Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick is currently dealing with an upper body injury that forced him out of last Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Flyers head coach Scott Gordon told reporters earlier this week that Patrick would likely miss the rest of the team's road trip and be out the next four to five days. 

There looks like there could be some good news the Flyers held an optional practice on Saturday. 

Nolan Patrick was actually one of the participants at the optional skate which is a good sign for Patrick and Flyers fans.