The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they placed goaltender Steve Mason on the injured reserve, after head coach Paul Maurice confirmed he has a concussion. They have also activated forward Brandon Tanev from the IR. He has been sidelined since December 30th with a wrist injury.
Mason started 11 games with the Jets this season, posting a record of 3-6-1 with a 3.52 goal-against average and a .897 save percentage. He signed with Winnipeg as a free agent last summer. Originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2006, Mason played 474 games in the NHL with the Blue Jackets, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Jets, posting a record of 203-183-64 with a 2.70 goal-against average and a .911 save percentage.
Earlier today, the Jets recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson and forward Jack Roslovic from the Manitoba Moose (AHL). Hutchinson hasn't started a game with Winnipeg yet this season, but he is putting up really good numbers in the AHL. He started 20 games so far, posting a record of 14-2-1 with a 1.94 goal-against average and a .942 save percentage.
Roslovic, 20, was drafted 25th overall by the Jets in 2015. He played four games in the NHL this season, without registering a point. At the AHL level, the Columbus, Ohio native scored 15 goals and added 20 assists for a total of 35 points in 32 games.
The Jets are currently second in the Central division with a record of 26-13-7. Winnipeg injury list is still full, as they are dealing with injuries to Shawn Matthias (upper-body, day-to-day), Adam Lowry (upper-body) and Mark Scheifele (upper-body). However, they still managed to produce a really good record of 6-3-1 in their last ten games. They will be playing their next game tomorrow against the Calgary Flames.
Source: Winnipeg Jets
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