NEW YORK -- Flyers goalie Steve Mason (head injury) won’t be playing in Game 1 and is not currently in Manhattan with teammates. One of those things is about to change.
Coach Craig Berube said Thursday morning that his goaltender has made some improvement and will be joining the club in New York on Friday.
Game 2 at Madison Square Garden is slated for Sunday at noon. Ray Emery will start the series Thursday night for the Flyers.
Could Mason play Game 2?
“I don’t know about that,” Berube replied, adding that Mason would not be working out in Voorhees on Friday.
The Flyers are “off” on Friday but will practice on Saturday. Mason coming to New York would indicate he’ll take practice and see how he feels for Game 2.
Mason appeared to suffer whiplash and/or a possible concussion last weekend in Pittsburgh after Penguins forward Jayson Megna drilled Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald into Mason in the second period, sending the goaltender tumbling backwards into the net.
He struck his head on the ice, as well as his right shoulder.