The Panthers announced today that they have recalled goalie Alex Lyon and assigned forward Aleksi Heponiemi to Charlotte.

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This marks the first recall of the season for the 30-year-old netminder.

Lyon is 6-5-1 in 12 appearances this season for the Checkers, posting a 2.80 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.

The Minnesota native - who won a Calder Cup with Chicago last season - has logged 24 NHL games over his career, most recently appearing in two contests for Carolina in 2021-22.

The Panthers are kicking off a busy stretch of playing every other day for a week starting with a Thursday matchup against Detroit, while the Checkers are in Pennsylvania for a pair of games against Lehigh Valley this weekend.