Youll forgive Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason if hes feeling a little like Vladimir or Estragon these days.
No, Mason isnt waiting for Godot, but he is waiting for a chance to get back in the Blue Jackets net in the near future.
The way Sergei Bobrovsky has played this month, though, you can understand why Mason may feel a little like the aforementioned characters from the legendary play. Through the weekend, Bobrovsky had started six straight games after relieving Mason in the shootout win over Edmonton on March 5th, had posted two shutouts, and was ranked 2nd in the NHL in save percentage and 6th in goals against average.
With his time on the bench approaching the two-week mark, Mason says the best thing he can do is make sure his practices are more like games so he can try to stay as sharp as possible. That isnt easy in this shortened NHL season, which has offered precious few gaps in the schedule for traditional, full-team practices.
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