Center Nolan Patrick is 100 percent healthy and can go full-bore when the Flyers start rookie camp in Voorhees on Sept. 11, general manager Ron Hextall said. Patrick underwent abdominal surgery — his second one in a year — 10 days before the Flyers selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in the June draft. “He’s cleared and he’s good to go,” Hextall said from his new office at the Skate Zone in Voorhees earlier this week. Even though rookies don’t have to be in camp until physicals are held Sept. 9, many are already on the ice at the team’s Voorhees practice facility. Patrick isn’t here yet because he is obligated to attend junior camp in Brandon. He has been on the ice and working out this summer and has not had any setbacks, Hextall said. “He’ll come in when all the rookies come in,” Hextall said. The rookies will be on the ice doing drills Sept. 11. Veteran camp will start Sept. 15, also in Voorhees. Both camps will be free to the public. Patrick was limited to 33 games for Brandon last season — he still managed 46 points — because he was recovering from his first sports-hernia surgery. He estimated he was 60 to 75 percent healthy last season and said he would lose his breath, and energy, quickly.
GM Ron Hextall: Flyers won't 'force' Nolan Patrick into lineup
Philly.com | Aug 30