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Flyers G Steve Mason practices alone, could be back for Game 2 vs. Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers' Jason Akeson (42) hits New York Rangers' Carl Hagelin (62) in the face with his stick during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in New York. Akeson was penalized on the play. The Rangers won the game 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Philadelphia Flyers' Jason Akeson (42) hits New York Rangers' Carl Hagelin (62) in the face with his stick during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in New York. Akeson was penalized on the play. The Rangers won the game 4-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

The Philadelphia Flyers might have No. 1 goalie Steve Mason back for Game 2 against the Rangers.

Mason missed Thursday's 4-1 loss to New York because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. He was hurt last Saturday against Pittsburgh, when he was knocked over and hit the back of his head on the ice. Mason and the Flyers have declined to say whether he has a concussion.

Mason took part in a goalie practice Friday at New York's Chelsea Piers and said afterward that he is feeling better than he did a few days earlier. He has set his sights on playing Sunday at Madison Square Garden.