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Lyon goes to Carolina

The Chicago Wolves announced Tuesday that goaltender Alex Lyon has been recalled from loan by the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and placed on their taxi squad.

Lyon ranks second among all American Hockey League goaltenders with a 1.79 goals-against average. The 29-year-old Baudette, Minnesota, native also owns a 9-1-1 record, a .929 save percentage and 2 shutouts in 11 appearances for the Wolves.

During the Wolves’ current 12-game winning streak that has tied the franchise record, Lyon has posted a 6-0-0 record with a 1.63 GAA and .940 save percentage as he and rookie goaltender Eetu Makiniemi alternated starts.

Lyon has played one game for Carolina this year and earned the win in a 3-2 verdict over the St. Louis Blues. Lyon stopped 27 of 29 shots to register his seventh career NHL victory.

The Central Division-leading Wolves go for their 13th straight win Friday at Rockford, then host the IceHogs at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Chicago New Year’s Classic, presented by Planet Fitness, at Allstate Arena. The first 5,000 fans receive a rally towel courtesy of Planet Fitness. For the best ticket specials, contact a Wolves representative here or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.