Alright, so this was not expected:
Injury update: Forward Nolan Patrick is listed as week-to-week and will not be ready to start the season. pic.twitter.com/1DKnbO1o3q
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 26, 2019
That explains what’s been going on for the last few weeks, a period of time that was SHROUDED in mystery. Patrick was only listed with an “upper body injury” and nobody really knew what was going on. He apparently also deleted his social media accounts during that period.
Obviously you’re not putting him on a plane to the Czech Republic with this kind of issue. The next step is… I dunno. The Devils game is October 9th, five days after the Blackhawks game in Prague.
Patrick was the #2 pick in the 2017 draft. He’s played 145 games and scored 26 goals while adding 35 assists.