Nolan Patrick Will Miss Season Opener After Being Diagnosed With Migraine Disorder

Nolan Patrick will miss the Flyers' Oct. 4 season opener after being diagnosed with a migraine disorder.

The 21-year-old center had been doing solo work on the ice but hadn't participated in training camp practices or played in any of the team's preseason games. 

He remains week to week.

Here is a statement Thursday afternoon from general manager Chuck Fletcher:

"After consultation with the Flyers' medical staff and with specialist Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher from the University of Michigan, forward Nolan Patrick has been diagnosed with migraine disorder. Patrick will not be going to Europe and we will provide additional information once the team returns. He will not be ready to start the season and is listed as week to week."

Going back to when he was drafted second overall in 2017, Patrick has battled injuries, including a sports hernia issue, concussion and other upper-body ailments.

The Flyers have options at center. Claude Giroux and Michael Raffl can play the middle, and Connor Bunnaman is in the picture.

The Flyers' roster is at 27 players.

Forwards
Connor Bunnaman
Sean Couturier
Joel Farabee
Morgan Frost (injured)
Claude Giroux
Kevin Hayes
Travis Konecny
Scott Laughton
Oskar Lindblom
Nolan Patrick (injured)
Tyler Pitlick (injured)
Michael Raffl
Chris Stewart
Carsen Twarynski
James van Riemsdyk
Jakub Voracek

Defense
Justin Braun
Shayne Gostisbehere
Robert Hagg
Samuel Morin
Philippe Myers
Matt Niskanen
Ivan Provorov
Travis Sanheim
Andy Welinski (injured)

Goalies
Brian Elliott
Carter Hart

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