The Chicago Wolves announced Saturday that goaltender Alex Lyon has been recalled from loan by the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes on an emergency basis. The move came shortly before Lyon was scheduled to start against the Texas Stars at Allstate Arena.
The 29-year-old Baudette, Minnesota, native leads all American Hockey League goaltenders with a 2.14 goals-against average. He also paces the Central Division-leading Wolves with a 14-6-2 record and 3 shutouts.
Lyon has played two games for Carolina this year and posted a 1-0-1 record with a 2.93 GAA and .908 save percentage. He earned the win in a 3-2 verdict over the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 13 — stopping 27 of 29 shots to register his seventh career NHL victory.
The Wolves host the Texas Stars at 7 p.m. Saturday, then welcome the Iowa Wild at 3 p.m. Sunday for Papa Johns Family Sunday. The team will debut its exclusive St. Patrick’s Day jerseys, presented by Jewel-Osco, that are being auctioned and raffled to benefit Easterseals and autism awareness along with Chicago Wolves Charities, driven by Kia.