Patrick (head) was left off the Flyers' training camp roster. Patrick hasn't played since April 2, 2019 due to his lingering migraine disorder and hasn't been cleared for contact. While the team has maintained he is trending in the right direction, the fact that he is unavailable to even skate with the team doesn't bode well for his availability heading into the 2020-21 campaign. If they haven't already, fantasy players in dynasty formats may want to consider dumping Nolan at this point.
Patrick (head) has yet to be cleared for contact, as general manager Chuck Fletcher told reporters, "Nolan continues to work out daily. He has not been cleared for contact." At this point, even with the league hiatus, it's hard to imagine a scenario in which Patrick suits up for the Flyers this year. Considering the center has barely reached the 30-point mark in his first two seasons, and the fact that he hasn't played in a game in over a year (April 2, 2019, versus Dallas), fantasy owners awaiting his return may want to consider bailing on Patrick.
Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said Monday that Patrick (head) is "trending in the right direction" while he recovers from a migraine disorder, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. While it's good to hear that Patrick is progressing, Fletcher didn't offer many specifics regarding what exactly the 21-year-old has been able to do since the Flyers went their separate ways in mid-March when the NHL suspended its season. Prior to the hiatus, Patrick had been limited to skating on his own and had yet to be cleared for contact, so that's likely the main hurdle he'll have to pass before the Flyers assess his availability for game action. Fletcher was non-committal about Patrick being able to play once the season resumes.
Patrick (head) will be sent down to AHL Lehigh Valley before he will play in a game for the Flyers, Charlie O'Connor of The Athletic reports. The Flyers have just 23 games remaining on the schedule in which Patrick could return to action. Until the center gets reassigned to the minors on a conditioning assignment, fantasy owners should continue to consider him out indefinitely.
General manager Chuck Fletcher said he expects Patrick (head) to play at some point this season, NHL.com reports. "He's been skating harder. Skated again [Tuesday]," Fletcher said. "Getting his heart rate up higher. I think he's feeling a bit better." The 21-year-old Patrick hasn't played all season due to a migraine disorder. Fletcher relayed that Patrick is working hard on his conditioning, so the team hopes he can elevate to the next level -- participating in practice -- soon. It appears there are still a few hurdles to get over, so Patrick could still be a month or two from a return.
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