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Nolan Patrick practices with Flyers for the first time since migraine disorder diagnosis

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It’s a huge step for the 21-year-old.

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Around noon today, as the Flyers started their Wednesday practice, we were graced with the following tweet from Dave Isaac:

That news in itself is huge for the Flyers, who have not had Patrick available for the entirety of the 2019-20 NHL season. Even better, Isaac clarified the news further:

Patrick wore the white jersey, along with Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Michael Raffl, and Connor Bunnaman. As Isaac said, if indeed Patrick was cleared for contact, that would be a massive step in Patrick’s recovery process. We do not know if Patrick will be close to making a return in the line-up, but regardless, his full participation in practice is an obvious positive.

Additionally, Isaac reported that Carter Hart and Alex Lyon have been splitting a cage during this practice, indicating Hart’s imminent return.

As always the voice of reason, Charlie O’Connor from The Athletic says to pump the brakes on our excitement.

The return of Patrick would help bolster the Flyers’ depth at center, and would give the Flyers a true 3C for the first time this season while allowing Claude Giroux to return to the wing.