Alex Lyon

Alex Lyon

31-Year-Old GoalieG
Detroit Red Wings
Out
Injury Hand
Est. Return 9/15/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Between the regular season and the playoffs, Lyon went 10-6-2 with a 3.02 GAA and a .908 save percentage across 19 games with the Panthers last season. He was good enough to steal Sergei Bobrobsky's starting job at the end of the regular season, but Lyon couldn't keep the job past the middle of the first round of the playoffs. Nonetheless, he got on the Red Wings' radar, signing a two-year contract to help build Detroit's goalie depth. Lyon will compete with James Reimer for the backup job in training camp -- whoever wins that battle will have low-end fantasy appeal, while the other is likely ticketed for AHL Grand Rapids. Lyon is the underdog to win that battle. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Red Wings in July of 2023.
Suffers injury with Team USA
GDetroit Red Wings
Hand
May 13, 2024
Lyon sustained an apparent hand injury while playing for the United States at the 2024 IIHF World Championship.
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Lyon has returned to the US to undergo further evaluation and will not participate in the tournament any further. The netminder figures to be in a battle with Ville Husso for the starting job in Detroit next season, assuming he doesn't miss any significant time.
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Joining Team USA
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April 24, 2024
Lyon was named to the initial squad for Team USA ahead of the 2024 IIHF World Championship in May.
ANALYSIS
Lyon played in 44 games this season, which was more than the combined total from his previous six years in the NHL. In those outings this year, the 31-year-old netminder went 21-18-5 with a 3.05 GAA, .904 save percentage and two shutouts. Lyon was the only backstop named to the initial roster, so he still might not end up as the preferred option in goal for Team USA at the World Championship.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Lyon had an 11-14-5 record with a 2.69 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 32 games with AHL Lehigh Valley last year, but that didn't translate to NHL success. With Carter Hart and Brian Elliott both under contract this year, Lyon's path to playing time will be crowded. Instead, the 28-year-old goalie is almost certainly destined for the Flyers' taxi squad, where he'll be an emergency depth option. Fantasy managers can pass on the Minnesota native in 2020-21, and it's unlikely at this point he'll ever be more than a backup in the NHL.
With numerous goaltending injuries during the second half of 2017-18, Lyon received his chance to start in the NHL. He began slowly, but in his last five appearances, he went 2-0-1 with a .912 save percentage. Overall, he finished 4-2-1 with a .905 save percentage and 2.75 GAA in 11 NHL games. The Flyers liked enough of what they saw to sign him to a two-year deal this summer. Petr Mrazek has departed for the Hurricanes, but Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth remain in the Flyers organization, so in all likelihood, Lyon will begin the season in the AHL, where he went 22-13-2 with a .924 save percentage and 2.50 GAA last year. If called upon, Lyon has to the potential to be a serviceable NHL goaltender in 2018-19 and could be used as a streaming option in fantasy circuits.
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Wins despite allowing four goals
GDetroit Red Wings
April 15, 2024
Lyon allowed four goals on 21 shots during Monday's 5-4 overtime win against Montreal.
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Starting Monday
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April 15, 2024
Lyon will protect the home net Monday versus the Canadiens, Daniella Bruce of the Red Wings' official site reports.
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Iced by Pens in OT
GDetroit Red Wings
April 12, 2024
Lyon stopped 21 shots in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Penguins.
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Gets starting nod for Thursday
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April 10, 2024
Lyon will be between the pipes on the road against the Penguins on Thursday, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.
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Tough loss to Caps
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April 10, 2024
Lyon turned aside 21 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals.
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