|Goaltending prospect Steve Mason sent back to juniors without seeing action for Blue Jackets|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 11 January 2008 12:24|
Mason, who was returned to the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, had been added to the roster on emergency recall on Jan. 7.
The Blue Jackets' second-round pick in the 2006 draft, the 19-year-old Mason was the MVP at the recent world junior championships after leading Canada to its fourth straight gold medal. The Oakville, Ontario, native went 5-0-0 with a 1.19 goals-against average, .951 save percentage and had one shutout.
Mason was with Columbus to start this season, but did not play in a game then, either. He was assigned to the OHL's London Knights on Oct. 9, posting a 19-4-3 record before being traded to Kitchener on Jan. 4.