News: Zepp was recalled by the Flyers on Friday on an emergency basis.
Impact: With starting goaltender Steve Mason (upper-body) expected to miss at least the next two games, Zepp was recalled by the Flyers on Friday in order to back up Ray Emery while Mason recovers from his injury.
News: Mason has been diagnosed with an upper-body injury and will miss at least the next two games.
Impact: While Mason will not play this weekend, and could miss additional time, early indications are the injury he suffered during Friday's practice is not of the significant type as initially expected. It's not clear how long Mason will be sidelined, but the Flyers will reevaluate him Monday and announce an update on his status at that time.
News: Mason (undisclosed) didn't make the trip with the Flyers to Toronto on Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Impact: This would rule Mason out as an option for Saturday's game, as backup Ray Emery assumes the starting role while Rob Zepp figures to receive a call-up from AHL Lehigh Valley to serve as the No. 2 goalie. Mason remains under evaluation by team physicians after he required assistance off the ice during Friday's practice. The Flyers expect to have more information on his condition later in the day.
News: Mason left Friday's practice with what could be a significant injury, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. The goalie was unable to leave the ice under his own power and required assistance to the locker room.
Impact: Details remain scarce regarding his condition, but it looked to be a non-contact injury, as Mason fell to the ice after his body seemed to inexplicably lock up. The Flyers' training staff will likely examine him extensively to see what kind of injury he's dealing with, so it might not be until Saturday that the nature of the ailment is revealed. Even if Mason's issue proves to be more minor than anticipated, Ray Emery still looks like the favorite to start Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, and quite possibly, many more contests to come.