The Philadelphia Flyers had the day off on Sunday after being shut out by the Minnesota Wild last night, but they are expecting to have two players back on the practice ice on Monday morning.


General manager Ron Hextall met with the media at the Wells Fargo Center before puck drop on Saturday and he confirmed that both defenseman Andrew MacDonald and rookie forward Nolan Patrick will return to the ice on Monday.


Hextall said that Patrick had not suffered any setbacks in his recover from a suspected concussion.


“There’s been no setbacks,” Hextall said, per Sam Donnellon of “But there hasn’t been enough progress or he would be playing.’’


MacDonald has not played since October 21 when he went down with a lower-body injury versus the Edmonton Oilers.


“He’s been off for a bit, too,” Hextall said.  But Mac’s not a guy who takes a long time to come back and get ready. He’s not one of those heavy guys, but still been off for a bit, so we’ll see. Hopefully he gets some good practice this week.’’

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