The Flyers have announced that goaltender Steve Mason will not start game 1 against the Rangers.
#Flyers head coach Craig Berube announced that G Steve Mason is out for Game 1 & Ray Emery will start.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 16, 2014
Mason has been battling an upper-body injury but just a couple days ago coach Craig Berube was hopeful he’d be OK for the start of the playoffs. He’s not. Mason will not dress for Game 1 on Thursday.