The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have activated goaltender Michal Neuvirth from injured reserve and have loaned goaltender Alex Lyon to their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Neuvirth has missed the last 18 games with a lower-body injury with his last game action coming on Feb. 18 at Madison Square Garden, where he left after the first period of the Flyers' 7-4 win over the Rangers.
Prior to being injured, he helped the Flyers earn points in each of his last five appearances, posting a 3-0-2 record with a 1.71 GAA and .949 save percentage. He has been skating in practice with the team for the last week.
In his third season with the Flyers, Neuvirth owns an 8-7-3 record to go along with a 2.61 GAA and .915 save percentage in 21 appearances in 2017-18.
Lyon has appeared in 11 games for the Flyers this season as a rookie, posting a 4-2-1 record to go along with a 2.75 GAA and .905 save percentage. He made his NHL debut in relief on Jan. 31 at Washington, and earned his first NHL win on Feb. 18 vs. Rangers when he stopped 25 of 26 shots in relief of Neuvirth.
The Flyers will be playing their third game in a four-day span tonight to complete their road trip with important playoff position on the line. Puck drop is 10:30 on the east coast with the broadcast being on NBCSP+ or listen live on 93.3 WMMR.