Blues' Mason joins Team Canada Stand-By List
Kevin Allen of USA today is reporting that Chris Mason of the St. Louis Blues has been added to the list of players who are on stand-by for Team Canada, in case any injuries are to occur between today and 5PM Monday, when the final rosters need to be reported to the Olympic Committee.
Rumors were floating all week that the "4th goalie" was Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets, but it turns out they had the 1st name wrong. The Blue Jackets' Mason was originally invited to this past summer's Olympic Orientation Camp, but has since struggled in his sophomore season in the NHL. Chris Mason, on the other hand, has had a solid season as the Blues' starting goaltender, with a 2.53GAA and a .915SVP. The Blues currently sit in 12th place in the West, but are in the playoff hunt and only 4 points out of 8th spot.
Joining Mason on the stand-by list are Stephane Robidas of the Dallas Stars and Jay Bouwmeester of the Calgary Flames on defense (no Mike Green, despite leading all NHL defensemen in points) as well as Steven Stamkos and Martin St-Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning up front. Already confirmed to the list was Jeff Carter, who will fly out to Vancouver after tonight's game between the Flyers and Canadiens. Carter is there as insurance in case Ryan Getzlaf, who sprained his ankle earlier this week, will not be able to go.
Source: CTV Olympics.ca
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