Found June 25, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, The veteran goalie remains hopeful he can get a new deal done with the Winnipeg Jets and avoid unrestricted free agency. But he’s also been around long enough to realize that it might take getting to July 1 before the sides find common ground. “I really have no idea,” Mason said in a telephone interview from Red Deer, Alta. Much like everyone who follows the Jets, Mason is curious to see what effect, if any, the move to acquire Jonas Gustavsson from the Toronto Maple Leafs has on his future. Finding a resolution with pending unrestricted free agent Ondrej Pavelec remains the top priority for the Jets, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff reiterated on Saturday. “A lot hinges on getting things done with Pav,” said Mason, who was 8-7-1 with a 2.59 goals against average and .898 save percentage last season. “We talked (with the Jets) last week before the draft and we haven’t spoken to them since. They’ve got a lot of things going on. It’s just a nu...
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