• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Blue Jackets goaltending sensation Steve Mason to skip YoungStars game

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Blue Jackets goaltending sensation Steve Mason will skip this weekend's NHL YoungStars Game to rest his ailing back, general manager Scott Howson said Tuesday.

The YoungStars game is part of the all-star weekend and features 10-player sophomore and rookie teams facing off. Mason was to have played for the rookie team.

"Steve has been playing through some back spasms for the past two weeks," Howson said in a release. "After talking it over with our medical staff, everyone decided the best course of action would be that he use the all-star break to rest."

Mason has started in all eight Columbus games this month, and 13 straight overall, before Tuesday's action, going 17-10-1 with a 1.91 goals-against average, .932 save percentage and six shutouts.

He leads the NHL in GAA and shutouts, while ranking second in save percentage and ninth in wins. He's started 28 of 33 games since being recalled from Syracuse of the AHL on Nov. 4.

"I am honoured that the NHL picked me to play in the YoungStars Game," Mason said in a statement. "And while I am disappointed that I won't be able to go, my top priority is my health and my team. I hope everyone will understand that."

More Stories

Blue Jackets head home to host Penguins in Game 3 with inside track to series up for grabs

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL. Now...

Blue Jackets look at series with mighty Penguins as opportunity to finally get some respect

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets don't mind all the doubters. In fact, they almost...

Blue Jackets start with lead, beat Stars 3-1 in makeup game for franchise's 2nd playoff berth

DALLAS - Columbus had a little head start with a chance to clinch just the second playoff berth...

Blue Jackets likely to lose F Nick Foligno for rest of regular season with lower-body injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nick Foligno may miss the final six games of the regular season with a...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Who will win the 2013-14 Calder Trophy?





Contests

Our Partners