Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/21/11

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason suffered a head injury less than 20 minutes into Monday's morning skate.

Mason took a shot off the mask by captain Rick Nash, sending the netminder to his elbows and knees. He was promptly ruled out of Monday's contest against the Calgary Flames.

"(Mason’s) going to miss tonight and we’ll re-evaluate him tomorrow," coach Scott Arniel told the Columbus Dispatch. "He got hit pretty good there, hit pretty hard."

Mason, 23, has limped to a 3-12-1 mark with a gaudy 3.63 goals-against average this season.

Curtis Sanford will be between the pipes on Monday for the Blue Jackets, who also called up netminder Allen York from Springfield of the American Hockey League.

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