Hart out rest of season for Flyers with knee injury


Carter Hart is out the rest of the regular season for the Philadelphia Flyers because of a sprained MCL in his left knee.

The goalie has not played since he was injured during a 2-1 shootout win at the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 15. Hart finished the game but felt soreness in his knee the next day.

Goalie Alex Lyon will start at the New Jersey Devils on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, NBCSP, NHL.TV), Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said.

Hart is 9-11-5 with a 3.67 goals-against average, .877 save percentage and one shutout in 27 games (25 starts) this season.

A second-round pick (No. 48) in the 2016 NHL Draft, Hart is 49-37-9 with a 2.88 GAA, .905 save percentage and two shutouts in 101 regular-season NHL games, all with the Flyers, and 9-5 with a 2.23 GAA, .926 save percentage and two shutouts in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The Flyers (22-20-7) are sixth in the eight-team MassMutual East Division, 11 points behind the fourth-place Boston Bruins. The top four teams qualify for the playoffs.

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