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ROSTER UPDATE: Carter Hart out 2-3 weeks

Flyers also recall goaltender Alex Lyon, loan Farabee to Lehigh Valley

by @NHLFlyers /

The Philadelphia Flyers announced an injury update and several transactions today, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.

* Goaltender Carter Hart will miss 2-3 weeks with a right lower abdominal strain.

* The Flyers have recalled goaltender Alex Lyon under emergency conditions from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

* In addition, forward Joel Farabee has been loaned to Lehigh Valley of the AHL and forward Chris Stewart has been placed on waivers.

Lyon will wear #34 and is available for Wednesday's Flyers-Blues game at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis (8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN & 93.3 WMMR).

Hart has appeared in 32 games this season, his second with the Flyers, and posted 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.

Hart leads the Eastern Conference and has the second-most wins of any NHL goaltender at home this season with a 13-2-2 record and 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 and one shut out.

The 27-year-old from Baudette, Minnesota has appeared in 13 games for the Flyers over the last two seasons and has posted a 4-3-1 record with a 3.05 GAA and .894 save percentage.

Farabee has played 37 games in his rookie campaign with the Flyers. He has 12 points (3g-9a) and averaged 14:05 of ice time. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 21 vs. Vegas Golden Knights and recorded his first NHL goal on Nov. 1 at New Jersey.

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 and has one assist while averaging 7:56 of ice time.

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