Carter Hart will play no part in the Philadelphia Flyers remaining games this month.
The club announced Wednesday that Hart will miss two-to-three weeks with a right lower abdominal strain suffered in practice on Tuesday. Hart earned the win on Monday in a 6-5 shootout win over the Boston Bruins, but left Tuesday’s practice early.
Due to Hart’s injury, the Flyers have recalled goaltender Alex Lyon under emergency conditions from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In addition, Joel Farabee has been loaned to the Phantoms and forward Chris Stewart has been placed on waivers.
Lyon will wear #34 for the Flyers and is eligible for tonight’s road game at the St. Louis Blues (8 p.m., NBCSN).
Hart has appeared in 32 games this season, posting a 15-11-3 record to go along with a 2.61 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. Prior to his injury, Hart has made five of the last six starts, including the last three games.
His home form has been superb this season, registering a 13-2-2 record at the Wells Fargo Center. The 21-year-old leads all goaltenders (who have at least five starts) in save percentage (.940) and goals-against average (1.68).
This is Lyon’s first recall to the Flyers this season. He has appeared in 23 games for the Phantoms, posting a 9-11-2 record to go along with a 2.56 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Lyon, 27, has appeared in 13 games for the Flyers over the last two seasons and has posted a 4-3-1 record.
Farabee has played 37 games in his rookie campaign with the Flyers, registering 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists). He has averaged just over 14:00 of ice time this NHL season.
Stewart is in his first season with the Flyers after coming to training camp on a Professional Try-Out (PTO) and was signed to a contract on Oct. 15. He has appeared in 15 games, registering one assist.
The Flyers continue a busy week tonight in St. Louis, before hosting the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings on Thursday and Saturday respectively.