
Mason, the former Flyer who is in his first year with the Jets, was ineffective early in the season and lost his starting job to Connor Hellebuyck. Since then, he has suffered two concussions, and he went down with an undisclosed lower-body injury during Winnipeg's morning skate Thursday.
Mason, the third-winningest goalie in Flyers history, is not expected to dress for Saturday's matinee between the fading Flyers (34-23-11) and the Jets (41-17-9) at the Wells Fargo Center.
On Tuesday, Mason stopped 31 shots in his first game for the Jets since Jan. 5 – he had missed about two months because of a concussion – and he blanked the New York Rangers, 3-0.
It has been a trying season for the 29-year-old. He has struggled to stop pucks consistently, and he suffered his second concussion when he took a shot off his mask during a Jan. 13 morning skate.
Mason has played in just 12 games with the Jets and is 4-6-1 with one no-decision. He has a 3.18 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
In the off-season, he signed a two-year free-agent deal with Winnipeg that has an annual $4.1 million cap hit.
Mason's 104 wins with the Flyers are surpassed only by Ron Hextall (240) and Bernie Parent (232). Earlier this season, Mason said the Flyers had saved his career, which had bottomed out in Columbus.