Flyers' Neuvirth sidelined 7-10 days; Mason to start vs. Canadiens

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

The Philadelphia Flyers' goaltending injury carousel continued to spin on Tuesday as Michal Neuvirth is expected to be sidelined a week to 10 days, the team announced.

Neuvirth is nursing a lower-body injury for the Flyers (21-18-8), who will once again turn to Steve Mason heading into Tuesday night's tilt versus the sputtering Montreal Canadiens (24-22-4). Mason, who is overcoming a lower-body injury himself, is looking forward to the opportunity to lift Philadelphia through a pivotal stretch of its season.


"I want to be in the lineup as much as possible, especially the stretch here, and I don't want to miss any time right now."

Mason has dropped his last three starts to fall to 10-12-6 with three shutouts and a 2.76 goals-against average this season. The 27-year-old Ontario native has enjoyed success versus Montreal, against which he has stopped 73 of 78 shots to win all three career encounters.

Neuvirth has posted an 11-6-2 mark with three shutouts and a 2.14 goals-against average this season. The 27-year-old's .933 save percentage is tops in the NHL.

Also on Tuesday, the Flyers recalled goaltender Anthony Stolarz from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League. Stolarz posted a 15-10-3 mark with a 2.45 goals-against average in 29 appearances with the Phantoms this season.