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Mason to start tomorrow for Jackets

Harrison Zolneirczyk, Steve Mason

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason, left, reacts as Philadelphia Flyers’ Harrison Zolneirczyk (29) looks toward Sean Couturier after Couturier scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 9-2. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)


Steve Mason will be back in goal for the Blue Jackets when they host the high-scoring Canucks tomorrow at Nationwide Arena.

/bets the over

The Jackets have ridden backup Curtis Sanford for the past 12 games, compiling a 5-4-3 record over the stretch. However, the 32-year-old has struggled in his past two outings, allowing nine goals on 51 shots (.824 SV%) in losses to Nashville and Boston.

Tuesday will mark Mason’s first start since Nov. 15, which means he’s spent almost a month sitting, watching and trying to figure out where it all went wrong.

“I think the longest I went without starting was four (games) in a row,” Mason said, as per the Columbus Dispatch. “But it gave me a lot of time to work. Hopefully I’ll get back in and things will go well. I’m looking forward to it.”