Steve Mason returns as backup

Updated: April 23, 2014, 2:14 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason made his first appearance of the playoffs, replacing Tuesday night starter Ray Emery in the third period of the Flyers' 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their first-round series.

It was Mason's first game back since suffering an upper-body injury in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 12, the last weekend of the regular season.

Whether he will remain in net for the Flyers when they host the Rangers ...

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