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The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded goalie Steve Mason to the Philadelphia Flyers. Multiple reports had the Flyers as a runner-up in the Ben Bishop sweepstakes, which were won by Tampa Bay.

Mason, who enjoyed a great rookie season back in the 2008-09 season when he posted 33 wins and a 2.29 GAA, has just three wins on the season with a 2.95 GAA.

In the deal, Columbus will acquire goalie Michael Leighton and a 3rd round pick in this year’s draft.

Philadelphia’s goalie situation has been a mess for a number of years now (Bourne covers that here) but it’s unlikely Mason will earn more starts down the stretch over starter Ilya Bryzgalov. On the year, Bryzgalov has recorded a 2.81 GAA and .900 save percentage.

Comments (3)

  1. If Philly gave up anything more than a bag of pucks…no, a puck, they lost on this deal.

  2. So the Flyers give away Brobosky last year to CLB and this year trade to acquire Mason. Way to go Philly keep it up.

  3. Why you heff to be mad at holmgren? Goaltending is a small problem in humongous big picture of the galaxy. Be happy, don’t worry right now.

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