Photo credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

It wouldn’t be springtime in Philly if were weren’t talking about who will play goal in [insert Flyers playoff game]. This time, however, the discussion isn’t about who’s more deserving, it’s about Steve Mason and his health.

Mason suffered some sort of an injury against Pittsburgh on Saturday. It could be whiplash. It could be a concussion. It could be fatigue from the pollution in the Pittsburgh air. But it’s for sure an upper-body injury.

Mason only participated in a portion of practice today, according to reports, and will do so again tomorrow. Craig Berube said he wasn’t sure if Mason would play on Thursday.

This is most likely just the Flyers just being coy the way so many teams are around playoff time. But the fact that Mason didn’t participate in the full practice today hints that there is an actual injury and not just general soreness or whatever.

Paul Holmgren, fresh off doling out $30 million to defenseman he’s seen play for a month, told reporters: “We’re at a critical point of our season. I don’t feel the need to divulge what his injury is at this point.”

That, plus the fact that Mason isn’t speaking to reporters, makes said reporters snarky:

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Playoffs, baby.