Flyers to update Carter Hart’s status Wednesday after he left practice with apparent injury

The injury bug keeps biting the Philadelphia Flyers.

Carter Hart left Tuesday’s practice early with an apparent lower-body injury.

Hart made 26 saves in a come-from-behind win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. Brian Elliott was slated to get the start Wednesday night in St. Louis against his former team anyway, but the Flyers have another back-to-back and will need a backup for Wednesday too.

The Flyers won’t have an update on Hart’s status until Wednesday when the team faces the Blues.

If Hart is unavailable, the Flyers will need to make some cap room to recall Alex Lyon or Jean-François Bérubé. They could send down Connor Bunnaman or Joel Farabee to make cap room, with Philippe Myers and Mark Friedman both in the lineup due to injuries to Justin Braun and Shayne Gostisbehere.

Lyon is heading to St. Louis to serve as Elliott’s backup, according to a report by Sam Carchidi.

This season with the Phantoms, Lyon is 9-11-2 with a .916 SV% and 2.56 GAA while Berube is 6-8-3 with a .908 SV% and 2.56 GAA.

Lyon is 8-4-3 with a .894 SV% and 3.05 GAA in 13 career NHL games (eight starts)

UPDATE: Hart will miss 2-3 weeks with a right lower abdominal strain, the team announced. For more on that, check out the full article.



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