Steve Mason would love nothing better than to be suiting up with the Columbus Blue Jackets prospects.
But the 20-year-old goaltender, who starred with the Ontario Hockey League's Kitchener Rangers and London Knights, injured his left knee in April. He's had a quiet summer following surgery and hasn't skated since the injury.
"The pads are just sitting there collecting dust," Mason told the Columbus Dispatch.
Mason, who led Canada to a gold medal at the 2008 world junior hockey championship in Russia, is expected to start the season with the American Hockey
League's Syracuse Crunch. But the native of Oakville,Ont., is considered a significant piece of the Jackets' future.
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