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Chris Mason | Goalie | #30

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (42) / 4/20/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 5 (122) / NJ

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Chris Mason has signed on to play with Ritten of Italy's Elite.A League.
Mason appeared in 11 games last season as the backup keeper of the Nashville Predators. He was allowed to walk as an unrestricted free agent after earning just one win to go with an .873 save percentage and a 3.73 goals-against average. Tue, Aug 6, 2013 10:48:00 AM

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The Nashville Predators will almost certainly be looking for a backup goaltender this summer.

It looks like the Predators aren't going to re-sign Chris Mason, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July. "It didn’t work out the way we had scripted it when he signed," Predators GM David Poile said. "First of all, we scripted an 82-game schedule with lots of opportunities to play. Then we get into a 48-game schedule, Pekka gets all the games we thought would be designated to Chris, and we had nothing to show for it. We really put him in a bad position and he was unable to do his thing." Mason ended up with a 3.73 GAA and .873 save percentage in 11 games in 2013.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Chris Mason is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Pekka Rinne will be coming off of hip surgery, so the Predators may want to retain the services of a veteran like Mason. However, they could also choose to promote Magnus Hellberg from the minors to serve as Rinne's understudy. Mason didn't look very good when he did play in 2013, so it would make sense if Nashville let him go.
Wed, May 29, 2013 05:39:00 PM

Chris Mason will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Nashville has nothing left to play for, so Mason will get back-to-back starts. He has a 3.97 GAA and .852 save percentage in 10 games this season.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Chris Mason admitted that he was rusty on Thursday.

Mason allowed five goals on 38 shots in what was just his fifth start of the season. "It’s tough. Not really getting frustrated, but you have to be realistic about it. Obviously I would like to be great every game, but when you get in there and you’re in situations you haven’t been in a long time, it’s tough to be at your best," Mason said. "For me personally from the last game to how I felt this game was a lot better. We didn't win, but I look at it as a step in the right direction." He has a 3.97 GAA and .852 save percentage this season.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Chris Mason ceded five goals to the Red Wings on 38 shots Thursday as the Predators were defeated by a score of 5-2.

Mason is no longer even one of the league's better backups so it shouldn't be surprising that he struggled against the Red Wings in a game they needed to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:26:00 PM

Chris Mason will tend to Nashville's goal on Thursday night versus Detroit.

His last appearance came on April 12 in a 5-2 loss to Dallas when he made only 13 saves. Mason has a 1-5-1 record this year to go with an .848 save percentage and a 3.79 GAA.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 01:22:00 PM

Chris Mason kicked out just 13 of 18 shots in a 5-2 loss Friday night against the Dallas Stars.

Pekka Rinne is not injured, he just got the night off Friday. Mason has actually been pretty good when he's gotten a chance to play this season, but he's not going to get many starts with Rinne around.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:55:00 PM

Chris Mason kicked out just 12 of 18 shots in a 6-5 loss Monday afternoon.

Mason was pulled from the game halfway through the second period in favor of Pekka Rinne. Rinne saved all 10 shots he faced, but at that point it was too late.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Chris Mason will start Monday afternoon.

It will be Mason's third start of the season. He's been great when he's gotten a chance to play, but he's not going to get many starts under Pekka Rinne.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 12:27:00 PM

Lost in the commotion of Saturday's overtime loss to Minnesota was the fact that Predators backup goaltender Chris Mason played another excellent game.

Mason has allowed only three goals on 62 shots over two starts in place of starter Pekka Rinne this season and is showing that he would be useful in fantasy leagues if Rinne were to endure any sort of absence. "I felt way better today, just not as nervous, just more confident and kind of in control," Mason said. "I felt good. I thought it was a real tight game. It’s obviously unfortunate to lose in overtime, but we got a point on the road."
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Chris Mason made 30 saves but gave up the overtime game winner in the Nashville Predators' 2-1 loss Saturday night.

It was only Mason's second appearance of the season and he played well, stoning Dany Heatley twice in the first 20 seconds of overtime. Unfortunately, Wild winger Devin Setoguchi found the back of the net with 38.2 seconds left in the extra period. Number one goalie Pekka Rinne is expected back in net for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 11:13:00 PM

Chris Mason was the first goalie off the ice Saturday, so he's expected to start at Minnesota.

Mason won in his only other appearance this season and it came versus the Wild. He stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 3-1 victory back on Jan. 22. The Predators host Chicago on Sunday, so number one goalie Pekkae Rinne should be back in goal for that contest.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 01:46:00 PM

Chris Mason delivered a solid performance by stopping 29 of 30 shots in the Predators' 3-1 win over Minnesota Tuesday.

Pekka Rinne was given the night off after having started Nashville's first two contests and Mason proved that he;s one of the better backups in the league. He's a solid handcuff for Rinne owners.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:13:00 PM

It looks like backup Chris Mason will get the start in net Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild.

Mason will give Pekka Rinne, who played the last two games, a night off Tuesday. Just an FYI to those of you who have Rinne in your lineups.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 03:02:00 PM

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