Neuvirth (undisclosed) is expected to be ready for Game 1.
Neuvirth was scratched on Saturday, but is back at practice this morning and is expected to be available to backup Jaroslav Halak in Game 1 on Wednesday. Kevin Poulin was returned to the AHL on Sunday, which is another sign that Neuvirth will be good-to-go.
Neuvirth is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
With Neuvirth day-to-day, the Islanders have recalled Kevin Poulin from Bridgeport (AHL) and he could get the nod in the season finale. There is no word if Neuvirth will be good to go for the start of the playoffs.
Mason allowed four goals on 40 shots in the Flyers 5-4 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. Mason is finishing a great season on a high. He has won three in a row and four of his last five while posting a 1.78 GAA and .953 SV%. Despite the Flyers missing the playoffs, Mason can not be blamed. He comes into this afternoon at 18-17-11 with a 2.23 GAA and .928 SV%.
Mason will be in goal on Tuesday vs. the Islanders.
Mason made 46 saves on 47 shots in the Flyers win over the Penguins on Sunday. It was an outstanding performance from Mason, who has had a fantastic year despite the Flyers missing the playoffs. Mason is third in the NHL in SV% (.929) and fourth in GAA (2.19) but that has only translated into a 29th best 17 wins this season.
Mason allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Flyers win over the Penguins on Wednesday. Ray Emery started last night, but it will be Mason this afternoon, against Pittsburgh again. Mason has gone 14-5-5 with a 1.92 GAA and .939 SV% at home this season.
Mason stopped 42 of 44 shots in the Flyers loss to the Sharks on Saturday. He has played well in his last two games, stopping 76 of the last 79 (.962 SV%) shots that he has faced. Tonight he gets the start in Pittsburgh—Mason has struggled on the road, having going 1-12-6 with a 2.64 GAA and .912 SV% in 20 starts away from Philadelphia.
Mason made 34 saves on 35 shots in the Flyers 4-1 win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday. He has been dreadful on the road, but excellent at home this season, so he should make for a nice start today vs. the visiting Sharks. Mason has gone 14-5-3 with a 1.93 GAA and .938 SV% at Wells Fargo Center.