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Nolan Patrick leaves game after getting hit in head by shot



Nolan Patrick head

Oh no. Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick left Thursday night’s game in Pittsburgh after getting hit in the head with a shot.

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Philippe Myers kept the puck in at the line and fired a shot. That shot caught Nolan Patrick up high.


Patrick immediately went to the ice and eventually made his way up the tunnel.


It’s scary when any player gets hit in the head, but it’s especially scary for someone like Nolan Patrick.

Patrick was diagnosed with a migraine disorder and has dealt with multiple head issues in the past. Those issues caused the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season.

Patrick, 22, has played in 41 of the Flyers’ 42 games so far this season.

Hopefully, Patrick left the game as a precaution. Here’s to hoping for the best for Nolan.

There will be no update on Patrick until after the game, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s broadcast.

Alain Vigneault said that he spoke to Patrick in the locker room after the game. He said that Patrick caught the puck in the side of his head but felt fine.

Stay tuned for updates regarding Patrick’s status.

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Ryan is a proud graduate of Monmouth University. He has covered the Philadelphia Flyers for the better part of a decade at various outlets, including Sons of Penn and Broad Street Hockey. Ryan has also worked for and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Whether it's a GIF, quick stat, analysis, or long-form column, he's got you covered.

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