By Jenny Masters
Nolan Patrick, the 22-year-old center, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft, was stricken with debilitating migraines and hasn’t played since April 2, 2019, and long-term concerns over his health lingered all season.
Patrick skated yesterday at the first day of Flyers’ training camp. He hopes he can make the lineup for the Jan. 13 opener against Pittsburgh.
“I’m not going to get into too much detail on how my head feels,” Patrick said. “I’m going to see how camp goes and go from there.”
Patrick was cleared for contact and showed no hesitation chasing the puck during some light action that included shootout drills. Coach Alain Vigneault, starting his second season, said it was too early to decide if Patrick would be ready for opening night.
Nolan Patrick making some things happen in scrimmage. pic.twitter.com/dMnutV9bz0
— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) January 4, 2021