“We’ve known about it for a while. Been working with him for a while – trying to get him healthy as quickly as we can.”

By Julie Glass

The “him” Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher is talking about is 21-year-old Nolan Patrick, who is out of the team’s training camp and is “week-to-week” because of an upper body injury.

There is no exact timeline for his return, including the October season opener..

“It’s tough to say,”¬†Fletcher said. “We’ll just continue to wait and see how things are going.”

Patrick hasn’t had a fully healthy season since 2015-16 when he was with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings. From sports hernia surgery, to concussions, to upper-body injuries – the past three seasons have been a roller coaster.