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.
Among goalies with at least 100GP over the last four seasons, nobody has a worse save percentage than Steve Mason.
— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) April 3, 2013
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.