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OTF: Nolan Patrick out vs. Senators

Rookie center to miss his first game this season

by @NHLFlyers

Prior to the start of warmups, Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that center Nolan Patrick will not be in the lineup tonight at Ottawa. He is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Patrick accompanied the team on their two-game trip through Canada and did take part in the club's morning skate at the Canadian Tire Centre earlier today.

On Tuesday, Patrick left in the second period of the Flyers loss to the Ducks and did not return. Early in the period, Patrick had control of the puck in the Flyers end on the left corner boards when Ducks' forward Chris Wagner put a hit on him at the 17:25 mark.

Patrick was also on the ice for the team's full practice the following day before departing for Ottawa. The 19-year-old rookie has appeared in all nine games for the Flyers and was centering a line with Travis Konecny and Jori Lehtera on his wings.

He has a goal and two assists for three points and a plus-2 rating, while averaging 12:28 of ice time. He tallied his first NHL goal against the Ducks back on Oct. 7 in the Flyers 3-2 overtime win at Anaheim.

Puck drop is slated for 7:30 p.m. and can be viewed on NBC Sports Philadelphia and listen live on 97.5 The Fanatic.

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