On a complete off day for the team, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that forward Nolan Patrick will be out with an upper-body injury for 7-10 days.
Patrick suffered the injury in the first period of Wednesday's game at Ottawa, where he logged 3:30 of ice time on five shifts as the Flyers took a 7-4 victory over the Senators.
He has appeared in all four games for the Flyers early in the season, recording seven shots on goal and averaging 11:45 of ice time, including an average of 2:22 on the power play. He also appeared in six preseason games for the Flyers.
Patrick is coming off a rookie season in which he played in 73 games and posted 30 points (13g-17a). Since the NHL All-Star break at the end of January, he recorded 10 of his 13 goals and 21 of his 30 points in the 33 games to the end of the regular season, including five points (3g-2a) in the last four games.
The Flyers resume practice on Friday at the team's training facility in Voorhees, NJ. Ice time is set for 10:30 a.m.