Mason returns to the Predators where he spent eight seasons from 1998-2002 and 2003-08. He posted a 58-43-12 record with a 2.61 goals-against average a .913 save percentage in 135 games with the Predators.
He has also played two seasons for St. Louis (2008-10) and two seasons for Atlanta-Winnipeg (2010-12). He was 8-7-1 with a 2.59 GAA and a .898 save percentage and a pair of shutouts in 20 games for the Jets last season.
The Predators also have agreed to terms with forward Brian McGrattan on a one-year contract worth $600,000.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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