Blues' Mason on Canada's stand-by list

2/13/2010 1:55:33 PM
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USA Today's Kevin Allen is reporting that Team Canada has contacted St. Louis Blues' netminder Chris Mason and informed him that he would be Canada's stand-by goaltender should an injury occur.

Originally it was reported that Columbus Blue Jackets' Steve Mason had been put on Canada's stand-by list. The Blue Jackets' keeper was invited to Canada's orientation camp back in August; however he has struggled greatly in his sophomore season. After finishing runner-up to United States' Olympian and Boston Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas for the Vezina Trophy last season, Mason has seen his statistics balloon this campaign. His goals against average is 3.08 with a save percentage of .897.

The Blues' Mason has enjoyed a solid season with St. Louis sporting a 2.53 goals against average and a .915 save percentage while keeping the Blues within striking distance of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Other players that are confirmed on Canada's reserve list include Tampa Bay forwards' Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis along with Calgary Flames' defenceman Jay Bouwmeester and Stephane Robidas of the Dallas Stars.

Philadelphia Flyers' forward Jeff Carter has been told by Team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman to fly to Vancouver is the case that Ryan Getzlaf is unable to play due to an ankle injury.

Chris Mason (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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