Alex Lyon out four weeks with lower-body injury

Updated: September 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm by Brady Trettenero

The Flyers will be without netminder Alex Lyon for four weeks after the netminder was injured during warmups of a preseason game at Barclays Center against the Islanders on Sept. 18.

GM Ron Hextall announced Lyon suffered a lower-body injury at some point during the pregame session. He was slated to start the game, but Anthony Stolarz was forced to start in his place.

The 25-year-old netminder appeared in 30 minutes of action in the Flyers’ exhibition loss to the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Sept. 16, making nine saves on 10 shots. It was his lone appearance of the 2018 Preseason.

Lyon signed a two-year contract extension with the Flyers this offseason after making his NHL debut with the club in 2017-18. In 11 career NHL games with the Flyers, Lyon owns a 4-2-1 record with a 2.75 GAA and .905 save percentage.

Lyon was expected to be the starter for the Phantoms in Lehigh Valley this season, but this injury likely paves way for top goaltending prospect Carter Hart to see heavy crease time out of the gate with the Flyers’ AHL affiliate.

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