The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have recalled goaltender Alex Lyon from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to GM Ron Hextall.
In addition, Hextall announced that goaltender Brian Elliott is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Following the morning skate Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol stated that Michal Neuvirth will get the start net tonight vs. Lightning. Lyon will be available, wear jersey #49, and serve as backup for Neuvirth.
This is Lyon's second recall to the Flyers this season. He was originally recalled on Dec. 6 and served as backup to Brian Elliott from Dec. 6-23, a span of nine games, but did not see action. He was loaned to the Phantoms on Dec. 27.
Lyon owns a 12-8-2 record to go along with a 3.02 goals-against average and .906 save percentage for Lehigh Valley, and since his return to the club on Dec. 27, he has posted a 4-2-1 mark with a 2.41 GAA and .929 save percentage.
Should Lyon get into tonight's game, it will mark his NHL debut. Puck drop is 7 p.m. on NBCSP or listen live on 97.5 The Fanatic.