The Flyers offseason has been a bizarre one, even by their own standards. Gone are the days where the team handed out some of the largest contracts on the free agent market. Taking its place is the ass-grabbing exploits of captain Claude Giroux and now an injury sustained to perhaps the second-most important player on the roster.
INJURY UPDATE: G Steve Mason broke his right pinky finger playing hockey on Sunday. Get details on his recovery → http://t.co/gd6VvJM8Le
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That’s right. A crucial fixture to the Flyers injured himself while playing sports in the offseason. Last year, it was Claude Giroux‘s golf-related finger injury that set the captain back a few weeks. Now Steve Mason, coming off a strong first full campaign with the team, will miss at least two weeks while he recovers from a broken pinky sustained while playing ball hockey.
Before freaking out, Mason’s injury is not expected to force him to miss anytime. The consensus is that the injury is not a huge deal and should not be considered a setback worth any level concern. Though every case is different, the injury occurred early enough in the offseason to where it is not expected to force the organization to make any sort of alterations to their course of action for the season. As long as it has nothing to do with Mason’s head, following the concussion he sustained just before the 2013-2014 playoffs, Philadelphia should be in good shape. If nothing else, one just hopes that this, in addition to Giroux’s injury last offseason, might keep some of the Orange-and-Black from partaking in any event that could result in a finger injury.