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Flyers’ Emery To Start For Injured Mason In Game 1

Ray Emery #29 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on December 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ray Emery #29 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on December 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Flyers announced that Steve Mason will miss game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday night against the Rangers.

Mason will not make the trip to New York after suffering an “upper-body” injury on Saturday.

Ray Emery will get the start in net for the Flyers. Emery is 7-2 in 10 career games against the Rangers, with a 1.87 GAA and a .936 save percentage. In his only game against the Rangers this season, Emery allowed four goals in a 4-1 Flyers loss on January 12th.

Cal Heeter, who allowed five goals in his NHL debut on Sunday, will backup Emery.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer about this goalie news and what it means for the Flyers.

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