Former NHL goalie finds his long-ago stolen mask on eBay

Former NHL goalie Mathieu Garon, who spent two seasons as a netminder for the Los Angeles Kings beginning in 2005, found an interesting auction item on eBay on Tuesday -- a goalie mask stolen from him a decade ago.

Here's Garon's tweet about the item:

I remember having a mask stolen from me when I played for the @LAKings. I guess someone found it! pic.twitter.com/xLBczaaN8r

— Mathieu Garon (@OuiOui_32) March 23, 2016

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That reads like Garon is over it but the seller stepped into the fray claiming he himself had purchased it on eBay and had no idea it had originally been stolen.

@OuiOui_32 @LAKings Mathieu, I am the seller. I bought it off ebay a while back. No idea of the story! Sorry to hear that. Contact me

— X (@BelfoursBlocker) March 24, 2016

@OuiOui_32 @LAKings and I'll be happy to find a way to get it back to you.

— X (@BelfoursBlocker) March 24, 2016

It may take a long time but it seems like eBay is a veritable "lost and found" bin for professional athletes. Or in some cases, "stolen and found."