Genearl Manager Ron Hextall made the announcement Monday morning.
“Flyers goaltender Steve Mason is out of tonight’s line-up due to a personal family matter. No other details are available.” -Ron Hextall— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 12, 2015
Hextall said there would be no further comment.
This will be the first time Mason has missed a start against the Florida Panthers since being acquired by the Flyers in April of 2013.
He made seven straight starts as a Flyer, going 3-3-1 with a .933 save pct and 2.25 GAA as a Flyer against Florida.
Goalie Michal Neuvirth will get the start tonight for the Flyers.