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Mason hurt, helped off ice at end of Flyers practice

Philadelphia Flyers v Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 8: Goaltender Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers prepares for the game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on April 8, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Flyers defeated the Panthers 5-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Steve Mason

Joel Auerbach

From CSN Philly:

Flyers goalie Steve Mason was injured at the very end of Friday’s practice during the shootaround that players do before heading to the dressing room.

He was attended to by trainer Jim McCrossin and members of the coaching staff.

Mason remained on the for more than a minute before being helped to his feet. He had to assisted by trainer Jimmy McCrossin and coach Gord Murphy to get to the dressing room. From the way he made a save and then landed on the ice, it appeared that he could have hurt his back.

More eyewitness accounts:

Mason hurt and it looks bad

— Randy Miller (@RandyJMiller) December 19, 2014

To repeat: Mason injury seemed significant. He couldn’t leave ice under his own power. He’s being attended to right now.

— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) December 19, 2014

Scene in #Flyers locker room, media held out as Mason was helped out of his equipment.

— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) December 19, 2014

Mason has been one of the few bright spots for the Flyers this year, posting relatively solid numbers (2.49 GAA, .921 save percentage) despite an ugly 6-10-5 record. He was also very good in last night’s 2-1 shootout loss to Florida, stopping 31 of 32 shots in regulation and overtime.

The Flyers next play in Toronto on Saturday night, which kicks off a lengthy eight-game road swing that continues through Winnipeg, Minnesota, Nashville, Arizona, Colorado, Carolina and New Jersey.