Nolan Patrick missed out on his first ever development camp after opting to undergo pre-draft surgery to fix a sports hernia, his second such operation within the past year.
Patrick did take part in the annual “Trial on the Isle” event, playing goal during the street hockey shooting session, but he did not join his fellow prospects for any of the on-ice workout sessions.
However, the second overall pick of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is well on his way to being ready for the start of training camp in September.
Bill Meltzer of both Hockey Buzz and the Flyers official website reported Tuesday morning that Patrick was back on the ice at the Skate Zone in Vorhees, New Jersey Monday morning. He is scheduled to skate again on Wednesday.
According to Sam Charchidi, Patrick will skate at 10:20 am at the Skate Zone and the session will be open for the public.